We’ve made it to Episode 014 and are heading into our second half-year of podcasting! (That bit of non-math makes me think of when you have a baby and at first you keep track of age by days, then weeks, months and finally years. It’s a process.)
We have many graphics to share this time around, but let’s start with the podcast itself, so you can listen while you peruse this gallery of silliness:
First of all, tremendous praise to our Splashin’ Safari team:
Congratulations to our @SplashinSafari team who received a perfect score on their safety audit today! @officialEandA pic.twitter.com/Ix3dk3coHa
— Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 12, 2016
For those who are not familiar with our Beachcombers from 2010, here they are.
And here’s a little taste of Twist & Shout:
Ah, memories. We talked about our 70th Birthday and those birthday balloons. Leah takes the gold:
Next we provide our best Siskel & Ebert imitation, having all watched Bert the Conqueror’s “Midwest Mud Fest.”
The question of whose hand ended up on camera? Eric, hands down, it has to be be you.
Oh, Alex … you’re a brave, brave soul.
… and invited everyone to enter our “So Long, Summer Sweepstakes.” The cute Christmas Cabins we talked about? This is what cozy means in the town of Santa Claus:
Fun fact: The actual percentage of southpaws in the population (Rentz’s claim notwithstanding)? Ten percent.
Our Black Cat Appreciation Day discussion was enlightening.
Kitty Claws. What’s not to love?
We love Holidog, too. He helps remind everyone when we move from daily operation to weekends only:
A very nice Tweeted montage:
Happy 70th Birthday Holiday World!!! @HolidayWorld #howopo pic.twitter.com/6Frij6jSDE — Christopher Knight (@coasterchris24) August 3, 2016
Happy Birthday tweet from @CoasterCrew:
Happy 70th to @HolidayWorld! I’ll save a slice for the #PodSquad (unless Kitty Claws gets to it first)! #HoWoPo pic.twitter.com/lb9xV8t9pE
— The Coaster Crew (@Coastercrew) August 3, 2016
… who are working hard on Lauren’s coffee-table book:
Trying to figure out this coffee table book thing. Do I have enough coffee? Help me #HoWoPo #PodSquad! @HolidayWorld pic.twitter.com/5MmWv5lkcg — The Coaster Crew (@Coastercrew) August 10, 2016
As we head into our 70 Degrees of Separation game, let’s present our contest question: “Yes or No, should we continue playing 70 Degrees each episode?” Simply email your answer to: email@example.com by 2:30pm on August 24, 2016.
The rules and such:
- You must be at least 18 years old to enter this giveaway.
- Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (and our immediate family members) are not eligible to enter.
- During this podcast episode (#014), you will hear this question toward the end: “Yes or No, should we continue playing 70 Degrees each episode?” Simply email your answer to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2:30pm on August 24, 2016. We’ll announce the winner – chosen at random – during our next podcast episode. (There is no “right” answers, we just really want some feedback. Oh, and the “vote” is non-binding.)
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We will end this HoliBlog post with a tribute to Lauren, who revealed during 70 Degrees that she loves the movie Pollyanna – as especially her Glad Game.
As we finish up our “last week of daily,” we can all play Pollyanna’s game and say we’re really glad to work at such a fun park.
With our dear friend and colleague, LaurenAnna: