Some of the new scenes included: an Indian who jumped up from behind a rock to startle patrons as well as a skeleton that tried to set off dynamite, a ceiling waterfall trick and, the finale, a Beauty In Bed who sat up in surprise and gasped as the car passed just before crashing through Saloon doors to exit. I recall several years later a screen had been installed in front of the Beauty in bed to prevent destructive riders from hurling stones!

Even though the Gold Nugget was considerably more well-stocked with elaborate stunts and new surprises, somehow it didn’t seem as suspenseful or scary as the original Pretzel dark ride. The Gold Nugget operated through the 1972 season.