Golden Ticket Awards – so much more than swag

Last year, Lauren, Michael, and I went to the Golden Ticket Awards for the first time ever. (Well, with the exception of the times Holiday World hosted the event.) As we were packing our suitcases, we realized we knew next to nothing about these awards. Okay, so that was a bit dramatic. We knew a…

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Falling for us

We've put away all the pumpkins (even Gourdon!) from Happy Halloween Weekends and are in full-steam-ahead mode for Opening Day 2014. … so it came as a lovely surprise when we heard from the folks at the Indiana Tourism Office this morning that we've been named Indiana's #1 Destination for Fall Family Fun. Their Top…

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It’s about TIME!

How in the world did I accomplish anything before Google Alerts were invented? Yesterday morning, my day came to a screeching halt when I received a Google Alert with a link to this article in TIME magazine. Yes, TIME. TIME's top ten coaster list only includes a few wooden coasters. And the highest ranked among…

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Hoosier favorite water park?

Is it us? Then please vote for Splashin’ Safari in this USA Today poll. They're asking for votes throughout the month of July to help them to determine America's Top 10 water parks. Meanwhile, here's the promised POV video of our four Hyena Falls slides. (Can you name them all?) Thanks again for your votes….

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The owl eyes have it!

What a lovely surprise! For the third year in a row, Trip Advisor named us among the Top 10% of hospitality businesses worldwide that are reviewed on their monstrous website (it's the 91st most visited website in the U.S.). The information TripAdvisor.com sent us noted that to qualify for their "Certificate of Excellence," an attraction,…

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Indiana Tourism’s highest honor

Did you know the highest honor in Indiana's tourism industry is the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award? This award was established in 2011, in memory of our late president, who passed away suddenly in 2010. Will had been a leader in the tourism industry for so many years that our state's Lieutenant Governor's office…

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“Outstanding Concrete Achievement Award”

I kid you not. This award exists. And in a few weeks, that award will be proudly displayed here at Holiday World. I'm afraid I may have offended Steve a bit; I grinned and started laughing when he told me about the Outstanding Concrete Achievement Award. "You're joking, right?" I chuckled. My chortle quickly choked…

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