"Monsters of Mayhem"
Hours of work
currently building the attraction for Halloween 2019
About a year ago I began my quest to build my first Dark Ride in my backyard. bought a couple of mobility scooters and built 3 ride cars using the drivetrains of the scooters. I added 30a 24v speed controls, Rf 24v 40a remote on/off switches (I hard wired the remotes to my control panel buttons), and added a tracking system using an Arduino UNO 3 to track the ride cars. I made the track from 1" PEX pipe. (pictured is a Demo version I showcased a "Midsummer Scream" in Long Beach last month) Currently I'm building a 20' by 30' full version of the ride for this Halloween
I wanted to bring back the nostalgia of one of the greatest attractions that used to be all over the country, but now are slowly fading into the shadows, the carnival style Dark Ride
Disneyland, Sedgewick Hotel, Don O'neal's Dark ride creations, Mystic Motel
3 remotely controlled ride cars, control panel with 4 video screens(camera)/ vehicle tracking/ control for all 3 ride vehicles/ old school type decor/ gags, Classic Horror Character Theming, soundtrack to match