This skyline looks chilly

Thanks to Nathan, one of our past interns, for tweeting this photo on Saturday: Well hello there @HolidayWorld! Your skyline has changed just a tad! #Thunderbird pic.twitter.com/vdsOrjpcrf — Nathan Nelson (@nathan_nelson) December 20, 2014

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Travel Channel takes Santa on a wild ride

Christmastown, USA on Travel Channel

Back in May, Santa was tickled pink when a Travel Channel crew visited us to shoot a new holiday special. Of course, it was a tad warmer back then … Did you notice in the photo – in front of Santa’s face? They used that little clapper thing to sync the footage with the audio….

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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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Great Scott! Tune in Thursday night

Have you ever wondered what it takes to put together an episode of reality TV? Not the table-throwing, wine-tossing kind of reality show … a nice, fun travel show. There’s a new series on the Great American Country (GAC) channel called “All-American Amusement Parks.” Actually, when we first heard from the production company, they used…

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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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Are you a ‘middle child’?

Paula’s note: as a fellow “middle child,” I just had to take a few minutes on my day off to post Leah’s musings. My middle child, John, started laughing when I told him what I was up to: You should wait till tomorrow, Mom. That fits the Middle Child Syndrome perfectly – “Um, I really…

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A Sunday afternoon stroll behind the scenes

We haven’t dropped in a Vine video yet this season, so here’s one from our friends at Theme Park Review, who are visiting today from all over (as in Los Angeles, Orlando, Texas, Chicago and England!): Voyage @HolidayWorld in action! Ranked one of the best roller coasters on earth! https://t.co/1QvN5Yp32y — Theme Park Review (@ThemeParkReview)…

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Ah, such potential

Did you ever have a teacher tell your parents you had “potential”? It probably meant they wanted you to work harder. Well, potential energy is measures the energy of a body, with respect to its position (such as “way up high). And there’s not much more potential around here than The Voyage as it crests…

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Willkommen!

Today, more than 50 members of a roller coaster club from Germany are visiting us. We had the nerve to serve them bratwurst and German potato salad! (Truth be told, they chose the menu – and proclaimed their meal to be delicious.) Here’s Tim, their leader, who proclaimed to the group, “Voyage is not for…

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Are we there yet?

Thanks to all who entered! Here are our winners: Cassandra S. from Louisville, Kentucky Jennifer K. from Fishers, Indiana Jodi B. from Martinsville, Indiana Each winner received two one-day tickets. Didn’t win? Be sure to subscribe to the HoliBlog and watch our Facebook page for more opportunities to “enter to win.” —- Have you ever…

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Christmas in May

We just spent a fun day with a crew from the Travel Channel. They’re here in town for three days as part of an assignment to create a two-part special called Christmastown. During the day, there were interviews with park Guests, including Evan (who quoted more stats about Voyage than we have on our website)…

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Move over, dummies …

Well, we finally gave the test dummies the boot – as several members of our staff got to ride The Voyage this afternoon. Our park president’s reaction? A text from Matt, our president: pic.twitter.com/5BO3xteUgl — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 29, 2014 And whom do we thank for their many frigid hours of winter work to…

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