Dad of Steel
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 10:37 AM
If you are ever in Jacksonville FL, I would highly recommend a visit to the HQ of the Sally Corp., maker of dark rides such as "Den of Lost Thieves" and "Ghost Blasters".
They give guided tours twice a week by appointment. It includes walk-throughs of the art-design, sculpting/molding studio, factory floor with hydraulic shells/ assembly, painting studio, and of course the "integration room" with opportunity for "testing" an interactive scene. The tour takes about an hour.
The most interesting thing I saw during the tour was how happy the people working there seemed to be!
Check out: http://www.sallycorp.com/
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 11:00 AM
Thanks Dad....next time work takes me up to Jax, I'll see if I can't get in on one of those tours. I'm one of the biggest proponents of *Sally-brand* dark rides, esp. the interactives, so maybe they'll "recognize game" and offer me a job...;)
bill, long since out of retail, but I could *definitely* sell something I believe in, and I believe in *Sally-brand* dark rides...:)
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 11:48 AM
Awesome, I hadn't even realized that Sally was located in Jacksonville. And my wife and I are going to happen to be driving through there on the way back from Orlando next Tuesday morning. I wonder if it isn't too late to schedule a tour.
Wednesday, May 5, 2004 1:31 PM
Like Dad said, check out the web site. They have shop cams that allow you to watch works in progress. Neat stuff, if you haven't seen it before.
Dad of Steel
Thursday, May 6, 2004 9:10 AM
It was pretty clear from talking with the tour guide (who happened to be from the town next to me in NH), that the most important characteristic in an employee is passion. If you've got the skills, go for it!
Thursday, May 6, 2004 10:18 AM
Wow, Simply put your survelance cams on the web.
Chuck, who is lucky enough not to have cams at his work *I think*