I was watching Good Morning America this morning. They did a segment on performing surgery under zero gravity. When they explained how the Vomit Comet worked they showed a picture of The Voyage going down one of the hills. Thought you would really enjoy the comparison between the Voyage and the Vomit Comet.
Okay, so we’re not building some huge coaster this year.
But that doesn’t mean there won’t be interesting construction photos to share.
Sort of looks like one of those creations from the recipe section of a woman’s magazine. You know the type: Quick and Easy Bread Recipe with Tips for Kneading and Shaping Your Favorite Farm Animal in 73 Easy Steps!
Indeed, this is the “what do you think” photo from the folks at Sellner Manufacturing. They’re creating our new Turkey Whirl for ’07.
Fear not: that’s not the car that will actually be used (pink is not your standard Thanksgiving color, last I checked). And that’s not the final version of the turkey head.
Emily from The Colbert Report just called to confirm that the “Santa vs. Lincoln” segment is slated to air tomorrow evening.
As you may remember, this started out as a satellite interview on September. It didn’t air that night, as the-powers-that-be decided to send a crew out to shoot more interviews and footage of our area.
But there’s no putting it off any longer. The time has come. Tune in to Comedy Central at 10:30 pm CDT on Thursday
Today is the “Door Knock” day (although maybe it should be called the “Megaphone Day”).
The Farina family, Steve and Shawna plus three lovely children, are being whisked off for a week-long cruise.
Then their belongings will be packed up and stored for the week.
And watch out on Wednesday, when the “Braveheart” scene takes place. This house, plus a building next door, will be demolished and a wonderful new one built just for them by hundreds of generous and caring locals:
I felt like a criminal taking this photo last week. But I was a block away, under some trees, and no one saw me. I quickly skulked away.
As much as I’d like to present the day-to-day “inside scoop” about this, I do want to respect the confidentiality the producers ask for, after all it’s their lovely story to tell (a Sunday evening in November).
But there will be some information made public and we’ll pass that along as the week progresses.
Abraham Lincoln, it is said of his formative years in Indiana, learned by “littles.”
On Saturday, unfortunately, I learned by … um, biggles.
Lesson Learned: A digital camera (ours, anyway) requires a memory card in order to capture the fabulous photos of the Colbert Report crew that visited our county.
Here’s a photo from earlier in the week, which will just have to do. It was taken in Mrs. Koch’s office and sort of sets the tone for the segment.
The crew from The Colbert Report consisted of three persons.
Nicole is an associate field producer. She really enjoys her job with The Colbert Report and all the interesting (if obscure) places it takes her. She flew in from New York on Friday night and headed back the following evening.
What a life.
Nicole was joined by a freelance video/sound crew out of Louisville. After spending the morning in Lincoln City, they joined us for lunch (“Elf Burgers all around!”) and a walk around our Christmas section.
Never before have I seen a TV crew pay so much attention to a restroom building (the one next to the Holiday theater). But since there’s a graphic of Santa next to the Men’s Room entrance and a graphic of Mrs. Claus next to the Women’s Room entrance … it did make sense.
Except for the poor woman who nearly fainted when she walked out of the restroom and saw the TV camera aimed in her direction.
I took an exceptional photo of her shocked expression, but … well, you know …
Will was great sport, doing take after take: “Welcome to Holiday World! Welcome to Holiday World!”
Give us a little more, Will.
Okay, pull back some, Will.
Tone it down just a little bit more, Will.
Okay, now give it all you’ve got, Will.
The looks on the faces of the park visitors walking by was priceless.
I checked with Nicole a bit ago and she reported they’re working on the piece, and it isn’t slated to air yet, but she’ll let us know.
Meanwhile, we better keep this under our hats:
Meet Papa Bear.
He, along with his wife (Mama Bear) and their child, Baby Bear, used to hang out in Holiday World.
As you may know, Stephen Colbert isn’t fond of bears. In fact, he can’t bear them.
Tyler, from Effingham, Illinois, sent this photo, taken on July 10, 1989. That rascal was home from college for the weekend and sent in this picture (that’s Hilary, his sister, in the shot with him) wondering if indeed this was a photo from that long ago visit to the park.
Indeed, those three bears used to freely roam the hills here. Alas, it seems they’ve gone the way of the Banshee and Virginia Reel.
No wonder Colbert sent Nicole out here all by herself.
Just thought I’d come out of the woodwork and send you my support on your upcoming “Colbert Report” segment. I have a Colbert-centric blog that has been covering your Holiblog antics and the PR stuff in the news about Koch’s appearance all week. …rest assured, my blog will stay vigilant in reporting your story until, well, it becomes a story.
The second I heard the crew ask if Will was "too shiny" I knew the newspaper's cameras would click like mad and Will would be pictured in the paper having makeup applied.
Oh, Will. Your kids will love this.
Jerry cracked me up, as he continually called Stephen Colbert "Steve." Somehow I don't think the on-air persona is cool with that.
There was an interview with "Assassination Vacation" author Sarah Vowell immediately after Will and Jerry's time, and that didn't air either. So maybe they decided there was just so much good stuff there, it was best to save for when they had more time.