The Secret: How we kept it

It’s been a little more than a month since our announcement for 2015, and I’m still in shock that we managed to keep this massive project under wraps. And I’m even more in shock that our fans just loved that we kept the secret. Frankly, we were all braced for people to discover it two…

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A few final hints …

I woke up this morning nervous. It was kind of a combination of day-of-final-exams anxiety and Christmas morning excitement. Announcement Day is [almost] here, and we can [almost] stop talking in hushed tones everywhere we go. Almost. But I know that one more day for us means one more day of agony for the Holiday…

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A truck full of goodies

The word “goodies” in relation to a truck full of construction materials may not be the fit for everyone, but it sure is appropriate when you’re building something exciting. James, as VP, gets the keys to the castle, er … Really Big Truck. And what is in the Really Big Truck, you ask? Ah, none…

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Countdown to Day 67

Can you believe it? We’re closing in on the last few of our 66 Days At Sea! We hope you enjoyed the clues, the history lesson, and the occasional red herring. And Leah’s HoliBlog posts, too – she’s honed her HoliHint skills to a fine point these past few weeks. As July 24, Our Announcement…

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A promise kept

About a month ago, a coworker (Hi, Andrew!) tried to get me to share what we’re building in 2015 (yes, it’s top secret; most members of our full-time staff don’t know all of what we’re doing). Of course, one of his many guesses (like so many of you out there) was a steel coaster. After…

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Happy Bastille Day!

My new initiative here at Holiday World is to make every day feel more like a holiday. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but that means we’re having fun with the little random holidays happening, such as National Barbecue Month in May and other day-long celebrations. So when we met last month to discuss July…

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T-minus 12 days

I’m sure many of you have noticed that our big announcement day is quickly approaching. And I don’t think I’ve ever had such a great captive audience as I do right now. Because of this, I’ve had to be very meticulous with my word selection. Anything could mean something. For instance, if I were to…

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The World through Leah’s lens

I’ll never forget how much my siblings and I used to pester my father about what was coming. I wish I could calculate just how many times we asked him, “C’mon, can you at least give us a hint?” He’d say something incredibly vague that gave absolutely nothing away like, “It’s big.” (Well, duh, everything…

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Video contest: What’s up for 2015?

Congratulations to Lisa Cook, from Georgetown, Kentucky – she entered a video of her son, Christian, presenting his best guess. That video ended the contest with the most thumbs-up votes. Thanks to all who entered! ———————— Yesterday, we blogged about these two fine gentleman, who made a video with their analysis of our 66 Days…

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Get smarter

“Weh-woe? Weh-woe?” When I heard my toddler grandson “answering” the phone this morning in the next room, I grinned and looked to see what household item served as his toy phone this time. Two-year-old Cameron has been known to “answer” a calculator, empty cup, and TV remote control. Weh-woe? This time it was his shoe!…

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Loose lips sink ships

Secrets. They don’t make you any friends, but an innocent one can certainly make for a lot of fun. We’ve all done it—kept a little secret for the sake of fun. I mean, how boring would Christmas morning be without the promise of those wonderful secrets wrapped in shiny paper? Our home was always filled…

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Today’s HoliHint

Today's HoliHint? We don't need one … our ship has come in! Please take a look: Sail over to our online News Room to learn more about our $8 million in improvements for 2014. And … happy Mayflower Day!

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