Painting a picture

Well here’s a different view of Thunderbird: These photos were taken by Tommy, our Paint Shop Manager. He and Joe were up in a 150′ manlift yesterday morning. Painting. That’s right. Here’s why: After Thunderbird track pieces are joined and bolted together, the next step is to smooth that area so that the transition from…

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Safety first!

Congratulations to our Maintenance & Paint Shop Teams for a full year of accident-free service.  

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A zoom out from yesterday’s photo

Nearly everyone guessed correctly. That’s Tommy on the ladder, painting. (About a month ago … a bit too chilly for that today.) He’s painting the back wall of The Wave at Splashin’ Safari.

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A brush with greatness

It’s a great big thing he’s painting, that’s for sure. So…what is it? Any ideas? We’ll let you know in a day or two.

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Making an impact

It's so nice to meet a celebrity and feel you've met a friend. There are certainly plenty of sports figures with egos larger than a football field. But not Gary Brackett. …he's as down-to-earth as a (please pause patiently as I search frantically for a football metaphor) … uh, cleat. Gary was warm and chatty…

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A new coat for Santa

Santa, get some sun! You're looking might pale. I hadn't been out in the park for a day or two and nearly fell over when I saw the Santa statue. Didn't get a chance to ask our painters, but this looks to be the results of some might fine sand blasting. Thanks to Tommy, Santa…

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Don’t brush aside our painters!

As the clock ticks louder and louder, counting down the minutes till opening day, all our different crews are out and about doing whatever it takes to get the park ready. The painters are hard at work. It's hard to tell sometimes, because they have such a rollicking good time slapping on that paint. They're…

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