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15 June 2013 - 12:15pm
When you work in a town named Santa Claus, you never know who might stop by ... but some days we're all just amazed.
And we just added to them, thanks to Twitter:
Just got to @HolidayWorld letting the little ones ride the bumper boats :-)— Paul Jolley (@PaulJolleyAI12) June 14, 2013
If you're an American Idol fan, you know Paul Jolley was a finalist this season.
I did my best to HoliStalk him for a while yesterday, but never managed to catch up with the Jolley man. Guess I was just a fool to think I'd track him down in our 125 acres of fun.
Surely he was never alone, though, as fans recognized him - and were blown away by what a nice guy he is.
Lindsay from Nashville, Illinois, tweeted this great pic yesterday evening.
Since I never did catch up with Paul yesterday (despite his tweeted promise to sing "Hey, Hey Paula" to me), I didn't get to ask, "don't you wanna stay?"
Apparently, the invitation was still heard. His brother tweeted this morning that they're back for another day of family fun.
Indeed, they'll have a Jolley day.
(Postscript: In case you didn't catch this season's American Idol, the song titles of many of Paul Jolley performances are in italics in this post.)
14 June 2013 - 7:29pm
Okay, so it turns out "flumus" isn't really Latin. (It's slang for the little pooch of skin between your thumb and pointer finger.)
So this is a stretch. (Ba-da-bum.)
For those who didn't catch at least a semester of Latin back in school, there's a phrase, "tempus fugit," which means "time flies."
And indeed, suddenly realizing our Frightful Falls log flume is still splashing after three decades, I felt it was time to say something.
And show something. Love this photo!
Frightful Falls opened in 1984, the same year we became Holiday World. (Prior to that, we were called Santa Claus Land.)
Since we are on the topic of three decades ago, did you know that during the first year we were called Holiday World, we had a different logo? That's right, from 1985 to present day, we have used this logo:
But in 1984, we used this:
When I tweeted this single-year logo, here was the first comment:
@HolidayWorld Has a very comic book futuristic World Fair look to it.— Starwynd 火 (@starwynd) June 14, 2013
Huh. Good description, @starwynd.
And here I was thinking it was just kind of pointy.
12 June 2013 - 7:21pm
Congrats to our three winners: Dana T. from Evansville, Indiana; Mallory P. from Bloomfield Kentucky, and Ashley B. from Owensboro, Kentucky. Thanks to everyone who entered!
What do you get for the Dad who has just about everything? Father's Day is on Sunday, after all ...
How about this: A Day of Fun with his #1 Kid?
Yes, of course! We offer discounted tickets here on our website, and we're also providing three chances to win a pair of tickets.
First, a few rules:
- Must be at least 13 years of age to enter.
- Employees of Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter.
- By entering our contest you agree to be added to our e-newsletter list. (If you don't want to hear from us, you may unsubscribe at any time by following the directions in your email. But we'll probably tell Santa on you ...)
- Winners receive a pair of tickets which may be used any one day during the 2013 season.
Here's how to enter (and hurry - we'll pick three winners at random this Saturday afternoon).
Good luck - and Happy Father's Day!