Craving (not carving) some Halloween treats

We’re starting to talk pumpkins, corn mazes and singing zombies around here … So. For Happy Halloween Weekends, we're adding Pumpkin Pie Flurries. With real pumpkin pie. #HalloweenHankering #CravingNotCarving — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 2, 2014 And the first reaction left no doubt in our minds that Pumpkin Pie Flurries will be the treat to…

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Put them in a pumpkin shell …

As most of our staff is scurrying around preparing for the start of the season, there are some whose job it is to plan ahead. For example, plan for Halloween: Eric, Ashley and Lauren are scoping out ideas for Happy Halloween Weekends at the Halloween show in St. Louis this week. Who could resist the…

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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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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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A stroll with the zombies

Graveyard Smash zombies

Happy Halloween Weekends may be over for another year, but we still have some stories to tell and photos to share. Our Graveyard Smash zombies took a walk on Sunday to enjoy a bit of fresh air. They even posed in some of our Halloween photo cut-outs. Wait a minute! Lauren doesn’t seem to like…

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Greetings from Gourdon

Did you meet Gourdon the Pumpkin this fall? He's carved out quite a niche for himself during Happy Halloween Weekends. Who better than Gourdon to host our 2014 promotional video for Happy Halloween Weekends? Gourdon even has his own 3D glasses for Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure: And who better than Gourdon the Pumpkin to make…

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In the Graveyard with “the girls”

Somebody's career planning, thanks to her visit to Holiday World at the tender age of two. Her mom tells the story: I wanted to share with you how much my daughter loves the shows at Holiday World. Each time we came to Holiday World throughout the season, our 2 year old daughter has demanded to…

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Hay!

Growing up in the 1960s, my dad fought the good fight to teach his children proper English. That included the use of the word "hey." Such a harmless word by today's standards, but to this day when I hear someone say, "Hey!" I hear Dad's voice, "Hay is for horses." How ironic that I would…

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The park in the middle of cornfields

Ah, there's more than a kernel of truth to that – we are, indeed, a park surrounded by cornfields! And during Happy Halloween Weekends, we bring the cornfields into the park: It's interesting to witness the different approaches taken by the amazing mazers. Some families grab a map and power-walk their way through the stalks…

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