Full STEAM ahead

You’ve heard of STEM, right? It stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. There’s another acronym now, with an additional letter: STEAM. “A” is for Art. How does art mix in with, say … roller coaster design? Nate Heck from Artrageous with Nate spent a day with us last fall to find out. His first stop was…

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Thunderbird’s half-minute waltz

Be assured it took many hours of work to provide Thunderbird’s trains with their off-season maintenance. But everybody loves a good time-lapse video, right? We’ll have another Legend update for you soon. Meanwhile, we open for the season in just over 11 weeks. That means we need to go around the World in 80 days…

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The Legend reborn

We’ve teased you long enough. Here’s what we’re working on for our 70th Birthday season: We hope you’re as excited as we are to experience our wooden coasters again for the first time – especially The Legend! (Oh, and Thunderbird, too!) This snow won’t last forever … By the way, if you’ve been meaning to…

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Was Santa good to you?

Have you ever been so excited about Santa’s annual visit – and been so sure that you’re on the Good Boys & Girls List that you made special preparations for that certain something at the top of your list? That’s exactly what our Coaster Cats did. After texting their list to Santa early last month, they brought…

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‘What’s new for 2016?’

Boy-oh-boy, have we heard that question a lot this fall! In 2016, we celebrate our 70th birthday. Pretty amazing to think we’ve been around that long – ever since Louis J. Koch (Lauren and Leah’s great-grandpa) decided it was time for Santa to have his own park here in the town that was named for…

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Sweepstakes: Platinum Season Passes

Congratulations to Monica and William W. from Owensboro, Kentucky, who each won a Platinum Season Pass! Thanks to all who entered!   It’s that time of year when we’re all taken by surprise that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. (And don’t even get me started about December!) Here’s another Remember This Date: The deepest…

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The Launching (Un)dead

Once again, our Graveyard Smash cast is killin’ it on stage. Our singing/dancing zombies deserve a little fun, too, don’t you think? Maybe a little thrill … er? We thought so, too. Last Saturday, before the park opened for the day … … our ghosts and ghouls (and some clown) went out to launch together….

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The Ides of October

“Beware the ides of March!” We all remember that quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, right? (Vaguely, anyway …) Turns out “ides” is a term for mid-month, usually the 15th. I guess this is our none-too-subtle way of reminding you that Happy Halloween Weekends are dwindling down to just two and a half more weekends. Thanks…

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A surprise guest

Matt and Don (our magician) hit the road early this morning to make an appearance on WHAS-TV’s “Great Day Live!” show in Louisville: Rachel’s reaction to Don’s magic is priceless. And how Matt didn’t dig in and taste-test some of the Halloween goodies on the drive to Louisville is beyond me! I did get a…

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Off to OwensBOOro

Matt and Lauren head to OwensBOOro, Kentucky, early tomorrow morning to chat on the air with our friend Chad at WBKR. Be sure to tune in at 7am CT, as we’re sending Chad some goodies, the sweetest of which is a promo code with the deepest discounts available for Happy Halloween Weekends. And by that…

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Halloween Magic in the air

There’s something magical about the fall of the year: The leaves change colors, temperatures cool down, children of all ages sport fun costumes, pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes pop up everywhere. There’s also magic in children’s laughter – that burst of belly laughter that is utterly contagious. One place to catch that laughter?…

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