Pumpkin Day

As we say on our podcast: We are Holiday World and we love holidays … And never has a holiday been so easy to illustrate as today’s: National Pumpkin Day. Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin was pleased as punch to talk about all the pumpkin spice sprinkled throughout our menus:   It’s #NationalPumpkinDay! Gourdon the Talking…

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Podcast: Magic Man!

As chilly autumn winds begin to blow at last, turning leaves to gold, red and orange, the #PodSquad sat down with an old friend. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we had fun recording it: This episode’s guest? It’s our Magic Man, Don Baggett. Don has a long history with us –…

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Win tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends!

Congratulations to our winners! Samantha T. from Owensboro, Ky., guessed closest to the correct amount of pumpkins and gourds (8,428) and Lauren G. from Hermann, Missouri, was our second winner, chosen at random. They each receive two one-day tickets to use during this fall’s Happy Halloween Weekends. Thanks to all who entered! _______ Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!…

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Putting the ‘fun’ in funnel cake

What puts the “fun” in funnel cake? That question gets more complicated during Happy Halloween Weekends, as our Foods team goes a little crazy. Take this, for instance … … our new Reese’s Pieces Funnel Cake. It’s really good. But that’s not the only new funnel cake we’re trying out. Which is best? We asked…

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A-maze-ing fun!

It takes heading up in an airplane to create the big “reveal” each fall, as we show you our latest corn-maze design for Happy Halloween Weekends: Cornfused about our maze? Here you go: a Raven’s-eye view. Happy Halloween Weekends start tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/h39clvPugg — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 23, 2016 Our 12-acres corn maze – and everything…

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Podcast: IT Guy

It’s podcast day again and this time we welcomed Matt Taylor to the table – he’s our IT Director. We hope you enjoy this episode: Here are some illustrations for this latest episode along with some reminders: IT Matt gives us an interesting overview of how he and his team outfitted the park for our…

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Podcast: The one with the Conqueror

It’s podcast day! As always, here are some illustrations from our hour or so of silliness: First of all, to celebrate our thirteenth episode, we snacked on some new treats that will appear on the SmokeHouse menu for Happy Halloween Weekends: Fried Apple Pie Bites and … … Bread Pudding Bites (above). Needless to say,…

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Trick or tweet

You never know whom you might run into here at the park during the Halloween season.  We see some … incredible … costumes … And then there’s this family who really had a ball! Great way to spend a fall day! @HolidayWorld pic.twitter.com/mzDppbNqjb — Zach Duke (@zach_duke) October 24, 2015 Chicago White Sox fans will…

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The Launching (Un)dead

Once again, our Graveyard Smash cast is killin’ it on stage. Our singing/dancing zombies deserve a little fun, too, don’t you think? Maybe a little thrill … er? We thought so, too. Last Saturday, before the park opened for the day … … our ghosts and ghouls (and some clown) went out to launch together….

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The Ides of October

“Beware the ides of March!” We all remember that quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, right? (Vaguely, anyway …) Turns out “ides” is a term for mid-month, usually the 15th. I guess this is our none-too-subtle way of reminding you that Happy Halloween Weekends are dwindling down to just two and a half more weekends. Thanks…

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Ticket Giveaway for Halloween Fun!

Congratulations to Michelle S. from Bowling Green, Kentucky, who wins two one-day tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends. Thanks to all who entered! —– Has the Halloween costume panic hit yet this year? We’re not quite officially half-way through October yet … but we’re getting close. And help is on the way! During my childhood years, I…

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A surprise guest

Matt and Don (our magician) hit the road early this morning to make an appearance on WHAS-TV’s “Great Day Live!” show in Louisville: Rachel’s reaction to Don’s magic is priceless. And how Matt didn’t dig in and taste-test some of the Halloween goodies on the drive to Louisville is beyond me! I did get a…

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