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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A Mammoth #FlashbackFriday

Were snowflakes flying in your neighborhood today? They were swirling wildly for a while here in Santa Claus. Two years ago this week, it was Mammoth fiberglass that was flying. We thought this would make a fun #FlashbackFriday photo.

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Blimey – the British are here!

It was a day filled with proclamations of "Brilliant – just brilliant!" There's nothing like the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain to guarantee a cheer-i-o day! We started at not quite 5 o'clock in the morning with a television news crew. That's right; the sun wasn't up yet. But we were! And yes, we…

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From the Mammoth’s point of view

Ain't technology grand? Photography used to mean you shot a roll of 12 or 24 snapshots and took the film to the drugstore to have it developed. It might be a week or more before your vacation photos came back. If. Now, it's more or less instantaneous. And of course video is just about unbelievable…

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An accent on fun

The other day, Dan was helping to load boats at Mammoth. He happened upon a few visitors from Switzerland and let them talk him into sharing a ride with them. Here's their video postcard:

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A ride on the wild side

Our test dummies aren't particularly pleased; they've been asked to give up their seats on Mammoth. Well, all except when Dan feels sorry for them and sneaks them on a ride with him. Been watching our Mammoth animation all winter? It's time to see the real deal:  

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Sure hope those dummies used sunscreen!

When it was time for Dan to take his first ride on Mammoth, he invited a few friends to come along. Here's a video of the full ride: How warm is the water? Check here on our website. Mammoth is now open daily.

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Danticipation

There's nothing like it. Working on a new ride for two years or more. And then it's finally time to ride. After, of course, the State Ride Inspectors give us their seal of approval. Really. It's an actual seal. This is Chris, the Ride Inspector who applied the seal, following a long, thorough inspection. Okay,…

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Who you callin’ a dummy?!

Temperatures up heading up toward 90 this week. And the dummies are heading up Mammoth's lifthill. These "dummies" get to ride a bunch of laps before the rest of us do. Please note: The rather unusual "restraints" are there because the dummies can't hold themselves on – we humans will hold on tight, plus our…

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Our Super-Fan Family contest Finalists!

Thanks to all the great families (some of which included friends, too) for all the great videos and photos. We enjoyed reviewing them all. So who won? Only the Travel Channel knows for sure. They'll let us know very soon and we'll, of course, pass along the announcement. We can tell you who our Super-Fan…

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