Rockets red glare

No other line from any other patriotic tune comes to mind more readily than "rockets red glare" when you look at this photo: It had been a long, wonderful day … and I'm so glad I dragged my bones all the way down to Hyena Falls to take a crack at photographing our annual fireworks…

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Stars and stripes forever

Yes, despite the few drips of rain, we do plan to have our fireworks show tonight at 9pm CT. Thanks to Chad at WFIE-TV for helping to spread the word: Tonight, we will dedicate our fireworks ceremony to all the servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed  so much to keep us free. Here's one military…

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Fireworks on July 4th?

But of course! Did you know we're the only park in n the world with a 4th of July themed section? And so, on America's Indepen- dence Day, we'll have a specta- cular fireworks show at the end of the day, which is 30 minutes later than usual for a summer weekday: 9pm CDT (that's…

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A few off-season fireworks

There's nothing like fireworks to draw a crowd. Even during Thanksgiving week. What's not to love about fireworks? Long-time HoliBlog readers will remember we posted a fireworks photo in 2005 just days before we announced that we would be adding a Thanksgiving-themed section and The Voyage roller coaster. To me, this was a big ol'…

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What does the fireworks shooter-offer see?

Two years ago, we hosted a production crew from National Geographic Channel. They were here from the show "World’s Toughest Fixes" to document construction of Wildebeest, which became their "Ultimate Water Ride" episode. Every half-hour or so the field producer, Pete, would ask the crew, "Do you want to use the GoPro? Eventually, I just…

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Our fireworks finale

Did you catch our 4th of July fireworks last night? (There were lots of oooohs and aaaaaahs.) Here’s a look at the finale… Happy Birthday, America!

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Star Spangled banter

If you've ever stayed in Splashin' Safari till closing time, you may have noticed the chair thing. As the supervisors walk from water ride to water ride, they straighten the chairs. Lined up evenly, they're ready for the next day. This is done rather subtly prior to closing and then they really go to town….

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The hint no one caught

I found this to be stunning. And no one caught it. Whew! I thought it was a complete give-away. It started on July 5. Wanted to show one of the … um … more interesting photos taken by the editor of our local paper during our fireworks celebration on Independence Day. Okay…so now that you…

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The HoliHint no one caught

I found this to be stunning. And no one caught it. Whew! I thought it was a complete give-away. It started on July 7. Wanted to show one of the … um … more interesting photos taken by the editor of our local paper during our fireworks celebration on Independence Day. Okay…so now that you…

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Oooooo! Aaaaaaahhhh!

We had to move the fireworks extravaganza up a bit last night due to a highly unusual occurrence — rain! I was down by Bahari with Melissa (the editor of the Spencer County Journal-Democrat) and her husband, Mark. It was almost eerie … just the three of us down there in the water park. Oh,…

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