The Traver-built Laff In The Dark was replaced after
the 1966 season by the Turnpike car ride, having been
torn down to make way for the course. The Turnpike is
still there but now uses track-guided cars rather than
the original Arrow gas-powered cars. The Laff In The
Dark ride managed to retain a limited continued existence
at the park by having its rolling stock adapted and
redeployed for use within the newly-built Ghost Ship.
Engineering Co. used its highly popular Kennywood Laff
In The Dark installation to promote the company's line
successor R. E. Chambers brought the ride's facade
and cars into the sleek Art Deco era.
Traver blueprint of Kennywood's Laff In The Dark
layout indicating track modifications.
times in the early 1930s, as park patrons run the route
in Kennywood's Laff In The Dark, reacting to the surprises
abounding at every turn while, of course,
"laughing - in the dark".