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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No fair! We want to go, too!

Anyone else spending a considerable amount of time this week grumbling about the frigid temperatures? When you see it’s one degree outside, it’s hard to respond in a cheerful way. Math question: When the temperature goes from 4 to 5 degrees, did it just get 25% warmer? — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) January 23, 2014 So…

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Fall protection

Fall protection? Who needs protection from brilliantly colored leaves and crisp, cooler weather? Oh … that kind of fall. This morning started off with safety training. This is Richard: Richard spoke to our staff members who don't just dream of going high places as part of their job. These hard-working members of our team aim…

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Fly away home

The swallows may come back to Capistrano … but for us, it's the Eagles that come back to Holiday World. Maintenance Matt and Tom are moving one of our smiling birds back into place. And that's Billy on top getting everything secure. The entire process took … oh, about a minute:

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Feathered friends

It's time to thaw out all of our rides as we close in on Opening Day, May 4. Here, members of our maintenance team reassemble Turkey Whirl. Those birds sure look happy to be back!

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Safety first!

Congratulations to our Maintenance & Paint Shop Teams for a full year of accident-free service.  

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Runaway car!

After working here a while, some rather surreal situations become almost commonplace. Hearing "Monster Mash" playing from little rocks on the ground on a sunny June day. Waving "hello" to a five-foot-tall, fluffy puppy dog, and half expecting him to answer. Parking a few spaces down from "S. Claus." And then there’s this: Not sure…

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