Knock wood

No one’s knocking our choice of wood in the retracking of The Legend, that’s for sure! Are you familiar with Ipe wood? VP James will bring us all up to speed in this latest episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles … The Legend will open on May 7. Can’t wait to ride!

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A look at The Legend

As the clock ticks a little louder each day, we look forward to the click-click-click of The Legend’s trains heading up the lift hill. Here’s a “Facebook Live!” video from yesterday, as we took a tour of Legend’s work site: LIVE: Let’s take a look at The Legend! Posted by Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari…

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Nuts for donuts

It’s amazing how excited we can get about a little piece of fried dough. During the season, Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen keeps our collective sweet tooth satisfied, but this time of year it’s a bit of a challenge. So when I saw the #DonutBankHero promotion on Twitter a month or so ago, there was no thinking twice.  …

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“I watched your podcast”

^ Been hearing that phrase a lot lately. (Thanks for tuning in!) Until I realized I was being obnoxious and stopped, I had corrected several “viewers” to remind them that a podcast is audio only. (In a nutshell, our podcast is an online on-demand talk radio show.) Then Stephen came up with the idea to create…

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Podcast premiere!

All I can say is … we hope you have a long commute. Somehow, we got it stuck in our heads that most people listen to podcasts while on their daily commute – or to liven up their treadmill experience. We thought 20-30 minutes would work just fine for a podcast episode. Maybe twice that…

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Coaster boot camp

Watching the work on The Legend‘s track makes me think of boot camp, where the emphasis is to build you up, but only after first breaking you down. (I don’t have personal experience in the military, but Semper Fi to my baby brother!) And so, today we show you the first step in the re-tracking…

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The Legend reborn

We’ve teased you long enough. Here’s what we’re working on for our 70th Birthday season: We hope you’re as excited as we are to experience our wooden coasters again for the first time – especially The Legend! (Oh, and Thunderbird, too!) This snow won’t last forever … By the way, if you’ve been meaning to…

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Weigh to go, Shane!

This morning, this photo appeared in our Twitter feed and we were thrilled to see we were part of this gentleman’s incredible weight-loss story: @HolidayWorld one of my weight loss motivations was to ride your roller coasters. See you this season!! pic.twitter.com/gvwxSY2XLn — Shane (@ShaneInTC) January 11, 2016 We got in touch with Shane and…

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Whatever you do: Don’t. Look. Back.

If you’re a regular reader of the HoliBlog (thank you for that), you already know: #SomethingsUp. And so it begins. #NextChapter pic.twitter.com/QNGFiA1R0L — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) December 17, 2015 We’ll fill you in on the details in January, as we begin celebration of our 70th Birthday Season.

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A very Brady coaster

There’s no denying, Thunderbird is getting a lot of love and attention this fall. It’s the new coaster on the block, and there’s lots of interest in how construction is coming along. (Spoiler alert: it’s coming along really, really well – stay tuned for more next week. Maybe even watch the Thunderbird ConstructionCams. On Monday.)…

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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 walk in the park

Such a pretty spring day here in Santa Claus, Indiana! It would be a shame not to take a walk in the sunshine … Such a beautiful day for a walk outdoors! #CoasterCats pic.twitter.com/6sRO1zl9lD — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 12, 2014

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