Bringing home the lucite

"Let's bring home the lucite" was Will's annual joke as it got close to Golden Ticket Awards time. He loved to win. This evening, his daughters Lauren and Leah accepted the "Best Waterpark Ride" award for Wildebeest. Our first water coaster has won all four years since it opened. Lauren called Wildebeest her dad's "final…

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Cultivating the family tree

It's so nice to see the many families who are happily employed at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. Most of the time, it's siblings and maybe some cousins, Sometimes there's a mom or dad, too. And once in a while, we see three generations. For example: From left, this is Ray, his daughter Kylee, and…

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A bit of a stretch …

Okay, I admit I chose this photo so I can razz Josh about his uniform shirt not being tucked in properly. He's our Director of Human Resources Management and those HR types tend to notice untucked shirts, missing name badges, and not-quite-white shoes quicker than the rest of us. Josh is a sports nut who…

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A truly grounded crew

You guessed it already, didn't you? Today, we're sharing some information about our Grounds Department. "Grounds" includes three different crews: Morning Clean-up, Mowing, and the Afternoon Shift. Want to learn more? Check out this Grounds Department Video Job Preview: For more information about our Grounds Crews and a complete list of Seasonal Job opportunities, click…

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Walking the beat

I think nearly all of us have done this at one time or another – worn a pedometer to measure how many miles we put in here at the park. It can be an impressive number, depending on your department. Can you guess how many miles our Security Staff puts in over the season? Here's…

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A clean sweep

In recent posts, we've shown you what it's like to work in Food & Beverage and how Lifeguards and Slide Attendants keep busy all season long. Today, we introduce Jerry, one of our squeaky clean Sweepers: In this Video Job Preview, Jerry tells us just how many miles he walks each day: We begin accepting…

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Want a fun job?

… just add water. In this second in our series of Video Job Previews, Amanda takes you through what to expect when working at Splashin' Safari: We start accepting applications for seasonal jobs on January 3.

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Seasonal greetings

The time for seasonal hiring is nearly upon us … And for this new crop of applicants, we're providing some video job descriptions. Thought you'd like to see this peek behind the scenes as Brooke from Food & Beverage talks about her department: Feel like you now have a taste of what we need for…

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A tip of the fan to our Hosts & Hostesses

Talk about the dog days of summer. Woof! Just saw a post on our Facebook page, praising the helpfulness and friendliness of our staff, even in this tough weather. I feel like a bum, sitting here in my air-conditioned office while hundreds of our Hosts and Hostesses are out in the park doing the real…

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What’s your choice?

Eighty-something days from now, we'll open for our 64th season. Job Fairs start this weekend as we begin hiring 2,100 seasonal Hosts & Hostesses. The snowball has topped the crest and is starting its downhill race. Just wondering, what are you looking forward to the most when you visit this season? poll by twiigs.com  

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“P” is for “placement”

If you can find it in your heart, please pause for a moment and send positive karma toward this group: These happy folks are the operations directors and some of the managers, too. It's the annual "placement meeting." With a record number of job seekers this year, it's a pretty lengthy session. Those of us…

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