A tease-tweet

Matt has three elementary school-aged children, so his word choice can be pretty darn tease-worthy:

The first ride of spring

Do you look for the “first robin of spring” each year?

Around here, it’s the first ride of spring; the first ride to spring back to life after a long winter’s nap.

And the first ride of the season is …

Maintenance setting up the first ride of 2014

Comet’s Rockets in Rudolph’s Reindeer Ranch!

Here are three members of our maintenance crew – Anthony, Billy and Tom – getting the first rockets ready for launch.

Comet's Rockets, ready for another season

All we need now is cleaning, testing, training, and then …

Comet's Rockets at Holiday World

… just add children!

What’s next?

Can’t quite tell if Billy is carrying a seahorse – or a unicorn!

Putting Dasher's Seahorses back together for the season

Ah, there we go. Anthony has it figured out.

Dasher's Seahorses, assembled for the season

All the pretty seahorses, ready for spring.

Dasher's Seahorses, ready for the season

Have you ever seen a ride like Dasher’s Seahorses before? I’ve never heard of any other seahorse-go-rounds in existence. Please post if you know of another!

The month of March begins next week, can you believe it? The park will reawaken with lots of activity. We promise to keep you updated!

Frank incensed

Twitter can be a tough nut to crack.

But pieces of shell went flying all over my office this morning when I started channeling Frank Costanza of Seinfeld fame:

Marie Antoinette said it best …

So far in 2014 we’re two-for-two when it comes to All Hands Meetings.

Last month, as you may recall, we had an an off-site “meeting,” and this month …

What do you think? Too gorgeous to slice into and devour?

Santa statue cake

Did you really have to think about that one?

Santa statue cake - deeeeelish!

Of course, we talked about safety, staffing for the upcoming season, and our new marketing campaign.

Still, we can’t wait to see (or taste) what our March meeting is all about!

Someday, our ship will come in!

Mayflower construction site

This may look like a big hole right now, but in less than two months, we’ll fill it with ship.

Future home of the Mayflower

The Mayflower, that is.

Here’s a close-up of a bit of lovely rebar:

Rebar at the Mayflower construction site

I believe this is called the keel of the ship; it’s being created for us by Chance Rides.

The keel of the Mayflower

And here’s a similar piece from another angle:

Mayflower's keel

Ah, the Pilgrims never had it so good!

Sit down, Pilgrims!

Wow. You can tell it’s late on a Friday and time to go home. I keep hearing John Wayne’s voice in my head, “Sit down, Pilgrims!”

Did you catch our first installment of the Hard Hat Chronicles? We’re starting a series of video construction updates:

We sure hope you’re excited about riding Mayflower this season! Which seat will you try first – front, back or middle?

Rocking the World

So who is the person who puts together our special events, such as Happy Halloween Weekends and Rock the World?

That would be Ashley, our Special Events Manager.

And she’s grinning from ear to ear this morning after seeing the coverage of our Rock the World announcement in the latest edition of the Dubois County Herald.

Special Events Manager Ashley with Rock the World coverage

With headliners TobyMac and Mandisa performing at this year’s event, we’ll be rockin’ the cornfields once again!

I just love this photo Switchfoot’s Tim Foreman posted last year:

Head over to our Rock the World page for more details about this great event!

Ready to “Rock the World”?

Ready to find out who we’ve got lined up for Rock the World 2014?

Holiday World's Rock the World Christian Music Fest

Of course you’re ready!

Take a look:

That’s right, between the two of them TobyMac and Mandisa have a whopping four Grammy Awards and 20 Dove Awards.

Head on over to HolidayWorldRocks.com for ticket information and updates. Plus we have a Rock the World Facebook page, Twitter feed and Pinterest board. We hope you’ll help us Rock the World in August!

Introducing: The Hard Hat Chronicles

Oh, we’ve been wanting to start this video series for a long time!

Introducing: the Hard Hat Chronicles

With The Hard Hat Chronicles, we’ll show you all sorts of behind the scene looks at our always-evolving park.

Today, we begin with Mayflower:

This is just the start! We’d very much like to know what else you’d like James to explain in future episodes. Please post below!

Join our HoliBunch!

It’s the story … of a busy Human Resources Department!

Recruitment Poster

Did you know we hire more than 2,000 seasonal employees each year?

That’s a bunch!

Here’s Josh, our HR Director, during a recent TV appearance.

HR Josh on live TV.

When we entered the studio early that morning, Weather Aficionado Ron Rhodes was already having fun:

One way we like to show potential applicants what a tremendous variety of jobs we offer is with a series of video job previews.

Here’s a look at our Warehouse:

And here’s a day in the life of our Retail Department:

Interested? Please take a look at all the videos and job descriptions over here on our Jobs page; pick out a department that suits you and apply online.

Sure, it still feels like winter, but spring and summer are not far away!