Callie on the Job

We had loads of fun this week when Callie from WSIL-TV came for a visit. She creates a segment for the news each week called “Callie on the Job” and gets to learn about all sorts of interesting professions. Here’s her report: WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Does running a roller coaster or greeting park Guests…

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Mirror, Mirror Sweepstakes

With apologies to the Brothers Grimm: Mirror, mirror on the wall – which is the longest water coaster of all? Sometimes you already know the answer, but it’s still nice when the Mirror (or in this case, Guinness) tells you the answer. That’s right: The Guinness World Record folks just confirmed that the World’s Longest…

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Just two words

Noticed this morning that #My2WordAddiction was trending on Twitter. And so … #My2WordAddiction Air Time! pic.twitter.com/GUycVfn2D3 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 23, 2016 How about you? What’s your two-word addiction? Roller coasters? Dole Whip? Kitty Claws? Or how about Big Discounts?! If you’re planning to visit now through May 30, be sure to purchase Summer…

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Podcast #008: Mammoth Boats

The #PodSquad is feeling rather uptown with their new headphones. Will this result in them talking over each other a bit less? Only time will tell. Meanwhile, now that both parks are open daily and weather forecasters are promising warmer  temps … … it’s time for the #PodSquad to provide some history and tips about Splashin’ Safari:…

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Today in Holiday World history

This is quite a day in our history. May 19, 1990:   #ThrowbackThursday to May 19, 1990 … and the premiere of Raging Rapids! #YouWillGetWet pic.twitter.com/FlIas0o8sc — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 19, 2016 May 19, 1995: On this date in 1995, @48Hours‘ Richard Schlesinger came to visit! @aceonlineorg @SchlesCBS #HeDidntRideRaven pic.twitter.com/vJrygnuFs0 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld)…

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Our 24th Play Day

Such a fun day! Lots of fun on Play Day! #24thAnnual @EasterSealsSWIN pic.twitter.com/WWtTR4HqO3 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 11, 2016 As has happened many times in the past 24 years, on Play Day the weather forecast was a bit iffy. Happily, the storms held off until after all the buses had returned their precious cargo…

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Thunderbird Sweepstakes

Congratulations to Debra N. from French Lick, Indiana, who wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a Holiday Cottage at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Thanks to all who entered! —– Who needs a launch date? The temperatures are climbing and school will be out soon ……

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Podcast #007: May Flowers

It’s podcast time again! Here are a few teasers … A tasty surprise. A promo code. A plant with a Halloween theme: Ride names from our Santa Claus Land days: And a binge-watching, Legend-riding, oboe-playing, new-shirt-wearing Leah! We hope you enjoy our newest episode: By the way, when we reference 66 Days at Sea, this…

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Highlights from podcasts past

Since the Holiday World Podcast is produced every other week, during the “off” weeks we bring you video highlights. Here’s a tip about not-to-miss rides plus a look at that new taste treat at Sweet Stuff: Do you enjoy our podcast? Please post feedback using the #HoWoPo hashtag – and maybe even rate us on iTunes?…

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Old yeller

Eric, our VP of Marketing, texted me earlier today that while he sat in on a new-employee Orientation session, Brooke mentioned to the group that he was one half of a “HoliCouple,” meaning he and his wife met while working here. The big reaction was when he told the assembled that the year he and his…

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#ThankYouThursday

Yesterday, on a lark, I tweeted about Jerry: #ThankYouThursday shoutout to Jerry and all our Sweepers who help make us the World’s Cleanest Park year after year! pic.twitter.com/52PT1SeVYd — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 28, 2016 Jerry’s a wonderful fellow. A cheer went up around the offices when we heard, “Jerry’s back!” for the 2016 season….

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Twisted tweets

Oh, those holidays. You know – the oddball ones we like to highlight in tweets and on Instagram. Such as “Talk Like Shakespeare Day” last Saturday. We put a little twist on that one … Surely Shakespeare imagined Dole Whip when he wrote: “A dish fit for the gods” Happy Birthday, #Shakespeare400! pic.twitter.com/0SBqKRZosw — Holiday…

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Podcast episode 006: … the day before Opening Day

It’s April 22, the day before Opening Day for our 70th Birthday Season. And so today’s podcast episode is 70 minutes long. By coincidence, yes, but we’re still pleased with ourselves. A few photos to pique your interest: Two of our upcoming holidays. First, May the 4th: And Mother Goose Day: The chat about our history…

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Launchbreak, er … Lunchbreak doodle

Most people’s first tweets are rather awkward. But then there’s Bethanne from Bloomington, Indiana. Her first tweet included this incredible “doodle.” Lunchbreak ink doodle of my favorite B&M. Got summer at @HolidayWorld on the mind! pic.twitter.com/B3iwpPEjjg — Bethanne Babbs (@beths_art) April 20, 2016 Thunderbird is ready to fly again in just a few days. (Did…

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Win tickets to Rock the World!

Congratulations to our winner (chosen at random): Jordan M. of Francisco, Indiana, wins two admissions to Rock the World in August! Thanks to all who entered. —– Did you hear who’s headlining Rock the World on August 20? MercyMe and Colton Dixon, that’s who! Also on our main stage, we’ll welcome Blanca and OBB. What…

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