Steelhenge

VP James managed to find the construction site amidst this morning's heavy fog. #HW2015 #Thunderbird #tristatewx pic.twitter.com/d7gS1PUXvi — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 21, 2014

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Orange is the New Track

On July 24, while our Thunderbird announcement was still underway, there it was on Twitter: Orange is the New Track. I’d gladly give credit to the clever person who tweeted that witty phrase within seconds of seeing our Thunderbird animation, but alas, Twitter won’t give me access that far back in our “notification” history. (We…

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“A crummy commercial …”

Come on, you recognize that line, right? It’s Ralphie from “A Christmas Story,” crestfallen when he discovers his Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring uncovers nothing more than “a crummy commercial,” there in the Parker family’s one bathroom (with Randy pounding on the door). Love that movie! And so, I tried to soften this tweeted “crummy…

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Aw shucks, that track is pretty!

That's right, nothing but cornfields around here … #HW2015 #OrangeIsTheNewTrack #Thunderbird pic.twitter.com/1Bz1qyjFd2 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 5, 2014

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Countdown to launch

This tweet was from last night, so now we’re at T-8months:27days! 8 months and 28 days. #HW2015 #Thunderbird http://t.co/psuknKZkwc pic.twitter.com/blrJMYuw1m — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 29, 2014

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Timing is everything

In case you were wondering … This is why we announced Thunderbird last week. Sort of hard to hide 29 truckloads of track and supports! #HW2015 pic.twitter.com/MJ8RrINp1w — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 28, 2014

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The World through Leah’s lens

I’ll never forget how much my siblings and I used to pester my father about what was coming. I wish I could calculate just how many times we asked him, “C’mon, can you at least give us a hint?” He’d say something incredibly vague that gave absolutely nothing away like, “It’s big.” (Well, duh, everything…

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Hey! Bring that back!

When we told the crane operator, "Take a bow, sir!" … apparently he took us seriously. #Mayflower pic.twitter.com/dCW2DpBk2N — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 21, 2014

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Mayflower sets sail from … Wichita?

That’s right. The original Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England. Our Mayflower is heading this way over the next two days by way of Wichita, Kansas. The good folks at Chance Rides were kind enough to snap some photos for us as they packed up the physical supports and sent them to Santa Claus. Indiana,…

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First, the Headless Horseman …

And now … the headless roofer? Well, it made us take a second look! The roofers are getting Safari Outpost ready for opening. And what are these fellows up to? Take a hard-hat tour with James and Matt, in this week’s installment of the Hard Hat Chronicles:        

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Getting our ship together

While our crews are working hard to prepare the Mayflower site: … other crews, hundreds of miles away, are assembling our new ride. In the above photo, they’re attaching the boat ends to the long keel. Getting our ship together, as it were. Here’s James with a Hard Hat Chronicles update: Here’s another look at…

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The name game

The “name game” sounds like loads of fun, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, it can be an agonizing process! You start out with the theme of the park section, add details about the ride or slide (or, in this case, restaurant), and then start churning out ideas. You generate long lists and then start…

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