Enter our Lots o’ Lights Sweepstakes

How many Holiday World Maintenance Technicians does it take to change a … Just kidding. The real question today is: How many light bulbs does Tom need to change to convert our Star Spangled Carousel to all LED lights? Fans of our carousel may notice more than just the new lights this season; in honor…

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Thunderbird’s half-minute waltz

Be assured it took many hours of work to provide Thunderbird’s trains with their off-season maintenance. But everybody loves a good time-lapse video, right? We’ll have another Legend update for you soon. Meanwhile, we open for the season in just over 11 weeks. That means we need to go around the World in 80 days…

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Honoring 68 years of service

When you work at a theme park, you’re in the service industry. Given today’s date, though, let’s take a look at a different type of service. Veterans Day is a time to honor the service of all American military veterans. Our new Maintenance Director, Joe, comes to us following more than a dozen years in the…

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Happy Underwear Day!

I kid you not. There’s such a thing as “Underwear Day.” And I guess we’re meant to celebrate that fact. … which reminds me of a blog post from long ago. Really. When I went into Will’s office more than a decade ago to ask him what he thought about us starting a blog, I…

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The Maintenance Men

Congratulations to Andy, Tim, Tom, Michael, Sean, Clint and Bob for achieving AIMS certification today following a week of Safety School. In Orlando. Andy is one of our Attractions Managers and the other fellows are part of our Maintenance Team. Heading home to prepare for the season after @AIMS_Int Safety School in Orlando. We open…

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A sign that it’s November

This fellow nearly gobbled up all the available space on this access road … You never know what you might (almost) run into while driving behind the scenes. #WeBrakeForTurkeys pic.twitter.com/fdbwDojP7t — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) November 3, 2014

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Vegetable, Olive or Canola?

Somehow, I don’t think Ben worried about polyunsaturated fats when selecting the oil for our Legend’s lift chain! Here's Coaster Cat Ben, oiling The Legend's lift chain. How did you spend *your* day? pic.twitter.com/QE5q3I1KFW — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 11, 2014

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Hoosier dummy?

Our test dummies are ready to roll! They look like a rowdy bunch, don’t they? Here’s a video of our water-filled dummies from a few years ago: We open for the season on May 3 – these dummies get the run of the park until then!

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The first turkey of spring?

Do you watch carefully for the first robin of spring each year? Here at Holiday World, it’s the first turkey of spring that makes our hearts leap with joy! The Turkey Whirl is a classic tilt-a-whirl ride, themed for our Thanksgiving section, of course. And yes, we’ve heard you call it “Turkey Hurl.” We don’t…

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Who says turkeys can’t fly?

Good question! There were several flying around these here parts yesterday. Who says turkeys can't fly?! #GobbleGobble pic.twitter.com/bOImXNJmwM — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March 11, 2014 And yes, we put our toys away for the winter months – and out they fly in the spring, ready for the new season. Watch out – here comes another…

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Purrrfect coasters need Coaster Cats

When it comes to our Coaster Cats, we’re feline thankful (that’s a joke, son). In just about all kinds of weather, they’re out in the elements, taking care of our coasters. One of this year’s off-season projects is retracking Voyage’s brake run. Out with the old and in with the new! “Dude, your eight layers…

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The first ride of spring

Do you look for the “first robin of spring” each year? Around here, it’s the first ride of spring; the first ride to spring back to life after a long winter’s nap. And the first ride of the season is … Comet’s Rockets in Rudolph’s Reindeer Ranch! Here are three members of our maintenance crew…

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