The weather’s not fowl – but the company is!

The weather is incredible, so I carved out a bit of time for a walk in the park today. Recognize this ride vehicle? Come on, give it a whirl! pic.twitter.com/NfdotQYLcY — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) February 22, 2017 It’s hard to believe we’re all trotting around without jackets in February! Opening day is just nine weeks…

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Podcast: Tell-Tale Tattoo

Eric Rentz returns for this week’s podcast and updates us on iROC, his first Dole Whip experience, and a promise he must not break:   To illustrate this episode, let’s start with a few links: “Love roller coaster” blog post “Ready to Ride” Sweepstakes Next, a photo of the new Beest Burger: … and Matt…

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Love roller coaster

I’ve been saving this one for a special day. And what could be more special than Valentine’s Day, right? Okay … a wedding day. Because, you know … you get cake. But wait – doesn’t the cake topper look oddly familiar? Let’s get a closer look: Kara and Sean tied the knot in Florida back…

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Ready to Ride! Sweepstakes

Who’s ready to ride? These gloomy winter days make us all long for days filled with blue skies, sunshine, and families having fun riding roller coasters and water rides! Oh, and funnel cakes. We’re busy as can be getting the park ready for opening day (in just 80 days!). Our Paint Shop is full of…

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Podcast: Hire & Hire

The #PodSquad is back, with a Firecracker update, the story of Kitty Claws and her tutu, and a visit from HR: Here’s the tweet with our first IT Intern, Andy Imlay, this year’s Easterseals Adult Ambassador Fun photo shoot w @WEHTWTVWlocal Telethon team, new 2017 Easterseals Ambassadors Andy Imlay & Miah Dillingham, & photographer @erichassler57…

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The main frame

When you hear the phrase “main frame,” you think of a computer, right? Well, not today. This morning, Firecracker‘s main frame was lowered into place. Firecracker is a classic Calypso ride. It has graced two other parks since its birth in 1972. We’re restoring it for this season. Third time’s the charm, right? We showed…

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Apply now!

Ever wonder how many people it takes to keep Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari so clean, friendly, safe and fun? There are nearly 100 of us here year round. And this time of year, we start accepting applications for our 2,200 season positions. We’re like a small city, with all types of jobs. Take a…

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Podcast: Wooden you like to know?

For podcast episode 025, we invited the park’s director of maintenance, John Woodard to join us and answer your questions about our wooden roller coasters. Here’s John: A few notes: Here’s the link to the photo of Baked Alaska from our Santa Claus Land days. The breakdancing we talked about during 33 Degrees? Prepare to…

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Who’s having a Blue Monday?

I’d not heard of the term “Blue Monday” until recently. Apparently, the use of “blue” isn’t a positive one. It’s all about winter having no end in sight, holiday bills, and impossible-to-keep resolutions. Yes, today is calculated to be the most “blue” of any day throughout the year. Yuck! And so …   Hope this…

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Cabin Fever sweepstakes

Congratulations to our winner, Larissa J. from Sellersburg, Indiana, whose name was chosen at random. Thanks to all who entered! —– Anyone else freak out on a daily basis that the sun goes down before it’s even five o’clock? I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it! Happily, we left the shortest day of…

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Remembering Alamo

This tweet created a bit of a stir, so let’s answer those questions: Remember our Alamo? We’re making some delicious changes for this season to give you better service plus new menu choices! pic.twitter.com/2a1j6rxZcR — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) January 11, 2017 First of all, yes, we will have an Alamo restaurant again this season. Same…

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Google our growth

How much have we grown since we changed our name to Holiday World in 1984? Google it: Google Earth Engine compiled this Timelapse by lacing together an annual cloud-free mosaic of our little piece of the world.

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Making Firecracker “pop”

So what is your New Year’s Resolution? Mine is to crank out more puns in 2017. Hence this blog post’s title. But really, isn’t this pretty? The sparkly top coat is thanks to a product called Big Flake. We can’t wait to see Firecracker in action on a sunny day. And, fear not, after painting…

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Podcast: Prodigal oboe

Happy New Year! Our first podcast-episode name in 2017 is a nod to Leah, our oboe-playing member who still has a few days home before returning to Indiana University to continue her MBA studies. We hope you enjoy this episode: Did you want to see that video of Lauren opening her coffee-table book from The…

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