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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A look around for Louisville

Courtney from WDRB-TV

On Wednesday, we hosted a news crew from WDRB-TV in Louisville. You may notice I cropped the photo so that you can’t see how muddy Courtney’s shoes were. Between the rain and the melting snow and ice this week, it was a challenge to meander our way from Thunderbird’s maintenance building to our new roller…

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A sneak peek

Rayvon Owen

If you follow the HoliBlog, you already know we’re busting with pride over Rayvon Owen, who was in our shows back in 2011. He auditioned for American Idol and got his Golden Ticket. Each week our friend takes another step toward his dream. This performance hasn’t aired just yet, but since American Idol posted this…

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Made in Germany

No, we’re not referring to the Koch family, although they certainly carry a strong heritage from their Germanic ancestors. We’re talking about something called a flywheel. Two, actually. VP James explains in this edition of The Hard Hat Chronicles: Thunderbird, our new steel roller coaster – the first launched wing coaster on the continent –…

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A Minecraft look at Holiday World

… and Splashin’ Safari. And even our Santa statue: At first, I really felt badly that I’d missed the “hey, take a look!” tweet from the creator of this impressive Minecraft rendition of our parks: … by several months. But when I noticed the date of the tweet and saw it was posted the day…

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Season Passes: 6 Perks You Might Not Know About

We’re fast approaching the last day of our current discount for Season Passes (midnight January 15). Still on the fence? Here are six perks you just might not know about: 1. We’re not going to save this one for last, because it’s the one we’re most excited about: Thunderbird Preview Night on Friday, April 24,…

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