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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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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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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Makeup tips from the ghouls of Graveyard Smash

  As Halloween approaches, you might like to borrow some of these tastefully understated looks from the female cast members of Graveyard Smash. Leah the Ghostly Wraith advises: "If your eyeliner slips a bit during application – just go with it!" Jazzy, our pink Mummy, says not to worry about covering up the occasional blemish,…

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A Halloween tale

Back in 1994, it was such a thrill to take part in naming our first big roller coaster. We knew it was going to be built in our Halloween section, so there were nearly endless theming ideas. It turned out to be a rather creepy experience. The first shivery chill occurred on a very hot…

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S.O.S.: Save Our Stomachs!

Here in the Public Relations department, we sign up for all kinds of e-newsletters from various social media gurus. It’s simply not possible to read every advice column, but one caught our eye a month or so ago. Why? Well … it involved a competition (we’re very competitive) and food (we’re always hungry, too). The…

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When your sister is … a roller coaster

Today, we introduce our PR intern, Leah, as a guest HoliBlogger. Leah will be a junior this fall at Indiana University; she's majoring in journalism. …she has an interesting "sister" to tell you about. Mom used to joke that this park was “the other woman” when it came to my dad. Being Will Koch, my…

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Remembering Will

Karen has worked here since she was a teen. She was one of Will's favorites: cheerful, hard-working, quick with a witty comeback. She's now a married mom of two, and our administrative assistant. With Will's passing, Karen was asked to piece together photos and video clips to help tell Will's story. Here's a clip with…

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Nathan Ryder took a ride

Here's WFIE's Nathan Ryder's report from tonight's 5 o'clock news. If you watch closely, you'll see that Mrs. Koch was on the first boat. She wasn't going to ride today…but at the last minute, hopped on. There are lots of Kochs on that boat, actually…Will's wife, Lori, their younger daughter, Leah, and William A. Koch…

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