‘Flaked Out’ Sweepstakes

Who else wants to flake out after seeing the latest weather forecast? It looks like Old Man Winter is heading back in our direction for at least a few days. And he’s not in a good mood! As the snowflakes swirl, let’s try to enjoy the beauty of nature while appreciating a cozy home. Then…

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Podcast: Safety School

For the first podcast episode of the new year, we have a chat about iROC Safety School with International Ride Training co-owner Cindee Huddy:   Here is our iROC Audit Excellence Award, which we happily share with all of our Ride Operators from 2017 – well done! The week’s Voyage track work entailed building a…

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Henry Facebook Post 2017

Facebook: By the numbers

When I joined Facebook back in July 2005, you had to go to thefacebook.com when you wanted to sign in. It never would have crossed my mind that over a decade later, I’d be signing in to the website every day as part of my job. It’s a big part of how we communicate with…

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Voyage Crossing

Hard Hat Chronicles, episode XX

Question: When were fractions invented? Was it after Roman Numerals were already in place? … because both XIX.V and XIX I/II just look wrong. And so, we’ll move on and call this second part of Episode XIX simply Episode XX. (If you haven’t watched Episode XIX yet, please go back and take a look.) In this episode,…

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Snowed Inn

Snowed Inn Christmas: fiction depiction

Good ol’ Google Alerts saved the day again. Just a few hours ago, an email informed us our town of Santa Claus, Indiana, will be the setting for a Lifetime Movie called Snowed Inn Christmas. And it premieres tonight at 7pm CST, with reruns throughout the weekend. Here’s the description from Lifetime’s website: Jenna Hudson (Bethany…

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Christmas parade

Podcast: The Big Green Foot

It’s a Very Merry Podcast! We’re gleefully giddy, as today is the last day before our holiday break starts. (Now before you get all “no fair! you get two weeks off?!” let me remind you we don’t get Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Mother’s Day, etc. off. Oh, and technically it’s two weeks…

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A major award!

Well, maybe not a major award, but this time of year that’s a fun phrase to use. (Worked well for The Old Man in A Christmas Story, right?) The HoliBlog was recently named one of the world’s Top 50 Theme Park Blogs by the folks at Feedspot, a news and blog reader used by more than a…

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90° from above

Hard Hat Chronicles, episode XIX

It’s been eight months since our last episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles, so we’ll get you two of them this month! VP James has a lot to be excited about – because The Voyage is getting all kinds of TLC this off-season. Here’s a look of some of that work, thanks to our HoliDrone (and…

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Santa with Santa Claus Land sign

…with boughs of folly!

Happy Saint Nicholas Day! This HoliBlog story was originally posted exactly 10 years ago today. —– I’ll bet every parent has a sweet and funny story about a little one not quite fully capturing the lines of a Christmas song. My James came up with “boughs of folly” last night. Didn’t have the heart to…

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Podcast: Coaster tracker

Our resident newlywed joined us for today’s podcast episode! VP James clued us in on what’s going on with our wooden roller coasters during the off-season:     James gave us the lowdown on a few other projects we haven’t yet mentioned. One of the holiday napkins I’ve been saving, along with the obligatory Voyage Extreme…

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Santa’s Sweepstakes

Congratulations to our two winners, chosen at random: Brenda S. of Roanoke, Indiana, and Elizabeth H. of Effingham, Illinois. Thanks to all who entered! —– Santa is in high demand this time of year, so we’ll get right down to business … Santa says we should give away a pair of tickets to a lucky (chosen…

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Tembo illustration

Color me Tembo

It’s such a relief to announce “what’s new” each year! At last, we can recognize the elephant in the room (ba-da-bum), and we can talk about Tembo. Tembo times two, that is. We’re adding Tembo Falls and Tembo Tides. “Tembo” is the Swahili word for elephant (but I bet you already figured that out). Where will…

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2017 Veterans

Service: more than a cornerstone

At Holiday World, we have four cornerstones: Safety, Service, Cleanliness, and Friendliness. Today, we’re thinking about one of those cornerstones just a bit differently. Service. More specifically, we wanted to take a moment to honor those on our staff who have served in the military. Continuing with a tradition here at the park, it was…

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Postcast: The one with the Coastershack

So the cat’s out of the bag. Or perhaps I should say … gopher. During today’s podcast, we reveal the 2018 theme for our HoliWood Nights event for coaster enthusiasts. No, it’s not Yellow Submarine, but this photo from our HoliWood Nights Facebook Group is too cool not to post: Our theme is … Coastershack! Be sure to enter…

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