Lemon Shake-Ups building

Shake it up, baby!

Not too many people knew the answer to this question:   Does anyone remember what this little building was originally designed for back in 1992? #HoWoHistory pic.twitter.com/VjenRVwxVf — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 11, 2018 There were lots of guesses when we posted this on social media, but only a handful knew the answer. Stormin’ Norman’s…

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Calming Room

The Calming Room

A few days ago, we posted this photo of our pal Mick Foley on Twitter for Autism Awareness Day. A number of people tweeted their thanks to Mick, on behalf of their children. … because it’s a wide spectrum that touches many families. Did you know we have a Calming Room? It’s available for our…

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Raven shirt design

Podcast: Smooth Talker

As we enter the last month of the off-season, track work on The Voyage is coming to an end (the photo, below, is from back in January). So who is the guy who plans out the nips and tucks? Meet Brian Kosmac, PE, who joins us on this podcast episode: In our Amusings, we mention Foster…

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Thunderbird's Immelmann loop

Sweepstakes: Family Getaway

Congratulations to our winner, Nichole B. from Newburgh, Indiana! Thanks to all who entered! ————- Who wants to win a family getaway for Memorial Day Weekend? We’ve partnered with our friends next door at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort and have a great prize package lined for this sweepstakes! Why? Because summer will be…

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Howler roller coaster

Sweepstakes: Make Your Best Memories

Congratulations to our winner, Felicia M. from Columbia, Tennessee! Thanks to all who entered! ——- We’re just a handful of weeks away from Opening Day – let’s celebrate with a new sweepstakes! Would you like to help this year’s first-timers make great memories when they visit? Post a tip below and you could win a Family Getaway for…

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Will Koch & Rick Hunter

Podcast: ProSlide CEO

We crossed the border this episode. A quick call to Ottowa (Ontario, Canada) and the CEO of ProSlide joined us for a fun chat about snow skiing, water coasters, and the passion to create. Here’s that photo I took of Rick Hunter and Will Koch right after Wildebeest opened. Two brilliant businessmen who never lost…

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Riverside Retreats

Down by the Riverside

When we ask visitors what they enjoy the most during their day at Splashin’ Safari, not everyone says the water coasters. Hard to believe. I know. Wildebeest and Mammoth definitely top the list, but another favorite activity is floating lazily on the Bahari River. If that’s your favorite hangout, you might want to make your day extra…

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Podcast - Dole Whip

Podcast glossary

You’re expecting a new podcast episode today, right? Sorry, we’ve delayed #053 by a week. The good news, though, is that our guest will be Rick Hunter, the President & CEO of ProSlide Technology, Inc. Can’t wait! Meanwhile, we’ve been talking for a while about starting a HoWoPo Glossary of Terms. Because the inside jokes…

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Sweepstakes: Spring Cleaning

Congratulations to our winner, Teresa L. of Berea, Kentucky! Thanks to all who entered! —– Welcome to March! It’s time for spring cleaning and we’re out in full force getting the park ready for opening day. It’s also time for a new sweepstakes. And who knows how to make a “clean sweep” better than our…

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Thunderbird's Immelmann Loop

Hiccup Help

Now that my kiddos are older, I’m not as in touch with modern teaching methods as in the past. Reading my sons’ schoolwork – especially their writing assignments – was always interesting and often downright fun. Here’s a new twist … a proud uncle shared his niece’s “Hiccup Help” assignment on Twitter: @HolidayWorld My niece,…

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Tesla charging station

Do you have an EV? Charge it!

Does anyone else remember when the town of Santa Claus got its first traffic light? That was quite a day, back in August of 2008. We’re feeling a bit uptown once again … as we introduce our new Tesla Destination Charging Station! Here’s some information, which is also available on our Rules & Services page: A…

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Nick & Amanda

A love letter

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you enjoy this guest post from a long-time seasonal employee.  My name is Amanda Claise and I recently married my high school sweetheart. I should start off by saying that my last name is pronounced like “class,” as in classroom! My husband’s name is Nick and although we recently moved to Bowling…

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Tembo Falls Being Assembled

Some assembly required

Think of Tembo Falls as a REALLY big toy construction set. First, pieces of fiberglass are delivered to us and then we assemble them on site. There’s still work to do before the slides are moved into place next to Kima Bay, but for now we’re combining the smaller pieces into larger pieces. I took a…

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