A Sunday afternoon stroll behind the scenes

We haven’t dropped in a Vine video yet this season, so here’s one from our friends at Theme Park Review, who are visiting today from all over (as in Los Angeles, Orlando, Texas, Chicago and England!): Voyage @HolidayWorld in action! Ranked one of the best roller coasters on earth! https://t.co/1QvN5Yp32y — Theme Park Review (@ThemeParkReview)…

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The Legend of the Thunderbird

After the most amazing new-ride announcement we could have asked for, some people are a bit confused. They like the fact that we’re getting a steel coaster, but they don’t get how Thunderbird belongs in Holiday World. Especially in our Thanksgiving section. The Voyage is easily the best name. It’s simple. It tells a story…

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Park pals

One of the many excellent side benefits of working in the amusement industry is the friendships formed from park to park. Those who don’t work in our industry often assume we have some sort of cutthroat thing going on, but that’s just not so. Sure, we’re competitors, but we also wish each other only the…

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Emotions run high …

… when someone you don’t even know can bring tears to your eyes. This was posted last night on ThemeParkReview, a forum for roller coaster enthusiasts: I can’t believe it has been 66 days since this all started. Everyday but the past two hours have felt like forever and now those 66 days seem to…

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What are you WISHing for?

Take a look at some WISH-ful thinking from early this morning: All will be revealed this evening starting at 8:15pm CDT: http://HolidayWorld2015.com Please join us! And Happy Christmas Eve in July!

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A few final hints …

I woke up this morning nervous. It was kind of a combination of day-of-final-exams anxiety and Christmas morning excitement. Announcement Day is [almost] here, and we can [almost] stop talking in hushed tones everywhere we go. Almost. But I know that one more day for us means one more day of agony for the Holiday…

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Servers, don’t fail us now!

We’ve been playfully teasing Hal at DBS>Interactive about making sure-sure-sure the servers are ready for tomorrow’s announcement. … because a whole lotta folks will be tuning in to watch. We like DBS for their exceptional web design work. We love them for their sense of humor: @HolidayWorld @halburgiss pic.twitter.com/kwLVXgxj0k — DBS Interactive (@DBSInteractive) July 23,…

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A truck full of goodies

The word “goodies” in relation to a truck full of construction materials may not be the fit for everyone, but it sure is appropriate when you’re building something exciting. James, as VP, gets the keys to the castle, er … Really Big Truck. And what is in the Really Big Truck, you ask? Ah, none…

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Happy birthday, by George!

It’s Britain’s favorite baby boy’s birthday today. From our George to your George, “Happy first birthday, Prince George!” Happy first birthday, Prince George! From one George to another … #GeorgeTheEagle pic.twitter.com/PPcdPvOfHu — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 22, 2014

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Use caution, player!

You’ve just entered … … the Santa Zone! @HolidayWorld going for the dunk, getting stuffed by Santa! pic.twitter.com/6BnCplvBGJ — Tara Lloyd (@TaraMLloyd) July 18, 2014

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A promise kept

About a month ago, a coworker (Hi, Andrew!) tried to get me to share what we’re building in 2015 (yes, it’s top secret; most members of our full-time staff don’t know all of what we’re doing). Of course, one of his many guesses (like so many of you out there) was a steel coaster. After…

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What’s your definition of “fun”?

This young fellow seems to have it all figured out: If this doesn't scream "FUN!" than I don't know what does! @HolidayWorld #holidayworld pic.twitter.com/BNMV2vM9qh — Kara Bletzinger (@karabletz) July 17, 2014

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Apparently someone famous visited today …

Feeling sort of out of touch. And, yes, old. Anyone care to fill me in? According to Google, Brennan Tracy is a sensation on Vine … and is an I.U. guy. Every time he tweets, my Inbox fills up with “favorites” and “retweet” notifications. So I’m really curious (and hoping I’m not being insulting, because…

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