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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“Up, up, up!”

Caminion

Family is what it’s all about. No one’s going to argue with that statement, right? Whether we look toward the older generation or the little ones just getting started, there’s nothing like the memories we have of our moments together. And so I tell you this story as a happy grandma. My little grandson is…

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Flick? Who’s Flick?

Isn’t it funny how the mind works? (Advance apologies to anyone who isn’t an A Christmas Story aficionado.) This morning, Matt and I had a pre-dawn appointment to head to Owensboro, Kentucky, to join Chad and Brett for a half hour on their WBKR morning show. So at 4:45am, I was getting a cup of…

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