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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A Top 10 list

What a nice surprise! Whenever I see a Top 10 list, I take a look to see if we’re in the mix. In this list, we’re not only one of the 10, we’re the only family-owned park included: RT @HPLifestyle 10 of the Best Amusement Parks in the U.S. https://t.co/9GbXGaFaUi pic.twitter.com/caYdmJGLaa — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) October…

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Podcast: Lights Out!

Our #PodSquad gathered back around the table this morning to record our 18th podcast episode. We hope you enjoy it! William Koch joined us (along with sister Leah – on fall break from MBA studies at I.U. – and sister Lauren, on the right) … … and filled us in on the new Lights Out!…

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Win tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends!

Congratulations to our winners! Samantha T. from Owensboro, Ky., guessed closest to the correct amount of pumpkins and gourds (8,428) and Lauren G. from Hermann, Missouri, was our second winner, chosen at random. They each receive two one-day tickets to use during this fall’s Happy Halloween Weekends. Thanks to all who entered! _______ Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!…

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Coaster News Network

Have you seen the news? … that article detailing a study that indicates riding a roller coaster could help you with the dreadful task of passing a kidney stone? CNN picked up the story and posted it last night – using a picture of Thunderbird as the featured photo. We’re delighted, of course, but given that the…

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Putting the ‘fun’ in funnel cake

What puts the “fun” in funnel cake? That question gets more complicated during Happy Halloween Weekends, as our Foods team goes a little crazy. Take this, for instance … … our new Reese’s Pieces Funnel Cake. It’s really good. But that’s not the only new funnel cake we’re trying out. Which is best? We asked…

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A-maze-ing fun!

It takes heading up in an airplane to create the big “reveal” each fall, as we show you our latest corn-maze design for Happy Halloween Weekends: Cornfused about our maze? Here you go: a Raven’s-eye view. Happy Halloween Weekends start tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/h39clvPugg — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 23, 2016 Our 12-acres corn maze – and everything…

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Podcast: The One with Mankind

Today was a podcast day like none other. Our guest today was Mick Foley, who used our podcast to make a really exciting announcement about his next project. Michael Francis Foley is one heck of a storyteller. If you’re a wrestling fan, you already know that. But even if you’ve never tuned in to an…

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