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Employee Spotlight: Ric Hostetter

July 21, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud of their talented and dedicated team members. Ric Hostetter, Scenic Supervisor, has been creating the visual essence of a Sally dark ride for over 30 years. He does everything from painting large scale murals, sculpting characters, illustration and ride layout and design — every day is different. We recently spoke to Ric about his background, experience, and what he enjoys most about working at SDR.

Employee Spotlight: Ric Hostetter

July 21, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud of their talented and dedicated team members. Ric Hostetter, Scenic Supervisor, has been creating the visual essence of a Sally dark ride for over 30 years. He does everything from painting large scale murals, sculpting characters, illustration and ride layout and design — every day is different. We recently spoke to Ric about his background, experience, and what he enjoys most about working at SDR.

Employee Spotlight: Donna Gentry

June 7, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud of our talented team. Many have been working with us for years—some even for decades! One of those dedicated team members is Donna Gentry, Vice President of Projects. Donna has been part of the Sally team for nearly 40 years. We recently interviewed Donna to learn more about her background, expertise, and interests.

Employee Spotlight: Donna Gentry

June 7, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud of our talented team. Many have been working with us for years—some even for decades! One of those dedicated team members is Donna Gentry, Vice President of Projects. Donna has been part of the Sally team for nearly 40 years. We recently interviewed Donna to learn more about her background, expertise, and interests.

Not a goodbye, just see ya later!

May 28, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Not a goodbye, just see ya later!

May 28, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Employee Spotlight: Todd Gillrup

May 5, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud to have many talented employees on our team. Many of them have worked with us for years—even decades. One of our most critical team members is Todd Gillrup, VP of Operations. He has been on the team for almost 30 years, with many achievements and projects under his belt. Recently, we sat down with Todd to talk about his background, expertise, and interests.

Employee Spotlight: Todd Gillrup

May 5, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud to have many talented employees on our team. Many of them have worked with us for years—even decades. One of our most critical team members is Todd Gillrup, VP of Operations. He has been on the team for almost 30 years, with many achievements and projects under his belt. Recently, we sat down with Todd to talk about his background, expertise, and interests.

Congratulations Hersheypark!

April 23, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Congratulations Hersheypark!

April 23, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Employee Spotlight: Chris Weaver

April 14, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

At Sally Dark Rides, our talented team often feels more like a family; over the last few years, Project Manager Chris Weaver has become an integral member. Recently we interviewed Chris to learn more about his background, interests, and the chance meeting that brought him to where he is today.

Employee Spotlight: Chris Weaver

April 14, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

At Sally Dark Rides, our talented team often feels more like a family; over the last few years, Project Manager Chris Weaver has become an integral member. Recently we interviewed Chris to learn more about his background, interests, and the chance meeting that brought him to where he is today.

Sally Who?

March 19, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

"Sally" is a household name to our peers and colleagues in the attractions industry, but have you ever stopped and wondered who exactly is Sally and where did the name come from? The story of the animatronic that would become the companies namesake, started with a school project.

Sally Who?

March 19, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

"Sally" is a household name to our peers and colleagues in the attractions industry, but have you ever stopped and wondered who exactly is Sally and where did the name come from? The story of the animatronic that would become the companies namesake, started with a school project.

Sheila Leonard Retires After 28 Years at Sally Dark Rides

March 17, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Many members of our team have been working with us for years—some even for decades. One shining star of the Sally family is retiring after 28 dedicated years. Sheila Leonard, office manager and CEO assistant gives us a final wave as she rides off on her stallion into a relaxing retirement.

Sheila Leonard Retires After 28 Years at Sally Dark Rides

March 17, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Many members of our team have been working with us for years—some even for decades. One shining star of the Sally family is retiring after 28 dedicated years. Sheila Leonard, office manager and CEO assistant gives us a final wave as she rides off on her stallion into a relaxing retirement.

Sally Dark Rides Expands Sales Team, Promotes Company Leadership

February 1, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides Expands Sales Team, Promotes Company Leadership

February 1, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

A Look Back At 2020

January 12, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

The Sally Dark Rides team wants to wish a happy new year to our friends, family and colleagues from all over the world. Join us as we look back on the year 2020 and forward to 2021!

A Look Back At 2020

January 12, 2021
Sally Dark Rides

The Sally Dark Rides team wants to wish a happy new year to our friends, family and colleagues from all over the world. Join us as we look back on the year 2020 and forward to 2021!

Amusement Today: 2 Minute Drill with Drew Hunter

December 8, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Amusement Today recently sat down with Sally’s VP of Creative Design for a “2 Minute Drill.”

Amusement Today: 2 Minute Drill with Drew Hunter

December 8, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Amusement Today recently sat down with Sally’s VP of Creative Design for a “2 Minute Drill.”

Sally Dark Rides' Attraction Receives Global Recognition For Outstanding Achievement

November 19, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides, a leading creator of family ride experiences around the globe, announce their client PortAventura World was awarded the prestigious Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for dark ride Sesame Street: Street Mission.

Sally Dark Rides' Attraction Receives Global Recognition For Outstanding Achievement

November 19, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides, a leading creator of family ride experiences around the globe, announce their client PortAventura World was awarded the prestigious Thea Award for Outstanding Achievement for dark ride Sesame Street: Street Mission.

IAAPA Over The Years

November 9, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Join us as we reminisce on the unforgettable moments that make IAAPA the most celebrated trade show in the entertainment industry! From 1978 to 2019, we’ve taken the time to reflect on some of our favorite revelations, projects, and awards that were made possible by IAAPA.

IAAPA Over The Years

November 9, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Join us as we reminisce on the unforgettable moments that make IAAPA the most celebrated trade show in the entertainment industry! From 1978 to 2019, we’ve taken the time to reflect on some of our favorite revelations, projects, and awards that were made possible by IAAPA.

A Haunting Career

October 30, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

A Haunting Career

October 30, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

The Power of Dark Rides: A Panel Discussion

October 22, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Recently, Sally Dark Rides took part in a live panel discussion for the Blooloop V-Expo to discuss the Power of Dark Rides. Join Lauren Wood Weaver, Sally Dark Rides VP of Marketing and Business Development, as she explores the power of the dark ride with industry experts.

The Power of Dark Rides: A Panel Discussion

October 22, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Recently, Sally Dark Rides took part in a live panel discussion for the Blooloop V-Expo to discuss the Power of Dark Rides. Join Lauren Wood Weaver, Sally Dark Rides VP of Marketing and Business Development, as she explores the power of the dark ride with industry experts.

Meet Us At The Blooloop V-Expo

October 9, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Blooloop V-Expo will feature world-class speakers, exhibit halls and huge networking opportunities. Join us from the comfort of your home or office to talk all things dark rides. Registration is FREE!

Meet Us At The Blooloop V-Expo

October 9, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Blooloop V-Expo will feature world-class speakers, exhibit halls and huge networking opportunities. Join us from the comfort of your home or office to talk all things dark rides. Registration is FREE!

Sally Dark Rides Contribute to Record-Breaking Year for Two Top Theme Parks

August 10, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides Contribute to Record-Breaking Year for Two Top Theme Parks

August 10, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Employee Spotlight: Luda Budnik

July 20, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud of our talented team. Many members of our team have been working with us for years—some even for decades. One of those dedicated team members is Luda Budnik, Art Finish Supervisor. Luda has been part of the Sally team for over 25 years. We recently interviewed Luda to learn more about her background, expertise, and interests.

Employee Spotlight: Luda Budnik

July 20, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud of our talented team. Many members of our team have been working with us for years—some even for decades. One of those dedicated team members is Luda Budnik, Art Finish Supervisor. Luda has been part of the Sally team for over 25 years. We recently interviewed Luda to learn more about her background, expertise, and interests.

Sally Dark Rides Adds New Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer and Controller

July 7, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides Adds New Chief Operating Officer, Treasurer and Controller

July 7, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Project Announcement: Installation Begins on The Great Humbug Adventure Dark Ride

May 26, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

The Great Humbug Adventure at Santa’s Village in Jefferson, NH is getting a Sally makeover! The refreshment will include new features while maintaining some classic fan favorites. Once it is safe enough to get together again, the reopening is an extra special milestone for the park, as it marks the attraction’s 20th anniversary.

Project Announcement: Installation Begins on The Great Humbug Adventure Dark Ride

May 26, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

The Great Humbug Adventure at Santa’s Village in Jefferson, NH is getting a Sally makeover! The refreshment will include new features while maintaining some classic fan favorites. Once it is safe enough to get together again, the reopening is an extra special milestone for the park, as it marks the attraction’s 20th anniversary.

Remembering Jan Sherman : Sally Dark Rides memorializes long-time co-worker and friend

May 15, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Remembering Jan Sherman : Sally Dark Rides memorializes long-time co-worker and friend

May 15, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Employee Spotlight: Dave Jones

May 13, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud of our incredibly talented team. Many members of our team have been working with us for years—some even for decades. One of those dedicated team members is Dave Jones. We recently interviewed Dave to learn more about his background, expertise, and interests. 

Employee Spotlight: Dave Jones

May 13, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Sally Dark Rides is proud of our incredibly talented team. Many members of our team have been working with us for years—some even for decades. One of those dedicated team members is Dave Jones. We recently interviewed Dave to learn more about his background, expertise, and interests. 

Kirmes: Reese's Cupfusion

March 5, 2020
Kirmes Revue & Park International

Kirmes: Reese's Cupfusion

March 5, 2020
Kirmes Revue & Park International

Cross-eyed Critters Watering Hole Opens at Graduate Hotels Nashville

February 5, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

Cross-eyed Critters Watering Hole Opens at Graduate Hotels Nashville

February 5, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

2019: Year in Review

January 10, 2020
Sally Dark Rides

2019: Year in Review

January 10, 2020
Sally Dark Rides