Small fry

Well, you learn something new every day. In search of a fishy turn of phrase for this post, I turned to Google to learn that a baby fish is called a “fry.” Our small fries – Dancer’s Fish – were created back in 1955; we added them to Santa Claus Land in the early 1970s. Our…

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Podcast: The one with the fast-talking New Yorker

Every time we sit down to record a new episode, it is with the determination to keep the length at less than an hour. And every time, we fail. Stephen came up with a good idea – he pulled out a portion of one of our longer discussions and will create a mini-episode for next…

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A burger topped with what?

If you’ve already listened to our latest podcast episode, then you already know about this new burger … Here’s a quick glance at just a few of Tammy’s Top 10 Tasty Treats from the podcast, plus a few other highlights: And be sure to enter our Podcast Sweepstakes by this Wednesday – there are several…

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Sweepstakes with two ways to win!

Which do you want first – the good news or the bad news? Let’s start with the bad news: No one has figured out the three words to win our Podcast Sweepstakes. Yet. And the good news: That means you still have two chances to capture a pair of tickets! Sweepstakes update: No one’s correctly…

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Podcast: The one with the laugh heard ’round our World

Thank you to all who entered our Podcast Sweepstakes! Our first winner – the only person who figured out the Three Words used in Podcast 004 – was Bryan B., from Strongsville, Ohio. And our chosen-at-random winner is Amanda A., from Tell City, Indiana. Each winner receives two one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’…

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Podcast highlights: Thunderbird, blue sand, and Will

We’re half-way between podcast episode 003 and 004, so here are 003’s highlights, with video: The Mystic Blue name for our new filter sand … … (which is clearly not blue), reminds me of this post from the first year we blogged, 2005: Q: When is the color green … blue? We sure hope you’re…

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Podcast: The one with the Blue Sandman

Another podcast is in the can. The HoliCan, as it were. In it you will hear #FlashBackFriday stories about Thunderbird-planning obsessions. Also, we’ll each reveal our favorite Splashin’ Safari attraction and share a story about Will Koch. Plus this (hint: VP James is back): And tons more. Plus, another rousing round of our 70 Degrees…

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Podcast highlights

We’re halfway between podcasts, so it’s time for a video of highlights from the last episode: Shocking, I know, that our “70 Degrees of Separation” game isn’t included in the highlights. If you want to hear who won the last challenge (hint, my three-year-old grandson, Cameron, kept shouting “elephant!” when we had the podcast on…

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Enter our Making Memories Sweepstakes!

Congratulations to our winner – Jami W. from Bedford, Indiana – who wins four one-day admission tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and two nights next door at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, in one of their Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins. Thanks to all who entered! ——————– If you’re a loyal HoliBlog reader or a new…

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Podcast: The one with the crowdsourcing

Wow, those two weeks went by fast! We recorded Podcast Episode 2 this morning, with guest VP James providing us with a Legend update, including a description of the new “double down” element. Want to know even more about the double down? Be sure to listen! And here are three photos that will make no sense…

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Crowdsourcing memories

As part of our 70th Birthday Season, we’re going to create … a Memories Mosaic. A gigantic mosaic of photos taken in the park over the past seven decades. And that’s where you come in – would you like your family photos from Santa Claus Land, Holiday World, and Splashin’ Safari to be included? We sure…

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“I watched your podcast”

^ Been hearing that phrase a lot lately. (Thanks for tuning in!) Until I realized I was being obnoxious and stopped, I had corrected several “viewers” to remind them that a podcast is audio only. (In a nutshell, our podcast is an online on-demand talk radio show.) Then Stephen came up with the idea to create…

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