Still blogging after all these years …

Happy 9th birthday to the HoliBlog! Did you know we were the first park in the world to have our own blog? Of course you did … Did you know you can subscribe to the HoliBlog so that you receive all of our posts (including contests) by email? If you’re using a desktop computer or…

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Tag, you’re it!

Over the past several months, we've gone back to add tags to our eight years of HoliBlog posts. (That's more than a thousand posts!) The resulting "tag cloud" is pretty handy (it's floating over to the right of this post), as you can click on your favorite topics and read all the related blog posts,…

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With apologies to Francis Scott Key

The blooms bursting in air … You know we're on Instagram, right? http://Instagram.com/HolidayWorld These pretty pear trees are so beautiful right now. As we blogged back in 2005, It Always Snows in April.

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It takes a special person …

… to be featured on the HoliBlog. And it takes a very special person to be feature twice! Almost exactly two years ago (April 23, 2010 to be exact), we told you about Caleb. We've reposted his picture and story, below. Well Caleb was back this week for another tour; this time, it was Mammoth….

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Seven-year hitch

Saturday marks the seven-year anniversary of our first HoliBlog post. Did you know we were the first park to blog? The feedback we’ve received over the years has been humbling. And every once in a while a reader will say to me or post “It always snows in April.” This happened recently on our Facebook…

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Kind words from a “Fool”

(In honor of April Fool's Day coming up on Sunday, let's repost this HoliBlog entry from 6/22/05) According to today's column at The Motley Fool, a hugely popular investment site, our HoliHints: "…are being dispersed in magnetizing spoonfuls." We're running a bit low on flatware, but will try to serve up another tidbit later today….

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Our limerick contest winners

There was a great campground and park Which decided to, quite on a lark… Call out the rhymers Both young and old-timers To compete for a really cool mark. Many thanks to the thousands (yes thousands) of HoliBlog readers who sent in their limericks. Your creativity (not to mention the ability to rhyme Safari with…

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Blogging before it was cool

Speaking recently at a hospitality conference, I heard gasps upon mentioning we were in our 5th year of blogging here at Holiday World. Despite my sort-of tongue in cheek (actually, in song) appeal for a new Golden Ticket Award category, the wait continues. How nice, though, to start the day with this lovely news.

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He sees you when you’re sleeping …

In our bimonthly marketing meeting yesterday, we were further familiarizing ourselves with the VisiStat system we're using to analyze our website traffic. It's way cool. One of the most remarkable functions is being able to see — in real time — who is visiting your site. For example, as I write this, there are 14…

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Holiday World heist

What a nice email (including the subject line, above) from a new friend from across the pond: Good Evening/Afternoon Paula! It is Friday night over here and after a hard day's work I am relaxing at home as I am traveling 2 hours at 7am in the morning to get to Alton Towers for a…

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Translation covered

Thank you to the four HoliBlog readers who were kind enough to translate the cover blurbs we posted the other day. This translation comes from a nice woman who grew up in Portugal: Garantia de emocoes fortes = Guaranteed Rush Montanhas Russas = Roller Coasters (Literally translated, it means Russian Mountains; that's their term for…

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