January 23, 2014
A guest post from Mark Rosenzweig, Skycoaster’s® Managing Director.
The key to Skycoaster®’s success from a safety and operational perspective has always been the close relationship between Skycoaster® and their many sites located worldwide. As has been tradition since the attraction’s inception in 1992, representatives from Skycoaster® and Skycoaster® sites gather annually for the Skycoaster® Owners Conference and Safety Symposium, an event unique to the attractions industry.
This year’s conference was held on Wednesday and Thursday January 15th and 16th, in Orlando, FL. As has been done in years past, the event was held in conjunction with the AIMS (Amusement Industry Manufacturers and Suppliers Trade Association) Safety Seminar. Nearly 60 Skycoaster® site representatives from as far away as Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, B.C. were in attendance. The event was a huge success with presentations from Skycoaster® service parts suppliers, Skycoaster® staff, and even a special appearance from Skycoaster®’s original inventor, Bill Kitchen! Following the first day of speakers (and a game of Skycoaster® Jeopardy), attendees gathered for our evening reception where more socializing and bonding would ensue.
Thursday morning, attendees gathered once again to take their Site Controller tests before heading home or back to take their remaining AIMS classes.