One photo, three monitors

The other morning, when the frost was on the pumpkin-colored coaster, Stephen and Josh bundled up first thing and took some gorgeous photos. Including this panoramic view: I remember standing in the doorway that connects our three offices and asking: How can we possibly use this photo? It is so lovely. Breathtaking, even. But so ……

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Podcast: The British are Coming

Marcus Returning on Voyage

It is always a joyous day when we’re joined by the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain!   The British are coming? The British are here! ?@marcusleshock?, too! #Brilliant ?@RCCGB? pic.twitter.com/817LBDOlAe — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) June 13, 2018 After lunch, the group’s fearless leader sat down to be our guest on this week’s podcast: That’s…

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Au revoir, gopher!

CoasterShack: HoliWood Nights 2018

If you visited us last weekend, you probably noticed: We had a gopher problem! All in good fun, of course, as roller-coaster enthusiasts from across the land gathered for our annual HoliWood Nights event. The gophers were part of the theming, as this year’s movie choice was the classic Caddyshack. Our twist? Coastershack! Complete with themed food,…

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Podcast: Homecoming

Leah's graduation cap

After a month-long hiatus, the #podsquad is back. With a dazzling guest star My star power is finally being acknowledged. Just relaxing in the green room and getting a last-minute touch-up from my stylist before I make my long-awaited debut live in the #HoWoPo studio! All right, Mr. Eckert, I’m ready for my close up……

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Podcast: Dippin’ Dots Gal

Dippin' Dots for podcast

There’s a long-running joke among coaster enthusiasts that all worthwhile rumors about parks come from … The Dippin’ Dots Guy. Because nearly every park sells that beloved treat and nearly every park has secrets to keep. For today’s podcast episode, we got The Dippin’ Dots Gal – Billie Stuber – on the horn and learned all…

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Postcast: The one with the Coastershack

So the cat’s out of the bag. Or perhaps I should say … gopher. During today’s podcast, we reveal the 2018 theme for our HoliWood Nights event for coaster enthusiasts. No, it’s not Yellow Submarine, but this photo from our HoliWood Nights Facebook Group is too cool not to post: Our theme is … Coastershack! Be sure to enter…

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Best. Present. Ever.

If you’re a podcast listener, you already know that The Coaster Crew is a regular mention in our #HoWoPo Feedback segment. Long story short (I’ll try, anyway), The Coaster Crew is one of our “partner clubs.” Several members attended last season’s HoliWood Nights event and were intrigued by the lone green foot that was part…

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Podcast: Holidog’s transformation

In today’s podcast episode, there are a lot of graphics. Knowing that our listeners would be wondering what we’re talking about, I kept promising to post the photos. First, here’s the podcast: And here are the illustrations (I hope I caught them all – I’m sure you’ll let me know if I didn’t). We hope…

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The Legend lives on

This morning, while adding a new Legend video to our YouTube channel, I happened upon this wonderful piece of our history from 1999. It’s the day we announced we were building The Legend: Many thanks to David Ellis for posting this video of the late Will Koch announcing The Legend. We know Will would be…

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A Sunday afternoon stroll behind the scenes

We haven’t dropped in a Vine video yet this season, so here’s one from our friends at Theme Park Review, who are visiting today from all over (as in Los Angeles, Orlando, Texas, Chicago and England!): Voyage @HolidayWorld in action! Ranked one of the best roller coasters on earth! https://t.co/1QvN5Yp32y — Theme Park Review (@ThemeParkReview)…

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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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The World through Leah’s lens

I’ll never forget how much my siblings and I used to pester my father about what was coming. I wish I could calculate just how many times we asked him, “C’mon, can you at least give us a hint?” He’d say something incredibly vague that gave absolutely nothing away like, “It’s big.” (Well, duh, everything…

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