New Haunted Ride at Funtown in Saco, Maine, Will Feature Clear Stephen King Reference
Fans of all things haunted and Funtown Splashtown USA have been waiting patiently for the new Haunted Hotel to open in the park. As with any large construction project, a handful of delays have thrown off Funtown's hopeful timeline for the new attraction.
But as an official opening date approaches, the park has begun showcasing a few items and one of them should have Stephen King fans very excited.
Shared on Funtown Splashtown USA, a pair of teaser photos were posted showing the progress on the exterior of the ride, but also a snapshot of the queue line on the interior. Funtown asked fans to identify which one of Stephen King's works that the rug was inspired by.
If you're a fan of the master of horror, the answer is quite obvious. That rug was inspired by the movie rendition of Stephen King's "The Shining", starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. The movie has some iconic scenes, including a pair of twins being spotted down a long hallway in two different forms. If you know, you know.
As for the Haunted Hotel ride, the 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.
With one Stephen King reference in the queue line, could there be a few more nods throughout the attraction? Riders will find out soon. While Funtown has not set a firm opening date for the ride, a safety inspection is set to happen soon, with a grand opening following quickly after. Stay tuned.