As chilly autumn winds begin to blow at last, turning leaves to gold, red and orange, the #PodSquad sat down with an old friend.
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we had fun recording it:
This episode’s guest?
It’s our Magic Man, Don Baggett.
Don has a long history with us – and it’s even longer than we realized!
His Wild & Wacky Halloween Magic Show continues in the back room at Kringle’s Kreepy Kafe for the next two weekends, as we wind down our 70th season.
During our chat, Don reminisced about visiting Santa Claus Land as a child.
He made friends with our magicians from back in the 1970s and ’80s – Gene Smith and Arte Williams – plus our clown, Happy Kellems.
Here’s Arte Williams, on stage at Santa Claus Land’s Showboat Theater:
Here’s Happy Kellems getting bonked on the head by his wife, Lillian:
Both Lauren and Leah stepped in last weekend to help out on stage with our Lights Out! show. Here they are with their “little” brother, William, who can usually be found adjusting lights, microphones and (if you listened to Podcast Episode 018, you already know) creating cobwebs.
Twelve acres of corn mazes take about six months to plan, plant, cut and explore:
Happy birthday, Will! This photo of Matt and Will is from Christmas, 2006.
And here’s our tweet from yesterday:
I could hear Will’s laugh from heaven as some of the kiddos @EasterSealsSWIN were more interested in the TV cameras … #WillsWayPlayground pic.twitter.com/XC6esFklRw
— Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) October 19, 2016
A listener sent us a bottle of Bacon Soda. Lauren, as you can see, was not a fan.
And finally, The Coaster Crew and their incredibly photogenic Big Green Foot sent a tweet on National Farmers Day:
Pumpkin crop looks good this year. I only stepped on 4. Who knows how to make pumpkin funnel cake? @HolidayWorld#NationalFarmersDay#HoWoPopic.twitter.com/J4fGWuVK7t
— The Coaster Crew (@Coastercrew) October 12, 2016
Thanks for listening!
Thank You Don Baggett for all the great memories! Good luck to you and your family!!!