Memories of coaster names

1995 Brochure cover

We call it The Name Game here. Whenever we have something new, it needs a name. Over the years, we’ve spent untold hours coming up with themed names for attractions, restaurants, shops, and games. When our friends at CoasterRadio podcast asked me to call in to talk about how we came up with our coaster…

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Podcast: Ready, Set, Go!

With two weeks to go till Opening Day, the #PodSquad has a lot to do and a lot to talk about: Here’s the video Redbook magazine put together about Cesilie, from our 2015 high-dive team: We’re tickled by the joy these “replacement windows” have caused. First at Goblin Burgers: … and also at Hot Diggity…

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Podcast: Lost & Found Lady

Lauren with Pokemon

What a week! Guest Services Manager Angie is not only featured in an About.com article this month, she was also our Guest on today’s podcast episode. … because Angie has some great stories. Not only about Lost & Found but also the Holidog Inn. Here are a few photos to help illustrate this episode. Starting with…

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Today in Holiday World history

This is quite a day in our history. May 19, 1990:   #ThrowbackThursday to May 19, 1990 … and the premiere of Raging Rapids! #YouWillGetWet pic.twitter.com/FlIas0o8sc — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 19, 2016 May 19, 1995: On this date in 1995, @48Hours‘ Richard Schlesinger came to visit! @aceonlineorg @SchlesCBS #HeDidntRideRaven pic.twitter.com/vJrygnuFs0 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld)…

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Podcast #007: May Flowers

It’s podcast time again! Here are a few teasers … A tasty surprise. A promo code. A plant with a Halloween theme: Ride names from our Santa Claus Land days: And a binge-watching, Legend-riding, oboe-playing, new-shirt-wearing Leah! We hope you enjoy our newest episode: By the way, when we reference 66 Days at Sea, this…

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The Ladies who Launch

Exactly 11 months ago tonight – Christmas Eve in July 2014 – we were bursting with excitement. Our 66 Days at Sea were finally over and it was time to reveal all. Our new … project … for 2015. Code name: BT-15. Thunderbird! Fast-forward to now and Thunderbird is flying high. Lauren and Leah made…

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Roller coaster countdown

Everybody loves a good countdown, right? And when you’re building a launched roller coaster, it’s even more appropriate. Confession time: Back in the summer, toward the end of our 66 Days at Sea teaser campaign leading up to our big Thunderbird announcement, I slapped this title on one of Leah’s blog posts without running it…

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66 Hours to See

If you are one of the rabid fans who counted down the days with us before we announced Thunderbird in late July, you’ll either laugh – or more likely grit your teeth – when you read the subject line of this post. We. Just. Can’t. Help. Ourselves. In last week’s edition of the Hard Hat…

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The Legend of the Thunderbird

After the most amazing new-ride announcement we could have asked for, some people are a bit confused. They like the fact that we’re getting a steel coaster, but they don’t get how Thunderbird belongs in Holiday World. Especially in our Thanksgiving section. The Voyage is easily the best name. It’s simple. It tells a story…

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Emotions run high …

… when someone you don’t even know can bring tears to your eyes. This was posted last night on ThemeParkReview, a forum for roller coaster enthusiasts: I can’t believe it has been 66 days since this all started. Everyday but the past two hours have felt like forever and now those 66 days seem to…

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A truck full of goodies

The word “goodies” in relation to a truck full of construction materials may not be the fit for everyone, but it sure is appropriate when you’re building something exciting. James, as VP, gets the keys to the castle, er … Really Big Truck. And what is in the Really Big Truck, you ask? Ah, none…

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Countdown to Day 67

Can you believe it? We’re closing in on the last few of our 66 Days At Sea! We hope you enjoyed the clues, the history lesson, and the occasional red herring. And Leah’s HoliBlog posts, too – she’s honed her HoliHint skills to a fine point these past few weeks. As July 24, Our Announcement…

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