Center square for the win

Local radio personality Ty Hunter posted this on Instagram – and all this Baby Boomer’s heart could do was beat a little faster, remembering the glory days of the TV game show Hollywood Squares. HoliWood Squares? Can’t take him anywhere. #weirdo A photo posted by Ty Hunter (@tylerhunter007) on Jul 27, 2016 at 3:08pm PDT…

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A wave of gratitude

After two perfect-score safety audits in a row, we just had to give a big shout-out to our lifeguards and slide attendants: Congratulations to our Splashin’ Safari team, who received a perfect score on their safety audit today! #lifeguard #slideattendant #holidayworld #safetyfirst A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 22, 2016 at 7:02pm…

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What to know about Pokemon Go

As Holiday World’s resident geezer, I clearly remember when Pokemon first made an appearance in popular culture. Somewhere in the back of a closet shelf at home we no doubt still have piles of Pokemon collector cards and battery-drained Game Boys. Memories of cherished days with youngsters growing up. Gotta catch ’em all. “Pokey-what? Do…

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Podcast: Holidog’s transformation

In today’s podcast episode, there are a lot of graphics. Knowing that our listeners would be wondering what we’re talking about, I kept promising to post the photos. First, here’s the podcast: And here are the illustrations (I hope I caught them all – I’m sure you’ll let me know if I didn’t). We hope…

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Crowdsourcing memories

As part of our 70th Birthday Season, we’re going to create … a Memories Mosaic. A gigantic mosaic of photos taken in the park over the past seven decades. And that’s where you come in – would you like your family photos from Santa Claus Land, Holiday World, and Splashin’ Safari to be included? We sure…

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Brady!

Did you know Florence Henderson is a Hoosier? She was born on this day in 1934 in the town of Dale, just a few miles west of the park. This photo is from a dozen or so years ago (from left, that’s Leah, Lauren, and Lori Koch with Flo).   Happy Valentine's Day *and* Happy…

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Apply yourself!

Hard to believe, but it’s that time again – as expressed in this #ThrowbackThursday post: It’s already time for the seasonal hiring process to begin! #tbt #lifeguards #holidayworld We’re now accepting applications for our 2016 season, with 2,200 seasonal positions to fill, plus several full-time jobs. Apply now!

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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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Did you know we’re on Instagram?

Well, yes. Yes we are. With all sort of behind-the-scenes photos, such as this from Sunday morning: We’re celebrating National Roller Coaster Day by hosting a popular TV show! #DetailsLater #HolidayWorld #Thunderbird #NationalRollerCoasterDay A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Aug 16, 2015 at 8:22am PDT What sort of photos would you like us…

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The Griswolds showed up early!

I kid you not. They were here on Sunday. They were here. Sunday. #griswolds #HolidayWorld #OpenDailyThroughWednesday #SeeYaThursdayClark A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Aug 10, 2015 at 7:51pm PDT Chad, our Director of Safety & Security, saw them making a u-turn (not a surprise, right?) in one of our parking lots, so he…

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Drum roll, please

After being heralded as the World’s Cleanest Park for more than a dozen years, you’d think we’d know every use for a trash can. This season, we’ve done that trendy re-purpose thing – and trash cans aren’t just for keeping the place tidy anymore. During your next visit, you may stumble upon our trash-can band…

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Holidog’s diamond

… no, we’re not talking about jewels. Holidog visited a baseball diamond this week to throw out the first pitch at a Dubois County Bombers game. Would that make this (brace yourself) … a diamond in the ruff? A video posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 15, 2015 at 5:32pm PDT

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