Of course this would draw quite a crowd to the front of the building; mostly young men who were hoping to catch a glance, when the operator would blow a dress up in the air over an unsuspecting young lady!

 

The air jets were made of hundreds of feet of piping, miles of wiring, a very large compressor and solenoid activated switches. The operator also operated the Mystery Seat and I’m sure he was delighted to give an electric shock to those who dared sit on it. Later on after the seat was removed, sometime in the 60’s, they replaced it with a steam whistle. It was on a steel pole and had a face at the top with a brass chain hanging down.

 

There was a sign “Toot Me”. You could blow the whistle, but again if the attendant saw you, you would be shocked!!!

As recollected by several people, here is an account of walking through this attraction: (Note that there were many changes over the years and this is a composite view.) After purchasing a ticket at one of the park’s ticket booths, you would enter the left of the building, handing your ticket to an attendant.

You would then pass through a turnstile, turn left over a little wooden bridge and enter a room where earlier there was a wind tunnel which was later replaced with slowly revolving striped canvas bumpers, just over waist high and about 2 feet across. There was never a problem getting through these as they would stop as you squeezed through them to the next room, where it looked like wooden crates were stored, floor to the ceiling on the left side.

As you entered it tripped the stunt and the whole wall tipped toward you with a barrel at the top, rolling fast toward your impending doom! It was a great illusion and one of my favorites! Then you entered a dark, narrow hallway and made your way to the next stunt. When you stepped on a tripping device, a scene lit up and a Groovy Grandma in a chair would turn around and face you. She was knitting and very loud psychedelic music would play. I kinda think this was a Norman Bates scene and have heard it was attributed to stunt maker Bill Tracy.

From here you would enter another darkened corridor and had to feel your way along. The worst was when there were 90 degree turns and you would walk into the wall in front of you, as you were feeling your way along the sides.

At last you would see some light from outside and end up on an outside balcony where there were air jets to greet you! There, you could go around an outside railing or walk through “The Lily Pads “: 4 round red discs about 12 inches wide and about 6 inches over a tray of water. Once you stepped on a “Lily” they would turn and twist, making them hard to walk on. You could hold onto the narrow walls beside it and slowly work your way across.

Going back into the darkened hallways you would feel your way along to a strange lighted slanted room with railings. The floors and ceilings were slanted. This room was divided into 2 areas, so more people could go through.

You would pull yourself up the hill along waist height railings and at the top you would turn and go down the next runway, all while holding onto the railings as you tended to speed up going down. It was a great illusion! After several repetitions of this you would come to the last runway, where you exited out. There was also an area you could walk to avoid this room. I always hated this room as it made me so dizzy and I get dizzy just writing about it!