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23 February 2007 - 12:31pm
No, it's not a robin.
Instead of a sweetly tweeting bird, it's a loudly roaring crane.
Bob, Elmer and Lee are readying each car for its return to the tracks.
And then settled gently back on the coaster tracks.
20 February 2007 - 11:15am
Will and William weren't the only Turkey Whirl riders last week.
When asked if he enjoyed that inaugural ride, Will replied proudly, "Yes, I did. I enjoyed the first half tremendously."
Poor Will gets a little woozy. He's more of a coaster guy.
I share Will's ... um, affliction. Which reminds me, thanks to Tori for taking these photos. I was conveniently indisposed during the turkeys' first whirl.
So who did ride?
Let's start with Sean and Nathan. They're two of our Coaster Maintenance crew members.
Matt, Dee Ann and April look cold, don't they? I don't think Matt's hood is to keep his ears
warm, though; it's a disguise. He's hoping his two little girls don't find out Daddy already got to ride the new tilt-a-whirl.
Jodie, our warehouse manager, needed no convincing to "save" her assistant manager, David.
16 February 2007 - 8:42am
15 February 2007 - 2:12pm
Thanks to Steven, our marketing coordinator, we have some screen grabs from yesterday's show.
Let's start with the week's exciting theme ... it's Teen Tournament week!
Our category popped up right away, during the first round of Jeopardy.
It took our Teens a while to summon the courage to go to the Theme Park Fun category. They were more comfortable and confident, apparently, with Vice Presidents, Geography, and even Fast Food.
But finally, a rather timid Heidi took the plunge.
"Theme Park Fun for $600."
Somewhere along the way, the dollar amounts have been adjusted up.
Back when Art Fleming was running the show (in the ... ugh! ... 1960s) a $600 answer would have been in Double Jeopardy.
Even the Jeopardy board gets a cost of living increase.
And what is that answer, Alex?
Frank from Chicago was quick on his feet and buzzed in right away.
"What is ... Thanksgiving?"
Clever lad. Send him some tickets.
(Actually, I emailed the Jeopardy Question Researcher who has been our liaison and she was pretty sure we couldn't do that, according to Jeopardy Law. Don't mess with Alex.)
Here's the fellow who won:
Stephen clocked out with more than $34,000.
He can buy his own tickets.
15 February 2007 - 11:00am
Something we didn't include in the New for 2007 news release is the batch of new water-play animals for Crocodile Isle in Splashin' Safari.
They will replace the original animal slides, which were part of Splashin' Safari premiere season in 1993.
Let's start with the upper pool:
This zebra slide (shall we call them Zippy and Zappy for now?) replaces the turtle.
Zippy and Zappy make up a "dual slide" for added capacity, and will "load" from outside of the pool.
Next the children may splash about in the pool and then slide down one of
the body slides and into the lower pool, where they'll find...
Pandora's pretty umbrella will spray cooling water down on the happy tykes below.
Can you just imagine the toddler happy dances that will ensue?
And the shrieks of delights?
(Please, though, no crackers in the pool.)
And what may we have chosen to replace the popular crocodile slide?
Another crocodile! ...er, alligator.
Hmm. Let's just say we'll call him ... fun.