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JUL 2013

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LEft With tents surrounding the area and work being done at night, the 5-to-7-person crew maintained the theme park's immersion illusion. Next up: Prepping the first 4,200 ft² (390 m²) section. said Theme Park Designer Robert McTyre. The founding partner of Apogee Attractions, while not connected with this particular project, has done work for this theme park in the past. "Everything possible is done to immerse the visitor in the experience. But you have to avoid visual or auditory intrusions. Any breaks in the illusion — for example, if guests could see a 21-story high rise or hear freeway traffic — would cause them to say, 'Hey, I'm not really in the wild west, I'm three blocks away from downtown.' You do everything you can to preserve the sense of place, preserve the illusion." big unit. Then they built an enclosure to hide Innovative's spray rig and other equipment. They also erected a barricade to keep park guests back. Artists then painted the tents, tarps, and fences to make them look like part of the scenery. Elaborate? Yes. But there's a lot at stake. "What a theme park basically tries to do is to take the public and transport them into a place other than their daily world," BumPeR CaRs With tents in place, it was time to begin work on the first 4,200-square-foot (390 m²) section. Planning meetings had determined that the best approach was to blast the entire area prior to applying the polyurea, rather than blasting and coating in sections. To prevent flash rust from forming during the multi-day interval between the first shotblast and the direct-to-metal polyurea Our thermal insulating and anti-condensation sprayapplied coatings have revolutionized the way companies insulate and protect surfaces. Call today to find out how we can help your clients save time, money, and energy on your next project. 800-549-0043 Write in Reader Inquiry #260 40 CoatingsPro g July 2013

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