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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Countdown to Day 67

Can you believe it? We’re closing in on the last few of our 66 Days At Sea! We hope you enjoyed the clues, the history lesson, and the occasional red herring. And Leah’s HoliBlog posts, too – she’s honed her HoliHint skills to a fine point these past few weeks. As July 24, Our Announcement…

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A promise kept

About a month ago, a coworker (Hi, Andrew!) tried to get me to share what we’re building in 2015 (yes, it’s top secret; most members of our full-time staff don’t know all of what we’re doing). Of course, one of his many guesses (like so many of you out there) was a steel coaster. After…

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Happy Bastille Day!

My new initiative here at Holiday World is to make every day feel more like a holiday. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but that means we’re having fun with the little random holidays happening, such as National Barbecue Month in May and other day-long celebrations. So when we met last month to discuss July…

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T-minus 12 days

I’m sure many of you have noticed that our big announcement day is quickly approaching. And I don’t think I’ve ever had such a great captive audience as I do right now. Because of this, I’ve had to be very meticulous with my word selection. Anything could mean something. For instance, if I were to…

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The World through Leah’s lens

I’ll never forget how much my siblings and I used to pester my father about what was coming. I wish I could calculate just how many times we asked him, “C’mon, can you at least give us a hint?” He’d say something incredibly vague that gave absolutely nothing away like, “It’s big.” (Well, duh, everything…

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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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Loose lips sink ships

Secrets. They don’t make you any friends, but an innocent one can certainly make for a lot of fun. We’ve all done it—kept a little secret for the sake of fun. I mean, how boring would Christmas morning be without the promise of those wonderful secrets wrapped in shiny paper? Our home was always filled…

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Scaredy Cat confidential

Take a moment with me, and try to think of the most ironic things that could happen to the child of a theme park president. What if you hated funnel cake or soft pretzels? It’d be a total waste of being born into such a cool circumstance, right? Now imagine you were afraid of rides….

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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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Gosh, I hope I get it!

From the Michael Jackson set.

That slightly re-written line from Broadway’s iconic “A Chorus Line” says it all. Getting up in front of a judges’ table to sing and dance your heart out is a remarkably brave (and scary) thing to do. Auditions are gut-wrenchingly difficult for the judges, too. They truly want everyone to do their very best. They…

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Get your witchy face on!

Many have marveled about the look of our zombies in Graveyard Smash. Did you know our un-dead do their own hair and makeup? They are really quite resourceful. Here’s a quick look at Lauren, our zombie witch, as she prepares for another thriller day: Happy Halloween!

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