Well, you figured it out, didn’t you?
We moved Sparkler this week from 4th of July to Thanksgiving and re-named it Crow’s Nest.
Before we move any further with this, we’re not talking about a physical nest where Mama Crow lays her eggs. No.
We’re speaking in nautical terms.
See that bucket-looking gold-rimmed brown cone beneath Crow’s Nest’s flag? That’s a crow’s nest. It’s a lookout point near the top of the main mast of a ship.
And lookout! What a view!
Since we revealed Sparkler’s move, we’ve been asked a number of questions.
So here’s a Crow’s Nest FAQ:
Q: What is Crow’s Nest’s color scheme?
A: The seats will be brown, as will the base of the ride. The white tower and yellow sweeps will remain the same. The mesh between the sweeps will have a nautical design.
Q: How close is Crow’s Nest to Thunderbird?
A: Don’t worry – they’re close, but not too close. We have a tool for measuring the “envelope” needed for each ride – and they do not intersect. We will always put your safety first.
Q: So what’s replacing Sparkler in 4th of July?
A: For 2015, we’ll add some extra seating in that area. For 2016? Too soon to tell.
The ride’s move took about a week. Sparkler was removed, parts were repainted, and Crow’s Nest was set in place a few days later.
Take a look:
Here’s another view – the one you’ll see if you can manage to keep your eyes open during Thunderbird’s launch:
Do you have any other questions about Crow’s Nest? Please post them below and we’ll try to get you answers. I have to stop writing now, though – that last photo is making me dizzy!