May 31, 1975 - Official grand opening. Congressman Neal Smith, Altoona Mayor Lloyd Sievers and Adventureland President John Krantz spoke at the opening ceremony. (But parts of the park opened in 1974.)
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Haunted House tracks
The queue area was originally built to house a haunted house dark ride acquired from Rirverview Park. On the concrete floor you can still see places where the track was installed, as well as tire marks from where the ride cars used to travel.
The shields you see hanging on the wall in the queue area represent ... Something. But what?
The ride exit goes through a small Mirror Maze which was once a larger standalone attraction. If my understanding is correct, there used to be a large mirror maze in the queue building, but it was removed when the Dragon was built. The original maze was from Riverview Park. At the exit, the funhouse style mirrors are likely not the type of "mirror maze" that was there. Anyone have photos?