Hersheypark’s new roller coaster Laff Trakk is essentially a spinning wild mouse roller coaster inside of a dark, themed building. The glow in the dark sets look great and it’ll help the park balance its thrill machines (like Skyrush and Fahrenheit) with a family roller coaster, that incorporates some real theming.

Check out this video of Laff Trakk at Hersheypark:

What Other Rides or Roller Coasters Should be Indoor?

I really like the idea of putting a fun, new spin on a run-on-the-mill roller coaster; especially if the theming is done well. Popular examples or themed roller coasters include:Woodstock Gliders Carowinds - Charlotte NC Flight of Fear at Kings Dominion, Verbolten at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and the now defunct Disaster Transport at Cedar Point.

Riding flat rides like scramblers and flying scooters (flyers) inside a dark, well-themed building would produce quite a different experience.

What’s Your Take
What other rides would you like to see indoor? Can you give examples of other dark, indoor roller coasters or rides that you’ve encountered? Leave a comment below.

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4 Responses

  1. DRU

    I think they should combine the dark ride and coaster in a new way. Build any type of coaster you like completely enclosed in one big tunnel. It could be like those flimsy looking tunnels like on Magnum XL and Steel force, to keep cost and weight down. They could project whatever scene you could imagine throughout the ride. Also have it changeable of even customizable like those simulators at Disney. If they manage a 4D coaster you could really get inventive with the scenes and simulate something really crazy like sky diving or wing-suit proximity flying. That would be “EPIC!” HA!

  2. Joel

    Cool idea about a 4D coaster in the dark. That’d be nuts with the right theming. That ride’s riding position, plus being surrounded by darkness, and inverting riders towards and away from certain themed creatures would be pretty intense. Nice one!

    • Judy P in Pgh

      Similar to Darkastle at Busch Gardens or Spiderman at Islands of Adventure but with a little more coaster “rush?”

      When I worked at Kennywood eons ago, they enclosed a Scrambler in a dome, adding lighting effects and music to a Space Odyssey theme. It was pretty cool, unless you were the ride op who had to listen to the song over and over and over ….

      Are there any indoor WOODEN coasters?

      • Matt McIrvin

        Or Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey, only faster.

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