Time to get our ship in shape

If you’ve been wondering about exactly where Mayflower will dock, here’s a bird’s-eye view from the top of Voyage’s lift hill: Our new swinging ship ride arrived this week and we wasted no time getting all the pieces secured into place. I never would have guessed the medallions would be this big! Meet Paul from…

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Your daily floss

Long ago, my oldest son explained to me the difference between a “geek” and a “nerd.” Tom now works at JPL (which you may recognize from The Big Bang Theory), so whatever he told me then was no doubt correct. Thing is, I don’t exactly remember what he said … But whether you’re a geek…

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First, the Headless Horseman …

And now … the headless roofer? Well, it made us take a second look! The roofers are getting Safari Outpost ready for opening. And what are these fellows up to? Take a hard-hat tour with James and Matt, in this week’s installment of the Hard Hat Chronicles:        

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Hoosier dummy?

Our test dummies are ready to roll! They look like a rowdy bunch, don’t they? Here’s a video of our water-filled dummies from a few years ago: We open for the season on May 3 – these dummies get the run of the park until then!

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Oh, shoot!

Nathan spent some time earlier today shooting our next Hard Hat Chronicles video, this time with James and Matt. They visited four construction sites for updates: Safari Outpost, Wildebeestro, Mayflower and Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen. We’ll post the episode next week. .@CoasterRyder is shooting the next episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles. #SafariOutpost pic.twitter.com/jzGbjZ0syD — Holiday…

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The first turkey of spring?

Do you watch carefully for the first robin of spring each year? Here at Holiday World, it’s the first turkey of spring that makes our hearts leap with joy! The Turkey Whirl is a classic tilt-a-whirl ride, themed for our Thanksgiving section, of course. And yes, we’ve heard you call it “Turkey Hurl.” We don’t…

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“Reel Picks” Sweepstakes

Thanks to all who entered our Reel Picks Sweepstakes – we truly appreciate all the voting and comment posting! Our four winners (chosen at random) have been notified by email: Debra A. from Chrisney, Indiana, is our Grand Prize Winner Shella K. from Shepherdsville, Kentucky, is our Second Place Winner Dawn F. from Indianapolis, Indiana,…

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Purrrfect coasters need Coaster Cats

When it comes to our Coaster Cats, we’re feline thankful (that’s a joke, son). In just about all kinds of weather, they’re out in the elements, taking care of our coasters. One of this year’s off-season projects is retracking Voyage’s brake run. Out with the old and in with the new! “Dude, your eight layers…

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Someday, our ship will come in!

Mayflower construction site

This may look like a big hole right now, but in less than two months, we’ll fill it with ship. The Mayflower, that is. Here’s a close-up of a bit of lovely rebar: I believe this is called the keel of the ship; it’s being created for us by Chance Rides. And here’s a similar…

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Ready to “Rock the World”?

Ready to find out who we’ve got lined up for Rock the World 2014? Of course you’re ready! Take a look: That’s right, between the two of them TobyMac and Mandisa have a whopping four Grammy Awards and 20 Dove Awards. Head on over to HolidayWorldRocks.com for ticket information and updates. Plus we have a…

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Introducing: The Hard Hat Chronicles

Oh, we’ve been wanting to start this video series for a long time! With The Hard Hat Chronicles, we’ll show you all sorts of behind the scene looks at our always-evolving park. Today, we begin with Mayflower: This is just the start! We’d very much like to know what else you’d like James to explain…

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