Monkey see, monkey do

It’s that time of the year when there are a lot of park-related conventions. IAAPA will host a huge one in Orlando in a few weeks. The World Waterpark Association held theirs last month in California. Jennifer and Lori were delighted to run across a few familiar faces. Yes, it was a last fling for…

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Lights…camera…vote!

We like to give HoliBlog readers a peak behind the curtain. Today you get a glimpse behind the water curtain. Faithful readers already know how Lori and Jennifer like to theme each season with their lifeguards and slide attendants. For 2007, it’s all about the red carpet. (Hooray for HoliWood?) One of the team’s “challenges”…

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Come on, be honest

Once … just once … wouldn't you enjoy playing the victim? Moaning and groaning and crying out for help? Then having someone kind and strong coming to your aid? Well, here's your opportunity. No, we're not adding free, unlimited spa treatments … we're hosting an Emergency Drill. On Thursday, April 12, we're planning to simulate…

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The inside story

Lori, Jennifer and Whitney couldn’t wait. They had to check out “the bowl.” Bakuli’s innards are colorful, that’s for sure. And slippery. To get in, they had to climb up the exit slide. Jennifer and Whitney had no trouble. But Lori … she made several tries. Oops. Slipped and fell. Again. Then she tried it…

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Star Spangled banter

If you’ve ever stayed in Splashin’ Safari till closing time, you may have noticed the chair thing. As the supervisors walk from water ride to water ride, they straighten the chairs. Lined up evenly, they’re ready for the next day. This is done rather subtly prior to closing and then they really go to town….

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More calculations

Around here we kid around about each person’s “inner geek” coming out in our work. John knows every dimension of the new water tower. Will can explain the mechanical workings of every ride. Lori knows every specific water-quality number and how to balance it perfectly. I eagerly volunteered recently to rewrite text into blocks containing…

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Training on the high seas

Pirates in training

Training is one big yawn, right? The trainer says, “Blah, blah, blah,” while you nod politely and wonder what’s for dinner. Our lifeguards get 32 hours of training before they start work Each year the members of the management staff at Splashin’ Safari put on their thinking caps and come up with a theme. The…

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