Oh, those Golden Tickets …

So how did we do this year? The Golden Ticket for Best Waterpark Ride goes to … Wildebeest! #5thConsecutiveYear @ProSlideTech pic.twitter.com/fNBZh8FbDI — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 7, 2014 Leah and Lauren accepted the award: "Our dad would be so proud!" Leah Koch and Lauren Koch Crosby #WildebeestBestWaterparkRide pic.twitter.com/BOiZ71iOo6 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 7, 2014…

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The Secret: How we kept it

It’s been a little more than a month since our announcement for 2015, and I’m still in shock that we managed to keep this massive project under wraps. And I’m even more in shock that our fans just loved that we kept the secret. Frankly, we were all braced for people to discover it two…

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Orange is the New Track

On July 24, while our Thunderbird announcement was still underway, there it was on Twitter: Orange is the New Track. I’d gladly give credit to the clever person who tweeted that witty phrase within seconds of seeing our Thunderbird animation, but alas, Twitter won’t give me access that far back in our “notification” history. (We…

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Are you a ‘middle child’?

Paula’s note: as a fellow “middle child,” I just had to take a few minutes on my day off to post Leah’s musings. My middle child, John, started laughing when I told him what I was up to: You should wait till tomorrow, Mom. That fits the Middle Child Syndrome perfectly – “Um, I really…

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A few final hints …

I woke up this morning nervous. It was kind of a combination of day-of-final-exams anxiety and Christmas morning excitement. Announcement Day is [almost] here, and we can [almost] stop talking in hushed tones everywhere we go. Almost. But I know that one more day for us means one more day of agony for the Holiday…

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“Sluuuuurp – oh, excuse me!”

Lauren cracks me up. In a conference-room meeting about an hour ago, she was finishing up her beverage, and suddenly realized her efforts to enjoy every last drop were, well, a bit noisy. “Oh, excuse me!” she piped up. The “I need to tweet this” buzzer suddenly went off in my head: How many workplace…

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Super star

Lauren picked out this new star for the top of our Christmas tree. Isn’t it a beauty? We can see it all aglow after Friday Night Fireworks and on Saturdays, when we’re open until 9:30pm CDT. Christmas in June. Only @HolidayWorld A great place to sing carols without being stared at like you're crazy. pic.twitter.com/e30r8HM0X8…

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Are we there yet?

Thanks to all who entered! Here are our winners: Cassandra S. from Louisville, Kentucky Jennifer K. from Fishers, Indiana Jodi B. from Martinsville, Indiana Each winner received two one-day tickets. Didn’t win? Be sure to subscribe to the HoliBlog and watch our Facebook page for more opportunities to “enter to win.” —- Have you ever…

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Play that FunTown music

Because my dad was president, I think a lot of my friends in high school assumed I got special treatment at work, which was not true. If you would like to argue otherwise, please consult my closet filled with blue polos. Hilariously, when I worked in the bigger departments, my coworkers didn’t really know who…

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Put them in a pumpkin shell …

As most of our staff is scurrying around preparing for the start of the season, there are some whose job it is to plan ahead. For example, plan for Halloween: Eric, Ashley and Lauren are scoping out ideas for Happy Halloween Weekends at the Halloween show in St. Louis this week. Who could resist the…

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That round thing on Mayflower?

We’ve been asked repeatedly: So what’s that round thing all about? This thing, circled (by me) in green: That’s at the apex of the ride, right? (Trying to make my oldest son proud here … I’ve made my living with words, but still remember a math term or two.) Anyway, apparently it’s called a medallion….

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A stroll with the zombies

Graveyard Smash zombies

Happy Halloween Weekends may be over for another year, but we still have some stories to tell and photos to share. Our Graveyard Smash zombies took a walk on Sunday to enjoy a bit of fresh air. They even posed in some of our Halloween photo cut-outs. Wait a minute! Lauren doesn’t seem to like…

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