Help wanted: Story tiller

As we begin a new season, we sadly say goodbye to the fellow who’s produced all of our fun videos that you’ve watched the past three years. You know, like this: Since he was a little boy (or so he tells us), Nathan has wanted to live on a farm. He and his wife have…

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Oh, shoot!

Nathan spent some time earlier today shooting our next Hard Hat Chronicles video, this time with James and Matt. They visited four construction sites for updates: Safari Outpost, Wildebeestro, Mayflower and Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen. We’ll post the episode next week. .@CoasterRyder is shooting the next episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles. #SafariOutpost pic.twitter.com/jzGbjZ0syD — Holiday…

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What if we hosted the Winter Games?

With all the hullabaloo about the Winter Olympics lately, it got us to pondering … what sort of competitive games could we host here during these seemingly endless weeks of snow and ice? Off went an email query, quickly followed up by a Holibaloo of our own. Here’s a sampling of the responses: First of…

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A scenic ride through Autumn Falls

Have you ever ridden Gobbler Getaway and not picked up one of those turkey caller gizmos? (Repeat after me: We're not shooting turkeys, we're calling them!) Have you? I didn't think so … silly question, that. Well. If you take away the interactive part of Gobbler Getaway, what you have left is a beautiful ride…

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Are you smarter than a locker?

Okay, so when we heard we were going to get "smart" lockers for this season, there was one simple question: How can a locker be smart? Well. It turns out the new lockers are not only smart, but pretty cool (technologically speaking, that it). To boil it down: They're bigger They come in two sizes…

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A light dusting of snow

Wednesday morning, we had a surprise snowstorm. By 8:30, I was tweeting about it: I've never seen such HUGE snowflakes! Watch it snow live: holidayworld.com/visit/construc… #HWSS twitter.com/HolidayWorld/s… — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) February 13, 2013 A bit later, Nathan grabbed a camera and headed out to take these flakey photos. "Go toward the light!" Heading up…

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Snow Coaster Contest

Spoiler Alert: We have a winner! The answer and winner are listed at the bottom of this post.* Thanks to all for your guesses. We woke up this morning to a beautiful snowfall. At one point, the flakes were nearly as large as a Mammoth boat. Really. Nathan bundled up and headed out to take…

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Reindeer games

You never know what Nathan is going to come back with when he's been out in the park with our camera. "You won't believe who was out at the front gate!" Oh, no – did someone think we were open today? "Apparently so … and they jumped a fence!"   Well, we didn't have to…

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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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A Mammoth pan

No, we're not marketing Mammoth Cake Pans. And reviewers haven't issued any negative commentary regarding our new water coaster, either. And no, the Greek god of shepherds hasn't added a new critter to his flock. (Although we do expect folks to flock to our new water coaster …) What I'm talking about is camera movement….

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Screening Santa’s gifts

All I can say is … Communications Manager Nathan sure must have been a good boy. Look what Santa brought him! Nathan has a great background in TV news and video production, so he's gearing up to create more and more videos about the park with all this excellent new camera and editing equipment. Right…

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A few off-season fireworks

There's nothing like fireworks to draw a crowd. Even during Thanksgiving week. What's not to love about fireworks? Long-time HoliBlog readers will remember we posted a fireworks photo in 2005 just days before we announced that we would be adding a Thanksgiving-themed section and The Voyage roller coaster. To me, this was a big ol'…

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