A tradition ends at Holiday World?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:04 PM
The Webcam shows the position of the new transfer track and shed on the Raven:


It would seem to block the view of the station window, from which traditionally a ride-op waves to departing passengers. Is there still room for the wave, or are they going to stop doing it? I always thought it was neat.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:10 PM
The tradition will live on Den...


Raven Maven said:

yes, the wave from the station will continue. Gosh, we didn't know you cared...

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:15 PM
Its impossible to tell from the angle of the webcam.

It depends on how far back the transfer shed stretches, which you can't tell from the webcam. The window the operator waves from is at the far back corner of the station, which is also not visible from the webscam. I bet riders will still be able to see the window as you exit the shed and make the turn/drop to the lift.

Time for Paula to chime in ;)

edit - d'oh...she already did in another thread!


*** Edited 2/23/2005 9:17:39 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:20 PM
I thought I did. :)

The wave will be briefer...but just as sincere and heartfelt.

(Oh, good grief! I'm making myself sick!)

Paula (P.S. Can you change the name of this thread? It's rather startling.)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:24 PM
So, Paula, do you spend all day checking for HW posts, or do you have some sort of "bot" that alerts you that scans for anything that mentions HW? ;)

You never seem to miss answering any park related question, in fact you're usually one of the first repliers.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:31 PM
Moosh...George just called you a "bot."

Now was that nice?

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:34 PM
It's better than what I usually call him... ;) LOL
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:34 PM
So long as George continues to be one of my best customers he can call me anything he likes ;)
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:46 PM
Dang - I never thought I'd repeat a topic... guess I should spend more time in the General Buzz forum...
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 5:04 PM
Actually, you did me a favor...

...our webcam has been on the fritz for several weeks and I'd added a "sorry, but our webcam is out of service" statement in bold to the page, in the hopes I wouldn't receive a zillion emails asking me what that white blob was.

I didn't realize the webcam had come back to life.

Thanks! Paula

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 5:42 PM
"White blob? Raven poop!" ;)
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 7:18 PM
Leave it to gator... LOL


P.S. - I just wanted to let you know Paula that I am SO loving my Holiday World checks! When can we expect another series? j/k, hehe....

*** Edited 2/24/2005 12:21:10 AM UTC by Rampage***

Thursday, February 24, 2005 2:22 PM
Everyone (except Paula, of course) seems to forget that there are TWO 'windows' behind the operator's console on the Raven. One is at the uptrack end of the platform and faces the track and storage shed, and that's where we all know The Wave comes from.

There is a second window around the corner that faces the lift hill, so a friendly wave can come from there as well. Although it is worth noting that as the train ascends the lift, the other train should be returning to the station, so the operator at the console may have her hands full bringing in the other train...!

Of course, it is the Legend where riders going up the lift are greeted with a GIGANTIC sign off to the right that says, "Wave"...

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, February 24, 2005 3:42 PM

Raven Maven said:...our webcam has been on the fritz for several weeks and I'd added a "sorry, but our webcam is out of service" statement in bold to the page, in the hopes I wouldn't receive a zillion emails asking me what that white blob was.Thanks! Paula

I figured the white blob was Drabek taking more photos

Thursday, February 24, 2005 3:49 PM
That was uncalled for and quite rude, Sam.

BTW, Paula, the cam is dead again. *** Edited 2/24/2005 8:50:19 PM UTC by redman822***

Thursday, February 24, 2005 4:34 PM
Yes, that was very rude, Sam.

Paul *never* wears white between Labor Day and Easter!


Thursday, February 24, 2005 5:55 PM

You're right. I wouldn't be caught dead in white this time of the year. To clarify my wardrobe choices for today for Sam my work attire consisted of tan dockers and a light green polo while my evening wear consists of a light blue Lake Winnie Cannonball shirt with shorts.

Paul Drabek


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