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

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 the year behind us a few weeks ago and can cling to the knowledge that each days is a few minutes…

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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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Best. Present. Ever.

If you’re a podcast listener, you already know that The Coaster Crew is a regular mention in our #HoWoPo Feedback segment. Long story short (I’ll try, anyway), The Coaster Crew is one of our “partner clubs.” Several members attended last season’s HoliWood Nights event and were intrigued by the lone green foot that was part…

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Podcast: Christmas Crazies

With Christmas fast approaching, we recorded our final podcast episode of the year today. The PodSquad doesn’t quite catch the brilliance of Turkey Lurkey Time. No matter what you think of the lyrics, you will surely be blown away by Donna McKechnie (the tall “office worker” in this performance on the 1969 Tony Awards) and…

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Podcast: December dreams

It’s been a full month since the #PodSquad assembled, so we kicked off December with memories of Thanksgiving, a mannequin video, and plans for 2017: Here’s the AtlasObscura article about our “thematically relevant roller coaster.” So sad about the loss of Mrs. Brady. From left, Leah Koch, Florence Henderson, Lauren (Koch) Crosby, and Lori Koch. And…

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Heroes among us

Our Veterans gathered this week for a group photo by the Santa statue. “Hands by your sides, please, fellas.” They complied with a stunning swiftness. But of course. They’re military. This year’s photo is missing one of our Veterans, a maintenance technician – she’s off-site right now with the Army National Guard. We’ll catch you…

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Season Pass Sweepstakes

Congratulations to our winner – Bill H. of Georgetown, Indiana! Thanks to all who entered! ———– It’s that gift-giving time of the year, and we’re about to give away a pair of 2017 Season Passes. Our neighbors  are feeling generous, too, and will provide our sweepstakes winner with two overnights in a Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin…

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“It made me giddy”

Angie was breathless. And it wasn’t because she had just climbed 310 steps – to the top of The Voyage lift hill. (“I had to stop to catch my breath four times,” she confessed.) It was because she achieved one of her top “bucket list” desires and saw the World from 17 stories up. Our…

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Podcast: The Season Wrap

I must warn you about this episode of the Holiday World Podcast: It’s the end of the season and we let off just a little bit of steam. And I’m not talking about November 8, National STEAM Day. We hope you enjoy our silly stories: When we talk about STEM/STEAM Day, we mention Artrageous with…

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Pumpkin Day

As we say on our podcast: We are Holiday World and we love holidays … And never has a holiday been so easy to illustrate as today’s: National Pumpkin Day. Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin was pleased as punch to talk about all the pumpkin spice sprinkled throughout our menus:   It’s #NationalPumpkinDay! Gourdon the Talking…

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