Podcast Season 2 Episode 3: The One With America’s First Theme Park

We kick off Episode three of our second season with Lauren, Matt, and Leah reminiscing about Potato Patch.
Do you remember Potato Patch? 

 

Join the pod squad as we discuss everything from boysenberries to industry history. 

First things first, hands down, Lake Compounce was the very first American amusement park.
They opened exactly 100 years before we did. Happy 175th Anniversary, Lake Compounce!

We claim the title of First American Theme Park with Santa Claus Land opening in 1946.
Learn from the professionals the difference between theme and amusement parks. 

Please be sure to send us your feedback and questions by calling us at 812-937-4401 then dial 8081, or by emailing us at podcast@holidayworld.com, or by reaching out to us on social media using the hashtag #HOWOPO.

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Podcast Season 3 Episode 2: The One With the Small City

You are probably going to notice that Season 3 episode 3 has a different sound to it.
Since we have been limiting meetings in the park we recorded the podcast via ZOOM!

 

Our semi-regular pod squad was joined by Vanessa B. from Human Resources to discuss hiring season!
Vanessa is part of our HR dream team that manages on-boarding 2,000+ seasonal employees.

She walks us through our new online onboarding system, phone interviews, virtual school visits, and hiring events.

Applications for the 2021 Season are now available by clicking the photo below!

Our seasonal employees have access to flexible scheduling, transportation options, tuition discounts, employee parties, in-park discounts, and more perks that you can read about by clicking here.

You’re welcome to reach out to human resources with any questions you may have: hr@holidayworld.com or call 812-937-5252.

Please be sure to send us your feedback and questions by calling us at 812-937-4401 then dial 8081, or by emailing us at podcast@holidayworld.com, or by reaching out to us on social media using the hashtag #HOWOPO.

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A Paint Job Most Fowl

We love a good pun here at Holiday World, and I could think of no better way to introduce the new paint on The Raven than with a little “fowl” humor. 

If you’re not familiar with our The Raven: Evermore project that involves around 25% of our track, I recommend you check out our announcement blog, and check out our latest Hard Hat Chronicles: 

 

Once upon a midnight dreary…

… we told you we still had one more surprise for you…

 

…and we’re finally ready to reveal it…

 

…After 25 years, our trains are getting a new paint job.

 

The Raven is getting wings. 

The handles are getting a fresh coat of paint. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And the paint is looking as fowl as ever. 

 

Special thanks to our Paint Shop, who are almost done painting all the cars now…

…and for including the glitter in the black paint. We can’t stop RAVEN about it!

 

 

Special thanks also to our Senior Graphic Artist, Rick who’s been working here for more than 45 years, and hand-painted the blue lines on the wings. 

And of course, special thanks to our coaster crew who continue to work on the brand new track.

 

We hope you’re as excited as we are to see The Raven take flight once again in 2021–and ride The Raven Evermore! 


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Podcast Season 2 Episode 2: The One with Another Holiday-Feedback Combo

We jump right into the second episode of season three with feedback and holidays!
As a warning, this was the fifth of five episodes recorded that day so Josh, Leah, and
Sabrina was running on slap-happy fumes.

 

Since feedback is highly visual, we gathered the feedback we discussed in this episode:

The Pod Squad had a lot of questions for Hormel and their high-end bacon mask.

 

It was so great to have @HWSSSuperfan on-site to pick up his Thanksgiving to Go Meal!
He even dropped off snacks for our team because he is true to his Twitter handle!

We appreciate your dedication @1gretchen!

We are Holiday World and we don’t start Twitter battles, but our fans ensure we are well represented!

Although….we are very proud of this clap back.

It was so great to have Matt and Lauren with us for Episode 23!

We could totally get on board with using the term, Ravendary!

Do you think we got robbed in the Twitter poll below??
Tell us what you think on Twitter using the hashtag #HoWoPo ! 

You’ll have to listen to hear all about the holidays we discussed in our very first feedback episode of 2021!

Please be sure to send us your feedback and questions by calling us at 812-937-4401 then dial 8081, or by emailing us at podcast@holidayworld.com, or by reaching out to us on social media using the hashtag #HOWOPO.

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