International Women’s Day

We are Holiday World and we love holidays.  And International Women’s Day might just be my favorite one. I love to take the day to think of the women who we think of traditionally: Frieda Kahlo, Susan B. Anthony, Katherine Johnson.  But this year I’m especially grateful for Madam CJ Walker or Sarah Breedlove. She’s…

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75th Anniversary Themed Zoom Backgrounds

Our team recently shared our calendar for our 2021 Calendar and we are excited to be celebrating 75 years of family fun all season long! We’ve started talking about our history as America’s first theme park, sharing commemorative merchandise,  collecting your Holiday World memories and now we’re sharing fresh Zoom backgrounds! Just click on the…

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 5: The One with Five Feedbacks

As you may know, we are Holiday World and we love holidays! In observance of Procrastination Week, we released Season 2 Episode 5 a few days late. Join the #PodSquad for another round of feedback, holidays, and… the Lollipop Guild? Matt E., Lauren C., and Leah K. were joined by Sabrina J. and Matt B….

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Meet Matt B!

If you’ve visited our parks recently, there is a very good chance that you’ve seen Matt B. walking around the park to make sure everything is running smoothly. As Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Matt stays busy overseeing Attractions, Maintenance & Development, Food & Beverage, Retail, Games, Admissions, Auxiliary Revenue, Park Services, & Grounds…

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 3: The One With America’s First Theme Park

We kick off Episode three of our second season with Lauren, Matt, and Leah reminiscing about Potato Patch. Do you remember Potato Patch?    Join the pod squad as we discuss everything from boysenberries to industry history.  First things first, hands down, Lake Compounce was the very first American amusement park. They opened exactly 100…

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Podcast Season 2 Episode 2: The One with Another Holiday-Feedback Combo

We jump right into the second episode of season three with feedback and holidays! As a warning, this was the fifth of five episodes recorded that day so Josh, Leah, and Sabrina was running on slap-happy fumes.   Since feedback is highly visual, we gathered the feedback we discussed in this episode: The Pod Squad…

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Merch Mondays

Every department is getting really excited to celebrate our 75th, but our merchandise department is going especially over the top. They’ve bombarded us with photos and ideas, and the collection is really impressive this year.  Our staff who have seen the commemorative memorabilia seem to have formed a consensus: it’s not a matter of whether…

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The Raven Evermore Project

If you’ve driven through Santa Claus, Indiana recently, you’ve seen it. We had discarded pieces of track in the parking lot for all to see.  After many years of comments from our Guests and especially from Coaster Enthusiasts, it’s finally happening: The Raven is getting its moment.  Of course, it wouldn’t be a Raven project…

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Thanksgiving To Go Instructions

Thank you to everyone who purchased our Thanksgiving To Go Meals! Here’s everything you need to know about picking up your Thanksgiving To Go Feast. If you want the short version, bring a cooler and some ice packs if it’s a long drive, drive up to our “Raven Lot” at the time you picked, and…

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Veteran’s Day 2020

As a country, we observe November 11 as a day to thank the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces. We want to acknowledge our very own team members who have answered the call to serve our country. Thank you! .  Our veterans from left to right: Elmer, Maintenance Technician,…

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Podcast Season 2, Episode 23: The One with the Big 7-5

We feel it’s safe to assume that nearly everyone is ready to move on from 2020 so for Episode 23, we welcome Ashley our Director of Marketing, and our Creative Manager Stephen to join us to talk about our plans for our upcoming 75th Anniversary Season!  Ashely did a great job explaining the look of…

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