Travel tales

November is IAAPA Expo time around here. Several of us head to Orlando as speakers, committee chairs, or buyers. It’s an incredible trade show. Here’s a series of HoliBlog posts from November 2007′s trip to the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions Expo: Destination: Orlando.  The night before I left, I told my youngest…

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Sweets for the sweet tooth

January’s nearly over. February is … for lovers. Fudge lovers, that is. With each new month comes the decision: which flavor of fudge to offer as our "Fudge of the Month" at the HoliShop. With Valentine’s Day looming, that choice is extra important. And so, for February, foods director Jason says, "Let them decide!" Hence,…

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Smile and say, “Pepsi, please!”

As we get closer to opening each season, John keeps busy writing and producing our ad campaign. For editing our "creative," he travels to Cincinnati. He was there a week or so ago and was delighted when, while at lunch, he looked out the window and saw this on the back of a Pepsi truck:…

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Ready to swing

Horseshoe? Check. Crane? Check. Flagpole? Check. I'm on the phone with John, who worked for months getting the logo made for the horseshoe. He's giving me far too many details and my eyes are rolling back in my head. But he's a proud papa, so I'll stay on the line a bit more.

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’tis a gift to be simple

If you've been reading the HoliBlog for a while, you know about John, our marketing director. He and I have an interesting relationship. It's always interesting… For example, the other evening I started up my car a bit before leaving so that it would warm up and the windshield defrost before it was time to…

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John’s got some coloring to do…

John is working on our new park map. This is for the printed map you get here at the park, the one we offer for download on our website, plus it it will be utilized with our new HoliWatch system. This was sitting on his desk yesterday… I asked John if Santa was bringing him…

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Please! Make him stop!

Ever since we got the good news about the results of the online survey to determine the state's "Favorite Indiana Getaway," John has been singing. Non-stop. "We are the champions, my friend …" Frankly … no one wants to be your friend, John, when you're singing that way. "I've paid my dues … time after…

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May-nia?

Ah, these clever contests. "SuperHits 105.3" is running a ticket giveaway contest this month. Look here for more information. Poor John's heart nearly broke when it became apparent a contest involving a "turkey drop" scenario just wouldn't be feasible. Turkey drop. You know … as in WKRP, a TV show from 25 years ago. Whenever…

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That giant lightbulb in the sky

The day has finally arrived! We all gathered around (along with a number of people in town) and watched as… Teepee + Stack + Bowl = Water Tower! I'd always thought of the pieces as the cone, the cylinder, and the sphere. (Gosh, maybe I never will use what I learned back in geometry class…)…

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Problem solving the high-tech way

Wow! Will Koch is getting into this HoliBlogging — two days in a row! (He cautioned me not to expect something every day. We'll take what we can get, right?) This is from Will: Yesterday, our marketing director, John, called and said we needed to talk about the logo design for the water tower. We…

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