Deanna from 14News in Evansville is an early riser.
She sort of has to be; it’s her job.
We met up with VP James at 5am to check out what goes on here during the off-season.
First in the Maintenance Shop …
Our Turkey Whirl turkey sure looks happy to be on camera. Or maybe just to be inside and warm. (We had snow flurries last night. Already!)
Next we stopped by our Paint Shop …
How’s this for a unique setting? Deanna is swimming with the seahorses:
At long last, the sun came up and we headed down the hill to the Thunderbird construction site for one last hit. (That’s TV talk.)
James told me earlier he’d been dreaming of heading up construction of a roller coaster since he was a wee lad of just eight years old. He wrote a letter to a designer – and received a reply! That letter is now framed and hanging in James’s office.
Not that he’s in his office all that often; James has too many fun things to attend to out in the park.
This morning, James revealed that approximately 75 percent of Thunderbird’s track is now in place. At last count, 57 of the 77 track elements were in place (that number may have increased over the past few hours).
Take a look here to see Deanna’s reports.
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