A look around for Louisville

Courtney from WDRB-TV

On Wednesday, we hosted a news crew from WDRB-TV in Louisville. You may notice I cropped the photo so that you can’t see how muddy Courtney’s shoes were. Between the rain and the melting snow and ice this week, it was a challenge to meander our way from Thunderbird’s maintenance building to our new roller…

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Made in Germany

No, we’re not referring to the Koch family, although they certainly carry a strong heritage from their Germanic ancestors. We’re talking about something called a flywheel. Two, actually. VP James explains in this edition of The Hard Hat Chronicles: Thunderbird, our new steel roller coaster – the first launched wing coaster on the continent –…

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Thunderbird countdown

Launchtime is quickly approaching … who’s starving for a ride? Thunderbird opens in 101 days. Season Passholders ride in 100 days. http://t.co/i1F14d0ITJ #BestDiscountsEndThursday pic.twitter.com/w8X1XrqK9z — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) January 14, 2015 Season Pass discounts are at their deepest right now – and expire this Thursday at midnight (January 15). So if five hours of Thunderbird…

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Season Passes: 6 Perks You Might Not Know About

We’re fast approaching the last day of our current discount for Season Passes (midnight January 15). Still on the fence? Here are six perks you just might not know about: 1. We’re not going to save this one for last, because it’s the one we’re most excited about: Thunderbird Preview Night on Friday, April 24,…

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Chillin’ with the Thunderbird

We just finished up two hours of “live shots” with Deanna from WFIE-TV and boy, is it cold out there today! After a look inside our Maintenance Shop and then the Paint Shop, the sun came up and we visited the Thunderbird construction site. Anyone who works outdoors for a living has my undying respect…

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Season Pass Sweepstakes!

Turkey Whirl

Thanks to everyone who entered our Season Pass Sweepstakes! Our winners were chosen at random from thousands of entries. Congratulations to: Amy R. of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, who wins two 2015 Season Passes Donna H. of Lanesville, Indiana, who wins two one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Candi J. of Beech Grove, Indiana, who…

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Perks for processing early

Did you know you can purchase your 2015 Season Passes for $20 a month using our Easy Pay Plan? This offer runs through November 15, 2014. And as a special incentive, we have two perks for you if you get your 2015 Season Passes processed here at the park during this year’s Happy Halloween Weekends….

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“A crummy commercial …”

Come on, you recognize that line, right? It’s Ralphie from “A Christmas Story,” crestfallen when he discovers his Little Orphan Annie Decoder Ring uncovers nothing more than “a crummy commercial,” there in the Parker family’s one bathroom (with Randy pounding on the door). Love that movie! And so, I tried to soften this tweeted “crummy…

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The process begins

The skies are bright blue and nearly everyone who’s working outdoors today is in his or her shirtsleeves. Spring has arrived! … and opening day is just six weeks away. Something that’s even closer? Early Season Pass Processing. On the above dates, during the specified times, we’d be glad to process your Season Pass for…

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An Elf off her shelf

Gotta love Barbie. She is the most cheerful, sassiest elf ever. As she was packing up her car with packages to make her afternoon mail run on this chilly day, she didn't complain. "Hey – it gets me out of my office, right?" An elf off her shelf, as it were. Barbie may need to…

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Sweepstakes: Win Summer Fun Cards

Congratulations to Michael N-B. of Evansville, Indiana, whose name was randomly drawn as our winner. Enjoy your Summer Fun Cards, Michael. Thanks to all who entered! —————————– As I write this, the temperature just dipped below freezing and Mother Nature is trying to decide whether it's a good time to get us in the mood…

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Sweepstakes: Don’t miss the boat!

Congratulation to our winner, Kimberly M. of Brownstown, Indiana! Kimberly wins two Season Passes to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari for 2014! Thanks to all who entered our sweepstakes! ———— Brace yourself for lots of Mayflower puns over the next several months! The "boat" we don't want you to miss is the deepest discounts being…

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