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10 May 2011 - 6:41pm
Last week, we asked a pair of Minions where they'd like to dine in the park.
We took a photo and included it in our e-newsletter, with the challenge to identify their location.
Here's that photo, in case you missed it.
Our wide-eyed Minions trotted like turkeys into the Thanksgiving section (they'd heard about our new entrée: prime rib).
They were all smiles as they enjoyed the brand new booths in our latest addition to Plymouth Rock Café: air-conditioned, indoor seating.
Now you, too, can be even more comfortable as you sit down to your Thanksgiving favorites.
Pumpkin Chess Pie, anyone?
Here's a link to the menu at Plymouth Rock Cafe.
Congratulations to our winners who guessed correctly where the Minions were:
Jai J. of Jacksonville, North Carolina
Tara & Justin of Ontario, Canada
Don K. of Kirksville, Missouri
If you haven’t already signed up for our newsletter, please do so before Wednesday so you can play for a chance to win tickets in our "Prize Pics" contest. And remember, both parks are open daily beginning Friday, May 13!
2 May 2011 - 7:13pm
While Nathan was editing this video of Voyage's first test run of the year, he naturally started thinking of an educational television program from his youth.
For me, though, in the next office over, it was the movie Psycho that came to mind.
Since this is Nathan's first season with us, he'd never seen a test run. It was one of those first-test-ride-of-the-season-when-you-wish-it-was-ten-degrees-warmer kind of runs.
For an old-timer like me, the intricacies of a test run (meaning: what can possibly go wrong) were far less interesting than: What the heck is that NOISE?!
That noise, as it turns out, was the klaxon.
And what is a klaxon? It is an electromechanical horn. For warning.
While Nathan was editing the video, the klaxon reminded me of a certain sound effect from the shower scene in Psycho.
Yes, that scene.
(If you're a Hitchcock fan, you might want to read this HoliBlog post from nearly three years ago. Still makes me grin.)
Meanwhile, here's Nathan's Sherman Schwartz version of the fateful trip...
1 May 2011 - 5:03pm
Not that we like keeping secrets, but sometimes we just have to...
For example, last fall we were contacted by folks representing a soft-drink giant.
They were contacting communities all over the nation which help Santa answer children's letters each December.
When they found us, they knew their search was over.
Not only has the town helped Santa to answer children's letters for nearly a century, we're home to the Santa Claus Museum and a group called the Santa's Elves.
The head elf, of course, is our own Pat Koch.
The premise for this project was to discover "forgotten" letters to Santa written long ago.
Our challenge was to find the adults who'd written the letters decades before and to get their permission to share their contact information with the production crew. All this without spilling the beans about what was about to happen.
It took several weeks in December and some sleuthing, but we got it done!
And now we can talk about it. The soft-drink giant wanted to produce a video called "Santa's Forgotten Letters."
Here's the video, just released on YouTube. (Might want to grab a tissue before clicking the start button.)
If you enjoy watching it, please "like" it, post a comment, and help us spread the word.
Wouldn't it be something if this video would turn out to be just the first episode in a series?