A hard-hat tour for 14News

Loops and Turns

Deanna from 14News in Evansville is an early riser. She sort of has to be; it’s her job. We met up with VP James at 5am to check out what goes on here during the off-season. First in the Maintenance Shop … Our Turkey Whirl turkey sure looks happy to be on camera. Or maybe…

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Chillin’ with the Thunderbird

We just finished up two hours of “live shots” with Deanna from WFIE-TV and boy, is it cold out there today! After a look inside our Maintenance Shop and then the Paint Shop, the sun came up and we visited the Thunderbird construction site. Anyone who works outdoors for a living has my undying respect…

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Great Scott! Tune in Thursday night

Have you ever wondered what it takes to put together an episode of reality TV? Not the table-throwing, wine-tossing kind of reality show … a nice, fun travel show. There’s a new series on the Great American Country (GAC) channel called “All-American Amusement Parks.” Actually, when we first heard from the production company, they used…

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Just another Mammoth Monday!

Fox News Channel was looking for the nation’s top water-park rides, and they found Mammoth! Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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What are you WISHing for?

Take a look at some WISH-ful thinking from early this morning: All will be revealed this evening starting at 8:15pm CDT: http://HolidayWorld2015.com Please join us! And Happy Christmas Eve in July!

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Someone’s in the kitchen with Santa

Have you checked out the new Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen yet? Holidog is a big fan. … and so is Tabnie from Eyewitness News. Foods Manager Tammy was happy for the help on a recent morning and gleefully instructed Tabnie in the fine art of “freestyling” dough. After proofing the dough, it was time to add…

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Eat like a ’beest

When you picture a herd of wildebeest, don’t you think of them being in stampede mode? They like to move. They migrate at a fast pace. And so our new Wildebeestro restaurant follows their lead, with a light and fast Grab & Go menu. Tabnie from Eyewitness News stopped by for a behind-the-scenes look. In…

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“Sure wish we had smell-a-vision!”

Have you ever wished you could sneak into one of our kitchens to see exactly how we create the treats that make your visit extra special? Tabnie from Eyewitness News did just that recently. She and Brian got up close and personal with the staff of the Funnel Cake Factory in our 4th of July…

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Your daily floss

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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