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31 July 2009 - 8:19pm
Naw, his name's not Al, it's Michael. (Couldn't resist...)
Sometimes a family's best souvenir is the delicious evidence of silliness carried home in the camera.
Errin's family visited recently from Newark, Ohio. She says her family camped here for a week and each of their three children got to bring a friend along.
This is Michael, a friend of Errin's son Thor. (Okay...and how cool a name is Thor?)
Errin says this picture is extra fun because Michael is normally a rather quiet fellow. They really got a kick out of his antics.
And so, apparently, did the carousel horse in the background. Can't you just hear a little whinny?
30 July 2009 - 6:27pm
Yesterday morning, members of our Coaster Maintenance Technicians crew detected some fatigue on a section of the top steel on The Voyage's track.
The four of them (from left, Bryan, Arch, Tim, and Chad) hopped to it and replaced the steel in time for The Voyage to open right on time.
What's your favorite element of The Voyage? Head over here vote in our poll and see what others have to say.
29 July 2009 - 7:01pm
It's a pretty difficult challenge choosing the winners of our Facebook Fan Page Photo Contest.
In just a few weeks, more than 500 wonderful photos have been uploaded. (May just have to extend the contest a few extra weeks...)
Our latest winning photo shows two children from Kokomo ending their day at Holiday World.
Seven-year old Alexis and her six-year-old brother Clayton were finishing their last day at the park when a light rain began, resulting in not one--but two--rainbows in the sky.
Do you have some special photos from a past visit to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari? Become a Fan on our Facebook page and upload them. Must be at least 13 years old and not a park employee or relative of one. And who knows? You just might win two tickets.
25 July 2009 - 7:40pm
When we started our Facebook Fan Page Photo Contest, there were only 38 photos posted. Now there are 438!
The first week (last week), we actually had a tie. Coincidentally, both were photos taken of darling children on the Star Spangled Carousel.
It took a few extra days to contact Zachary's mom, but Part 2 of our tie was well worth the wait.
Zachary is two years old and was born in Guatemala. His family lives in Terre Haute.
Do you have some great park photos, too? Please join our Fan Page and upload a few. We're a week behind already and will announce another winner soon. Please remember you need to be at least 13 years old (and not a park employee or employee's relative) to enter.
23 July 2009 - 11:55am
It was nice to speak with you Wednesday afternoon. I think the kids are still a little awed that you (YOU!) would be walking around like a normal person.
We all appreciated the opportunity to tell you how nice your park is. After our chat, something happened that I just have to share it with you.
My 8-year-old son found a “lucky” quarter in the wave pool. Throughout the afternoon he talked about it, did tricks with it, and basically got way more that a quarter’s worth of enjoyment from it. Once the water park closed we headed over to the Thanksgiving part of the park. As we crossed the wooden bridge, he dropped it and we watched in dismay as it rolled to the edge and dropped into the grass near the service road below. Will was very sad. Way more than a quarter’s worth of sadness.
Like any mother desperate to keep this happy day as happy as possible, I headed back to Splashin’ Safari to try to get the coin back. There I found Ryan the Lifeguard and he quickly agreed to go get the quarter for me. In a minute or two he came back and handed it to me. I was delighted and ran back to my son. He was surprised and gave me a huge smile, but then pointed out that his lucky quarter was a 1998 “normal” one, but this one was a 2001 New York quarter. Either Ryan had found someone else’s quarter or he’d kindly given one of his own.
Isn’t that terrific? This would be a pretty good story, but it gets even better. Crossing the bridge again later, I saw three blue-shirted employees walking below. They happily retrieved Will’s quarter from the grass and tossed it back to me.
And that’s just one more reason why our family loves Holiday World.
Thank you for all you and your staff do to make Holiday World the magical place it is. And if you can track down Ryan, please return this quarter to him. It just might be as lucky as Will’s has been.
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