How many degrees?

Rayvon Owen

Okay, so we’re not talking about Thunderbird’s barrel roll or the three sections of 90-degree track on Voyage. This time we’re talking about degrees of separation. You know, like the movie. The “six degrees of separation” theory goes something like this: everyone is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other…

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An audition for American Idol

Four years ago, a young man from Richmond, Virginia, auditioned to be in our musical shows. Rayvon Owen was invited to join us for the 2011 season, and we’re so glad he did. My middle son, John, worked tech for the shows that season. He remembers Rayvon as a really nice guy, with a voice…

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Gosh, I hope I get it!

From the Michael Jackson set.

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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A little nip here, a tiny tuck there

No, no one here is getting plastic surgery (do they even call it that anymore?). But there are a number of changes to the park that may strike you as "something's different…I just can't put my finger on it" during your first visit this season. It's not just the new rides. (Although we should point…

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