Kima Bay bucket

Not exactly monkey business

And to think some people assume we just monkey around during the off-season … What does it take to get voted the #1 Cleanest Park in the World a full 19 years in a row? This sort of attention to detail: Anthony and his crew are spiffing up the bucket from Kima Bay, which includes…

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On the 11th day of the 11th month

Did you know that this Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War? Tragically, the phrase “the war to end all wars” did not prove to be correct. And as we all wish, hope, and pray for peace, let us also take a moment to thank those who serve…

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Airtime! HoliWood Nights 2019

Podcast: Airtime!

Matt and I flew solo this episode, and were delighted to reveal the movie theme chosen for next year’s HoliWood Nights: As construction begins on Santa’s Merry Marketplace, Matt gets evicted. Here are the “before” photos:   Check out how it looks now: Take a gander at how it’ll look when you visit next season:…

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Grandma’s got gumption

It’s pretty impossible not to pay attention to a tweet like this: My freaking 74 year old grandma, who hasn’t rode a roller coaster in 50 years, decided that she was going to ride the voyage today at @HolidayWorld & she did & loved every second of it! ?? — Allie Alderson (@AllieAlderson21) October 22, 2018…

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Today, we’re Wally World

Today is the first day we are closed for the season – and of course, the Walley World jokes abound. Did you know we have a Wally who works here? He has for 20 seasons Cathy is Wally’s department head. She says he’s got quite the sweet tooth. She also shared this story: Right now…

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Holly the Elf

Podcast: The One with Spoopy

That’s right, Spoopy! Leah feels so strongly about this word that she wants a new holiday declared – nay, an entire month:     Amanda (aka Genesis: The Creature in our Come Alive! show) joins us this episode. Amanda swaps show stories from over the years with Lauren and Leah. … including how she played…

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Lauren Wand

Podcast: Making Merry

It’s the aftermath of announcing Santa’s Merry Marketplace and our podsquad is still a bit giddy for today’s podcast episode:     We talk a lot about producing the announcement video for Santa’s Merry Marketplace. And here it is: Lauren’s wand-choreography rehearsal The glitter went … everywhere. Hrm, this doesn’t look like the Baconland announcement. Maybe…

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Sweepstakes: How many pumpkins?

Congratulations to our winners: Heather F. from Paducah, Kentucky and Kataushalynn M. from Tell City, Indiana! —– How many pumpkins do we use to decorate during Happy Halloween Weekends? Take a guess, below, and you could win two tickets to this year’s event, which runs through October 28. We’ll choose two winners: One will be…

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2018 corn maze

Cornfused?

We’re no stranger to puns here at Holiday World. (You’ve been warned.) … and so when we’re told we’re outstanding in our field, we take that seriously. A corn field, that is Twelve acres. Out by Thunderbird: Each spring, a local farmer plants the cornfield. When the stalks are knee-high to a fairly tall human,…

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Golden Ticket Awards - Lauren & Leah

Podcast: The one with the Lucite

The Lucite reference in the name of this episode is in tribute to the late Will Koch. Oh, how he loved “bringing home the Lucite.” And so, it seems, do his daughters We talk about last weekend’s Golden Ticket Awards and so much more on podcast episode 065: We’re just one weekend away from the start…

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Where’s Santa?

Oh my, suddenly it’s that time of the year. Santa is packing up and heading north To the North Pole, that is. And so we offer the following PSA (Public Santa Announcement, that is): Saturday, September 15, is Santa’s final day at the park this year. So if you have any lingering needs for a…

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Platinum Season Pass

An answer to our most-asked question

“When can I catch the best discounts for Season Passes?” We get asked this question year-round. Because everyone likes a good deal, right? Here’s the answer: The deepest discounts are available toward the end of the previous season. As in … right now! Technically, the deepest discounts will expire at midnight Friday. And what we mean…

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Theme Park Families Podcast at Holiday World

Podcast: … with the other Podcasters

After shaking our heads in disbelief that September starts tomorrow, we put in a call to these fellows: Well, not everyone … just Andrew (front left) and his dad, Adam. They’re the hosts of the Theme Park Families Podcast! Season Passes for 2019 are on sale – with deepest discounts available through September 14. Here’s…

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