features a sequence filmed on location at Dorney Park with several views
of some of the dark attractions.
Above left: Actresses stand on midway with Journey facade in background.
Center: boat splashes down Journey's drop hill. Right: Exterior of Pirates
Cove; Laffing Sal visible at front.
left: Standing by Journey's river as boat approaches at left. Center:
Modified Pretzel Spin car exits from Pirates Cove, passing elaborate pirate
scene mural. Right: Actresses talk in front of Whacky Shack, with Tracy
spider creatures visible in background. Also, the film "Hairspray"
(1988) contains a sequence photographed in Dorney Park in which Journey
and the Iceberg are seen. Columbia
Cars sold at auction in 1987. Top row: Modified Pretzel spin cars from
Pirates Cove/Bucket O' Blood.
Bottom row: Early Pretzel standard logo cars from Devil's Cave. Bob
Ott got his first job at Dorney Park in 1937, as ride operator
of the Devil's Cave. He soon began operating the Dentzel
merry-go-round and the coaster. In 1940, he married Sara
(Sally) Plarr, daughter of park owner Bob Plarr.
After serving in the Coast Guard Maritime Service during
World War II, he returned to work full time at the
park in 1946.
In 1967, Bob became president of Dorney park, holding that
office until 1980 when he became chairman of the board.
His son, Bob, succeeded him as president.
Bob Ott retired from the park in 1985, and authored (with
Wally Ely) "Dorney Park", published by Arcadia
Bob Ott passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2007
The Laff In The Dark staff wishes to express our fondest
gratitude to Bob for his kindness and generosity in sharing
his memories, photographs and artifacts with us for this
Bob - you were one the best!
caption information by George LaCross
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