An office tour

Walking from one department to another in many businesses entails little more than going across a room, down a hall, or riding the elevator up to another floor. Here at Holiday World, I'm learning you have to go the distance to get from one co-worker’s "desk" to another. There are three ways to get between…

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Cleaning is fun? He’s not joshing!

wagon cleaning

Joshua is three years old. He visited from Mount Vernon, Indiana, the other day. After a day full of fun, he saw one last activity he just couldn’t resist. Cleaning Joshua saw the Wagon Washing task and thought it looked like great fun. He even asked for a glove so that he’d be fully outfitted….

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“Everyone TOTALLY enjoyed the park!”

Yesterday we were at Holiday World for our BMS band competition. Everyone in our group (around 70 band 65 choir) TOTALLY enjoyed the park. I was so amazed at how clean the park was (even bathrooms), how friendly ALL employees were, and your prices were soooo reasonable. A family can actually come to your park,…

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One of Santa’s Elves?

Look what appeared on someone's office door over the Christmas break: So, just how well do you know us? Post a comment below and let us know whose door you think this is … and who anonymously posted the sign. Hint #1: My only involvement was taking the photos while waiting for person to return…

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Mini-She

We get requests all the time asking for help with school projects (and, no, we won't write your paper for you, so quit asking!)….but this was a new one. A young lady named Shelbi contacted us early in the spring for help in preparing her school project. It seems the fourth graders at Resurrection School…

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This finally makes sense

You’ve all seen this sign over the years in Holiday World’s Christmas section. But have you ever wondered what the “little guys” were up to? Me neither. Here’s a thought: the elf in the mustard-colored snowsuit is mocking the fellow in red for not dressing for the weather. The SLG (shirtless little guy) is not…

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Golden memories

Hosting the Golden Ticket Awards was a blast. It was well over a year ago that we started bugging Amusement Today publisher Gary Slade that we wanted to host the Golden Ticket Awards again. Turns out he already had us in mind. (Surely it had nothing to do with him wanting to ride this new…

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Waxing poetic

waxing the floors

“Come on in — I’m stripping!” Samantha, what a shock! This may be the “off” season… … but you’re still on the clock! Our cleaning manager laughs out loud … and continues with her chores. “Carlene and Sally are stripping, too — It’s time to wax the floors!” ___ Would you like to receive HoliBlog…

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Envelope, please …

Today’s the day … the announcement of the 2005 Golden Ticket Awards. We’ve been honored with several awards over the years. It’s gotten so we include the Golden Ticket logo on our brochure. One fellow made our Call Center ladies smile a month ago; he was charmingly confused about those golden tickets. Apparently a particular…

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Who dumped this stuff?

Who dumped this stuff? … and does Mrs. Koch know what a mess they made? The grassy area to the south of our employee parking lot is full of very large, shiny, cylindrical objects. When I went up close to take this photo, I got dizzy (how embarrassing): These two, together, looked like a huge…

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“We finally made it!”

Santa Claus Land logo

Here’s a wonderful note we received: Well, it took more than 30 years, but I finally made it … to Santa Claus Land! When I was a little girl growing up here in Cincinnati, I remember seeing commercials or something for Santa Claus Land in Indiana. I wanted to go there so bad After all,…

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A brief panic

Driving home last night, there it was … By the side of the road. On the shoulder. On its side. A sneaker. Tennis shoe. Casual footwear. Left behind by someone. How do you lose a shoe on the highway? Do you fling it out the window because the Odor Eater finally gave out? Does it…

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