By Paula @ Holiday World

If you ever want to get an immediate reaction out of any of us full-timers, innocently pose this question from November to April:

"So, do you all head to Florida when the park’s not open? Do you even go into work?"

The answers are "no" and "heck yes." About 80 of us stay plenty busy during the cooler months.

Here, for example, is a photo of Eric’s desk.

Eric is our Special Events & Projects Director. He’s the guy heading up our Happy Halloween Weekends event for 2012.

…but you could probably figure that out on your own.

Are you starting to look forward to next October’s event? Please tell us what you’re looking forward to and we’ll let Eric know. And if you have any ideas not on this list, please post a comment below (click "Add new comment").

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6 Responses to “Is “off season” really “slow time”?”

  1. Anonymous

    Some parks, for their Halloween events, dress up major rides in a certain theme (Bugs/Spiders, Ghosts, evil scientists etc). It seems to be very popular with patrons, and Holiday World could do this in a fun, family friendly way.

  2. Anonymous

    Make Frightful Falls a truly frightening ride. The cave has so much potential – and the graveyard could have real ghouls! Same goes for Raging Rapids and the antique cars! Give us some great scares!

  3. Anonymous

    Adding on to the comment above concerning "dressing up the major rides with certain themes"  A big part of that is updating the name.  These examples are taken from Six Flags Great America’s website: 
    Reactor Core Formerly The Hometown Fun Machine,  Richoslay Formerly Ricochet,  The Pit and the Pendulum Formerly The Revolution,  Fiddler’s Flung Formerly Fiddler’s Fling,  Snakes on a Train Formerly Viper…

    The East River Kraken
    Formerly East River Crawler – Leeches such your blood. Snakes lick your eyes. And bats will fight each other for an unpunctured bit of your flesh.

    The Birds of the Bayou
    Formerly The Condor – It may seem like the safest place at the park, but it isn’t. Condor is the home of the Sirens, beautiful, captivating creatures who quickly and painfully suck your brains out.

  4. Anonymous

    We would definitely buy the extra weekend add-ons and attend this event if the Trick-or-Treating included allergen free treats. Treats free of the top 8 allergens include stickers/pencils/bookmarks/plastic stuff etc. A good list of allergen free candy can be found on If you decide to add this, which I realize would be an extra investment of time and energy, please note it in your advertising. The way we encountered this surprising addition to one of our fall activities was a small sentence in a flyer that read, "allergen free treats available upon request and while supplies last".