Originally Posted by Sir Pantalones
The Carnival of the Damned is the Big Whoop IIRC. The rumors tricked people into coming there, LeChuck fried them and turned them into his minions.
Why do ships have ghosts?
The minion thing only happened after LeChuck himself got reincarnated through his "boots on booty" trick.
In the third game we learn that Big Whoop is the name of an amusement park (The Carnival of the Damned). In Part 5 of the game LeChuck also goes into a lengthy explanation of the fact that the treasure of Big Whoop was actually a Gate to Hell which is what turned him into a ghost (in the first game LeChuck was said to have died in a shipwreck, but the story elaborates on him surviving).
But I do believe that Big Whoop is the carnival of the damned.
The Big Whoop Treasure in LeChuck's Revenge has a ticket in it... this could be a park ticket or ride ticket....
But that is the fun of the series... Like te Secret of Monkey Island... it has never been made clear what the actual secret is.
Like the suitcase in Pulp Fiction, or the case in Ronin... it's part of the story, but you don't really need to know (or get to know for that matter) what's in it.