By Paula @ Holiday World

Mike Johannes has certainly never been thought of as a retiring sort of person. But after 26 years with us, it seems our Director of Sales is heading off to make some new adventures.

We invited Mike to join us for this podcast episode, and he brought with him tales of golfing with Santa, chasing escaped critters through the park, and the evolution of Free Unlimited Soft Drinks.

Here are Bill Koch and his eldest, Will, back in 1995. Mike enjoyed working with both of them immensely (but I’m pretty sure he never found time to try out The Raven).

Bill & Will Koch

Here’s Mike in the early 2000s, flanked by his son Christopher and the late Joe Hevron.

Christopher, Mike and Joe

Further into the podcast, Matt, Lauren, and Leah shared some stories about their week in Orlando for the annual IAAPA Expo.

Those much-coveted socks from ProSlide?

Pretty snazzy:

Socks from ProSlide

Here are links to our posts about SpongeBob and Tom’s four generations of hidden graffiti.

The funky art that Lauren created for our new Conference Room wall:

Conference Room Wall Art

Here’s the address for writing a letter to Santa:

Santa Claus
PO Box 1
Santa Claus IN 47579

Love this tweet!


Here’s that map from @TerribleMaps


Chandler, this made our HR staff very happy!


One mom. Four kiddos.


And speaking of Thanksgiving, young Sawyer made a strong fashion statement about his menu choice:

Sawyer on Thanksgiving

And while dining at West Baden with his family, the dome captured his rapt attention:

Sawyer looking up

Coaster Crew is at it again!


Click over to our Clubs page for more information about HoliWood Nights, “Airtime!” and our Partner Clubs.

Thanks for joining us for this podcast episode! We’ll be back for one final 2018 chat in December.

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