the rotating cars came on the scene, it wasn't practical to
use stunts that were activated on the car's approach. The stunt
might be out of view if the car's spinning caused riders to
be facing the wrong way. Pretzel's "Illusions" made
for use with this ride were figures that were constantly lit
and in continual motion so that they were always "on"
and more likely to be seen. Built into black plywood boxes,
this package of stunts included a skull, a bull or cow character,
"Spirit Hands" (a ghostly face moving forward and
back with two hands gyrating below), a gorilla peering through
a bamboo curtain, a rotating hypnotic spiral disk, "Annie
the Witch" and a grinning animated dancing skeleton who
went by the name of "Shimmyin' Skeleton".
This set of stunts could be found in many parks during the fifties.