Rock this Way

It’s almost time to Rock the World! Our headliners: Newsboys, Crowder, Sidewalk Prophets, and Love & the Outcome, will be heading to Santa Claus, Indiana, very soon. But before we get to the big event, Leah (our chief rocker) and the rest of us wanted to pass along a few pointers to make your day,…

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Reruns? We’ve got reruns!

You didn’t miss last night’s Thrill Factor premiere, did you? (Or maybe you just want to watch it again?) We’re getting a lot of requests for a list of when “our” episode will hit the re-run circuit. While we look it up for you, here’s a fun snippet to watch: Here we go: Thrill Factor…

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Anatomy of a thrill

Tory & Kari - Thrill Factor

It starts when you get the okay from the network to talk about the unnamed new show: We can finally tell you! @TravelChannel's new show w/ @KariByron & @ToryBelleci is named "Thrill Factor." Watch 8/12! — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 30, 2015 Next, add a re-tweet from the show host whose hair sports a…

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Independent’s Day

George the Eagle

What a nice surprise! The Theme Park Insider Awards were just announced – and we won Best New Roller Coaster for 2015! Or, rather, Thunderbird did … Proud to be the only *independent* park to win: @ThemePark #FamilyOwned — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 5, 2015 Reviewing the list of winners, the awards all…

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Watch us on CNBC!

Are you a fan of CNBC’s “On the Money”? Well, they’re talking roller coasters on tomorrow’s show … Excited to see Thunderbird featured on @OnTheMoney tomorrow! @CNBC — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) June 27, 2015 “On the Money” airs Sunday evening at 6:30pm CDT on CNBC.

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Geek now, or forever hold your peace

VP James and Kari

Okay, so we can officially let the cat out of the bag now. Travel Channel was here today. But that wasn’t the secret. What we couldn’t talk about ahead of time was what this new show is about. Well, we still have to keep quiet about that. Sorry. But we can tell you who the…

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Clearly, we have friends in smart places

All I’ve heard since sharing this is, “I want one!” Cool, huh? So this is how my #3dprinted @HolidayWorld #thunderbird project is coming along, paint & trains needed #WillPower — Matthew Summers (@shangalaing) June 21, 2015

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Kids say the darndest things!

You probably have to be a grandparent like me to remember Art Linkletter. (Spellcheck proves my point, stating there’s no such word as Linkletter. Sigh.) Mr. Linkletter made a career out of talking to young children and reacting to their unfiltered comments. His TV show’s “Kids Say the Darndest Things” segment was a hoot. This…

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“Totally worth the trip!”

Ah, the company we keep … 6 new roller coasters you’ve got to try this summer! @BraveNewJoel — CNN Travel (@CNNTravel) June 12, 2015

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Will Rayvon ride Raven?

… and can you say that five times fast? We’re so excited to host our park alum, American Idol finalist Rayvon Owen tomorrow. Guess who's coming to visit us on Friday! #MeetAndGreet @RayvonOwen @AmericanIdol #ParkAlum — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) June 4, 2015 Rayvon’s meet and greet is Friday at 2pm CDT. We’ll be hanging…

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The typo heard round the World

Leah on a unicycle

Well, that’s embarrassing. As someone who types every last letter of every single word – even when texting, a slip of the index finger can lead to a stunning repercussion. As Sophia from The Golden Girls would say, “Picture it: White House, Tennessee; 2015 …” Our Entertainment staff is off-site this weekend, deep into rehearsals…

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Thunderbird fever

Thunderbird's Immelmann loop

Seriously. A few of our invited guests for Thursday’s Thunderbird Media Preview have mentioned calling in to work this week, sick with the Thunderbird Flu. My version of this mysterious illness? Sleeplessness (note the time of this post) and an inability to type the word Thursday at the first try. Somehow, it always comes out…

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