Podcast: December dreams

It’s been a full month since the #PodSquad assembled, so we kicked off December with memories of Thanksgiving, a mannequin video, and plans for 2017: Here’s the AtlasObscura article about our “thematically relevant roller coaster.” So sad about the loss of Mrs. Brady. From left, Leah Koch, Florence Henderson, Lauren (Koch) Crosby, and Lori Koch. And…

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Podcast: The Season Wrap

I must warn you about this episode of the Holiday World Podcast: It’s the end of the season and we let off just a little bit of steam. And I’m not talking about November 8, National STEAM Day. We hope you enjoy our silly stories: When we talk about STEM/STEAM Day, we mention Artrageous with…

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Pumpkin Day

As we say on our podcast: We are Holiday World and we love holidays … And never has a holiday been so easy to illustrate as today’s: National Pumpkin Day. Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin was pleased as punch to talk about all the pumpkin spice sprinkled throughout our menus:   It’s #NationalPumpkinDay! Gourdon the Talking…

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Podcast: Magic Man!

As chilly autumn winds begin to blow at last, turning leaves to gold, red and orange, the #PodSquad sat down with an old friend. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we had fun recording it: This episode’s guest? It’s our Magic Man, Don Baggett. Don has a long history with us –…

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A Top 10 list

What a nice surprise! Whenever I see a Top 10 list, I take a look to see if we’re in the mix. In this list, we’re not only one of the 10, we’re the only family-owned park included: RT @HPLifestyle 10 of the Best Amusement Parks in the U.S. https://t.co/9GbXGaFaUi pic.twitter.com/caYdmJGLaa — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) October…

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Podcast: Lights Out!

Our #PodSquad gathered back around the table this morning to record our 18th podcast episode. We hope you enjoy it! William Koch joined us (along with sister Leah – on fall break from MBA studies at I.U. – and sister Lauren, on the right) … … and filled us in on the new Lights Out!…

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Coaster News Network

Have you seen the news? … that article detailing a study that indicates riding a roller coaster could help you with the dreadful task of passing a kidney stone? CNN picked up the story and posted it last night – using a picture of Thunderbird as the featured photo. We’re delighted, of course, but given that the…

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Putting the ‘fun’ in funnel cake

What puts the “fun” in funnel cake? That question gets more complicated during Happy Halloween Weekends, as our Foods team goes a little crazy. Take this, for instance … … our new Reese’s Pieces Funnel Cake. It’s really good. But that’s not the only new funnel cake we’re trying out. Which is best? We asked…

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A-maze-ing fun!

It takes heading up in an airplane to create the big “reveal” each fall, as we show you our latest corn-maze design for Happy Halloween Weekends: Cornfused about our maze? Here you go: a Raven’s-eye view. Happy Halloween Weekends start tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/h39clvPugg — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 23, 2016 Our 12-acres corn maze – and everything…

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Hoosier Birthday

Two-hundred candles on that cake – no wonder we need a torch! Happy 200th Birthday, Indiana! Lauren & Holidog take part in today’s @INTorchRelay. @VisitIndiana @SantaClausInd pic.twitter.com/BBB6kFat8n — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 10, 2016 A reminder that we’re closed to the public this weekend (for private events). Both parks reopen on September 17 for the…

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Podcast: IT Guy

It’s podcast day again and this time we welcomed Matt Taylor to the table – he’s our IT Director. We hope you enjoy this episode: Here are some illustrations for this latest episode along with some reminders: IT Matt gives us an interesting overview of how he and his team outfitted the park for our…

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“Have a nice day”

If you’re a wrestling fan, you recognize the above phrase as sort of “belonging” to Mick Foley. You know, the WWE Hall of Famer, aka Mankind, Dude Love and Cactus Jack. But maybe this is something you didn’t know …   One reason why we ?? @RealMickFoley #AutismAcceptance @kulturec pic.twitter.com/Lm7ZaX5hLe — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September…

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