By Paula @ Holiday World

If you’ve been wondering about exactly where Mayflower will dock, here’s a bird’s-eye view from the top of Voyage’s lift hill:

Mayflower assembly

Our new swinging ship ride arrived this week and we wasted no time getting all the pieces secured into place.

Mayflower assembly

I never would have guessed the medallions would be this big!

Mayflower assembly

Meet Paul from Chance Rides. He’s making sure all the pieces fit together just right.

Mayflower assembly

Early this morning, it was finally time to get our ship together.

Land ho!

Mayflower assemblyA gentle landing.

The emblems on either side of the seats? They represent the two flags that flew over the original Mayflower.

The three-colored emblem signifies the Union flag, which represented the union of England and Scotland. The two-colored emblem is the Cross of St. George; St. George is the patron saint of England.

A quick Google search reveals St. George is also the patron saint of riders.


It was required by law in 1620 that both the Union flag and the Cross of St. George be flown onboard an English ship.

Mayflower assembly

Here’s Maintenance Manager Bob with Maintenance Director Tony, taking a look.

Mayflower assembly

… and an even closer look.

Mayflower assembly

Tony and Paul pause for a confab.

Mayflower assembly

Our shiny new Mayflower will be ready to take on riders on Opening Day, May 3.

Mayflower assembly

Ready for some action? We caught up with VP James for our fourth episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles:

We hope you’ll join us very soon for a season of blue skies and smooth sailing!

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