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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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

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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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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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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Woodn’t you like to know?

Will Koch does not like to cut down trees. Let me rephrase that: Will Koch does not like to cut down tree It’s against his nature. He wants as much shade as possible in the park. And the beauty of the old hardwoods is part of his family’s heritage. He’s the third generation to run…

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HallowSwings

Even the skulls are smiling!

A friend from Massachusetts emailed me this morning to tell me about his young daughter. Ella just turned six and is a darling little girl. As the mother of three sons (no daughters) and the sister to three brothers, I do have an affinity for stories about daughters. They watched one of the Harry Potter…

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Pirates in training

Training on the high seas

Training is one big yawn, right? The trainer says, “Blah, blah, blah,” while you nod politely and wonder what’s for dinner. Our lifeguards get 32 hours of training before they start work Each year the members of the management staff at Splashin’ Safari put on their thinking caps and come up with a theme. The…

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Tax Day extension

Steven in marketing is already planning to expand our proposed Tax Day themed section. He is in brilliant form today: Dependant Land – a special area just for children Deduction Junction – a train ride, to keep us on track Special Robot Mascots – named W-2, W-4, and I-9 Thanks, Steven. We appreciate your interest.

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Christmas Crater

The Christmas Crater

Three weeks till opening. Rain this week didn’t help the process of getting ready. Look at how much we got: Who needs a rain gauge when you’ve got a Christmas Crater? But wait! What’s that on the left? There – by the edge of the giant puddle. A white flag? A treasure map? A sail?…

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