coasterfreak101 wrote:When we met Mike Boodley this summer, he was working hard on a new chassis for the FT trains. He seemed like he really knew what was wrong with the old ones, and now that the park brought him on to rework it hopefully we'll see something come of it. He is the guy who designed the Millennium Flyers, after all - that alone should give people some faith!
When Dick came out to announce the winners of the annual costume contest, he did mention that "new trains were being assembled and shipped across the country soon," so take that for what it's worth.
This year was my second PPP and I've already got my sites for next year. I definitely know why some people shy away from this event, but I really think it is what you make of it. To me this event embodies everything that I love about the industry. After a long 6 and 7 day-a-week summer it's so nice to camp out for a weekend, see some familiar faces waiting in just about every single line, it just renews my love for my job and reminds me why I wanted to get into "the biz" in the first place. The park is just so charming every time I visit, but on the Saturday night of PPP it just hits a totally new level.
By the way, I hope that those who did go caught a little bit of the costume parade this year. The photo below may or may not be my friends and I sporting our winning group costumes....