The height of anticipation

Thunderbird's keyhole building

One of the most  common questions we receive when we add a new roller coaster is, “How tall do you have to be to ride?” And then a few also ask, “How tall is too tall?” Meet Andy. He’s on the high end of the measuring stick. Andy is one of our four Attractions Managers….

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Silly HoliStaff Tricks

What's the scariest phrase ever uttered here during the off-season? "Okay, we need a few volunteers …" Let me be a bit more precise: What's the scariest phrase ever uttered here at a staff luncheon during the off-season? Yes, that's it. No good ever comes from volunteering at a staff luncheon. Especially in December. ……

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Pomp and circumstance

When an editor from the Indiana State University Magazine contacted us with an interest to write a feature about our park president, we started wondering about how many other ISU grads we had on staff full-time. It turns our we have five "Sycamores" here: from left, that's Brandon, Lori, Matt, Ashley and Jennifer. According to…

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Beestly weather

When the deep-freeze opened (and stayed open!) at the end of the year, dreams of a white Christmas quickly turned to thoughts of spring. Warmth. Sunshine. Wildebeest. The seasonal management team for Splashin' Safari is already getting together with Director Lori (front, right) and Manager Jennifer (front, left) to plan the hiring a gaggle of…

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Monkey see, monkey do

Monkey

It’s that time of the year when there are a lot of park-related conventions. IAAPA will host a huge one in Orlando in a few weeks. The World Waterpark Association held theirs last month in California. Jennifer and Lori were delighted to run across a few familiar faces. Yes, it was a last fling for…

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Lights…camera…vote!

We like to give HoliBlog readers a peak behind the curtain. Today you get a glimpse behind the water curtain. Faithful readers already know how Lori and Jennifer like to theme each season with their lifeguards and slide attendants. For 2007, it’s all about the red carpet. (Hooray for HoliWood?) One of the team’s “challenges”…

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The inside story

Lori, Jennifer and Whitney couldn’t wait. They had to check out “the bowl.” Bakuli’s innards are colorful, that’s for sure. And slippery. To get in, they had to climb up the exit slide. Jennifer and Whitney had no trouble. But Lori … she made several tries. Oops. Slipped and fell. Again. Then she tried it…

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