Not exactly monkey business

Kima Bay bucket

And to think some people assume we just monkey around during the off-season … What does it take to get voted the #1 Cleanest Park in the World a full 19 years in a row? This sort of attention to detail: Anthony and his crew are spiffing up the bucket from Kima Bay, which includes…

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Podcast: The one with the Lucite

Golden Ticket Awards - Lauren & Leah

The Lucite reference in the name of this episode is in tribute to the late Will Koch. Oh, how he loved “bringing home the Lucite.” And so, it seems, do his daughters We talk about last weekend’s Golden Ticket Awards and so much more on podcast episode 065: We’re just one weekend away from the start…

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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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High standards

Well, here’s another job I wouldn’t want: Cleaning our water tower! Our 14-story water tower gets a bath. pic.twitter.com/lpAgHs8Sxn — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 23, 2016 Our bright-yellow water tower has been around since the spring of 2005. We’ve blogged about it often enough that it even has its own “tag,” so it you’d like…

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Drum roll, please

After being heralded as the World’s Cleanest Park for more than a dozen years, you’d think we’d know every use for a trash can. This season, we’ve done that trendy re-purpose thing – and trash cans aren’t just for keeping the place tidy anymore. During your next visit, you may stumble upon our trash-can band…

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Golden Ticket Awards – so much more than swag

Last year, Lauren, Michael, and I went to the Golden Ticket Awards for the first time ever. (Well, with the exception of the times Holiday World hosted the event.) As we were packing our suitcases, we realized we knew next to nothing about these awards. Okay, so that was a bit dramatic. We knew a…

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Oh, those Golden Tickets …

So how did we do this year? The Golden Ticket for Best Waterpark Ride goes to … Wildebeest! #5thConsecutiveYear @ProSlideTech pic.twitter.com/fNBZh8FbDI — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 7, 2014 Leah and Lauren accepted the award: "Our dad would be so proud!" Leah Koch and Lauren Koch Crosby #WildebeestBestWaterparkRide pic.twitter.com/BOiZ71iOo6 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 7, 2014…

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Contest: Stashing Pumpkins

Thanks to everyone who entered our Stashing Pumpkins contest – we have a winner! Leanne M. from Salem, Indiana, was the first to correctly guess 2,913 pumpkins. She receives two one-day tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends. Congratulations, Leanne! —- They're everywhere! All over Holiday World, hundreds and hundreds of pumpkins. Some even include subtle messages…

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Bringing home the lucite

"Let's bring home the lucite" was Will's annual joke as it got close to Golden Ticket Awards time. He loved to win. This evening, his daughters Lauren and Leah accepted the "Best Waterpark Ride" award for Wildebeest. Our first water coaster has won all four years since it opened. Lauren called Wildebeest her dad's "final…

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A little dirty talk

We're proud to carry the title of World's Cleanest Park. But even the cleanest park can get a little dusty over the winter months. And so, as we gear up for opening day, there's a lot of scrubbing taking place. Even … inside Gobbler Getaway: Here's Brooke, dusting (and, it seems, detailing) every last apple…

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Joking in the boys room

On Saturday, Mrs. Koch was conducting a site inspection to make sure everything was ready for the next new-hires Orientation session. Nathan happened by, heard her voice, and stood poised, ready to snap her picture when she came out… …of the Mens Room! She's smiling, so that must mean the restrooms were clean to her…

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