A very Brady coaster

There’s no denying, Thunderbird is getting a lot of love and attention this fall. It’s the new coaster on the block, and there’s lots of interest in how construction is coming along. (Spoiler alert: it’s coming along really, really well – stay tuned for more next week. Maybe even watch the Thunderbird ConstructionCams. On Monday.)…

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Chillin’ with the Thunderbird

We just finished up two hours of “live shots” with Deanna from WFIE-TV and boy, is it cold out there today! After a look inside our Maintenance Shop and then the Paint Shop, the sun came up and we visited the Thunderbird construction site. Anyone who works outdoors for a living has my undying respect…

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HoliShop ’til you drop!

Our new website is now complete – we’ve launched the new HoliShop this week. With some old favorites plus some fun new items: Yea. This. https://t.co/NOqMS1ULJr #GoingFast pic.twitter.com/MI0pPg1G5X — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) November 12, 2014 And yes, the $5 Grab Bag shirts are back for a limited time. Happy HoliShopping!

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A horse(shoe) of a different color

We’ve heard many comments about how fast Thunderbird construction is coming along. How fast? This fast: Watch us create Thunderbird’s “elevated horseshoe” in this timelapse #video. #holidayworld A video posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:13pm PST

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Turkey Whirl

Season Pass Sweepstakes!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Season Pass Sweepstakes! Our winners were chosen at random from thousands of entries. Congratulations to: Amy R. of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, who wins two 2015 Season Passes Donna H. of Lanesville, Indiana, who wins two one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Candi J. of Beech Grove, Indiana, who…

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Painting a picture

Well here’s a different view of Thunderbird: These photos were taken by Tommy, our Paint Shop Manager. He and Joe were up in a 150′ manlift yesterday morning. Painting. That’s right. Here’s why: After Thunderbird track pieces are joined and bolted together, the next step is to smooth that area so that the transition from…

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A sign that it’s November

This fellow nearly gobbled up all the available space on this access road … You never know what you might (almost) run into while driving behind the scenes. #WeBrakeForTurkeys pic.twitter.com/fdbwDojP7t — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) November 3, 2014

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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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