What is this, Wonka, some kind of funhouse? Why? .. Having fun?
JUST whipped this one up fresh for Wendy .. who seems to just keep filling my caption trading folder with captions! I was in the Halloween spirit and remembered some pictures I had saved back a few weeks ago of some new "vintage" photos so I looked them up to see what I could work out.
Haunted attractions are big here in New England. Something about Halloween and the autumn season just brings out all the creepy vibes. The sun sets earlier, leaves are falling from the trees, and outline the sky like boney arms trying to smother the moon. We have cemeteries, many old and abandoned, and I often will do grave rubbings of really interesting designs. We have Zombie 5k races, haunted hayrides, monster mini-golf, haunted military forts, haunted corn mazes, haunted islands, and lots of haunted factory buildings since the industrial revolution has pretty much left New England many years ago. With many colleges around, that means cheap labor to haunt those old buildings and many are run for charity. That gave me all the idea I needed to whip up this hopefully interesting caption.
One of the things I do miss is the old-fashioned "dark ride" as they call it in the carnivals, where you and hopefully a girl you like, ride around in a cart and get startled by neon glowing ghoulish art lit by black light, and hopefully snatch a few kisses (or make out!) during the 2 minute ride .. as your friends watch for the few times you are visible outside. You get bonus points if the two of you are kissing when you are seen by the public! I haven't been to the Haunted Mansion in Disneyworld in over 20 years, but its my goal to get down there again in the next few years and enjoy it from an adults standpoint. I know all the technical designs from having read books, and it would be so nice to see it all in action. If I ever hit the lottery, trust me, I will try to buy many of the old carnival rides and have them operational at my spacious mansion, along with skee-ball and a roller rink!
DISCUSSION QUESTION: What are some of your favorite memories of carnivals, old time amusement parks, and such? Didn't it seem like such a magical, yet dark, place for all your wildest fantasies to come true? Even if it was just touching a girl's boobs through her t-shirt? Did you go and check out the Freak Show or visit the fortune teller?