Kitty and Dan take on St. Louis

Dan and Kitty Claws had a blast this morning at Fox 2 in St. Louis, talking about our Happy Halloween Weekends. Actually, Dan did all the talking … Here's the segment:  

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A different kind of “air time” for Voyage

You know what "air time" is, right? That "tickle in my tummy" sensation when you're riding a great roller coaster. Our Voyage has more air time than any other wooden coaster in the world. And for that – and a few other – reasons, it gets a different kind of air time tonight – on…

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Sure hope those dummies used sunscreen!

When it was time for Dan to take his first ride on Mammoth, he invited a few friends to come along. Here's a video of the full ride: How warm is the water? Check here on our website. Mammoth is now open daily.

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Danticipation

There's nothing like it. Working on a new ride for two years or more. And then it's finally time to ride. After, of course, the State Ride Inspectors give us their seal of approval. Really. It's an actual seal. This is Chris, the Ride Inspector who applied the seal, following a long, thorough inspection. Okay,…

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Dan and Chad take a walk by The Voyage

We love our Voyage. It's been voted the #1 Wooden Coaster on the Planet since it was one year old. This year is Voyage's seventh season. (Gosh, and it seems like only yesterday we were potty training … oh, wait, I seem to be confusing work and home. Once again. Never mind.) All of our…

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Switched at birth?

There are many upsides to working at a family-owned business. …because you, well, work for a family. I never cease to appreciate the good-naturedness of the Koch family members. They know how to laugh at themselves, and don't mind me poking a little fun once in a while. And so, with Dan's permission, I present…

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A chilly perspective

Dan’s like a kid in a candy shop when he stops by the Mammoth construction site. He just can’t help himself. This morning, he dragged his mom along with him. The first few pieces of Mammoth tunnel are already assembled up in the woods. It’s not exactly a stretch to say this is one of…

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Dan gets the “boot”

Are you one of those people who easily takes on another’s accent? It has something to do with empathy levels, I think. Or maybe it’s just fun. I remember, years ago, getting on an elevator with a person from the UK (England, that is … not an institute of higher learning in a bordering state)….

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Mr. Dan’s (and Nathan’s) Wild Ride

I won’t lie. Transitioning from a career in buttoned-up, corporate TV news to the world of coasters and khaki shorts has been one wild “voyage.” My first few weeks here in early spring were filled with that Christmas morning-like excitement you felt as a kid. Walking amongst coasters, games and the ever so jovial Santa…

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Watch us on the Travel Channel tonight!

Tonight's the night. We all get to tune in and watch The Travel Channel. For tonight, Bert the Conqueror will conqueror … Indiana. Bert is the host of this crazy show where he goes from state to state–and often from park to park–trying to conquer his fears. Fear of heights. Fears of high speeds. Fear…

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Back on track

Our president, Dan Koch, is fond of saying, "the train is ready to leave the station!" when he talks excitedly about the new season starting up in just a few weeks. Well, this week, one of the trains made it back into the station. Here we are at The Raven, hoisting one car at a…

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The deep end

Today, we introduce a second HoliBlogger … Nathan Ryder joined our PR staff this week: Sometimes trial by fire is just the best way to learn or as Mrs. Koch put it yesterday, getting thrown in at the deep end. I’m a newcomer to Holiday World, joining the family as Public Relations Manager on Wednesday….

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