A job well done

Thunderbird at night

How’s this for a great recruitment tool? Don't you wish you worked here? #EmployeeNight #Thunderbird pic.twitter.com/lMeHGPcwWr — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 18, 2015 That right – six hours of Thunderbird rides this afternoon and evening. In fact, the fun is still going on! If this looks like your kind of place to work (full-time or…

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Because at heart we’re all 8 years old

Up in the Thunderbird station a few minutes ago, Leah nudged me and pointed: "Clean-up on Wing 4!" pic.twitter.com/ilqMz2b8ZZ — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 8, 2015 Sometimes you just have to go for it. The low-hanging fruit, that is …

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I know. I want to see pictures, too.

Thunderbird's Wingtips

Jordan is one of our Security officers. He makes the rounds in the evening, so we often take time for a brief chat. It makes me happy to see Jordan. My maternal grandfather was a policeman in New Haven, Connecticut. He was a “cop on the beat” until he retired. He was offered other positions…

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Thunderbird launches in just one month

Eric, 14News Scott, andLeah

Ever since I was a little kid, I loved the 25th of each month. Because the 25th ties in with Christmas. “Christmas is three months away!” Always a thrill. This countdown habit of mine continues to this day. And so … Happy Christmas in March! We are, as of today, one month away from Opening…

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The cry of the Thunderbird

Thunderbird Testing - Flying High

Oh, that sound … Thunderbird's two trains had a launch date today. Don't miss the screech. I can't get enough of that sound … pic.twitter.com/SFOJRHpCPV — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March 21, 2015 Are you excited to ride Thunderbird? Please vote for America’s First Launched Wing Roller Coaster in this poll on the ThemeParkInsider website. Two…

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“Film at 4!”

Courtney from WDRB

We keep a supply of hard hats for visiting news media. We learned today we should keep some mud boots on hand, too. (VP James assured us we’re pouring lots of concrete for walkways this week.) Courtney and Dave from WDRB-TV were very good sports as they put together a news story about our new…

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Michelangelo, da Vinci, and …

… Bolliger & Mabillard! You will louvre Thunderbird – it's a work of art! #LaunchPlans pic.twitter.com/cPFPdQa8a9 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March 3, 2015 This masterpiece opens in just 53 days!

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Front of the line

Thunderbird Launch Pack

For those of you asking about Front of the Line passes, we will have the occasional Front of Line Pass available as a prize at some Games this year … and even as part of this HoliAuction package. For all those asking about Front of Line Passes for Thunderbird: http://t.co/qN0LSDz6bV #LAndy pic.twitter.com/E1zjHlO2dL — Holiday World…

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Flick? Who’s Flick?

Isn’t it funny how the mind works? (Advance apologies to anyone who isn’t an A Christmas Story aficionado.) This morning, Matt and I had a pre-dawn appointment to head to Owensboro, Kentucky, to join Chad and Brett for a half hour on their WBKR morning show. So at 4:45am, I was getting a cup of…

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Roller coaster countdown

Snowy Track

Everybody loves a good countdown, right? And when you’re building a launched roller coaster, it’s even more appropriate. Confession time: Back in the summer, toward the end of our 66 Days at Sea teaser campaign leading up to our big Thunderbird announcement, I slapped this title on one of Leah’s blog posts without running it…

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Cabin Fever Sweepstakes

Thunderbird and Voyage in the Snow

Thanks to everyone who entered our Cabin Fever Sweepstakes! Our winners were chosen at random from thousands of entries. Congratulations to: Grand Prize Winner: Melanie M. from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, who wins two nights in a Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort plus four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari…

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The view from Voyage

VP Chris took a stroll up The Voyage’s lift hill yesterday. The late afternoon sun was magical. It. Glows. #nofilter pic.twitter.com/E5ohycGEs5 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) January 20, 2015 Thunderbird roller coaster opens in just 95 days.

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