Thunderbird's Immelmann Loop

Sweepstakes: Win Season Passes!

Congratulations to our winner: Tasha B. from Mount Vernon, Illinois! —– Can you believe it? Season Passes for the 2019 season are now on sale! Deepest discounts for Season Passes are available for just a few weeks – through September 14. The list of different types of passes available – and all the associated benefits…

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Kitty Claws at Halloween

Sweepstakes: Here comes Halloween

Congratulations to our winner: Shawn B. from Louisville, Kentucky! —– As summer winds down, we’re counting the days to the return of Happy Halloween Weekends. With our family rides, roller coasters, Halloween-themed shows, walk-through mazes, and special treats, it’s a great time to visit! Even Holidog and his friends are in costume: What was your…

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Santa playing baseball

Batter up!

Congratulations to our winners: Linda K. from New Albany, Indiana and Paulette H. from Smyrna, Tennessee! —– When Santa heard we were partnering with the Louisville Bats, he stepped right up to the plate. Here’s a fun way for you to win tickets to Holiday World plus the Louisville Bats “Thunder Over Louisville” game next spring….

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Taylor Bybee

Podcast: The one with the Griswolds

Once we move to our “Now Open Weekends” schedule,  references to “the Moose Out Front” abound. … because just about everyone has seen National Lampoon’s Vacation at least once. And, believe it or not, this vehicle was actually parked in our lot a few years ago (during the 30th-anniversary summer of the film’s release). And…

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Sawyer's First Ride

The next generation

Today is our 72nd birthday. Pictures of our past swirl in our memories: As do snapshots of the future In celebration of the 72nd birthday of his family’s theme park, young Sawyer took his first rides today. #NextGeneration #HoWoHistory pic.twitter.com/OQdtWHDVOG — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 3, 2018 Sawyer took his first ride on Holidog Express,…

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Drone Selfie with Josh, Hannah, and Stephen

The HoliDrone’s night flight

Last night was our final Friday Night Fireworks show of the season. Park guests watching the show may have noticed an additional flashing light in the sky. That was our HoliDrone! Stephen, our Digital Media Developer (and drone pilot), lined everything up. He got a waiver from the FAA to allow the HoliDrone to fly…

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Ron Rhodes holding a photo of Marcia Yockey

Podcast: Weather Warrior

We had an early morning, with Eyewitness News Meteorologist Ron Rhodes alternately presenting a fantastic forecast and challenging Matt to silly competitions. You know, like this: Afterwards, we asked Ron to join us on our podcast: Ron’s a local guy and grew up watching the late Marcia Yockey forecast the weather. We had a surprise…

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Udderly Blue Ice Cream

Sweepstakes: Cool treats

Congratulations to our winners, chosen at random: Heather R. from Lindenhurst, New York; Sean B. from New Albany, Indiana; and Tarina L. from Indianapolis. Thanks to all who entered! —– What are your favorite treats when you want to cool off on a July day? This cute little girl has the right idea: As summer…

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360 degrees of fun

We’ve been having a ball with our new video camera, which provides a view of 360 degrees around your virtual seat. If you’ve just discovered how fun it is to play around with these videos, here they are all together: First, our Halloween coasters And then into Thanksgiving for The Voyage and Thunderbird. All 360 degrees…

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ICEE flavors

Enter our ICEE Mix It Up Sweepstakes!

Congratulations to our winner: Gabrielle H., from Farmland, Indiana. Thanks to all who entered! —– Are you an ICEE fan? Or maybe even an ICEE Mix It Up fan? We offer 12 ICEE flavors at our ICEE Mix It Up stand in Splashin’ Safari Plaza: Blue Raspberry Red Cherry Grape Big Red Lemonade Banana Green Apple Pepsi…

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Fireworks through Thunderbird

Podcast: The one with the Pyrotechnics

We mixed it up today, with only two original podsquad members. That would be Lauren and me. And VP Matt, back again. But we needed a fourth … Who ya gonna call? Steven from IT! I somehow neglected to snap a photo of Steven while we recorded the ‘cast this morning. Until he sends me a more…

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ZOOMbabwe

Making the grade

Does the word “test” still make your blood run cold, even though you’ve been out of school for weeks, years, or (like me) decades? Here’s one better: audit. Well, our lifeguards just got the results of their first third-party safety audit of the season … … and they received an A+! We’ll have a full…

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Lemon Shake Ups

Lemon Shakin’ it up!

When life hands us a lemon or two … … we make Lemon Shake-Ups! Meet Nick. He’s a master shaker-upper:   Where can you find Lemon Shake-Ups? Nick (and others) hand make Lemon Shake-Ups in our 4th of July section, right next to the Alamo.  

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