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18 April 2007 - 11:56am
Real Simple magazine published a "special travel issue" this month.
It includes all sorts of fun lists.
You know, like "U.S. Cities That Hardly Sound Inviting" (including Smelley, Alabama, and Satan's Kingdom, Vermont) and "Five Places Where You Can Climb A Tree--and Sleep In It."
And then there's this one: "Nine Roller Coasters That Will Scare You Absolutely Silly."
How lovely, we have two coasters on the list. And one of them is #1!
And here's one of those coasters, heading out for a test run.
To see the full list, head over to their website.
Another fun list that is worthy of mention: "Nine Off-the-Wall Minibar Amenities."
Would you believe ... harmonicas and gourmet dog biscuits?
17 April 2007 - 5:04pm
Can't help but wonder if the trip on the interstate will be as attention-getting as those turkeys for Turkey Whirl.
The final destination is in Crocodile Isle, topped by a colorful umbrella.
The pools are filling throughout the water park; in Holiday World, Raging Rapids, Frightful Falls and Thunder Bumpers are filled and ready for fun in just a few weeks.
And the temps are back in the 70s! What a relief; that return to winter was no fun.
And yes, the coasters are in testing mode.
Can you hear them? Click, click, clicking up the lift hills.
We'll get you some pictures of them soon.
13 April 2007 - 1:46pm
If you didn't get to play a "victim" at our disaster drill yesterday (we pretended the park was hit by a tornado), you can still take a look by watching this story on WFIE-TV's website.
Please note that some of the victims are rather gory, so parents might want to view the footage before allowing young children to watch.
Many thanks go out to all those who helped make our drill such a success. We had about 60 wonderful volunteers, our full-time staff, plus more than 100 rescuers from the following agencies: Carter Township Fire, Dale Police, Dubois County EMS, St. Meinrad Fire, Santa Claus Police, Santa Claus Fire, Spencer County Dispatch, Spencer County EMA, Spencer County EMS, Spencer County Sheriff, Life Flight from St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.
Oh, and the fellow up in the tree? Our own Craig.
And poor Dee Ann ... you might recognize her from our Front Gate. The way she has her head turned in the interview, you can't see the awful-looking head wound. Before the drill began, as they were applying her victim's make-up, Dee Ann searched in her pocket and pulled out a tube of lipstick.
"Guess I won't be needing this!"
13 April 2007 - 12:32pm
I don't think we've mentioned yet that we have a new game to debut in the Thanksgiving section this season.
It's called Pilgrims' Challenge. (Is anyone else old enough to think of John Wayne any time you see the word "pilgrim"?)
Pilgrims' Challenge is one of those games when a steady hand makes all the difference. Just aim the water at the center of the target, and hope you tremble less than the rest of the players.
And so what are the prizes, you may ask?
If you win when two-to-four players are competing, the prize is a Holiday World embroidered pillow.
And if five or more are playing, the prizes will be a Shrek Baby, Spider-Man, or Bart Simpson.
I Googled "Bart Simpson" to look for a fun quote to end this post.
No wonder I wouldn't let my kids watch that show: Aren't we forgetting the true meaning of Christmas? You know, the birth of Santa.