All I want for Christmas is my two front seats!

Thunderbird Train

The first train for Thunderbird is now here! Car by car, they were lifted into Thunderbird’s Maintenance Building. At four seats per car, this train is huge! And yes, Thunderbird’s trains include what coaster enthusiasts refer to as “big boy” seats. So if you’re built a little like Santa, you’ll be happy to know the…

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A cup of Christmas cheer

Hint: Don’t miss the coffee mug at the beginning. Who says IT types don’t have a sense of humor?! (Thanks, Steven!) Post by Holiday World & Splashin' Safari.

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Crow’s Nest: A bird’s-eye view

Crow's Nest and Thunderbird

Well, you figured it out, didn’t you? We moved Sparkler this week from 4th of July to Thanksgiving and re-named it Crow’s Nest. Before we move any further with this, we’re not talking about a physical nest where Mama Crow lays her eggs. No. We’re speaking in nautical terms. See that bucket-looking gold-rimmed brown cone…

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“He roller coaster, he got early warning”

Last Piece of Track

As a rule, I don’t do mushy. Especially not in front of others. And especially not while blogging. It’s like I always say, “Friends don’t let friends blog and get sentimental.” Okay, I’m kidding. I think we all know I’ve had a few sappy blog posts. So, what’s one more mushy story? Let me set…

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A very Brady coaster

There’s no denying, Thunderbird is getting a lot of love and attention this fall. It’s the new coaster on the block, and there’s lots of interest in how construction is coming along. (Spoiler alert: it’s coming along really, really well – stay tuned for more next week. Maybe even watch the Thunderbird ConstructionCams. On Monday.)…

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A horse(shoe) of a different color

We’ve heard many comments about how fast Thunderbird construction is coming along. How fast? This fast: Watch us create Thunderbird’s “elevated horseshoe” in this timelapse #video. #holidayworld A video posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:13pm PST

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The long and short of it

We’ve received a number of emails from VTPs. That would be Very Tall People. These VTPs really want to ride Thunderbird and are wondering about height limits. Oh, and we’re hearing from the other end of the scale, too: How tall does my child have to be to ride Thunderbird? Before we reveal those numbers,…

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A hard hat of a different color

Oops, just realized we hadn’t blogged about our latest episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles, and there’s already another one in the works. We get to hear from Matt, Lauren and Leah this time, in addition to James, as we watch the Immelmann (the highest point of the ride) topped. Lauren and Leah proudly display…

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The woods are ablaze with fall colors

Such a pretty time of the year! The trees are brilliant with red, yellow, gold and … Yes, there’s a pop of orange out in the woods by The Voyage this year. Where exactly? Thunderbird will cross Voyage once right here: As you can see, it’s between the second and third hills on Voyage. Of…

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Perks for processing early

Did you know you can purchase your 2015 Season Passes for $20 a month using our Easy Pay Plan? This offer runs through November 15, 2014. And as a special incentive, we have two perks for you if you get your 2015 Season Passes processed here at the park during this year’s Happy Halloween Weekends….

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Orange you glad we take lots of photos?

Because, you know, just about everybody is wanting to see the latest construction pics of Thunderbird. I half expected that a coaster enthusiast (you know who you are!) might have strapped a video cam on Dasher there and sent him in for a DashCam exclusive. Yes, Thunderbird’s track is heading skyward! We had some fun…

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Chow, baby!

Because there really is someone named The Hungry Cowboy. And he visited us. And he made a video: The Hungry Cowboy visited us, ate his fill, and made this video: http://t.co/nezrM02Fpw @ericneznik #TurkeyDinnerBecauseIEarnedIt — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 23, 2014 And now he wants to come back. @HolidayWorld Thanks for sharing! If I lived closer…

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