You could win Platinum Season Passes!

Thanks to all who entered our drawing for two 2016 Platinum Season Passes and voted in the USA Today poll. Our winner – chosen at random – is Deanna P. of Hawesville, Kentucky. Congratulations! —- Looking forward to our 70th birthday in 2016, we wondered about and then researched the following: 1. What’s the 70th Anniversary Traditional…

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Thrill Factor: Men vs. Women

Just found another out-takes video from our episode of Travel Channel’s new show, Thrill Factor. Former MythBusters Tory and Kari visited us two months ago, determined to discover – scientifically, of course – which gender is able to best “handle” Thunderbird‘s thrill factor. We assembled a team of Lab Rats for each host and the…

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Did you know we’re on Instagram?

Well, yes. Yes we are. With all sort of behind-the-scenes photos, such as this from Sunday morning: We’re celebrating National Roller Coaster Day by hosting a popular TV show! #DetailsLater #HolidayWorld #Thunderbird #NationalRollerCoasterDay A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Aug 16, 2015 at 8:22am PDT What sort of photos would you like us…

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Rock this Way

It’s almost time to Rock the World! Our headliners: Newsboys, Crowder, Sidewalk Prophets, and Love & the Outcome, will be heading to Santa Claus, Indiana, very soon. But before we get to the big event, Leah (our chief rocker) and the rest of us wanted to pass along a few pointers to make your day,…

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Reruns? We’ve got reruns!

You didn’t miss last night’s Thrill Factor premiere, did you? (Or maybe you just want to watch it again?) We’re getting a lot of requests for a list of when “our” episode will hit the re-run circuit. While we look it up for you, here’s a fun snippet to watch: Here we go: Thrill Factor…

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The Griswolds showed up early!

I kid you not. They were here on Sunday. They were here. Sunday. #griswolds #HolidayWorld #OpenDailyThroughWednesday #SeeYaThursdayClark A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Aug 10, 2015 at 7:51pm PDT Chad, our Director of Safety & Security, saw them making a u-turn (not a surprise, right?) in one of our parking lots, so he…

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How high is your Thrill Factor?

We’re counting down the days till “Thrill Factor” premieres on Travel Channel. Here’s their promo: These former Mythbusters will test the “guys” against the “gals” to see which gender handles the thrill of Thunderbird better. You’ll see some familiar faces among the “lab rats” who ride with the show’s hosts. Hope you can tune in…

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The drive to dive

Well, she did it – one of our incredible divers went to the World High Dive Championship in Russia this week, and she’s bringing home the silver medal. Congratulations to our diver Cesilie, who just took the silver in the FINA High Diving World Championship in Russia! pic.twitter.com/WIMRNYyk4N — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 4, 2015…

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Help us make a splash!

Thank you to everyone who entered (and voted) during the month of August. Here are our three winners – chosen at random – who each receive a pair of one-day tickets: Angel W., Vergennes, Illinois Lisa L., Fishers, Indiana Krissie W., Bowling Green, Kentucky Congratulations! ——————- When we announced the creation of Splashin’ Safari back…

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The power of family

Leah joked on Facebook that she would have thought if she ever made it on the cover of a magazine, her curly mane would somehow look a bit more tame than it does on the cover of this month’s Funworld magazine. … and that’s exactly the style of self-deprecating humor that Leah and her sister,…

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Drum roll, please

After being heralded as the World’s Cleanest Park for more than a dozen years, you’d think we’d know every use for a trash can. This season, we’ve done that trendy re-purpose thing – and trash cans aren’t just for keeping the place tidy anymore. During your next visit, you may stumble upon our trash-can band…

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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! pic.twitter.com/yTIdJx4ufY — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 30, 2015 Next, add a re-tweet from the show host whose hair sports a…

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