Blown away by The Voyage

Congratulations on all of the hard work you put into the HoliBlog and the HoliHints. You did a fantastic job of keeping your audience glued for weeks, and building the anticipation for today’s announcements. As for the announcements, well, I’m blown away by the sheer scope of it. Simply Incredible. Growing up in Kentucky, and…

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It boggles the mind

Well, I guess we got your attention! Still, it boggles the mind.  Man, oh, man. When I asked the producer who was on site yesterday from WEHT TV if he knew how many people would have been able to stream our announcement before their site sent out “NO MORE!” error messages, he said, “Forty thousand.”…

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Meeting interruptus

Meeting interruptus? It was all part of Melissa’s plan. Here’s her report: I wanted to write a quick note. I’m so giddy! I don’t know if I’m more excited about The Voyage, or about the fact that my guess for the new theme section was correct. Okay, as an ACE member I must admit that…

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What’s it all About.com?

About.com’s Arthur Levine is a man after my own heart. (Oh, wait — we’re not adding a Valentine’s Day section, so I can quit the misleading references. This could be a hard habit to break.) No matter how many Voyage puns I come up with, Arthur squeezes a few more out. Much to my delight!…

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FAQ: The Voyage

Still losing the battle of the emails. (At last count, I’d reduced my Inbox from 154 to 129 emails. All were full of questions.) Since so many folks are asking the same questions, here are some quick answers. 1. Yes, the HoliBlog will continue. 2. Yes, the HoliBlog will provide ongoing construction updates and photos….

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Well, you did it, didn’t you?

You crashed their site! They weren’t planning to offer our announcement as an archived file. But since a lot of you didn’t get to see anything but an error message, WEHT-TV is kind enough to offer “re-runs.” And our friends at WFIE-TV are offering it, too. ___ Would you like to receive HoliBlog notices –…

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Can we help out the Brits?

Update: Thanks to Justin, the head of the European Coaster Club, we now know that there is a six-hour time difference. So all of our friends over in England can watch the announcement at 5 pm. Another update: Just had an email from Germany. The difference is seven hours for them. —- Does anyone know the time difference…

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You don’t have to miss our announcement

Thanks to WEHT-TV you won’t have to miss hearing our 2006 plans, even if you’re sitting at your desk, halfway around the world, pretending to be hard at work. Our local ABC affiliate has arranged to have their very cool satellite truck here on Wednesday. (Once you’re in the biz, you know to refer to…

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Will he crack?

The folks at WTVW-TV in Evansville have invited Will to stop by Monday morning for an on-air chat between 7:30 and 8:00 am CDT. They want to talk about the upcoming “What’s New for ’06” announcement, which will take place (rain or shine!) on Wednesday at 11 am CDT. I’ve prepared Will as best I…

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Drumroll, please …

Can it really be? Drumroll, please: Our final HoliHint? And I mean FINAL … this is driving me nuts! (Whose idea was this, anyway? Oh, never mind …) You already know a few important numbers … $13.5 million for the budget plus 7/13/05 and 11:00 am for the announcement. What’s left? Here are a few…

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fireworks

Oooooo! Aaaaaaahhhh!

We had to move the fireworks extravaganza up a bit last night due to a highly unusual occurrence — rain! Ooooooh! Aaaaaaahhhh! I was down by Bahari with Melissa (the editor of the Spencer County Journal-Democrat) and her husband, Mark. It was almost eerie … just the three of us down there in the water…

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Phone Find wristband

Some little guests may be too independent!

It’s happened to every parent — you turn around for half a second and your beloved child has disappeared. Often a quick look around the area and you’re reunited. A quick hug, maybe a brief scolding, and your life is back to normal. But for that moment, your heart stops. Last fall, we decided our…

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green boats that should have been blue

Q: When is the color green … blue?

A: When Will says it’s blue! Here’s the story … Will planned to replace the boats at Raging Rapids over the course of two years. A few last year, but most of them this season. Boats were ordered last fall, in plenty of time for the new season. The boats were to be the same…

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Voyage construction update

Diggin’ around

Rachel (the “R” in our PR Department) went for a walk this afternoon and took along our digital camera. Here’s some of what she found: Does the above mean our appeal will “spike” when the ’06 project opens? We get teased a lot for being “in the middle of a cornfield.” Looks like this year’s…

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flowers

A virtual bouquet

It’s not just our friends from Atlanta bringing a bouquet of flowers. Looks what newlyweds DJ and Rebecca sent: These are photos of flowers from around the park in 2004. Back when their love, too, was just budding. Bloomin’ romantic, don’t you think? ___ Would you like to receive HoliBlog notices – along with news…

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