” … just another Mammoth Monday”

It turned into quite a fun-day, as the first pieces of Mammoth fiberglass took flight. It all began shortly after 7:30 this morning. This first piece is part of Mammoth's first drop. We started with a low-to-the-ground piece. Yes, it's all … ahem! … uphill from here. Each piece of Mammoth fiberglass will be lovingly…

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Pillars of length

Forgive the pun in the subject line, but looking at the photos from the Mammoth construction site this week, it becomes apparent that these pillars are all lining up to create the world’s longest water coaster. We’re expecting colorful fiberglass to arrive soon. Just in time for Thanksgiving, no doubt. Indeed, is this surveyor writing…

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A “Q” for the loo?

Not true! Not true! A queue for Sue? A queue for Drew?  A queue for who? (Note: that last word really should be "whom," but it doesn’t rhyme. Poetic license.) A shuttle queue. For campers who … … (ugh!) whose day is through. Back to Lake Rudolph, whether RV, cabin or tent. They’ll line up…

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Like threading a needle…

It's one thing to expect employees to be capable of operating equipment as befitting their job descriptions. …but Gary had quite a "driving test" lined up for him last week. As you may recall, we're adding a shade structure to the Wildebeest queue this season. Crews are pouring the cement footers for the shade supports,…

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We’re diggin’ it

You know how you have to prepare the earth when you plant a new tree or shrub? We sort of have to do the same thing for a new ride… Our crews are busy creating a landing spot where Rudolph’s Round-Up will call home. The work required some very loud excavation work. Very. Don’t worry……

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Is it really *that* steep?!

Nearly screamed when I saw this Wildebeest construction photo. Lori, our water park director, snapped it on her iPhone and dinged it over to me. Gah! But wait. Look closer.  That’s right, look at the background. The horizon is, uh … skewed. Whew. Here’s another view. We saved a few key pieces so that Riley…

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Wildebeest workforce

It's one extreme or the other around here: moon dust or mud. This week, it's dusty as all get-out up at the Wildebeest construction site. Next week (if the long-range forecast proves true), the mud'll suck the boots right off your feet. But for now the sun is shining and the concrete is flowing. This…

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The first of many

The first of many deliveries from up north just arrived. They were hauling ‘glass. Fiberglass, that is… For Wildebeest. As you can see on our Wildebeest animation, most of the ride is yellow, with red accents. Here’s another view of the delivery. Our IT team has already moved the "PlungeCam" over and re-named it the…

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A little perspective

Or, rather, a big perspective: The Very Big Crane is here And yes, that The Voyage‘s lift hill in the background.

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Heavy lifting

Thursday was the first day for heavy lifting as crews moved steel into place at the Pilgrims Plunge construction site. As far as “going vertical,” it’s only a few feet … … but it’s progress.  

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A meeting of the minds

…could easily lead to brain freeze. We took this photo of Will, Mike and Tom yesterday morning, when it was about 12 degrees out. Today temps are back up in the 30s and the cement mixers have returned. There's plenty of activity on our construction cam. Good thing. According to our "Countdown 'til Open" button,…

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