In pursuit of a plush penguin

We receive hundreds and hundreds of emails each day. Most can be answered by one person or another without much trouble. But once in a while, there's a group effort involved. Yesterday, for example. we received the following message from a mom in New Braunfels, Texas: My name is Emily and I am hoping you…

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A chilling moment

Despite our best efforts to make these little fellas feel right at home, this trio of newcomers decided to search our Christmas section for a taste of home. …and so this was our "Prize Pics" contest photo for the week: Shuffling just a few feet away from their home at the Bean Bag Toss game,…

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Angry Birds of a feather…

There must be a lot of Angry Birds fans out there! Psssttt…here’s an insider tip: a little birdie told me the Angry Birds characters will soon be available as prizes at Merlin’s Castle in the Halloween section. From the roof of The Alamo to the rocks at Bahari, this week’s guesses flew all over the…

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Digging Up Answers to this Mystery

Popping open the contest email box, the voice of Shaggy rang out in my head: “Like, wow!” Those who participated in this week’s Prize Pics Wednesday contest were hot on the trail of clues. In fact, it looks like most of you could easily be members of the wisecracking Mystery, Incorporated gang, solving where exactly…

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ZOOM out for the answer

This week’s "Prize Pics Wednesday" proved to be the most popular ever; more than 650 of you guessed where Domo was hanging out this week. Domo (a prize at one of our skill Games this season) must have known sunshine and warmth was headed our way for Memorial Day weekend! We caught him scaling the…

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The winner’s a spinner

Impressive. Nearly every one of the 500 guesses submitted in this week’s "Prize Pics" was correct. Our grinning Minions went for a spin on Rudolph’s Round-Up, the newest addition to Rudolph’s Reindeer Ranch in the Christmas section of Holiday World. Congratulations to this week’s winners, who each received two one-day tickets: Rick T. of Muncie,…

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Domo takes a dry run

Did you figure it out? Last week’s "Prize Pics" contest showed Domo taking a dry run on a wet ride. Our email box has been flooded with hundreds of guesses. Where had Domo had run off to? (Domo is a prize at one of our Games this season) Somewhere green and blue… Turns out he…

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Minions with opinions

Last week, we asked a pair of Minions where they'd like to dine in the park. We took a photo and included it in our e-newsletter, with the challenge to identify their location. Here's that photo, in case you missed it. Our wide-eyed Minions trotted like turkeys into the Thanksgiving section (they'd heard about our…

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Do you ever feel like…

…you're being watched? During a recent walk-through of the Games Warehouse, it sure felt that way. These Minions' eyes are sort of like the Mona Lisa's … their eyes follow your every move! These fine fellows will be available as prizes in the Big Crane Game again this season.

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Puppy love

Get ready to melt. Jeff from Akron, Ohio, sent us this story and photos of his darling pup (and the pup’s precious pillow). I wanted to send you these pictures of one of my dogs, who is (apparently) a big fan of Holiday World. When we came to the park in 2009, we played a…

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An apPEELing Mother’s Day visit

Stacie and her family visited on Mother’s Day. The kiddos won prizes. All five of them. And as busy as she must be (I’ll say it — it must be bananas around her house some days!), Stacie took the time to email us a sweet note and this photo.

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A plush assignment

We’ve added a new feature to St. Nick’s Gift Shop this season: Animaland! GM Matt’s three children stopped by this week to try it out. (Watch out for the flying cow!)

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