VinTheAttendant wrote:Best of luck to you with the exhibit! Your models are phenomenal! I only wish I could be there.
Thanks for the well wishes. Yep, I'm up at 2:26 a.m. local time doing last minute stuff. Who knew curating an exhibit would mean sleepless nights. I'll share a few pictures of the exhibit from Saturday night after I stopped for the night. Now I'm not doing everything, yet I am, but I had help which I'm grateful for, but I had creative control over the exhibit once we decided on a layout. We were not able to install the plexiglass barriers due to the plex order not being complete yet - in all fairness, they didn't get the order til this past Tuesday. So I made the call to open on Sunday with just stanchions. I'll have folks all along the front to keep the models and artifacts safe. So this week the gate will be down Tue - Sat until we get the remaining pieces of plex. The Graphic Artist and lighting guys did their thing Friday evening. What do you think of Pete? (as in Pete's Dragon, I decided he needed a name and that's what stuck in my mind) I have a few small items to go in and finish in a few hours. I think Union Station has a very unique exhibit, what do you think? It turned out beyond my wildest dreams and it's great to see it all finally come together. Red Ribbon Grand Opening in t-minus 9 hours and 15 minutes! I'll post some video later tonight if I have any strength left
So a few of the surprises are now revealed. Along with the working models are actual artifacts from their respective coasters. Pete the gobo Dragon. Model grass on the models instead of just paint. There are still a few more which I will share in an update later on. The surprise that Robb and TPR contributed to, unfortunately is slightly delayed by an estimated two weeks. But it's cool. I'll share as soon as it's installed! And thanks in advance Robb.
Thanks to all the TPR's who contributed by helping name the exhibit and contributing pictures and other goodies for the exhibit. I appreciate it, I really, really do. And I have to give a shout out to Jeff and Jennifer at worldsoffundotorg for the long term loan to Union Station of their extensive collection of artifacts and memorabilia!
Screams of the Past: The First Five Roller Coasters at Worlds of Fun is open during Science City operational hours. Closed on Mondays. Best part? It's free! There will be a donation box if you want to make a donation. The funds raised will be used for the upkeep of the models and exhibit. Come check out Union Stations newest permanent exhibit soon and say hi to Pete. Okay, I'm going to sleep for enh, lets see, oh, yeah 4 hours. Enjoy the preview!