Broadway bound

We get asked every year about our entertainers, past and present – do any of them turn their fun summer gig into a career? Sure! We have lots of success stories to tell from over the years. And one more HoliStar will twinkle on Broadway tonight. That’s right – Nick Burroughs opens on Broadway tonight….

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Gosh, I hope I get it!

From the Michael Jackson set.

That slightly re-written line from Broadway’s iconic “A Chorus Line” says it all. Getting up in front of a judges’ table to sing and dance your heart out is a remarkably brave (and scary) thing to do. Auditions are gut-wrenchingly difficult for the judges, too. They truly want everyone to do their very best. They…

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Show us your boot stompin’ best!

It’s nearly Auditions Time at Holiday World! For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday photo on Instagram, here’s a look at our Rockin’ the Country show from 2007: Click here for more information about our February 8 auditions. Looking for a seasonal job that doesn’t require a Gotta-Sing-Gotta-Dance attitude? We’re looking for 2,100 smiling faces and happy personalities…

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Get your witchy face on!

Many have marveled about the look of our zombies in Graveyard Smash. Did you know our un-dead do their own hair and makeup? They are really quite resourceful. Here’s a quick look at Lauren, our zombie witch, as she prepares for another thriller day: Happy Halloween!

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Who needs a thousand words?

Since selfies – and zombies, for that matter – are all the rage these days, we present to you the cast of Graveyard Smash, Selfie Edition. First, the understated rocker, Sharkey, whose hair stands at attention for all eternity. Next. ghostly Leah shows how a touch of color can make any zombie more fascinating. Wolfman…

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Our zombies are cute enough to cuddle

Just look at those sweet faces! Who could resist such winning smiles? Why, Wolfman even retracted his claws for this photo. Say cheese, zombies! Rumor has it if you hold on to your 3D glasses from Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure and wear them during Graveyard Smash, they add a whole new dimension (ahem!) to this…

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Gourdon the talking pumpkin

Have you met Gourdon? He's new this fall. Santa's Storytime Theater has been transformed into Gourdon's Hollow, just for Happy Halloween Weekends. (Don't worry! Santa will be back in May!) Gourdon likes to entertain children with Halloween stories and jokes. Take a look: Be sure to catch Gourdon's Tales from the Patch when you visit…

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A howling good time

What fun we had today! We started out first thing this morning with a trip to Louisville, for an appearance on WAVE-3 Listens Live. Along with Matt and Kitty, we brought five members of the Graveyard Smash show. In costume and makeup. While we waited in the lobby of the TV station, another set of…

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A time for good-byes and hallows

This is the time of year when we tend to hear, "Why didn't you tell me? I wish I'd known!" a lot. So here goes: This weekend, September 14 and 15, is the final weekend of the season for: Santa (back to the North Pole he goes!) Splashin' Safari (it is mid-September, after all) High-dive…

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Cultivating the family tree

It's so nice to see the many families who are happily employed at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. Most of the time, it's siblings and maybe some cousins, Sometimes there's a mom or dad, too. And once in a while, we see three generations. For example: From left, this is Ray, his daughter Kylee, and…

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Glowing in the park

Are you planning a visit for this Saturday or next? They're our last two extended-hours Saturdays, when we are open from 9am to 9:30pm CDT. And on these Saturdays, we have a special treat – a princess for all seasons. From left, that's Autumn, Summer, Spring and Winter. Oh, and Kitty Claws … just because….

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Smash forward

It may be only July, but we've already fast-forwarded deep into September and October. We're getting ready for our Happy Halloween Weekends. Right now, we're looking for five guys and five ghouls for our Graveyard Smash show. Here's a snippet from last year's show: If you know anyone who'd like to audition (including yourself!) please…

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