Mattocks, originally from St. Peter, Minn., had been high-diving for over a year when he received a call from Bohnert.
"Bones called me up one day and had me come here to do this show, and I'm definitely happy with the switch," he said.
The performance also features several area divers, including Ian Hogan, going into his senior year at Ballston Spa High School.
"I love itit's fun entertaining, it's fun making people laugh, it's good experience to be in front of huge crowds," said Hogan.
In addition, the show will go on the road later this year at the conclusion of the Great Escape's 2008 season, as much of the "Pirates!" crew will be heading to perform overseas in China. "I'm really excited for it" said Mattocks. "I love traveling, and it'll be a great experience."
"Pirates!: The Treasure of the Lost Lagoon" has multiple shows every day at the Great Escape and Splashwater Kingdom. For show times, contact the park office at 792-3500.""