T-minus 12 days

I’m sure many of you have noticed that our big announcement day is quickly approaching. And I don’t think I’ve ever had such a great captive audience as I do right now. Because of this, I’ve had to be very meticulous with my word selection. Anything could mean something. For instance, if I were to…

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The World through Leah’s lens

I’ll never forget how much my siblings and I used to pester my father about what was coming. I wish I could calculate just how many times we asked him, “C’mon, can you at least give us a hint?” He’d say something incredibly vague that gave absolutely nothing away like, “It’s big.” (Well, duh, everything…

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Are we there yet?

66 Days at Sea

Have you ever wondered where that phrase originated? Are we there yet?! Could it have been … on board the Mayflower? It was, after all, a 66-day trip, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. Our story begins with a little event we threw for members of the roller coaster enthusiast clubs we call…

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Loose lips sink ships

Secrets. They don’t make you any friends, but an innocent one can certainly make for a lot of fun. We’ve all done it—kept a little secret for the sake of fun. I mean, how boring would Christmas morning be without the promise of those wonderful secrets wrapped in shiny paper? Our home was always filled…

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Scaredy Cat confidential

Lauren, William, and Leah with the Cat in the Hat

Take a moment with me, and try to think of the most ironic things that could happen to the child of a theme park president. What if you hated funnel cake or soft pretzels? It’d be a total waste of being born into such a cool circumstance, right? Now imagine you were afraid of rides….

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Play that FunTown music

Because my dad was president, I think a lot of my friends in high school assumed I got special treatment at work, which was not true. If you would like to argue otherwise, please consult my closet filled with blue polos. Hilariously, when I worked in the bigger departments, my coworkers didn’t really know who…

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Gosh, I hope I get it!

That slightly re-written line from Broadway’s iconic “A Chorus Line” says it all. Getting up in front of a judges’ table to sing and dance your heart out is a remarkably brave (and scary) thing to do. Auditions are gut-wrenchingly difficult for the judges, too. They truly want everyone to do their very best. They…

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Get your witchy face on!

Many have marveled about the look of our zombies in Graveyard Smash. Did you know our un-dead do their own hair and makeup? They are really quite resourceful. Here’s a quick look at Lauren, our zombie witch, as she prepares for another thriller day: Happy Halloween!

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A stroll with the zombies

Graveyard Smash zombies

Happy Halloween Weekends may be over for another year, but we still have some stories to tell and photos to share. Our Graveyard Smash zombies took a walk on Sunday to enjoy a bit of fresh air. They even posed in some of our Halloween photo cut-outs. Wait a minute! Lauren doesn’t seem to like…

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Who needs a thousand words?

Since selfies – and zombies, for that matter – are all the rage these days, we present to you the cast of Graveyard Smash, Selfie Edition. First, the understated rocker, Sharkey, whose hair stands at attention for all eternity. Next. ghostly Leah shows how a touch of color can make any zombie more fascinating. Wolfman…

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A little Halloween humor

When Leah sent me this photo of her sister, Lauren, I asked if she was okay with me posting it to the Web. Leah's reply: Only if you spin it beautifully. Clearly, our long-legged friends took a red-eye flight to get here. And they're just in time for Happy Halloween Weekends!

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Bringing home the lucite

"Let's bring home the lucite" was Will's annual joke as it got close to Golden Ticket Awards time. He loved to win. This evening, his daughters Lauren and Leah accepted the "Best Waterpark Ride" award for Wildebeest. Our first water coaster has won all four years since it opened. Lauren called Wildebeest her dad's "final…

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