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Long ago, my oldest son explained to me the difference between a “geek” and a “nerd.” Tom now works at JPL (which you may recognize from The Big Bang Theory), so whatever he told me then was no doubt correct. Thing is, I don’t exactly remember what he said … But whether you’re a geek…

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When it comes to weather …

Hey Jude, don’t make it bad … A true weather voyage. Not as fun as #thevoyage at @HolidayWorld though @JeremyKappell's son loves this ride! pic.twitter.com/IwYuK2ZISJ — Jude Redfield (@JudeRedfield) March 13, 2014 More rather fitting Beatles’ lyrics reference for our Louisville meteorologist friend: And anytime you feel the pain, hey Jude, refrain, Don’t carry the…

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Rocking the World

So who is the person who puts together our special events, such as Happy Halloween Weekends and Rock the World? That would be Ashley, our Special Events Manager. And she’s grinning from ear to ear this morning after seeing the coverage of our Rock the World announcement in the latest edition of the Dubois County…

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Job search – in the Nick of time

Making one’s career in a town named Santa Claus, it may well be impossible to avoid getting like this. It’s that uber focus on all things Christmas and Santa Claus. Year-round, that is. Our tweets, for example, celebrate the 25th of the month each year. Some #ChristmasInJuly tweeps to follow: @SantaClausInd, @SantaMuseum, @SantaClausLand, @LakeRudolph, @SantaClausStore,…

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We are, once again, called “weird”

Sticks and stones aside, it's always a bit amusing when our park pops up on a "Weirdest …" list. Case in point: the wildly popular BuzzFeed website just released this video showing its picks for the "Weirdest Thing" in each of the 50 United States. By way of clarification, the photo used to represent Santa…

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A howling good time

What fun we had today! We started out first thing this morning with a trip to Louisville, for an appearance on WAVE-3 Listens Live. Along with Matt and Kitty, we brought five members of the Graveyard Smash show. In costume and makeup. While we waited in the lobby of the TV station, another set of…

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A tasty deal

Matt had a fun time in Louisville earlier this week, taping a WLKY's Real Deal segment. He filled Maxine in on lots of fun Happy Halloween Weekends details – and also offered a "real deal." Wondering what that deal might be? Take a look here. Still need discounted tickets for your visit? Here you go.

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It’s about TIME!

How in the world did I accomplish anything before Google Alerts were invented? Yesterday morning, my day came to a screeching halt when I received a Google Alert with a link to this article in TIME magazine. Yes, TIME. TIME's top ten coaster list only includes a few wooden coasters. And the highest ranked among…

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Weather Channel names “most extreme”

The Weather Channel may have provided a cool, wet spring – but they're jumping into a toasty summer with their choice for the most-extreme water park rides. We let out a howl worthy of a Wildebeest when we saw their list. Here's the video: Meanwhile, Splashin' Safari's average water temperature is a comfy 84 degrees….

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On Today tomorrow

Exciting news! We're been working with the good folks at Conde Nast Traveler for the past week, as they prepare a "nation's best amusement park rides" travel segment for the Today Show. It airs tomorrow morning at 8:30am CDT (9:30am EDT). RT @holidayworld: Media Alert: Tune in tomorrow at 8:30am CDT to catch some of…

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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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