A wave of gratitude

After two perfect-score safety audits in a row, we just had to give a big shout-out to our lifeguards and slide attendants: Congratulations to our Splashin’ Safari team, who received a perfect score on their safety audit today! #lifeguard #slideattendant #holidayworld #safetyfirst A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 22, 2016 at 7:02pm…

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‘Christmas in July’ Sweepstakes

Where did July go? While those two fellows try to figure it out, let’s launch a sweepstakes! What’s the prize for our Christmas in July Sweepstakes? One person – selected at random – will win four one-day admission tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and two nights next door at Lake Rudolph Campground &…

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Tubes of fun

Visiting Splashin’ Safari with my family during my childhood, one of our favorite things to do together was float around the lazy river. My favorite part about the river – blue tubes! I still remember the excitement of stepping into the river for the first time and discovering there was a tube that was just my size….

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Podcast: Lost & Found Lady

What a week! Guest Services Manager Angie is not only featured in an About.com feature this month, she was also our Guest on today’s podcast episode. … because Angie has some great stories. Not only about Lost & Found but also the Holidog Inn. Here are a few photos to help illustrate this episode. Starting with…

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What to know about Pokemon Go

As Holiday World’s resident geezer, I clearly remember when Pokemon first made an appearance in popular culture. Somewhere in the back of a closet shelf at home we no doubt still have piles of Pokemon collector cards and battery-drained Game Boys. Memories of cherished days with youngsters growing up. Gotta catch ’em all. “Pokey-what? Do…

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About Angie

Journalist Marcia Frost (love her last name!) visited us last month and one of her questions was, “What’s it like to live in a town called Santa Claus?” She was on assignment with About.com and her mission was to interview someone who could answer that question. Angie, our Guest Services Manager, sat down with Marcia…

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Enter our Rock the World giveaway

Can you believe Rock the World is just six weeks away? Neither can we! Here’s a look at our main-stage artists: It’s time for us to give away one last pair of tickets. Be sure to enter our sweepstakes, below, if you’d like to join us for Rock the World on Saturday, August 20. You…

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Indiana wants me*

*So now I’ve got that song stuck in my head. If you’ve listened to our latest podcast episode, you already know about this: #SaySomethingCompletelyHonest @TODAYshow, we’re not located in Orlando; we’re in Indiana! https://t.co/KmoWRWk5mB pic.twitter.com/V1A5EXcBpz — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 5, 2016 It’s always a thrill to get coverage on The Today Show, but when…

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Podcast: Stars & Stripes Forever

Another podcast day! Ready to go with #HoWoPo! #Podcast pic.twitter.com/jTbEJZYK1p — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 1, 2016 Here’s the ‘cast, if you’d like to listen and scroll through this post to see some illustrations of our conversations. Be sure to enter our new contest and don’t miss the promo code!   Our beautiful plaque from…

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Fireworks sweepstakes

Congratulations to our winner: Gena D. from Shelbyville, Indiana! Gena receives four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a King RV at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Thanks to all who entered! —– Today is the first day of summer, and with summer comes the 4th of July and…

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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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