Podcast: Lost & Found Lady

What a week! Guest Services Manager Angie is not only featured in an About.com feature this month, she was also our Guest on today’s podcast episode. … because Angie has some great stories. Not only about Lost & Found but also the Holidog Inn. Here are a few photos to help illustrate this episode. Starting with…

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About Angie

Journalist Marcia Frost (love her last name!) visited us last month and one of her questions was, “What’s it like to live in a town called Santa Claus?” She was on assignment with About.com and her mission was to interview someone who could answer that question. Angie, our Guest Services Manager, sat down with Marcia…

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Indiana wants me*

*So now I’ve got that song stuck in my head. If you’ve listened to our latest podcast episode, you already know about this: #SaySomethingCompletelyHonest @TODAYshow, we’re not located in Orlando; we’re in Indiana! https://t.co/KmoWRWk5mB pic.twitter.com/V1A5EXcBpz — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 5, 2016 It’s always a thrill to get coverage on The Today Show, but when…

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The Legend lives on

This morning, while adding a new Legend video to our YouTube channel, I happened upon this wonderful piece of our history from 1999. It’s the day we announced we were building The Legend: Many thanks to David Ellis for posting this video of the late Will Koch announcing The Legend. We know Will would be…

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Show Me the launch

The irony was not lost on us … the reporter from Show Me St. Louis rode Thunderbird with her eyes closed! Dana was a good sport and even (kind of ) believed Matt when he told her she screamed the entire ride. Thunderbird remains the nation’s only launched wing coaster. Whether you ride with eyes…

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A rainy-day podcast

After having all too much fun creating our own podcast this spring, we got a call (a tweet, actually) from Zach and Noah at the Evansville Courier & Press. It seems they have a podcast, too. Called Canvass, it’s usually filled with politics and the latest opinions about breaking news stories. But with the start…

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Callie on the Job

We had loads of fun this week when Callie from WSIL-TV came for a visit. She creates a segment for the news each week called “Callie on the Job” and gets to learn about all sorts of interesting professions. Here’s her report: WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Does running a roller coaster or greeting park Guests…

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Today in Holiday World history

This is quite a day in our history. May 19, 1990:   #ThrowbackThursday to May 19, 1990 … and the premiere of Raging Rapids! #YouWillGetWet pic.twitter.com/FlIas0o8sc — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 19, 2016 May 19, 1995: On this date in 1995, @48Hours‘ Richard Schlesinger came to visit! @aceonlineorg @SchlesCBS #HeDidntRideRaven pic.twitter.com/vJrygnuFs0 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld)…

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#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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