Full STEAM ahead

You’ve heard of STEM, right? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. There’s another acronym now, with an additional letter: STEAM. “A” is for Art. How does art mix in with, say … roller coaster design? Nate Heck from Artrageous with Nate spent a day with us last fall to find out. His first stop was…

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Thunderbird’s half-minute waltz

Be assured it took many hours of work to provide Thunderbird’s trains with their off-season maintenance. But everybody loves a good time-lapse video, right? We’ll have another Legend update for you soon. Meanwhile, we open for the season in just over 11 weeks. That means we need to go around the World in 80 days…

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Calling all groundhogs

We’ve got more than one weather nerd around here – so we’re nearly whipped into a frenzy about tomorrow, Groundhog Day. Will Thunderbird see his shadow tomorrow? Doubtful. #tristatewx #INwx pic.twitter.com/wrUFRSWCx1 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) February 1, 2016 All kidding aside, Tuesday may bring some rough weather. Please be safe. Fingers (and paws) are crossed that…

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Choose your chocolate

Cookies & Cream it is! Congratulations to Kelly P. from Shepherdsville, Kentucky, whose name was drawn at random from the many retweets. Kelly receives two free tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Thanks to all who entered! ——- Here’s another quickie ticket giveaway – help us choose a new Dippin’ Dots flavor (all the…

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Cabin Fever? Enter this Sweepstakes!

Congratulations to Casey J. from Breese, Illinios, who was chosen at random to win two nights in a Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin, plus four tickets to Holiday World. Thanks to all who entered – and for all the great advice about how to conquer cabin fever! —————- How’s the weather forecast looking in your neck of…

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The Legend reborn

We’ve teased you long enough. Here’s what we’re working on for our 70th Birthday season: We hope you’re as excited as we are to experience our wooden coasters again for the first time – especially The Legend! (Oh, and Thunderbird, too!) This snow won’t last forever … By the way, if you’ve been meaning to…

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Weigh to go, Shane!

This morning, this photo appeared in our Twitter feed and we were thrilled to see we were part of this gentleman’s incredible weight-loss story: @HolidayWorld one of my weight loss motivations was to ride your roller coasters. See you this season!! pic.twitter.com/gvwxSY2XLn — Shane (@ShaneInTC) January 11, 2016 We got in touch with Shane and…

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What’s at stake?

Do you like our color scheme? Rose-colored ribbons are brightening up our wintery days. What’s at stake? We’ll let you know soon.

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Was Santa good to you?

Have you ever been so excited about Santa’s annual visit – and been so sure that you’re on the Good Boys & Girls List that you made special preparations for that certain something at the top of your list? That’s exactly what our Coaster Cats did. After texting their list to Santa early last month, they brought…

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Apply yourself!

Hard to believe, but it’s that time again – as expressed in this #ThrowbackThursday post: It’s already time for the seasonal hiring process to begin! #tbt #lifeguards #holidayworld We’re now accepting applications for our 2016 season, with 2,200 seasonal positions to fill, plus several full-time jobs. Apply now!

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Whatever you do: Don’t. Look. Back.

If you’re a regular reader of the HoliBlog (thank you for that), you already know: #SomethingsUp. And so it begins. #NextChapter pic.twitter.com/QNGFiA1R0L — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) December 17, 2015 We’ll fill you in on the details in January, as we begin celebration of our 70th Birthday Season.

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Butterscotch fudge

‘Oh, fudge!’ Sweepstakes

Congratulations to Linda S. from St. Meinrad, Indiana, and Paulette A. H. from Nashville, Tennessee, who each win two one-day tickets for our 2016 season. Thanks to all who entered! —- Have you watched A Christmas Story yet this year? That’s an Indiana story, did you know? Little Ralphie was actually Jean Parker Shepherd, who grew up…

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