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Above and Beyond!

For some people, going above and beyond at work means picking up an extra project or taking the lead on a presentation. For us, it means sampling funnel cake to make sure it’s perfect, sacrificing our skin to give our guests the scariest experience possible or, in Monday’s case, it means literally going above and beyond by test riding the Great Nor’Easter on a brisk, but gorgeous November morning.

Our mission was to ride as many times as we could in as many seats as possible. Every seat really does provide a unique experience. Riding in the back is a completely new thrill than the middle. If you’ve never ridden in the front of the Nor’Easter, I highly recommend it. There’s no more beautiful view. We even saw some dolphins playing in the surf before we plunged down the track!

We were testing out improvements made to the Great Nor’Easter’s track in a couple different spots. Our team worked out some knots through the corkscrew and sidewinder areas making for a much smoother ride. Feel the difference yourself in Summer 2012!

Comments

Sea Serpent fan says:

November 9, 2011 at 4:10 pm

That’s great to know!  The new trains made for a much more smoother ride when they came online a few years ago, but there was still a lot of jerking moves on account of the tracks. I look forward to riding with the new changes made.  smile

P.S.—- I wish I had YOUR job!

Jack says:

November 9, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Alison,
This stuff is great.
Would love to develop an annual blog book, sort of a recipe book of life at the shore through the eyes of all the MP bloggermaniacs….......
Yes?

Jessica Wiley says:

November 10, 2011 at 4:39 pm

i agree with Serpant fan…I want that kinda job too. taste testing, ride exploring, helping with advertising, spooking guests on the ghost ship…even taking pictures of works in progress and finished projects.  that looks like fun. even creating safety manuals for the following year is entertaining. need an extra hand to help type it all?? grin

You Gotta Break Some Eggs to Make an Omelet says:

November 16, 2011 at 10:32 am

[...] The Nor’easter has just been re-shaped in order to smooth the ride. If you have not ridden the coaster in a while, please try it next summer. I think you will really enjoy its new smoothness. [...]

Brandon says:

January 29, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Glad to hear about the ride improvements ! Last year I said I will never ride nor’easter again b/c of how rough it was it gave me a headache. . I didn’t like the feeling of being held in by 2 small straps . I looked around that part by saying that three are people that are 200-300 lbs that ride it.

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