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Sally Corporation is a dark ride and animatronic manufacturing company based in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. The company serves amusement parks, attractions, museums, and retail clients worldwide. It offers complete design/build services from concept to installation, including scripting, audio and music production, props and sets, lighting and special effects, electronics, and project management.

Sally Corporation
IndustryManufacturing
Founded1977 (1977)
FounderJohn Wood
John Fox
John Rob Holland
Headquarters,
U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
John Wood (Chairman, CEO)[1] Rich Hill (Creative Director, Ride Designer)
ProductsDark rides, animatronics
Number of employees
33[2]
Websitewww.sallycorp.com

HistoryEdit

Sally Corporation was founded in 1977 by John Wood, John Fox, and John Rob Holland.[3] The company began by manufacturing animatronics,[3] including an animated figure of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, which was created for Neiman Marcus and later donated to the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas.[4] John Fox left the company in 1983.[3] Holland stayed with the company until 1988.[3] In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sally Corporation went on to develop interactive dark rides. John Wood continues to serve as the Chairman and CEO.[1]

Dark ridesEdit

Name Park Location Type
Around the World in 80 Days Alton Towers   Alton, Staffordshire, England Redeveloped Dark Ride [5]
Boo Blasters on Boo Hill Canada's Wonderland
Carowinds
Kings Dominion
Kings Island
  Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
  Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  Doswell, Virginia, United States
  Mason, Ohio, United States
Interactive Dark Ride [6]
Challenge of Tutankhamen Walibi Belgium   Wavre, Walloon Brabant, Belgium Interactive Dark Ride [7][8]
Den of Lost Thieves Indiana Beach
Seoul Land
  Indiana, United States
  South Korea
Interactive Dark Ride [3]
E.T. Adventure Universal Studios Florida
Universal Studios Hollywood
  Orlando, Florida, United States
  Universal City, California, United States
Conventional Dark Ride [9]
El Ultimo Minuto Dinopolis   Teruel, Spain Conventional Dark Ride [10]
Ghost Blasters Castle Park
Great Canadian Midway
Nickelodeon Universe
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
  Riverside, California, United States
  Clifton Hill, Ontario, Canada
  Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
  Santa Cruz, California, United States
Interactive Dark Ride [8]
Ghost Blasters II Elitch Gardens Theme Park   Denver, Colorado, United States Interactive Dark Ride [11]
Ghost Hunt Lake Compounce   Bristol, Connecticut, United States Interactive Dark Ride [8]
The Great Pistolero Roundup Family Kingdom
Frontier City
  Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
Interactive Dark Ride [5][12]
Gobbler Getaway Holiday World & Splashin' Safari   Santa Claus, Indiana, United States Interactive Dark Ride [8]
Haunted Castle Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
Galaxyland
  Santa Cruz, California, United States
  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Custom Dark Ride [5]
Haunted Hotel Myrtle Beach Pavilion   Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States Redeveloped Dark Ride [5]
Jocco's Mardi Gras Madness Six Flags New Orleans   New Orleans, Louisiana, United States Interactive Dark Ride [note 1][8]
Justice League: Alien Invasion 3D Warner Bros. Movie World   Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Interactive Dark Ride [13]
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis Six Flags Over Texas
Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags Great America
Six Flags Mexico

Six Flags Magic Mountain
Six Flags Great Adventure
Six Flags Over Georgia

  Arlington, Texas, United States
  Eureka, Missouri, United States
  Gurnee, Illinois, United States
  Mexico City, Mexico
  Valencia, California, United States
  Jackson, New Jersey, United States
  Austell, Georgia, United States
Interactive Dark Ride
La Aventura de Scooby-Doo Parque Warner Madrid   Spain Interactive Dark Ride [10]
Labyrinth of the Minotaur Terra Mítica   Benidorm, Alicante province, Spain Interactive Dark Ride [10]
Laser Raiders Legoland Windsor   Windsor, Berkshire, England Interactive Dark Ride [14]
Lost Kingdom Adventure Legoland California
Legoland Florida
Legoland Malaysia
  Carlsbad, California, United States
  Winter Haven, Florida, United States
  Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
Interactive Dark Ride [14]
Mine of Lost Souls Canobie Lake Park   Salem, New Hampshire, United States Redeveloped Dark Ride [5]
Nights in White Satin: The Trip Freestyle Music Park   Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States Conventional Dark Ride [15]
North Pole Adventure Happy Valley
Happy Valley
Happy Valley
  Chengdu, China
  Shenzhen, China
  Shanghai, China
Interactive Dark Ride [7]
Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge Hersheypark   Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States Interactive Dark Ride [16]
Scooby-Doo's Haunted Mansion Canada's Wonderland
Carowinds
Kings Dominion
Kings Island
  Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
  Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  Doswell, Virginia, United States
  Mason, Ohio, United States
Interactive Dark Ride [17]
Scream In The Dark! Ripley’s Entertainment Zone   Pattaya, Thailand Interactive Dark Ride [5]
Vi På Saltkråkan Astrid Lindgren's World   Vimmerby, Sweden [18][19]
Ye Old Mill Playland   Rye, New York, United States Redeveloped Dark Ride [20]
Yosemite Sam and the Gold River Adventure Six Flags Over Texas   Arlington, Texas, United States Redeveloped Dark Ride [21]
Zombie Paradise Tokyo Dome   Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan Conventional Dark Ride [22]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Management". Sally Corporation. Archived from the original on February 5, 2012. Retrieved February 12, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ "Our Staff". Sally Corporation. Retrieved January 20, 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e Pipkin, Wanda R. (July 20, 1998). "Sally Industries exhibits technology's lighter side". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  4. ^ "Exhibits at the Library". LBJ Presidential Library. 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Sally Corporation. "Basic Info". Facebook. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  6. ^ "Scooby Who? Cedar Fair Rethemes Dark Rides". Park World Magazine. Datateam Publishing LTD: 12. May 2010. ISSN 1462-4796. Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  7. ^ a b Szakonyi, Mark (October 29, 2007). "Sally Corp. scares up profits on dark rides". Jacksonville Business Journal. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  8. ^ a b c d e "Sally Corp. promotes two". Daily Record. March 28, 2008. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  9. ^ Fuller, Laurie (July 3, 2005). "The factory factor". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  10. ^ a b c Joossens, Patrick (February 26, 2007). "Sally Corporation: l'intervista". Parks Mania (in Italian). Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  11. ^ "Ghost Blasters II". Sally Corporation. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  12. ^ "Frontier City shoots 'em up". Park World Online. June 27, 2007. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved September 14, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "Building thrills comes at a huge cost". Gold Coast Bulletin. June 5, 2012.
  14. ^ a b Canovi, Roberto (April 29, 2010). "Le novità 2010 in Italia e in Europa". Parks Mania (in Italian). Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  15. ^ "Nights in White Satin". Park World Online. June 30, 2008. Archived from the original on February 20, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  16. ^ "Sally Corp. working on ride for Hersheypark". Jacksonville Business Journal. December 7, 2005. Retrieved February 12, 2012.
  17. ^ "Life Without Scooby". Sally Corporation. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  18. ^ "New projects from ETF Systems". Park World Magazine. January 1, 2007. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  19. ^ "Unusual dark ride for Swedish park". Park World Magazine. January 1, 2007. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  20. ^ "The Old Mill". Sally Corporation. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
  21. ^ Sally Corporation. "Dark Ride Brochure" (PDF). ERMES Technologies. Retrieved September 14, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  22. ^ Marbut, Max (March 29, 2012). "Workspace: Sally Corp". Jacksonville Daily Record. Retrieved September 14, 2012.

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