Podcast: The One with the Rise and Shine

This podcast is a sweet time capsule that we chose not to bury. Despite now having an early June opening day, our team will soon begin safely preparing our world-class parks, which is the perfect segue to introduce our guests for Season two, episode eleven: The wonderful Cathy G. and Chad Benefield joined us! Cathy…

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Puppy love

Korey, one of the four Gravity Group guys, likes to stay in touch. Right before the holidays he wrote to tell us that Lord Chadwick had just become Lord Dadwick. You’ll be pleased to note that all four of those super-intelligent, wildly creative, admittedly geeky engineers are tender-hearted family men. Here’s the latest missive from…

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“M” is for Mud

Voyage station construction

Chad from The Gravity Group was here on Tuesday to check up on Voyage construction But who knew? After tromping about the construction site, catching up on the progress made over the past several weeks, Chad was so muddy he just headed back to Cincinnati. “The mud was up to my knees, so I didn’t even…

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They never did say “blimey”

Liz and David

What a disappointment. Not a single “blimey.” “Oh no … ” chirped Liz. “They only say ‘blimey’ in Mary Poppins!” They did, however, greatly add to my laudatory lexicon. Here are just a few words of British praise: Brilliant! Superb! Splendid! Sublime! Ace! Fab! Our Discovery Channel’s “Building the Biggest Coaster” crew is international. Meet…

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Wood is good

Rachel donned her hard hat and headed down to The Voyage’s construction site this morning. Because wood is good. Here’s what she found: Ah…wood! Those are ledgers. What’s a ledger? According to Chad at The Gravity Group: A ledger is the wood cross-beam at the top of each bent that supports the track. The ledger…

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Sometimes it’s best to ask an expert

Suffering from feelings of extreme inadequacy while creating yesterday’s HoliBlog post, I realized it was time for me to ask an expert. After all, this watching-The-Voyage-grow-and-grow will only get more complicated in the coming weeks, right? Happily, Chad at The Gravity Group is more than happy to educate us: Most of what the guys are…

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