Stack o’ wood

It’s been a busy day, but at long last, your trusty servant has tracked down the answer to yesterday’s intriguing “stack o’ wood” photo. That stack o’ wood — ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? — it’s for a fence around Bahari, our new wave…

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Another interesting delivery

Okay, to date I’ve been called sneaky, a tease, and sly. And that’s all in the past month. One fellow even accused me of enjoying the “torcher” of HoliBlog readers. (I believe he meant torture, as I have yet to light anyone on fire.) So as not to disappoint all those fans, here’s another intriguing…

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Original Skeeball machines

Out with the old … in with the new

About a year and a half ago, Will announced in staff meeting: I want to see more Guests walking around the park with plush that they’ve won. Huh? I guess this should not have surprised me. Will is, after all, the fellow who came up with the Free Unlimited Soft Drinks program for the year…

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new fountain

Fountainbleu

Have you been concerned about the progress of the new fountain in the Christmas Plaza? It’s progressing nicely, thank you: I feel like such a dog, prancing out of my office to take a photo of people who are really earning their pay. The park is buzzing with activity! Let’s hope they know we appreciate…

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A bit of housekeeping

We’ve received a number of emails with general questions, so let’s answer them here and now: Q: Will the HoliBlog continue after opening day? A: Certainly! If I can make it through this week and still write an entry or two each day (with the help of my friends), there shouldn’t be any problem continuing….

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Water tower

That giant lightbulb in the sky

The day has finally arrived! We all gathered around (along with a number of locals, who brought lawn chairs) and watched as … Teepee + Stack + Bowl = Water Tower! I’d always thought of the pieces as the cone, the cylinder, and the sphere. (Gosh, maybe I never will use what I learned back…

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decorated tree

Christmas comes early for Mrs. Koch

When you look up “determined” in the dictionary, chances are Mrs. Koch’s photo will be there. Every season, there are two or three things that just bug her. Drive her crazy. Up a tree, even But she doesn’t gripe and complain. She figures out a way to change it. It’s usually something people whisper in…

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mystery materials

Deliveries arriving daily

Since the days till opening can now be counted on one hand (gulp!) the folks in the warehouse department are handling tons of … stuff. What are these deliveries all about? Lots and lots of plush has been unloaded and will soon be put on display at games throughout Holiday World. Uniforms have arrived and…

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mystery materials

Brace yourself!

That’s right: Brace yourself! Are you planning to visit Holiday World this weekend? Or maybe stop by sooner to get your season-pass photo taken? Either way, when you stop by, you’ll see this. This … er … stuff that’s in our Employee Parking Lot: For now, anyway. Soon we will move it to points unspoken. For…

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Don the painter

Don’t brush aside our painters!

As the clock ticks louder and louder, counting down the minutes till opening day, our many crews – including the painters – are doing whatever it takes to get the park ready. The painters are hard at work. It’s difficult to tell sometimes (that they’re hard at work) because they have such a rollicking good…

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Time to whine

Update: In case you found this blog post (from 2005) in your quest to discover which time zone Holiday World is on, we’ll make it simple: Central Daylight Time. We realize most of Indiana is on Eastern, but our little corner of the state is on Central. —– Last night, the Indiana State Legislature made…

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Test ball

Problem solving the high-tech way

Wow! Will Koch is getting into this HoliBlogging — two days in a row! (He cautioned me not to expect something every day. We’ll take what we can get, right?) This is from Will: Yesterday, our marketing director, John, called and said we needed to talk about the logo design for the water tower. We…

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Revolution at night

Around and around we go!

Well. Maybe not we. I don’t know, maybe it has something to do with getting older, but those circular rides make me sick. Sorry, I can’t “spin” this into something positive, but it really doesn’t matter, does it? You either like to put centrifugal force to the test or you don’t. I’ll  gladly pass Back…

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The big countdown

Oh, my gosh — it just hit me! How does time pass so quickly from year to year? There’s never enough time to get ready. And now, all of a sudden, we’re down to single digits! Just eight months till Christmas! (Faked you out, didn’t I?) It’s so much fun to be out at the…

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