The Letterman racket

Letterman ticket

It’s time to climb into our way-back machine. Ready? It’s August 6, 1995. Twenty years ago. Two decades. A score. Hot as blazes here in Santa Claus. The Raven is new and it’s a hit. And it’s a Sunday afternoon. Will passes along a call from two very excited local teachers. They’ve got tickets to…

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As seen on TV

Thunderbird Flying High

If you don’t live within about a three-hour radius of Santa Claus, Indiana, chances are you’ve never seen our television commercials. So here is our newest, fresh out of the edit suite and airing beginning today: Thanks to all of our extras who rode Thunderbird over and over … wait – maybe they should be…

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Enter our Thunderbird Sweepstakes!

Santa Approved!

Thanks to all who entered our Thunderbird Sweepstakes! Here are our winners of two one-day tickets: Carrie B., Hanover, Indiana Joy H., Solsberry, Indiana ——— Is Memorial Day Weekend really just a week away? This month is flying by! And speaking of “flying by,” so is Thunderbird – have you watched the videos? Thunderbird launches…

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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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Spot-on fun

Thunderbird commercial shoot

It wasn’t just those beautiful Thunderbird trains flying around the skies of Thanksgiving this week. That’s right. One of those new-fangled drones was hovering, equipped with a camera (plus two licensed/certified flyers). Because it’s commercial-shooting time around here! Thunderbird was in fine form and Mother Nature cooperated most of the time. And the riders had…

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A promo code for this weekend

Since the weather forecast looks better and better for this weekend, we created a promo code to save you even more on e-tickets for this Saturday and Sunday. To save $16 off the gate price for General Admission tickets this weekend, simply use the promo code SaveNow when you order your e-tickets. But hurry –…

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A long wait for David DeLong

David DeLong has waited – impatiently – for Thunderbird’s first launch since last July. We first met David almost exactly nine months ago. He was the “new guy” at WFIE-TV and was excited to cover our big “what’s new for 2015″ announcement. Over the months, David checked up on Thunderbird construction nearly every week. Together…

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Thunderbird flips Joe Bird

I was so tickled to hear Joe Bird was coming up to cover our Thunderbird Media Preview on Thursday. After all, he’s not only a reporter whose name is Bird, he’s a meteorologist. And Thunderbird is all about the weather, and who really controls it. I just knew Joe would dig Thunderbird in a very…

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The long-awaited Thunderbird POV

For the uninitiated, let us explain: POV = Point of View POV footage at a theme park customarily shows the viewer what the rider sees while riding. A birds-eye view, if you will. But in this day and age of selfies, we just had to take a Reverse POV of our adventuresome test dummies riding…

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Going, going … almost gone!

Thunderbird First Flight Auction

You’ve been meaning to check out our Thunderbird’s First Flight Auction for Give Kids The World, haven’t you? But you’ve been busy. We understand. Boy, do we understand! The deadline to place your bids for the First Flight on Thunderbird is just a few days away. We’ve got an incredible day planned for April 23…

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Thunderbird’s other sound

Thunderbird Logo Installation

We posted this video snip a week ago, to share we had both trains on Thunderbird’s track (an important step in the testing process) and to point out the haunting cry of the Thunderbird. What we didn’t explain was the “chch” sound as each train processes through the loading station. Here’s the answer, from VP…

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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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