Funtown Hints at New Attraction but Won’t Confirm It’s a Haunted Mansion
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Now that the 2022 season has wrapped for Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco, Maine, the amusement is already getting to work on plans for 2023. Towards the end of this most recent season, Funtown hinted that their longtime Fun Factory Arcade would be shuddered, opening up space for a new attraction in the summer of 2023. While that is a definite decision, what that new attraction will be still remains a mystery.
Shared on Facebook by Funtown Splashtown USA, the interior of the Fun Factory Arcade has been cleared out, leaving a blank canvas for the park to play with. Rumors have swirled for weeks that the new attraction would mark the return of the long-revered Haunted Mansion from the Cascade Water Park. Funtown hears those rumors, but has yet to confirm nor deny. Then again, they've been bringing plenty of attention to some small details.
Shared on Facebook by Funtown Splashtown USA, the park directed people towards a banner that has popped up outside the Fun Factory Arcade inside the park. If you can't quite make out what the sign says, it reads: "SOMETHIN' WICKED FUN IS COMING HERE IN 2023". In the background behind the lettering lies ominous-looking trees, the kind of trees you'd find outside of a haunted mansion.
If you've been left in the dark, the Haunted Mansion has remained one of Funtown's most talked about attractions despite the fact that it was never technically part of Funtown. Instead, the Haunted Mansion belonged to the Cascade Water Park that later would become Splashtown. The Haunted Mansion was extremely popular during its 10-year run from 1986 to 1996 before it was shut down due to being a "high-risk attraction".
Is the Haunted Mansion returning to Funtown for 2023? We'll all know soon enough.