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9 January 2012 - 6:23pm
It turned into quite a fun-day, as the first pieces of Mammoth fiberglass took flight.
It all began shortly after 7:30 this morning.
This first piece is part of Mammoth's first drop.
We started with a low-to-the-ground piece.
Yes, it's all ... ahem! ... uphill from here.
Each piece of Mammoth fiberglass will be lovingly guided into place by a human while being hoisted by a mammoth crane.
Want to watch the process live? Take a look at the Mammoth ConstructionCam.
Nathan shot a video of that first piece swinging into place:
9 January 2012 - 9:41am
Thought you'd get a charge out of the original (1984) Frightful Falls logo:
Graphic Artist Rick says the best he can remember (it was 25 years ago, after all) this graphic was hand-painted on the original Frightful Falls billboard.
The riders are very well dressed, don't you think?
First posted 2/15/09
6 January 2012 - 3:35pm
There are many upsides to working at a family-owned business.
...because you, well, work for a family.
I never cease to appreciate the good-naturedness of the Koch family members. They know how to laugh at themselves, and don't mind me poking a little fun once in a while.
And so, with Dan's permission, I present the following family photo from Dan's college days:
Switched at birth? You decide!
5 January 2012 - 12:47pm
During the winter months, we get asked "what exactly do you do when the park isn't open?" a lot.
I often joke that we spend quite a bit of time going through the stacks in our offices, on a quest to rediscover the tops of our desks.
Special Events Director Eric, however, is doing just the opposite as he works on plans for our Happy Halloween Weekends.
Here's this story:
The Halloween industry has been an interesting and sometimes spooky one to explore these past several years.
As tends to happen to many of us here at the park, I get barraged with all the latest and greatest products and ideas in the industry. Only in my case, everything's Halloween themed; from the morbid and obscene to the happy and family friendly (though the latter are few and far between).
Taking a look around my office, there's an energy drink that looks like a bag of B-negative blood hanging on my door, a portrait of Mona Lisa that turns into a zombie when you look at her just right on my file cabinet, and about 20 foam pumpkins along the back wall of my office. (No worries, the energy drink and Leonardo da Creepy products aren't what we have in mind for our family-friendly event in October.)
Right now we're researching the latest in black light 3D glasses and paint. My desk is scattered with initial floor plan design concepts for one of our Happy Halloween Weekends additions, a 3D walkthrough attraction.
Our team promises to share more information about this fun attraction as it comes together; for now we would be very interested in hearing what you'd like to see and experience. Please let us know by leaving a comment below or emailing us!