Funtown in Saco, Maine, Teases More Info About New Haunted Hotel Ride
Last fall, Funtown Splashtown USA began teasing fans of the park with the idea of a brand new attraction for 2023. Based on some of the signage that had popped up in the park at the close of the 2022 season, many people believed it could be a return of the lost-but-not-forgotten Haunted Mansion from the Cascade Water Park days. There won't be a Haunted Mansion in 2023, but there will be a Haunted Hotel, and Funtown is ready to start sharing some images from the inside.
Shared on Facebook by Funtown Splashtown USA, the park plans to unveil new images in the coming weeks as they pull back the curtain on their new Haunted Hotel. The attraction will be completely unique to Funtown, meaning no other amusement park in the world will feature an attraction exactly like it.
The Haunted Hotel storyline will be that an old witch named Lilith has cursed the brand new hotel Funtown has built, and riders who are daring enough to enter the hotel will encounter cursed elements (and guests) the witch has put into place. Riders will be asked to enter another dimension to saved the cursed guests in this unique, dark ride. Funtown promises an interactive element for this attraction, with more details being shared in the coming months.
One notable detail revealed by Funtown was that their Haunted Hotel would be family-friendly. For those that remember the old Haunted Mansion, there were many elements that were bone-chillingly scary. It appears that the Haunted Hotel may take some of their "scary" elements from the iconic Haunted Mansion at Walt Disney World.
This will be Funtown's first "dark" ride, taking place indoors with tons of special effects. As construction continues during the offseason, the Haunted Hotel should be ready to go for the kickoff of the 2023 season in late spring.