A drone’s-eye view

Everyone should see an empty wave pool in action at least once. Because it’s just so pretty. The sun sparkling off the crystal-clear waves … it’s incredibly peaceful. And so, courtesy of our drone (and Stephen, our pilot), here’s the view from way up high: A drone’s-eye view of our Bahari wave pool early this…

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Blogiversary

Twelve years ago, on April 7, 2005, we launched the HoliBlog. Blogs weren’t really a “thing” yet, so we had some explaining to do (just as we’ve had to explain the concept of a podcast to the uninitiated over the past year). In fact, we were the first park in the world to have its…

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Blame Canada

Look who sneaked into Splashin' Safari a little early! Hmmm … Canada geese. Do you know that ProSlide – whose designers created the likes of ZOOMbabwe, Bakuli, Mammoth, Bahari and Wildebeest – is based in Canada? Oh, and they are also the crazy creators of our new Hyena Falls. Perhaps these two waterfowl (who promised…

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Grumble, grumble, grumble…

Grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble, grumble,…

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“Outstanding Concrete Achievement Award”

Bahari theming

I kid you not. This award exists. And in a few weeks, that award will be proudly displayed here at Holiday World. I’m afraid I may have offended Steve a bit; I grinned and started laughing when he told me about the Outstanding Concrete Achievement Award. “You’re joking, right?” I chuckled. My chortle quickly choked…

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Bahari baby

Such a cute Bahari baby! A local mom gave us permission to show you her little Savannah, enjoying ice cream at Bahari wave pool: Not a bad way to spend a June afternoon. Not bad at all. ___ Would you like to receive HoliBlog notices – along with news releases and sweepstakes – by email? Sign…

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Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Bahari wave pool

We and our friends (old and new) certainly intend to enjoy this weekend. Who wouldn’t? Bahari wave pool is open! In case you’ve been wondering where in the world we put Bahari wave pool, the above photo should help put it all in perspective. (It really is a photo, I assure you. For some reason…

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Oh, the emails we receive …

Bahari theming

We chuckle at the emails asking “how do we get there?” and not mentioning their location. And the ones asking us to mail them a brochure, but they don’t include their address. Then there are the phone calls asking, “Are you on the same time with me?” Only they don’t tell us their Time Zone….

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Stack o’ wood

It’s been a busy day, but at long last, your trusty servant has tracked down the answer to yesterday’s intriguing “stack o’ wood” photo. That stack o’ wood — ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? — it’s for a fence around Bahari, our new wave…

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Would you like to take a walk?

Mrs. Koch in front of tiki head

A lot of children (and some adults) think working at a theme park is the coolest job imaginable. Yes, making families happy for a living is an amazing career. Permit me, however, to clear up a few possible misconceptions: No, we don’t get to go on rides all day No, we don’t take long lunches…

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