Ornamental fountain

Ornaments fountain

Here’s something you don’t exactly see every day … … not even in the town of Santa Claus! It arrived first thing this morning: Our shiny new ornamental fountain (get it?). Take a look at the fun And so, you may ask, what happened to that perfectly good other fountain statue? No worries! The Applause…

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Our fountain, then and now

It's not just the snow – our fountain has changed a lot over the years! Here's this week's "Transformation Tuesday" photos, showing our pre-Applause Fountain and those chilly hands, surrounded by snow this week.

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Pop goes the culture

It's so much fun working in the "all ages" environment we have here at Holiday World. There's so much energy mixed in with the sense of history. We've helped make memories for 67 years. One drawback I've found, though, is having to explain pop-culture references to the younger generation. Pop-culture references from, admittedly, a long…

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In good hands

Ah, good … Craig’s on the scene. You remember Craig, right? Tom’s there, too. Griping that the sound of the drill reminds him of going to the dentist. Ugh. He’s right.

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Ta-da!

The Applause Fountain is nearly complete! The lights arrived. The fountain filled. And by golly, it works! I got a particular charge out of what I assumed was a brother/sister act. At first, it looked like they were waving at the water. Actually, the brother taught the sister to, Jedi-like, raise her arm to make…

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Just add water

It’s so frustrating when a supplier is late. But sometimes it happens and there’s nothing you can do about it. Except to maybe whine a little. Or a lot. The new fountain still awaits lights. Until the lights arrive and are installed, the well is dry. Dry as a bone. Dry as a … wishbone?…

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Fountainbleu

new fountain

Have you been concerned about the progress of the new fountain in the Christmas Plaza? It’s progressing nicely, thank you: I feel like such a dog, prancing out of my office to take a photo of people who are really earning their pay. The park is buzzing with activity! Let’s hope they know we appreciate…

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10 days till opening: Will Koch’s thoughts

Here is Will’s first HoliBlog post: As opening approaches, everywhere I go in town, people ask me, “Are you ready?” And I always respond, “No. But we will be on opening day.” They also want to know whether I’m nervous about getting the park open. The funny thing is that I always (honestly) reply that…

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The Christmas Crater

Christmas Crater

Three weeks till opening. Rain this week didn’t help the process of getting ready. Look at how much we got: Who needs a rain gauge when you’ve got a Christmas Crater? But wait! What’s that on the left? There – by the edge of the giant puddle. A white flag? A treasure map? A sail?…

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Where did our fountain go?

Applause Fountain construction

Long, long ago … before the town of Santa Claus was even named … a giant meteor crashed into one of the town’s hillsides, leaving behind a huge crater for folks from miles around to come and see. It was amazing. A shooting star came to rest in this town. And it happened on Christmas…

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