#FlashbackFriday

Oh what fun it is to research and revisit our past – with oh so many wonderful stories we have to tell from our 70 years! Here’s a share of a video our ACE friend Sean posted on YouTube. (ACE = American Coaster Enthusiasts. Yes, that’s a thing.) For the backstory about the day CBS’s 48…

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Full STEAM ahead

You’ve heard of STEM, right? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. There’s another acronym now, with an additional letter: STEAM. “A” is for Art. How does art mix in with, say … roller coaster design? Nate Heck from Artrageous with Nate spent a day with us last fall to find out. His first stop was…

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‘House Hunters’ airs Thursday!

House Hunters on Thunderbird | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

There’s something extra special about being located in a town named Santa Claus. Especially this time of year. Back in the summer, HGTV called us about their plan to produce a series of “House Hunters” episodes this year – each featuring a town themed around Christmas. Their crew followed Tom and Terri as they prepared to relocate…

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National Roller Coaster Day!

To help celebrate National Roller Coaster Day, let’s take a look at a scene that didn’t quite make the final cut of this week’s episode of Thrill Factor: If you’d like to see the full episode, it will re-run tonight at 10:30pm CDT (that’s 11:30pm EDT) on the Travel Channel.

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Reruns? We’ve got reruns!

You didn’t miss last night’s Thrill Factor premiere, did you? (Or maybe you just want to watch it again?) We’re getting a lot of requests for a list of when “our” episode will hit the re-run circuit. While we look it up for you, here’s a fun snippet to watch: Here we go: Thrill Factor…

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How high is your Thrill Factor?

We’re counting down the days till “Thrill Factor” premieres on Travel Channel. Here’s their promo: These former Mythbusters will test the “guys” against the “gals” to see which gender handles the thrill of Thunderbird better. You’ll see some familiar faces among the “lab rats” who ride with the show’s hosts. Hope you can tune in…

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The power of family

Leah joked on Facebook that she would have thought if she ever made it on the cover of a magazine, her curly mane would somehow look a bit more tame than it does on the cover of this month’s Funworld magazine. … and that’s exactly the style of self-deprecating humor that Leah and her sister,…

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Watch us on CNBC!

Are you a fan of CNBC’s “On the Money”? Well, they’re talking roller coasters on tomorrow’s show … Excited to see Thunderbird featured on @OnTheMoney tomorrow! @CNBC pic.twitter.com/obvGTppOHK — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) June 27, 2015 “On the Money” airs Sunday evening at 6:30pm CDT on CNBC.

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Geek now, or forever hold your peace

VP James and Kari Byron

Okay, so we can officially let the cat out of the bag now. Travel Channel was here today. But that wasn’t the secret. What we couldn’t talk about ahead of time was what this new show is about. Well, we still have to keep quiet about that. Sorry. But we can tell you who the…

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“Totally worth the trip!”

Ah, the company we keep … 6 new roller coasters you’ve got to try this summer! http://t.co/Shl5y71gbE @BraveNewJoel pic.twitter.com/JySxvWQVLq — CNN Travel (@CNNTravel) June 12, 2015

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Wally’s World

Last Thursday was a special day – and a wild one. Just ask Wally Schaaf. Imagine being 91 years old and deciding it was time to ride your first roller coaster … That’s exactly what he decided, and he did it big! That morning, I watched as Wally – a resident of Scenic Hills Care…

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