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22 May 2008 - 1:55pm
Santa and I were chatting it up this morning in our Christmas plaza.
He told me about two little girls who visited with him earlier this week.
They looked to be three and four years old. Cuties.
After their chat, Santa added: "Oh, and girls -- thank you so much for those delicious cookies you left for me last year on Christmas Eve. They were extra yummy!"
Those pixies' eyes grew wider and wider ... until one piped up.
"Then how come you took the plate?!"
21 May 2008 - 9:32pm
Who knew an engineer could be so romantic?
One of the fellas who designed The Voyage just revealed to me he was married on a roller coaster nine years ago. And they're still married, proving coaster weddings have ERT (his joke).
ERT = Exclusive Ride Time ... coaster enthusiasts live for those extra rides.
Today's question for you: Which one of The Gravity Group engineers was it?
Any guesses? (If you post a Comment, please also explain "why.")
21 May 2008 - 1:21pm
It's always nice to hear from past visitors to Santa Claus Land who now enjoy Holiday World with their own children.
This fellow turned his memories into an article for the Louisville Eccentric Observer.
He liked the creepy Edgar Allan Poe factoid.
Here are two others: The Raven was first published in 1845; a roller coaster by the same name premiered 150 years later, in 1995, at Holiday World Theme Park. Ravens used to thrive in Indiana. The last sighting of ravens nesting in southern Indiana was in 1894. This was exactly 100 years before construction of The Raven roller coaster began in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana.
21 May 2008 - 12:33pm
Lori emailed this to me:
I "rescued" a small brown stuffed dog (plush) out of the Applause Fountain last night. Mrs. Koch called me; she tried to get it out with a mop, but it was not long enough (because the dog was next to the hands in the center of the fountain) so I had to bring a long telescoping pole from the water park.
The young boy (about 12 years old) who'd lost the dog thought it was the coolest dog now since it had been swimming. It was the first rescue of the season!
Lori added a side note: I thought Mrs. Koch said there was "poop" in the fountain; my 2-way radio cut out when she said "plush" so I misinterpreted it as "poop." I had the hardest time figuring out why the boy was still there and wanted it back!
20 May 2008 - 5:53pm
Have I lost my mind?
Or haven't most people heard of eHarmony.com?
(There was just an eHarmony commercial on the radio ...)
I'm emailing out the notice about our upcoming Voyage Wedding, along with the joke that these two coaster lovers who met through that online service found their "30th dimension of compatibility."
My husband came up with that witticism -- and he never watches TV. (Except for Ax Men, which we happened upon a few weeks back on a cold, wet Sunday afternoon. Don't get me started...)
Anyway, I've already heard from two savvy reporters who didn't get the joke.
So, my question to you is: Are those eHarmony commercials as ubiquitous as I thought, or have I misplaced my gray matter?