Lauren Wand

Podcast: Making Merry

It’s the aftermath of announcing Santa’s Merry Marketplace and our podsquad is still a bit giddy for today’s podcast episode:     We talk a lot about producing the announcement video for Santa’s Merry Marketplace. And here it is: Lauren’s wand-choreography rehearsal The glitter went … everywhere. Hrm, this doesn’t look like the Baconland announcement. Maybe…

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Sweepstakes: How many pumpkins?

Congratulations to our winners: Heather F. from Paducah, Kentucky and Kataushalynn M. from Tell City, Indiana! —– How many pumpkins do we use to decorate during Happy Halloween Weekends? Take a guess, below, and you could win two tickets to this year’s event, which runs through October 28. We’ll choose two winners: One will be…

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2018 corn maze

Cornfused?

We’re no stranger to puns here at Holiday World. (You’ve been warned.) … and so when we’re told we’re outstanding in our field, we take that seriously. A corn field, that is Twelve acres. Out by Thunderbird: Each spring, a local farmer plants the cornfield. When the stalks are knee-high to a fairly tall human,…

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Golden Ticket Awards - Lauren & Leah

Podcast: The one with the Lucite

The Lucite reference in the name of this episode is in tribute to the late Will Koch. Oh, how he loved “bringing home the Lucite.” And so, it seems, do his daughters We talk about last weekend’s Golden Ticket Awards and so much more on podcast episode 065: We’re just one weekend away from the start…

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Where’s Santa?

Oh my, suddenly it’s that time of the year. Santa is packing up and heading north To the North Pole, that is. And so we offer the following PSA (Public Santa Announcement, that is): Saturday, September 15, is Santa’s final day at the park this year. So if you have any lingering needs for a…

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Platinum Season Pass

An answer to our most-asked question

“When can I catch the best discounts for Season Passes?” We get asked this question year-round. Because everyone likes a good deal, right? Here’s the answer: The deepest discounts are available toward the end of the previous season. As in … right now! Technically, the deepest discounts will expire at midnight Friday. And what we mean…

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Theme Park Families Podcast at Holiday World

Podcast: … with the other Podcasters

After shaking our heads in disbelief that September starts tomorrow, we put in a call to these fellows: Well, not everyone … just Andrew (front left) and his dad, Adam. They’re the hosts of the Theme Park Families Podcast! Season Passes for 2019 are on sale – with deepest discounts available through September 14. Here’s…

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Thunderbird's Immelmann Loop

Sweepstakes: Win Season Passes!

Congratulations to our winner: Tasha B. from Mount Vernon, Illinois! —– Can you believe it? Season Passes for the 2019 season are now on sale! Deepest discounts for Season Passes are available for just a few weeks – through September 14. The list of different types of passes available – and all the associated benefits…

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Kitty Claws at Halloween

Sweepstakes: Here comes Halloween

Congratulations to our winner: Shawn B. from Louisville, Kentucky! —– As summer winds down, we’re counting the days to the return of Happy Halloween Weekends. With our family rides, roller coasters, Halloween-themed shows, walk-through mazes, and special treats, it’s a great time to visit! Even Holidog and his friends are in costume: What was your…

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Santa playing baseball

Batter up!

Congratulations to our winners: Linda K. from New Albany, Indiana and Paulette H. from Smyrna, Tennessee! —– When Santa heard we were partnering with the Louisville Bats, he stepped right up to the plate. Here’s a fun way for you to win tickets to Holiday World plus the Louisville Bats “Thunder Over Louisville” game next spring….

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Taylor Bybee

Podcast: The one with the Griswolds

Once we move to our “Now Open Weekends” schedule,  references to “the Moose Out Front” abound. … because just about everyone has seen National Lampoon’s Vacation at least once. And, believe it or not, this vehicle was actually parked in our lot a few years ago (during the 30th-anniversary summer of the film’s release). And…

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Sawyer's First Ride

The next generation

Today is our 72nd birthday. Pictures of our past swirl in our memories: As do snapshots of the future In celebration of the 72nd birthday of his family’s theme park, young Sawyer took his first rides today. #NextGeneration #HoWoHistory pic.twitter.com/OQdtWHDVOG — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 3, 2018 Sawyer took his first ride on Holidog Express,…

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Drone Selfie with Josh, Hannah, and Stephen

The HoliDrone’s night flight

Last night was our final Friday Night Fireworks show of the season. Park guests watching the show may have noticed an additional flashing light in the sky. That was our HoliDrone! Stephen, our Digital Media Developer (and drone pilot), lined everything up. He got a waiver from the FAA to allow the HoliDrone to fly…

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Ron Rhodes holding a photo of Marcia Yockey

Podcast: Weather Warrior

We had an early morning, with Eyewitness News Meteorologist Ron Rhodes alternately presenting a fantastic forecast and challenging Matt to silly competitions. You know, like this: Afterwards, we asked Ron to join us on our podcast: Ron’s a local guy and grew up watching the late Marcia Yockey forecast the weather. We had a surprise…

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