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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Raven’s first flight in 2012

… and who gets to ride? A quiet, expressionless group. Not exactly our usual crowd. Have you checked out our latest contest? Write a funny caption and you could win two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari! The details are here in an earlier HoliBlog post. Our contest runs through Monday, April 2, 2012,…

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Make us LOL and you could win tickets

Today was a big day for these fellas … … these "dummies" caught the first flight of The Raven for the 2012 season. Dummies? I think not! To celebrate their raucous return to the station (and yes, they were armless pre-flight), let's give away a pair of tickets, shall we? Take a look at these…

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That’s so Edgar

While walking a reporter around the park, the cute little neighbor girl she'd brought along (for a child's view of the park) uninten-tionally made me feel like a total geezer. When I pointed out The Raven wooden roller coaster, she turned her head quickly to take a look, her long braids swinging wildly. "Oh! Is…

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Party like it’s 1995

While cleaning out an old filing cabinet (you never know what you'll find!), we came across an old VHS tape. Curious, we popped it into an old player to see what we had. It's a Group Sales video, produced to help show area businesses what we had to offer. The year was 1995: The Raven…

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A peek behind the (shower) curtain

Warm, fuzzy moments happen around here all the time. And when one of the men on staff tells the story, it's all the sweeter. So when the new guy (Tony…our Director of Maintenance) emailed this to our staff of directors, it seemed a pity not to post it here: When I was at the Bahari…

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