Monster mash: Scaring up luminaires for Japan's award-winning Dark Castle ride

Things don't just go bump in the night at Dark Castle, a dark ride at Nasu Highland Park in Nasu, Japan. They also snarl, grab, and lunge, ensuring a blood-curdling trip through terror for visitors foolhardy enough to pay admission. But while Japan has a taste for the macabre, the country does not have the technicians to add it to their amusement parks. Wanting to throw a few monsters into the mix of attractions at the Fantasy Pointe section of Nasu, park owner Towa Nasu Resort Co. Ltd.

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