The Secret: How we kept it

It’s been a little more than a month since our announcement for 2015, and I’m still in shock that we managed to keep this massive project under wraps. And I’m even more in shock that our fans just loved that we kept the secret. Frankly, we were all braced for people to discover it two…

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Got good “coaster hair”?

Years ago, we were hosting a Discovery Channel crew, here to shoot footage of coaster enthusiasts riding The Legend roller coaster. The field producer had a very specific request: "Find me riders with good coaster hair for the front seat." ….uh … excuse me? That was the first time I’d heard the term. But not…

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The meeting

Whenever I explain this blog to the uninitiated, I use the phrase "pull back the curtain." This online journal allows us to give you a peek behind the scenes. (It also permits me to use big words such as uninitiated.) So today we bring you into a meeting. It was a Pilgrims Plunge meeting, with…

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“Outstanding Concrete Achievement Award”

I kid you not. This award exists. And in a few weeks, that award will be proudly displayed here at Holiday World. I'm afraid I may have offended Steve a bit; I grinned and started laughing when he told me about the Outstanding Concrete Achievement Award. "You're joking, right?" I chuckled. My chortle quickly choked…

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Made in the U.S.A.

The delivery arrived this morning. Two semi-loads. Eighty-thousand times three, actually. Wouldn't all fit in the storage trailer. When Steve told us about the upcoming delivery in Monday's staff meeting, I gasped, "Where will we put them all?" Steve misunderstood and gave me quite a look: "In the coaster structure, of course." Good grief. Maybe…

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