A dog-eared photo

When you work at a theme park with ridiculously clever people, you never know ahead of time what each day will bring. But this, actually, was scheduled ahead of time. This was taken during a photo shoot for our 2014 HoliWood Nights flyer. Yes, Holidog was getting ready for his close-up. That's Ashley, our special…

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Keeping track of the coaster crazies

When we started building The Raven back in 1994, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into … … and how many friendships would be forged. The roller coaster enthusiasts are like one big, happy, enthusiastic family. And last weekend was their family reunion. Just as with any family reunion, they take lots…

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An office with a view

Our Coaster Cats have quite an expansive work space. Skylights, even. During the winter months, our coaster maintenance technicians – Anthony and Heath are in the above photo – bundle up and head out to perform their off-season track work. Right now, the crazy curves that race Voyage riders back into the station is getting…

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Will explains “the tilt”

Leave it to Doug at SeasonPassPodcast.com to get to the bottom of Pilgrims Plunge's elevator "tilt." Doug and the crew gathered during our HoliWood Nights (about 500 coaster enthusiasts from around the country gather annually for this event). After the park closed to the general public Saturday night, and following an impressive thunderstorm storm, the…

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The “e” word

Even before we opened The Raven back in 1995, we started hearing from coaster enthusiasts. They'd found us. And life hasn't been the same since. Little by little, we learned the jargon. Air time. Laterals. Double up. Trims. (Oh, pardon me. Bad word.) And then there's the beloved acronym: ERT. That's short for "exclusive ride…

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CBS correspondent discovers ‘fun’ at The Raven

  I remember back when The Raven was under construction during the fall and winter of 1994-95. We took a magazine writer on a construction tour and some coaster enthusiasts came along (for color commentary, so I learned). I must admit to initially thinking those people were nuts. By just looking at the positioning of…

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