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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Happy Bastille Day!

My new initiative here at Holiday World is to make every day feel more like a holiday. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but that means we’re having fun with the little random holidays happening, such as National Barbecue Month in May and other day-long celebrations. So when we met last month to discuss July…

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T-minus 12 days

I’m sure many of you have noticed that our big announcement day is quickly approaching. And I don’t think I’ve ever had such a great captive audience as I do right now. Because of this, I’ve had to be very meticulous with my word selection. Anything could mean something. For instance, if I were to…

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Dash over for this deal

With a fun run through two parks, and uber theming such as fireworks, snow, fog and more, our Holiday Dash 5K Fun Run will leave you panting for more! Register by midnight Saturday night for some runaway savings! Best discounts for our "Holiday Dash 5K Fun Run" expire tomorrow. Dash over here for details: http://t.co/xYGFWEoDu6…

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