Sweepstakes: Almost Launch Time!

First Test Launch

Thanks to everyone who entered our sweepstakes – our winner is Faith C. from Franklin, Ohio. Faith wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a Christmas Cabin at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Thanks again to all who entered! ——— You’ve been hungry for a steel coaster…

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Michelangelo, da Vinci, and …

… Bolliger & Mabillard! You will louvre Thunderbird – it's a work of art! #LaunchPlans pic.twitter.com/cPFPdQa8a9 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March 3, 2015 This masterpiece opens in just 53 days!

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The woods are ablaze with fall colors

Such a pretty time of the year! The trees are brilliant with red, yellow, gold and … Yes, there’s a pop of orange out in the woods by The Voyage this year. Where exactly? Thunderbird will cross Voyage once right here: As you can see, it’s between the second and third hills on Voyage. Of…

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Hoosier favorite zombie?

Ah, but actually our talented troupe of undead are from all over … er, under. This year’s Graveyard Smash zombies hail (and wail) from as close by as Santa Claus and Jasper and as far away as New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Honolulu! They sing like a bunch of ghouls: We hope you’ll join…

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Aw shucks, that track is pretty!

That’s right, nothing but cornfields around here … #HW2015 #OrangeIsTheNewTrack #Thunderbird pic.twitter.com/1Bz1qyjFd2 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 5, 2014  

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Purrrfect coasters need Coaster Cats

When it comes to our Coaster Cats, we’re feline thankful (that’s a joke, son). In just about all kinds of weather, they’re out in the elements, taking care of our coasters. One of this year’s off-season projects is retracking Voyage’s brake run. Out with the old and in with the new! “Dude, your eight layers…

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A dog-eared photo

When you work at a theme park with ridiculously clever people, you never know ahead of time what each day will bring. But this, actually, was scheduled ahead of time. This was taken during a photo shoot for our 2014 HoliWood Nights flyer. Yes, Holidog was getting ready for his close-up. That's Ashley, our special…

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Greetings from Gourdon

Did you meet Gourdon the Pumpkin this fall? He's carved out quite a niche for himself during Happy Halloween Weekends. Who better than Gourdon to host our 2014 promotional video for Happy Halloween Weekends? Gourdon even has his own 3D glasses for Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure: And who better than Gourdon the Pumpkin to make…

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The park in the middle of cornfields

Ah, there's more than a kernel of truth to that – we are, indeed, a park surrounded by cornfields! And during Happy Halloween Weekends, we bring the cornfields into the park: It's interesting to witness the different approaches taken by the amazing mazers. Some families grab a map and power-walk their way through the stalks…

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A little Halloween humor

When Leah sent me this photo of her sister, Lauren, I asked if she was okay with me posting it to the Web. Leah's reply: Only if you spin it beautifully. Clearly, our long-legged friends took a red-eye flight to get here. And they're just in time for Happy Halloween Weekends!

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From “corncept” to reality

The puns are popping as we talk about our corn maze. Or is that maize maze? We hired a company that specializes in cutting corn mazes. I guess you can say they're outstanding in their field … Aw, shucks. It's still not clear what this year's design looks like. Happily, we have some friends in…

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Tea time tips

If you're a fan of "spinny rides," you'll want to be sure to give Kitty's Tea Party a try: We understand from our Rides crew (the Ones Who Know) that if you like a dizzing dose of this sweet tea, make sure to spin counter-clockwise. The second tip is to at first give it a…

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