as well as the facade, which was given a thatch and bamboo jungle appearance. At the top was a machete-waving native standing by a black cauldron on which was written: "A Trip To Hell And Back". Inside, in addition to the original Pretzel stunts, several others of the African native variety were added, purchased from Animated Display Creators
of Miami, FL. In subsequent visits, I saw the usual facade revamps but very little new inside.
George recalls his experiences with this ride in 1961 when it was VooDoo Hut:
"I recall the facade as rather plain with fake bamboo paneling and some cryptic sketches of cannibals cooking people in pots. The interior still had some original Pretzel boxes such as the Bull but there were mostly ADC jungle dioramas.
There was one that could have been custom made -- it was a cannibal or voodoo swinging a machete and the lights went off just as the car got close to it. That was one of the few scenes not pre-lit. One scene of cannibals with people in pots was lit by standard flashers or maybe strobe lights. I wasn't sure what strobes were back then. The ending actually had the car go over some slight bump rails along the track as stagnant warriors readied to throw their spears on both sides. I guess it was supposed to be their trap to keep you from escaping. I know it made quite the racket if you were sitting on a bench near the exit. My grandparents, in trying to convince me not to ride, told me the the noise was from patrons pounding on the wall to get out. Even at age 7, I'd ridden one too many dark rides to believe that one."