On track

Actually, Thunderbird‘s construction isn’t “on track” – we’re running two weeks ahead of schedule! So says Matt, our president. When I mentioned that to VP James, his eyes got really big. I’m not sure if engineers are allowed to believe in jinxes, but I had a feeling that’s what was going on in his head….

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The World through Leah’s lens

I’ll never forget how much my siblings and I used to pester my father about what was coming. I wish I could calculate just how many times we asked him, “C’mon, can you at least give us a hint?” He’d say something incredibly vague that gave absolutely nothing away like, “It’s big.” (Well, duh, everything…

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Weren’t we just complaining about record heat?

… and here it is in January and we’re not exactly loving the single digits! We’re heading into a warming trend next week, and you can bet these fellows are looking forward to it: Construction crews are hard at it, getting Hyena Falls built for May. So where exactly will this four in-the-dark slide complex…

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“Santa, the horseshoe has landed”

Sorry it's taken me more than a week to get these up, but I wanted to share the webcam caps (I think that's short for "captures") that our friend Robert grabbed during the Pilgrims Plunge topping back on the 13th. He was kind enough to give each "cap" a name and quite a few of…

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Holiday World heist

What a nice email (including the subject line, above) from a new friend from across the pond: Good Evening/Afternoon Paula! It is Friday night over here and after a hard day's work I am relaxing at home as I am traveling 2 hours at 7am in the morning to get to Alton Towers for a…

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Leap for joy

Our Splashcam is back! So, does anyone out there know anybody celebrating a birthday today? In all my years, I've never met a Leap Day baby. …but my son James has a friend from school who is celebrating his second birthday today (he's eight). When I told my mom about this (she and Dad live…

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Follow the yellow arrow

…and find out where it leads you. Actually, the arrow is red, but you know what I mean. These photos are from Pennsylvania, where the three trains from The Voyage are in, well, rehab. I'm not going to make any Lindsay Lohan jokes. Won't even hum that Amy Winehouse song. That would be tacky. But…

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Whether or not…

Thank you to the various HoliBlog readers who queried as to which particular maladies our webcams might be suffering from lately. Oh, my. It seems the SplashCam didn't survive pulling double-duty as a WindCam last week. John says the camera is okay, but the little control mechanism that constantly changes the view and focus of…

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Snow day!

…well, there's snow, but we're here. If you haven't already, you might want to take a look at our Kima Bay Construction Cam, as the sweep of the area shows some lovely precip. (I refuse to call it "the white stuff.") Last night at home, when I realized it was snowing, I turned on the…

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Do monkeys hibernate?

Apparently not… These simians can't wait for May to roll around. After yesterday's torrential rainfall, the Kima Bay area should be renamed Kima Mudhole. However, the sun is out, drying the land, so there should be some interesting activity on our webcams soon.

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Hey, Hey … It’s Kima Bay!

Okay, so by now you've checked this out, right? And maybe you even got a chance to watch Will do his thing with our groundbreaking this morning, courtesy our Kima Bay Construction Cam (or…The WebCam Formerly Known As SplashCam): Oh, it's been so dry lately, the dust was flying. (Laura from our county Visitors Bureau,…

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