Letterman ticket

The Letterman racket

It’s time to climb into our way-back machine. Ready? It’s August 6, 1995. Twenty years ago. Two decades. A score. Hot as blazes here in Santa Claus. The Raven is new and it’s a hit. And it’s a Sunday afternoon. Will passes along a call from two very excited local teachers. They’ve got tickets to…

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Thunderbird Flying High

As seen on TV

If you don’t live within about a three-hour radius of Santa Claus, Indiana, chances are you’ve never seen our television commercials. So here is our newest, fresh out of the edit suite and airing beginning today: Thanks to all of our extras who rode Thunderbird over and over … wait – maybe they should be…

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Santa Approved!

Enter our Thunderbird Sweepstakes!

Thanks to all who entered our Thunderbird Sweepstakes! Here are our winners of two one-day tickets: Carrie B., Hanover, Indiana Joy H., Solsberry, Indiana ——— Is Memorial Day Weekend really just a week away? This month is flying by! And speaking of “flying by,” so is Thunderbird – have you watched the videos? Thunderbird launches…

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Leah on a unicycle

The typo heard round the World

Well, that’s embarrassing. As someone who types every last letter of every single word – even when texting, a slip of the index finger can lead to a stunning repercussion. As Sophia from The Golden Girls would say, “Picture it: White House, Tennessee; 2015 …” Our Entertainment staff is off-site this weekend, deep into rehearsals…

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Thunderbird commercial shoot

Spot-on fun

It wasn’t just those beautiful Thunderbird trains flying around the skies of Thanksgiving this week. That’s right. One of those new-fangled drones was hovering, equipped with a camera (plus two licensed/certified flyers). Because it’s commercial-shooting time around here! Thunderbird was in fine form and Mother Nature cooperated most of the time. And the riders had…

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A promo code for this weekend

Since the weather forecast looks better and better for this weekend, we created a promo code to save you even more on e-tickets for this Saturday and Sunday. To save $16 off the gate price for General Admission tickets this weekend, simply use the promo code SaveNow when you order your e-tickets. But hurry –…

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A long wait for David DeLong

David DeLong has waited – impatiently – for Thunderbird’s first launch since last July. We first met David almost exactly nine months ago. He was the “new guy” at WFIE-TV and was excited to cover our big “what’s new for 2015″ announcement. Over the months, David checked up on Thunderbird construction nearly every week. Together…

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Thunderbird flips Joe Bird

I was so tickled to hear Joe Bird was coming up to cover our Thunderbird Media Preview on Thursday. After all, he’s not only a reporter whose name is Bird, he’s a meteorologist. And Thunderbird is all about the weather, and who really controls it. I just knew Joe would dig Thunderbird in a very…

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Rayvon Owen in Rejoice! 2011

He is always on our minds

If you follow us on social media (especially Twitter!) you know that each Wednesday night, we’re cheering for park alum Rayvon Owen on American Idol. For the past three weeks, Rayvon has received the “Twitter Save” from fans and continued on to another week in the high-stakes competition. That first time, my iPhone nearly exploded….

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Thunderbird's Immelmann loop

Thunderbird fever

Seriously. A few of our invited guests for Thursday’s Thunderbird Media Preview have mentioned calling in to work this week, sick with the Thunderbird Flu. My version of this mysterious illness? Sleeplessness (note the time of this post) and an inability to type the word Thursday at the first try. Somehow, it always comes out…

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Thunderbird at night

A job well done

How’s this for a great recruitment tool? Don't you wish you worked here? #EmployeeNight #Thunderbird pic.twitter.com/lMeHGPcwWr — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 18, 2015 That right – six hours of Thunderbird rides this afternoon and evening. In fact, the fun is still going on! If this looks like your kind of place to work (full-time or…

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