Close Up of Thunderbird's Immelmann from Drone

Podcast: Drone Man

The guy we thank at the end of each episode for “making us sound so good” is our guest this time around. Stephen is the guy who studied hard, took a test in clean-room conditions, created our SOP, and flew the HoliDrone to capture views like this: Our drone, by the way, is a DJI…

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Nick & Amanda

A love letter

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you enjoy this guest post from a long-time seasonal employee.  My name is Amanda Claise and I recently married my high school sweetheart. I should start off by saying that my last name is pronounced like “class,” as in classroom! My husband’s name is Nick and although we recently moved to Bowling…

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Tembo Falls Being Assembled

Some assembly required

Think of Tembo Falls as a REALLY big toy construction set. First, pieces of fiberglass are delivered to us and then we assemble them on site. There’s still work to do before the slides are moved into place next to Kima Bay, but for now we’re combining the smaller pieces into larger pieces. I took a…

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Dippin' Dots for podcast

Podcast: Dippin’ Dots Gal

There’s a long-running joke among coaster enthusiasts that all worthwhile rumors about parks come from … The Dippin’ Dots Guy. Because nearly every park sells that beloved treat and nearly every park has secrets to keep. For today’s podcast episode, we got The Dippin’ Dots Gal – Billie Stuber – on the horn and learned all…

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We

Sweepstakes: We Love Dippin’ Dots!

Congratulations to our three winners – all chosen at random: Wendi S. of Alton, Illinois, Kristy C. of Stendal, Indiana. and Lauren S. of Fort Wayne. Thanks to all who entered! —– We’re excited to welcome Billie from Dippin’ Dots to our next podcast episode. … because everybody loves Dippin’ Dots, right? We’ve been serving…

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Soon, June, soon …

This video popped up on a local television station’s Facebook page today. It seems little June’s birthday surprise was met with a bit of resistance … Trust me, sweetie. Holiday World isn’t quite as much fun when it’s 20 degrees outside and all the rides are safely stored away. But don’t worry, we’re working hard to…

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The Striker coaster design (school project)

Coaster class

Were you lucky enough to have an incredible science teacher back in the day? You know, the kind who made science understandable, interesting and even fun. Even though it was decades ago, I remember mine like it was yesterday. Good ol’ Robbie Robertson, my Physics Teacher at Carmel High back in the mid-1970s, was an amazing…

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100 days

Just 100 days from today … we’ll be open for the season! At launch time (oops, lunchtime) today … … we captured Thunderbird’s first flight of the new year: As we explain in this Facebook Live video (un-mute it if you want to hear me mispronounce Immelmann), it’s time for our maintenance technicians to start off-season…

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Berry the HoliDazzle, waving

Snow Day Serenade

The initial grand excitement of a call from school announcing “Snow Day: No School Tomorrow Due to Snow and Ice” has ground to a low groan in most area households this week. We’ve hit Day 5 of The Endless Winter One local school’s call to parents put a smile on their faces, as the snow-day…

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Attractions Management

Apply now!

Ever wonder how many people it takes to keep Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari so clean, friendly, safe and fun? There are nearly 100 of us here year round. And this time of year, we start accepting applications for our 2,200 seasonal positions. We’re like a small city, with all types of jobs Here are…

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‘Flaked Out’ Sweepstakes

Congratulations to our winner, Tiffany A. from West Lafayette, Indiana! Thanks to all who entered! ——- Who else wants to flake out after seeing the latest weather forecast? It looks like Old Man Winter is heading back in our direction for at least a few days. And he’s not in a good mood! As the…

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Podcast: Safety School

For the first podcast episode of the new year, we have a chat about iROC Safety School with International Ride Training co-owner Cindee Huddy:   Here is our iROC Audit Excellence Award, which we happily share with all of our Ride Operators from 2017 – well done! The week’s Voyage track work entailed building a…

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Henry Facebook Post 2017

Facebook: By the numbers

When I joined Facebook back in July 2005, you had to go to thefacebook.com when you wanted to sign in. It never would have crossed my mind that over a decade later, I’d be signing in to the website every day as part of my job. It’s a big part of how we communicate with…

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