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Step Behind Amazing: Celebration Swings Ride Maintenance

Jenae Mims

As a San Jose State University graduate with a Journalism degree, I enjoy being able to use my creativity to tell unique behind the scenes stories in a new perspective!

Have you ever seen Celebration Swings completely disassembled before?

During every off-season, each ride gets its regularly scheduled maintenance. This year for Celebration Swings, annual maintenance means complete disassembly, a thorough inspection and then reassembly. “Step Behind Amazing” with our ride maintenance manager to see why the swings needed a full inspection this season!

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Jenae Mims

As a San Jose State University graduate with a Journalism degree, I enjoy being able to use my creativity to tell unique behind the scenes stories in a new perspective!

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