Zenerosity

So who won that HoliAuction we held to help tornado victims in Oklahoma? Meet Keith. After quite the bidding war in our HoliAuction, Keith triumphed, winning a prize pack overflowing with Holiday World memorabilia. All proceeds (plus some generous donations from our staff, matched by the park) went to support the American Red Cross's tornado…

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So who won the HoliAuction?

Did you bid? Our HoliAuction to raise money for the Red Cross fund for SuperStorm Sandy relief got quite lively at the end. Our system's "anti-sniping" feature went into overdrive, adding five minutes to the clock each time a last-minute bid was posted. Talk about a wild ride! Ultimately, though, there's only one top bidder….

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Neither rain, nor snow …

Well, sometimes the weather does make it difficult. We were invited to speak to the American Coaster Enthusiasts' annual "East Coaster" event over the weekend in Allentown, Pennsylvania. As in mid-Atlantic states. As in blizzardpalooza. Since they were already closing airports on Friday, we quickly made a video for the enthusiasts to show during the…

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Thump, thump, clap! Thump, thump, clap!

We've talked about the coaster crazies before. They're those park enthusiasts who love all-things-coasters to the point that they join a club. …to the point that they go to meetings (and we're not talking about the 12-step type). …to the point that they'll even wear silly clothes. Enter Marty Moltz. He's one of our favorites….

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Anyone speak Portuguese?

Or, maybe just know how to read it? Tim, with the American Coaster Enthusiasts, was kind enough to send me this publication. He's so tickled that one of his photos made it on the cover of a magazine. Our Voyage. On the cover of a magazine in Portugal. Written in Portuguese. Just wish we knew…

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Extreme cover

It's really a thrill to be featured on the cover of a magazine. And to have a multi-page, color article. But 17 pages?! Well, that's … almost embarrassing. Almost. Well, after all, it is "RollerCoaster Magazine," and The Voyage is a rather extreme coaster, so maybe ACE isn't exactly overdoing it. That's right, RollerCoaster Magazine…

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CBS correspondent discovers ‘fun’ at The Raven

  I remember back when The Raven was under construction during the fall and winter of 1994-95. We took a magazine writer on a construction tour and some coaster enthusiasts came along (for color commentary, so I learned). I must admit to initially thinking those people were nuts. By just looking at the positioning of…

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We get all kinds of suggestions

Received an interesting email from an ACE member the other day: I was at Great Escape in Lake George, New York, over the July 4th weekend, and an 8-year-old boy noticed my Legend T-shirt and said "That's at Holiday World, right?" I confirmed it was, and I expected him to tell me how great the…

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