We take a deep dive into our Calypso ride’s restoration this episode, as Sean Strahl joins us to provide the inside track:
I waited for Sean’s story to “air” on our podcast before sharing these photos from late last fall:
That’s Tony running the equipment to lift the old cars, as the crew of six worked last November to disassemble the ride that had been out of operation for nearly a decade.
Here’s what they found, once the platform was removed:
Yes, it looked pretty bad. And we replaced what was no longer usable over the winter months.
The crew of six posed for a photo. From left, that’s Sean (who’s our guest on today’s podcast), Andy, Jon, another Sean, and Billy. And Tony took the photo.
Six months later, and here’s how Firecracker looks:
It’s a great family ride! We leave the “lights on” even when it’s daylight – and can’t wait to see it after dark!
The Coaster Crew made us laugh again, as they posed The Big Green Foot with our characters to celebrate some non-traditional holidays:
— The Coaster Crew (@Coastercrew) April 30, 2017
— The Coaster Crew (@Coastercrew) May 4, 2017
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