That’s so Edgar

The Raven

That’s so predictable. Another day, another travel writer. Another park tour. And another chuckle. The cute little neighbor girl she’d brought along (for a child’s view of the park) unintentionally made me feel like a total geezer. When I pointed out The Raven wooden roller coaster, she turned her head quickly to take a look,…

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… but somebody’s got to do it

Raven station

The call came out on the two-way radio first thing this morning: All units, we need 24 bodies for The Raven! Training is a particularly rough time around here. We have to ride roller coasters over and over. We have sample new food items day after day. Bummer. Rachel and I trudged dutifully out to…

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First flight

Second Raven train

The second train at The Raven is feeling right at home. You guessed it — Raven Red! Originally (back in 1994), I was in favor of a black train, since ravens are that color. But the red is so stunning, especially once the trees leaf out; it was definitely the right choice. Four more weeks…

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Raven sighting

Just pulled into my parking space and saw, off in the woods, The Raven flying by. It’s roller-coaster testing time. The train is empty, of course. But still, what a glorious sight! And the click-click-click sound as the train ascends the lift hill is music to my ears! We’re adding a second train to The Raven…

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You can hear it in St. Louis

The Raven Flag Set

Last summer, we got a call from a travel writer with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Tom and I had been in touch for several years and it was great to know he planned to drive the three hours to visit us. Tom was particularly fun to walk with around the park. He was fascinated by…

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