It was the mid 1980's when a dark ride with an unusual
name appeared on the Wildwood Boardwalk. The German made Pluschies
Sourier Grotte ( often referred to as the Dinosaur Cave) was
added to Hunt's Pier at a time when the organization was in
its final years of ownership... and along with the eventual
sale of the pier came an end of an era. Without Bud Hunt at
the helm the years that followed brought regrettable change
to the legendary pier as the custom rides that made Hunt's
Pier famous were being destroyed. The Dinosaur Cave remained
on the fading pier until 1991 when it was stripped of its
bones and removed, prior to the pier's Dinosaur Beach incarnation.
For the next several years the ride remained idle in
haggard condition on a parcel of land located off shore before
being purchased. So what became of the bones?