Thrill Factor: Men vs. Women

Just found another out-takes video from our episode of Travel Channel’s new show, Thrill Factor. Former MythBusters Tory and Kari visited us two months ago, determined to discover – scientifically, of course – which gender is able to best “handle” Thunderbird‘s thrill factor. We assembled a team of Lab Rats for each host and the…

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National Roller Coaster Day!

To help celebrate National Roller Coaster Day, let’s take a look at a scene that didn’t quite make the final cut of this week’s episode of Thrill Factor: If you’d like to see the full episode, it will re-run tonight at 10:30pm CDT (that’s 11:30pm EDT) on the Travel Channel.

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Reruns? We’ve got reruns!

You didn’t miss last night’s Thrill Factor premiere, did you? (Or maybe you just want to watch it again?) We’re getting a lot of requests for a list of when “our” episode will hit the re-run circuit. While we look it up for you, here’s a fun snippet to watch: Here we go: Thrill Factor…

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Drum roll, please

After being heralded as the World’s Cleanest Park for more than a dozen years, you’d think we’d know every use for a trash can. This season, we’ve done that trendy re-purpose thing – and trash cans aren’t just for keeping the place tidy anymore. During your next visit, you may stumble upon our trash-can band…

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Cliff notes

You just never know what our divers are up to on their days off … Congratulations to Cesilie from our Dive team – she took First Place at a Red Bull Cliff Diving Women’s World Series event in Portugal over the weekend! (She’s in the center of this photo from the event’s Facebook page.) Here’s…

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Holidog’s diamond

… no, we’re not talking about jewels. Holidog visited a baseball diamond this week to throw out the first pitch at a Dubois County Bombers game. Would that make this (brace yourself) … a diamond in the ruff? A video posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 15, 2015 at 5:32pm PDT

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The Ladies who Launch

Exactly 11 months ago tonight – Christmas Eve in July 2014 – we were bursting with excitement. Our 66 Days at Sea were finally over and it was time to reveal all. Our new … project … for 2015. Code name: BT-15. Thunderbird! Fast-forward to now and Thunderbird is flying high. Lauren and Leah made…

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Vote early, vote often

It’s that time again. The primaries are over and the Fall elections are still months away. And during the lull, when the skies are blue and the temperatures are toasty, USA Today launches its “Readers’ Choice” campaign. We’re thrilled to be nominated in two categories: Best New Amusement Park Attraction: Thunderbird Best Roller Coaster: The…

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The Letterman racket

Letterman ticket

It’s time to climb into our way-back machine. Ready? It’s August 6, 1995. Twenty years ago. Two decades. A score. Hot as blazes here in Santa Claus. The Raven is new and it’s a hit. And it’s a Sunday afternoon. Will passes along a call from two very excited local teachers. They’ve got tickets to…

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As seen on TV

Thunderbird Flying High

If you don’t live within about a three-hour radius of Santa Claus, Indiana, chances are you’ve never seen our television commercials. So here is our newest, fresh out of the edit suite and airing beginning today: Thanks to all of our extras who rode Thunderbird over and over … wait – maybe they should be…

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Enter our Thunderbird Sweepstakes!

Santa Approved!

Thanks to all who entered our Thunderbird Sweepstakes! Here are our winners of two one-day tickets: Carrie B., Hanover, Indiana Joy H., Solsberry, Indiana Jennifer M., Lawrenceville, Illinois ——— Is Memorial Day Weekend really just a week away? This month is flying by! And speaking of “flying by,” so is Thunderbird – have you watched…

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The typo heard round the World

Leah on a unicycle

Well, that’s embarrassing. As someone who types every last letter of every single word – even when texting, a slip of the index finger can lead to a stunning repercussion. As Sophia from The Golden Girls would say, “Picture it: White House, Tennessee; 2015 …” Our Entertainment staff is off-site this weekend, deep into rehearsals…

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