Tory & Kari - Thrill Factor

Anatomy of a thrill

It starts when you get the okay from the network to talk about the unnamed new show: We can finally tell you! @TravelChannel's new show w/ @KariByron & @ToryBelleci is named "Thrill Factor." Watch 8/12! — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 30, 2015 Next, add a re-tweet from the show host whose hair sports a…

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High-pressure gig

You just never know what you might find (and learn) on Twitter! @HolidayWorld I submit weather related photos to Yahoo for their weather app. This is one I thought you might enjoy: — Andrew W. Jones (@awjstudio) July 23, 2015

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Cliff notes

You just never know what our divers are up to on their days off … Congratulations to Cesilie from our Dive team – she took First Place at a Red Bull Cliff Diving Women’s World Series event in Portugal over the weekend! (She’s in the center of this photo from the event’s Facebook page.) Here’s…

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Christmas in July Sweepstakes

Thanks to all who entered our sweepstakes – and congratulations to Amy I. from Mattoon, Illinois, who wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a King RV at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. — Have you ever celebrated Christmas in July? That sounds like a silly question…

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Holidog’s diamond

… no, we’re not talking about jewels. Holidog visited a baseball diamond this week to throw out the first pitch at a Dubois County Bombers game. Would that make this (brace yourself) … a diamond in the ruff? A video posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 15, 2015 at 5:32pm PDT

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Pickle Juice Pops

A dilly of a treat

Growing up playing sports, I was encouraged to drink pickle juice during summer practices to help prevent muscle cramping. (Yes, you read that correctly!) … so the idea of adding pickle juice pops to the menu at Bahari Snacks this season didn’t sound too strange to me. I love pickles. Always have. When the opportunity…

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Win: Rock the World Sweepstakes!

Are you a fan of Contemporary Christian Music? Our Rock the World fest is coming up on August 22 and we’d like to give you the chance to win tickets! How’s this for a great lineup: Newsboys, Crowder, Sidewalk Prophets and more! Head over to for a complete performance schedule, plus an opportunity to…

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George the Eagle

Independent’s Day

What a nice surprise! The Theme Park Insider Awards were just announced – and we won Best New Roller Coaster for 2015! Or, rather, Thunderbird did … Proud to be the only *independent* park to win: @ThemePark #FamilyOwned — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 5, 2015 Reviewing the list of winners, the awards all…

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Watch us on CNBC!

Are you a fan of CNBC’s “On the Money”? Well, they’re talking roller coasters on tomorrow’s show … Excited to see Thunderbird featured on @OnTheMoney tomorrow! @CNBC — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) June 27, 2015 “On the Money” airs Sunday evening at 6:30pm CDT on CNBC.

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VP James and Kari

Geek now, or forever hold your peace

Okay, so we can officially let the cat out of the bag now. Travel Channel was here today. But that wasn’t the secret. What we couldn’t talk about ahead of time was what this new show is about. Well, we still have to keep quiet about that. Sorry. But we can tell you who the…

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The Ladies who Launch

Exactly 11 months ago tonight – Christmas Eve in July 2014 – we were bursting with excitement. Our 66 Days at Sea were finally over and it was time to reveal all. Our new … project … for 2015. Code name: BT-15. Thunderbird! Fast-forward to now and Thunderbird is flying high. Lauren and Leah made…

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Kids say the darndest things!

You probably have to be a grandparent like me to remember Art Linkletter. (Spellcheck proves my point, stating there’s no such word as Linkletter. Sigh.) Mr. Linkletter made a career out of talking to young children and reacting to their unfiltered comments. His TV show’s “Kids Say the Darndest Things” segment was a hoot. This…

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