Fireworks sweepstakes

Today is the first day of summer, and with summer comes the 4th of July and fireworks! And so we celebrate with a Fireworks Sweepstakes – one lucky winner will receive four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus overnights at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Fireworks are quite plentiful at Holiday…

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Podcast: Holidog’s transformation

In today’s podcast episode, there are a lot of graphics. Knowing that our listeners would be wondering what we’re talking about, I kept promising to post the photos. First, here’s the podcast: And here are the illustrations (I hope I caught them all – I’m sure you’ll let me know if I didn’t). We hope…

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The Legend lives on

This morning, while adding a new Legend video to our YouTube channel, I happened upon this wonderful piece of our history from 1999. It’s the day we announced we were building The Legend: Many thanks to David Ellis for posting this video of the late Will Koch announcing The Legend. We know Will would be…

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Show Me the launch

The irony was not lost on us … the reporter from Show Me St. Louis rode Thunderbird with her eyes closed! Dana was a good sport and even (kind of ) believed Matt when he told her she screamed the entire ride. Thunderbird remains the nation’s only launched wing coaster. Whether you ride with eyes…

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Podcast: Enthusiast Invasion

Congratulations to Jean P. from Indianapolis, who wins two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Want to try again? Listen to Podcast Episode 010 for another chance to win a pair of tickets! —– We recorded the latest podcast episode a day early, in anticipation of being super busy tomorrow greeting several hundred roller-coaster…

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A rainy-day podcast

After having all too much fun creating our own podcast this spring, we got a call (a tweet, actually) from Zach and Noah at the Evansville Courier & Press. It seems they have a podcast, too. Called Canvass, it’s usually filled with politics and the latest opinions about breaking news stories. But with the start…

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Callie on the Job

We had loads of fun this week when Callie from WSIL-TV came for a visit. She creates a segment for the news each week called “Callie on the Job” and gets to learn about all sorts of interesting professions. Here’s her report: WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Does running a roller coaster or greeting park Guests…

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Mirror, Mirror Sweepstakes

Congratulations to our winner, Joe C., of Lebanon, Kentucky, who receives two one-day tickets plus a Quick Access Pass. Thanks to all who entered! —– With apologies to the Brothers Grimm: Mirror, mirror on the wall – which is the longest water coaster of all? Sometimes you already know the answer, but it’s still nice…

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Just two words

Noticed this morning that #My2WordAddiction was trending on Twitter. And so … #My2WordAddiction Air Time! pic.twitter.com/GUycVfn2D3 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 23, 2016 How about you? What’s your two-word addiction? Roller coasters? Dole Whip? Kitty Claws? Or how about Big Discounts?! If you’re planning to visit now through May 30, be sure to purchase Summer…

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Podcast #008: Mammoth Boats

The #PodSquad is feeling rather uptown with their new headphones. Will this result in them talking over each other a bit less? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, now that both parks are open daily and weather forecasters are promising warmer  temps … … it’s time for the #PodSquad to provide some history and tips about Splashin’ Safari:…

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Today in Holiday World history

This is quite a day in our history. May 19, 1990:   #ThrowbackThursday to May 19, 1990 … and the premiere of Raging Rapids! #YouWillGetWet pic.twitter.com/FlIas0o8sc — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 19, 2016 May 19, 1995: On this date in 1995, @48Hours‘ Richard Schlesinger came to visit! @aceonlineorg @SchlesCBS #HeDidntRideRaven pic.twitter.com/vJrygnuFs0 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld)…

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Our 24th Play Day

Such a fun day! Lots of fun on Play Day! #24thAnnual @EasterSealsSWIN pic.twitter.com/WWtTR4HqO3 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 11, 2016 As has happened many times in the past 24 years, on Play Day the weather forecast was a bit iffy. Happily, the storms held off until after all the buses had returned their precious cargo…

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Thunderbird Sweepstakes

Congratulations to Debra N. from French Lick, Indiana, who wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a Holiday Cottage at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Thanks to all who entered! —– Who needs a launch date? The temperatures are climbing and school will be out soon ……

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Podcast #007: May Flowers

It’s podcast time again! Here are a few teasers … A tasty surprise. A promo code. A plant with a Halloween theme: Ride names from our Santa Claus Land days: And a binge-watching, Legend-riding, oboe-playing, new-shirt-wearing Leah! We hope you enjoy our newest episode: By the way, when we reference 66 Days at Sea, this…

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Highlights from podcasts past

Since the Holiday World Podcast is produced every other week, during the “off” weeks we bring you video highlights. Here’s a tip about not-to-miss rides plus a look at that new taste treat at Sweet Stuff: Do you enjoy our podcast? Please post feedback using the #HoWoPo hashtag – and maybe even rate us on iTunes?…

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