Posted Tuesday, April 1, 2003 4:32 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Stan Checketts, a lifelong resident of Providence, Utah and CEO of S&S Power, wants to build a fun park south of Logan that would include such things as a go kart track, miniature golf, concession stands — and the extreme, adrenaline-overload rides that S&S Power designs, manufactures, ships and installs all over the world.
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Stan is *one of us*....well, at least to a larger degree than most in the business...:). I hope he *does* pull it off, and that he's successful as anything. He is *unfettered* by the prevailing wisdom, and that alone makes him a breath of fresh air...(air LAUNCH that is).
Stan, if you see this, hire me...but ya gotta do it before someone else beats ya to it!
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This is completely true. Stan has been working on this for months now but has kept it pretty low key. Cache County has been disputing the idea for the "typical" city council reason that every park faces.
Rob, maybe it's just a typo on Jeff's part. It DOES happen ya know. ;) Anyway, they could use this not only to make some cash but to also test out new rides on people. Think about it. All of these new coaster types (TA2K prototype, Screaming Squirrel- they're all there anyway, why not just open them up? :)
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Mole: Since there is a crane next to the Power Tower in the picture, Checketts was probably lifted in a basket on the crane. However for normal maintenance the workers are lifted up in a set of the seats, the seats are locked out, then they release the restraints and climb on up. Not for the faint hearted, including me.
S&S is located in Logan Utah, so the park will be close to their production facility.
Actually, they have maintenance platforms that they can stand on for such occasions, but, Stan actually climbed up the side of Superman: Tower of Power for his personal media day for S&S about S:ToP, and he climbed all 285 feet or so onto the platform that connects all 3 towers, not the actual apex of the ride, just where the big S's are.
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