“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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Who needs a thousand words?

Since selfies – and zombies, for that matter – are all the rage these days, we present to you the cast of Graveyard Smash, Selfie Edition. First, the understated rocker, Sharkey, whose hair stands at attention for all eternity. Next. ghostly Leah shows how a touch of color can make any zombie more fascinating. Wolfman…

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Halloween FAQ

Remember yesterday's post about Lauren's meeting with the spiders? Well, apparently they were just consultants, not workers. Poor Michael was challenged with spinning his own web. … and then somehow moving it from ground level up into the sky. A bit of rain didn't get him down. Michael spun a little magic and, with the…

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A little Halloween humor

When Leah sent me this photo of her sister, Lauren, I asked if she was okay with me posting it to the Web. Leah's reply: Only if you spin it beautifully. Clearly, our long-legged friends took a red-eye flight to get here. And they're just in time for Happy Halloween Weekends!

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Bringing home the lucite

"Let's bring home the lucite" was Will's annual joke as it got close to Golden Ticket Awards time. He loved to win. This evening, his daughters Lauren and Leah accepted the "Best Waterpark Ride" award for Wildebeest. Our first water coaster has won all four years since it opened. Lauren called Wildebeest her dad's "final…

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Blimey – the British are here!

It was a day filled with proclamations of "Brilliant – just brilliant!" There's nothing like the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain to guarantee a cheer-i-o day! We started at not quite 5 o'clock in the morning with a television news crew. That's right; the sun wasn't up yet. But we were! And yes, we…

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