There is a media day this Friday and after that on Saturday, yes this Saturday Kennywood's GhostWood Estates will open and I'm hoping it will become an instant classic. I wish we could spend more time on the place, I wish we could build more stuff, but its opening this Saturday.

I will personally be there on Friday and Saturday.

If you want to meet up let me know!

The attraction features like 10 CGI effects, ghost effects, over 250 targets, 10 scenes, a wireless ride system, an awesome facade, and a SUPER cool haunted preshow room.

Its hard to say if its better than Disney's Haunted Mansion because it doesn't have a 50 million dollar budget, isn't nearly as long, but in many ways its very similar and on the same level.

The scenes in this place are AWESOME!!!!!!!

You really need to see this attraction with the lights ON, rather than the lights OFF. Most attractions look horrible with the lights ON but this place is the opposite it looks 100 times better with the lights ON.

I will say for a fact this is the BEST thing we've ever done anywhere!!!!!

Kennywood officials told me they think its the best themed ride they have ever done, and its the closest thing to Disney you'll see in Pittsburgh. Kennywood wanted this to be family friendly but not sacrifice the haunted side of a haunted dark ride, so the real goal was Disney with a little more teeth.

The ride is a targeting ride, meaning the animations do not even activate unless you target them with your Ghost Blasters!!! So its a haunted mansion like Disney, but also is a game like many of the others you've seen in the past.

Its a mix of both!!!!

Kennywood built the facade, ETF supplied the ride system and we built the interior and working as a team I think we've made something special here.

We had help from several vendors in this industry such as Unit 70, Scareparts, Scarefactory, Ghost Ride, Sinister Scents, Pale Night Productions (Kip Polley), Distortions, Digital Sound and Lighting, all sorts of stuff from Morris Costumes, Pete did a great job on the CG effects, and our entire crew in St. Louis.

We'd also like to thank the crew from Scarehouse who helped us install the attraction the first time we came...even Ben Armstrong lent a hand for a couple days.

There are just a lot of people who helped!!!

Sooo...if you get the chance come on down on Saturday and ride the ride and experience Kennywood's GhostWood Estates.

All the DAFE members are invited to attend a special MEDIA only day on Friday, and I think they're getting a lights on tour. So if you are a member come on down, if you're not a member JOIN DAFE, the lights on tour will be worth EVERY PENNY if you get the lights on TOUR!

If you get to walk around behind the walls for the attraction you'll see what seems like MILLIONS of controllers mounted more than you've ever seen in your LIFE!!!!

I will be there on Friday and Saturday.

Hope to see you there. I wish I could upload more photos but I don't want to get in trouble...hehehe.

Take care.