The Hard Hat Chronicles return

March came in like a lion and is going out like an incredibly busy lamb. (Baa-a-a-d pun alert) … but VP James isn’t a bit sheepish in his update for this latest Hard Hat Chronicles: Here’s another look at the Alamo restaurant‘s new look: And our Coaster Cats, who are happy working in their office…

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Podcast: Food Fight!

It’s hard to miss the irony behind this episode’s topic being Food … and yet there was nothing to sample. Not a crumb. Rentz kept twitching, thinking the door was about to burst open, with Justin bounding in with goodies. You know, like this: That’s Justin with a Giant Sub Sandwich, which will be on…

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The main frame

When you hear the phrase “main frame,” you think of a computer, right? Well, not today. This morning, Firecracker‘s main frame was lowered into place. Firecracker is a classic Calypso ride. It has graced two other parks since its birth in 1972. We’re restoring it for this season. Third time’s the charm, right? We showed…

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Apply now!

Ever wonder how many people it takes to keep Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari so clean, friendly, safe and fun? There are nearly 100 of us here year round. And this time of year, we start accepting applications for our 2,200 season positions. We’re like a small city, with all types of jobs. Take a…

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Podcast: Wooden you like to know?

For podcast episode 025, we invited the park’s director of maintenance, John Woodard to join us and answer your questions about our wooden roller coasters. Here’s John: A few notes: Here’s the link to the photo of Baked Alaska from our Santa Claus Land days. The breakdancing we talked about during 33 Degrees? Prepare to…

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Who’s having a Blue Monday?

I’d not heard of the term “Blue Monday” until recently. Apparently, the use of “blue” isn’t a positive one. It’s all about winter having no end in sight, holiday bills, and impossible-to-keep resolutions. Yes, today is calculated to be the most “blue” of any day throughout the year. Yuck! And so …   Hope this…

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Making Firecracker “pop”

So what is your New Year’s Resolution? Mine is to crank out more puns in 2017. Hence this blog post’s title. But really, isn’t this pretty? The sparkly top coat is thanks to a product called Big Flake. We can’t wait to see Firecracker in action on a sunny day. And, fear not, after painting…

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Best. Present. Ever.

If you’re a podcast listener, you already know that The Coaster Crew is a regular mention in our #HoWoPo Feedback segment. Long story short (I’ll try, anyway), The Coaster Crew is one of our “partner clubs.” Several members attended last season’s HoliWood Nights event and were intrigued by the lone green foot that was part…

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Podcast: Christmas Crazies

With Christmas fast approaching, we recorded our final podcast episode of the year today. The PodSquad doesn’t quite catch the brilliance of Turkey Lurkey Time. No matter what you think of the lyrics, you will surely be blown away by Donna McKechnie (the tall “office worker” in this performance on the 1969 Tony Awards) and…

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Podcast: December dreams

It’s been a full month since the #PodSquad assembled, so we kicked off December with memories of Thanksgiving, a mannequin video, and plans for 2017: Here’s the AtlasObscura article about our “thematically relevant roller coaster.” So sad about the loss of Mrs. Brady. From left, Leah Koch, Florence Henderson, Lauren (Koch) Crosby, and Lori Koch. And…

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A-maze-ing fun!

It takes heading up in an airplane to create the big “reveal” each fall, as we show you our latest corn-maze design for Happy Halloween Weekends: Cornfused about our maze? Here you go: a Raven’s-eye view. Happy Halloween Weekends start tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/h39clvPugg — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 23, 2016 Our 12-acres corn maze – and everything…

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Podcast: IT Guy

It’s podcast day again and this time we welcomed Matt Taylor to the table – he’s our IT Director. We hope you enjoy this episode: Here are some illustrations for this latest episode along with some reminders: IT Matt gives us an interesting overview of how he and his team outfitted the park for our…

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