Great Scott! Tune in Thursday night

Have you ever wondered what it takes to put together an episode of reality TV? Not the table-throwing, wine-tossing kind of reality show … a nice, fun travel show. There’s a new series on the Great American Country (GAC) channel called “All-American Amusement Parks.” Actually, when we first heard from the production company, they used…

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Season’s over, but the smiles linger on …

Happy Halloween Weekends are over, as is our 2014 season. Many thanks to all who visited us and filled our parks with laughter. This tweet from Sunday was the perfect way to end our 121 days of fun: Those smiles say it all! “@Aaron_Reece: @HolidayWorld thanks for the great day today!! pic.twitter.com/G3gyAiLLGL” — Holiday World…

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Pumpkins on the shelf

While visiting the park during our Happy Halloween Weekends, you may have noticed these festive fall displays, located in each of our holiday-themed park sections. We know there are lots of Elf on the Shelf fans out there; how about Pumpkins on the Shelves? Our other Lauren, who is our Director of Theming, borrowed this…

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Hey! Is that our track?

Heading back to Santa Claus on I-64 this afternoon following a visit with our web designers, we saw a flash of orange up ahead. “Hey! Is that our track?” Well, yes of course it had to be. It was orange. And it’s become impossible for us to look at the color orange and not think…

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A hard hat of a different color

Oops, just realized we hadn’t blogged about our latest episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles, and there’s already another one in the works. We get to hear from Matt, Lauren and Leah this time, in addition to James, as we watch the Immelmann (the highest point of the ride) topped. Lauren and Leah proudly display…

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The woods are ablaze with fall colors

Such a pretty time of the year! The trees are brilliant with red, yellow, gold and … Yes, there’s a pop of orange out in the woods by The Voyage this year. Where exactly? Thunderbird will cross Voyage once right here: As you can see, it’s between the second and third hills on Voyage. Of…

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Hoosier favorite zombie?

Ah, but actually our talented troupe of undead are from all over … er, under. This year’s Graveyard Smash zombies hail (and wail) from as close by as Santa Claus and Jasper and as far away as New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Honolulu! They sing like a bunch of ghouls: We hope you’ll join…

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Perks for processing early

Did you know you can purchase your 2015 Season Passes for $20 a month using our Easy Pay Plan? This offer runs through November 15, 2014. And as a special incentive, we have two perks for you if you get your 2015 Season Passes processed here at the park during this year’s Happy Halloween Weekends….

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Did anyone catch the second pun?

Not everyone considers pun-making to be an art form, but a little Halloween humor makes us smile. Please post a comment below if you caught the second pun. I won’t say it’s been keeping me up nights wondering, but … Hope you like the pun. #TwoActually pic.twitter.com/RUx5jPKJKC — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) October 3, 2014

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Weather permitted

From before the sun was up this morning, we were all grabbing our phones to check the weather apps. I even bugged our morning weathermen: Will we top Thunderbird this morning? Maybe @RonanRhodes or @Byron14News know. #INwx pic.twitter.com/lzuQeF8490 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) October 7, 2014 But the #WeatherPermitting phrase continued to haunt us. Reporters called…

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A Tuesday Topping for Thunderbird

Been using this hashtag a lot today: #WeatherPermitting That said, we’re excited about what tomorrow may bring: After tomorrow, our skyline changes forever. #WeatherPermitting pic.twitter.com/JAQH8yytpu — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) October 6, 2014 We won’t know for sure until tomorrow morning, but a big ol’ piece of track (weighing nearly nine tons) is expected to “top…

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Magic in the air

When you visit us for Happy Halloween Weekends, be sure to include our Halloween Magic Show on your don’t-miss-it list. Unless, of course, you don’t like to laugh. Or hear children laugh. Don Baggett’s magic skills extend far beyond sleight of hand. He has the gift of extracting giggly, irrepressible laughter from youngsters. You know,…

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