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Intern Jordan: Special Guest Star« Go Back Saturday, October 19th, 2013
There's a lot to talk about in this blog entry.
And there are some teases.
So listen up! Should I number this stuff so it's easier? Don't mind if I do!
1. NEWS ON CLOSING DAY (I'm shouting for emphasis)
The other day, I tweeted that closing day will be special. And it will be.
Coming on closing day? There's a special treat with some serious significance planned. #staytuned— Tony Clark (@TonyClarkCP) October 17, 2013
I'll tell you more about that in tomorrow's blog entry. But that's a tease.
I will say that it involves Golden Tickets, and it really will be special.
2. SPECIAL BLOG PROJECT
I've been spending some time mulling over ways to improve what we do and give you more things to read and see in the process. So, I've come up with something. But I can't announce it until the end of the season. That's another tease.
I will say that it's ambitious - but it should be a lot of fun.
3. INTERN JORDAN IS SCARY
He's scary any day of the week, really. But last night, he got a taste of what it's like to be a Screamster.
He wanted to share his experience with you, so I said he could write a little bit about his night. Take a read:
“Beyond the Veil”
Sitting here mulling things over, I have to say that my legs are screaming at me right now. Last night, for the first time, I got to be a Screamster. My zone of choice: Maniacal Mechanical Screamworks.
In the past I have heard many speculate on what it’s like to be one of the many monsters in the park. How it must be the perfect job, and how lucky someone must be to have a job where they scare the pants out of guests. I have to say it IS all fun and games…but being a creature also requires a good amount of stamina.
My night started off in Haunt Central, where I received my makeup (boo hoo, I couldn’t have a mask for my one night, but still exhilarating nonetheless). Picture yourself being birthed all over again, only this time into a frightening beast not of this world. In Haunt Central, the artists use air brushes to apply the makeup, so my eyes were closed during the application process. Additionally, the paint was freezing cold, and sent a chilly jolt through my entire body every time she pulled the trigger.
Gearing up in a long trench coat with random zippers and buttons, I joined more than 300 other Screamsters to rein terror in the fog infested midways. Blasting ACDC’s Hell’s Bells, the monsters get pumped up and all venture out into the park as one unit.
While trotting to our location, I felt anxious, but also a wave of excitement to have this “ghoul” opportunity. In essence, it reminded me of being in the musical in high school. Which seems like a silly comparison, but I have come to realize that people didn’t come to Cedar Point to see “Jordan.” They came to be entertained and have the daylights scared out of them. Once I found my character's mojo, that’s when the true transformation took place.
After all was said and done, I had thoroughly enjoyed myself and am certainly whooped from running around whaling like a banshee all night. My legs feel like a bowl of green gelatin and my voice is hoarse from growling at guests.
I’d say all in all it was a fantastic experience being beyond the veil, and to anyone considering joining the scare force, you should seriously consider applying. It is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that many are too afraid to try. Then again, I used to be afraid of hurdles, but then I got over it.
Scary, indeed. Thanks, Jordan.
Tomorrow, an explanation of the closing day festivities AND a little behind-the-scenes ditty on our monsters. See you then!