Thank you Gary Slade, Amusement Today owner and dear friend. All of us in the amusement industry have fun stories to share. Gary’s gift of this column gives me the vehicle. Friends and readers, send me your story. (I have a BIG story on Gary I might be able to sneak in down the line.)
Remember Seven Seas in Arlington, Texas in the 70’s? The park opened in 1972, closed 1975, enjoying some of the hottest Texas summers every to melt cement. Bob Minick, Hardy Haberman, Jim Ashworth and I were a few of those involved.
This month’s world wide publication Amusement Today has a new monthly column, “Reflections On Fun” about a little incident the columnist remembers during her days running the games operation. Check out my next post.
If you have any back stage stories from an amusement park you worked in, especially humorous, please send me an email. I’d love to hear your story and perhaps it will be published.
Taylor Talley, Showman Royalty, is ready to soar. She called today to explain her new venture with one great idea after the other. We are honored The Princess of the Midway chose Minick Associates to help her dream become a reality. Stay tuned for the great adventures of this Rising Star.
And at the IAAPA trade show and convention in November you can find all you need to light up your amusement park, water park, family entertainment center or your own yard.
Back to the 1970’s with Anchor game aprons. Reminds all of us opening year game operation at Six Flags Over Texas – Doc Snooker’s Magnificent Obsession.