Carved for attention

When asked to carve a pumpkin this week, I was borderline inappropriately excited. It’s probably been ten years since my last pumpkin-carving, which is far too long. There’s nothing like carving a pumpkin to get you in the Halloween spirit. (This is coming from a girl who just spent the last six weekends dressing up…

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A gourd by any other name

Do you remember the first time you saw a gourd? Did you think it was a "pumpkin reject"? I did. My mom always loved decorating for autumn and Halloween. The first time she brought home these little gnarly pumpkin-cousins, I thought maybe there was a pumpkin shortage. Mom assured me these were the first step…

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Halloween in January?

During the winter months, we get asked "what exactly do you do when the park isn't open?" a lot. A lot. I often joke that we spend quite a bit of time going through the stacks in our offices, on a quest to rediscover the tops of our desks. Special Events Director Eric, however, is…

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A gloomy day

When the November forecast calls for rain – all-day rain – it’s awfully hard to even think about getting out of bed in the morning. But sometimes, between the raindrops, there’s beauty. Thanks to Nathan for taking this photo.

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A peek behind the (shower) curtain

Warm, fuzzy moments happen around here all the time. And when one of the men on staff tells the story, it’s all the sweeter. So when the new guy (Tony…our Director of Maintenance) emailed this to our staff of directors, it seemed a pity not to post it here: When I was at the Bahari…

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A Halloween tale

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Back in 1994, it was such a thrill to take part in naming our first big roller coaster. We knew it was going to be built in our Halloween section, so there were nearly endless theming ideas. It turned out to be a rather creepy experience. The first shivery chill occurred on a very hot…

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Even the skulls are smiling!

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A friend from Massachusetts emailed me this morning to tell me about his young daughter. Ella just turned six and is a darling little girl. As the mother of three sons (no daughters) and the sister to three brothers, I do have an affinity for stories about daughters. They watched one of the Harry Potter…

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