Getting back on point we “soft opened” our latest attraction: The Fast & The Furious: Extreme Close-up (please note, I had nothing to do with the title) this weekend to a tremendous crowd response, even while the aforementioned fireball (see pic) manages to raise the ambient temp on a 95+ degree day. Now a “soft” opening means we’re open, but we’re in Technical Rehearsals. There are some things we’re still tweaking. In filmmaking terms, it’s like letting a preview audience see the rough cut so you can adjust before you really open. It was good to see that we are already in pretty good shape.
I wanted to give shout out to my compatriots who have given up their social lives, sleep, and sanity to make this all happen. Bill Whitcomb the best Technical Director the themed entertainment world has ever seen. “Bossy” Ross Edwards, our special effects guru and inflatable expert. Frank “Kid Leisure” Masi our Project Director. Thierry Coup and Phil Bloom the Creative and Art Directors.