Brothers Jack and Wayne Seddon continue to utilize their artistic talents as well. Jack eventually relocated down to Florida in the 1980's and spent many years working for the Disney Corporation. More recently Jack left Disney to pursue a teaching career in the field of art.
Wayne Seddon has been the lead artist for the Gillian Family on the Ocean City Boardwalk in New Jersey for many years designing and fabricating some incredible pieces. His unique one-of-a-kind work can be seen throughout Wonderland Pier. Among his creations is the Alien Invasion kiddie dark ride which ironically was installed on the site of an earlier dark ride built by the Tracy gang. Some of the former dark ride stunts now serve as targets in the park’s shooting gallery.
There were other men who I learned worked for Tracy such as Bill Howard and another Pretzel alum Howard Hewlett, who worked on both JungleLand and the Golden Nugget on Hunt's Pier. Another long time employee of Tracy's was Herman Jones, an artist from Trinidad in the Port of Spain. Herman was responsible for making many of the giant lunging rats and colorful elaborate dragons you can still find in Tracy's dark rides.
There was also Bob McKendry, who worked for the gang from 1972 to 1977, doing fiberglass work as well as serving as shop steward. And there was Bill Steers, a long time foreman at ADA who did much of the carpentry along with Evert Frank, another member of the Tracy gang.
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Tracy figures from the former Ghost Creek Cavern dark ride at Gillian's Wonderland Pier
are now targets in the shooting gallery.
Wayne Seddon stands outside his "Wayne's World" studio. At right: a relic of the past - a wall section at Gillian's inscribed with the names of the Tracy Gang.
Wayne at work on a project.
One of the many fantastic sculptural figures created by Wayne Seddon on view at Gillian's.