Broadway bound

We get asked every year about our entertainers, past and present – do any of them turn their fun summer gig into a career? Sure! We have lots of success stories to tell from over the years. And one more HoliStar will twinkle on Broadway tonight. That’s right – Nick Burroughs opens on Broadway tonight….

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Still diving after all these years

There's something just too delicious about a cool dollop of whipped cream on a steaming cup of cocoa. Or a drizzle of hot fudge on vanilla ice cream. Sweet and sour. Salty and sweet. Yin and yang. Silly and serious. Our Dive! show is back again this year. They've got new digs, including a big…

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Gotta sing … gotta dance!

Are you one of those lucky people who can sing and dance? Or do you know anyone who can? Then please let them know about our auditions coming up on Saturday. We're looking for singers, dancers, mascots, and technicians. Here's a video sampling from last year. The amazing Nick Burroughs was named one of the…

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Applause for Nick

We just got word that our Nick Burroughs has been named one of only three finalists world-wide for Best Male Performer! The honor comes from the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA), the huge trade organization we've belonged to for decades. Nick spent the summer wow-ing audiences in our high-energy Vinyl Daze show,…

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Makeup tips from the ghouls of Graveyard Smash

  As Halloween approaches, you might like to borrow some of these tastefully understated looks from the female cast members of Graveyard Smash. Leah the Ghostly Wraith advises: "If your eyeliner slips a bit during application – just go with it!" Jazzy, our pink Mummy, says not to worry about covering up the occasional blemish,…

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It’s ‘Sing Like A Pirate Day’ …

… every day of Happy Halloween Weekends. Sort of humorous that our pirate in Graveyard Smash is played by a fellow named Sharky. Dude can dance, too. Sharky and his cadre of fellow performers will continue to delight audiences for another two weekends during Happy Halloween Weekends. Come to think of it, a pirate fits…

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Auditions for ‘Graveyard Smash’ – our new Halloween show

  Have you heard we're launching Happy Halloween Weekends in October? In addition to rides, Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure, a trick or treat trail, hay rides, tractor rides, and incredible corn mazes (okay, so we'll use any excuse to post this photo) … … we will also have themed entertainment. Enter our new show: Graveyard…

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Frost warning calls for summer memories

Well, where’d that come from? We spent all summer (and much of fall) exclaiming over the extreme temps. The mercury is heading in the other direction tonight. Just as we posted winter-time photos in August to help us cool off, we’ll evoke summer memories in the coming chilly months. A nice lady from Owensboro emailed…

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The Beachcombers start rehearsing

These musicians just met last night for their first rehearsal and already they seem to be "finding their vibe." (That’s a phrase I learned when I sneaked in today to catch a bit of their act on video.) The good folks from Matt Davenport Productions are here coaching this fab four as they become our…

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The entertainers’ first rehearsal

My new pal Steve at Matt Davenport Productions in Nashville (as in Tennessee) put together a little introductory video showing our entertainers’ first rehearsals over the past weekend. And yes, as a special treat, you get to see Will in jeans. (What next?! Cowboy boots and a 10 gallon hat?) Looks like we’re in for…

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Good-bye, dear and kind friend

We’re all a little sad today, as we say good-bye to Frank Belcher. Frank was a sweet, fun, gentle gentleman who adopted the entire park as his family. Not that Frank needed more family–he already had a wonderful one. But when your heart’s that big, you just keep adding friends and loved ones. Frank retired…

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