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 photo. That stack of wood — ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? — it’s for a fence around Bahari, our new wave pool that opens…

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Another interesting delivery

Okay, to date I’ve been called sneaky, a tease, and sly. 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 photo: So,…

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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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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! Hope they know we appreciate all…

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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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That giant lightbulb in the sky

The day has finally arrived! We all gathered around (along with a number of people in town) 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 in geometry class…)…

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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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An all-consuming hunger

The countdown to Season Opening isn’t just a busy time. It’s also a hungry time. When you know the pizza ovens will be heating up soon, it makes you want pizza. Now. And all those funky fudge flavors at Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen. Bubble-gum fudge sounds mighty tasty. Now! So in honor of our updated Restaurants…

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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. Lots and lots of plush has been unloaded and will soon be put on display at games throughout Holiday World. Uniforms have arrived and are being distributed. Cleaning supplies, lots…

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Memories from the last century

I still get a charge out of using that line. Anything that happpened five or more years ago sounds ancient, since it was “the last century.” This is part of an email from Marcia, who used to live in Evansville, Ind. Now she’s in Indianapolis and is looking forward to a return visit to Holiday…

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Brace yourself!

If you’re planning to visit Holiday World this weekend (or will be stopping by sooner to get your season-pass photo taken) you can see this … er … stuff in our Employee Parking Lot: For now, anyway.

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Don’t brush aside our painters!

As the clock ticks louder and louder, counting down the minutes till opening day, all our different crews are out and about doing whatever it takes to get the park ready. The painters are hard at work. It’s hard to tell sometimes, because they have such a rollicking good time slapping on that paint. They’re…

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Time to whine

Last night, the Indiana State Legislature made a timely decision. Next April, the entire State by law will “spring forward.” Now maybe David Letterman and Jay Leno won’t make quite as much fun of the Hoosier State. And the national news anchors won’t have to make a big deal every spring and fall when they…

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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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