Remember the dark rides and haunted houses at the county fair? Well, did you know that many of those rides are made right here in Jacksonville, Florida? Since 1977, Sally Corporation’s dark rides, haunted house, musical shows, and life-like human and animal animatronics have delighted guests at parks and attractions all around the world.
The main production facility employs about 40 artists, designers, technicians and managers. Everything is under one roof. Sally customers are located from Orlando, Florida, to Bangkok, Thailand.
Public tours are offered each Tuesday and Thursday, except July and August, to both groups and individuals. Tours are free, but a reservation is required, and there is a minimum age of 7. I attended a tour with a class of elementary students, who were enthralled throughout the tour.
What a fun place to work! I enthusiastically recommend this tour for all ages.
Sally Corporation is the colorful building located at 74 W. Forsyth Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32204 (near the Convention Center). You may call them at 904.355.7100 or visit their website at www.SallyCorp.com for more information.