A very Brady coaster

There’s no denying, Thunderbird is getting a lot of love and attention this fall. It’s the new coaster on the block, and there’s lots of interest in how construction is coming along. (Spoiler alert: it’s coming along really, really well – stay tuned for more next week. Maybe even watch the Thunderbird ConstructionCams. On Monday.)…

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Are you a ‘middle child’?

Paula’s note: as a fellow “middle child,” I just had to take a few minutes on my day off to post Leah’s musings. My middle child, John, started laughing when I told him what I was up to: You should wait till tomorrow, Mom. That fits the Middle Child Syndrome perfectly – “Um, I really…

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Summer Saturdays = Night Rides!

What’s your favorite night ride? From today through August 16, every Saturday we're open 9am – 9:30pm CDT. #NightRides pic.twitter.com/ArZHuOAJRl — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) June 7, 2014

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Scaredy Cat confidential

Take a moment with me, and try to think of the most ironic things that could happen to the child of a theme park president. What if you hated funnel cake or soft pretzels? It’d be a total waste of being born into such a cool circumstance, right? Now imagine you were afraid of rides….

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Teasy riders

No fair! Why do they get to ride – again?! Some dummies get all the fun …

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Rain by the half-foot

Did you get a lot of rain this week? Mother Nature power-washed the park for us! We're dubbed this Raven Creek. Lots of rain yesterday! #tristatewx pic.twitter.com/qW5AX7sEjQ — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 4, 2014 No flooding here – despite six inches of rain yesterday; just a few swollen creek banks. Here's a view of the…

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Hoosier dummy?

Our test dummies are ready to roll! They look like a rowdy bunch, don’t they? Here’s a video of our water-filled dummies from a few years ago: We open for the season on May 3 – these dummies get the run of the park until then!

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Keeping track of the coaster crazies

When we started building The Raven back in 1994, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into … … and how many friendships would be forged. The roller coaster enthusiasts are like one big, happy, enthusiastic family. And last weekend was their family reunion. Just as with any family reunion, they take lots…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like …

 … yes, Christmas! While most folks are putting away their Easter decor, we're awakening the elves. And here's Cheryl, fastening a big bow on one of the light poles in our Christmas Plaza. It's so nice to see our beautiful trees greening up. Do you think Cheryl is noticing that a certain roller coaster in…

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A light dusting of snow

Wednesday morning, we had a surprise snowstorm. By 8:30, I was tweeting about it: I've never seen such HUGE snowflakes! Watch it snow live: holidayworld.com/visit/construc… #HWSS twitter.com/HolidayWorld/s… — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) February 13, 2013 A bit later, Nathan grabbed a camera and headed out to take these flakey photos. "Go toward the light!" Heading up…

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Our tie-in with this year’s Super Bowl

Did you enter our "A sporting contest" brain teaser? It was a tough one. To find the answer, you had to go back to the year 1996, when two members of the Indianapolis Colts football team rode The Raven. That's Jim Harbaugh on the left and Ken Dilger (a local boy who did quite well…

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Flagging down some help

The other morning, we noticed the Coaster Cats were on top of The Raven's lift hill. They were performing the annual ritual of removing that year's flags. And in the spring, they put up a lovely new set. So what happens to the old, tattered flags? We auction them! Just about everyone seems to know…

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