Voyage track work, by the numbers

"Covered wagon" used for track replacement

When we first started talking about adding a wooden roller coaster to our ride line up (this was waaaaay back in the early 1990s), we knew there was an important commitment we’d need to make. Off-season track work Because wooden coasters need lots of Tender Loving Care. Our trio of aggressive woodies has a special…

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Grandma’s got gumption

It’s pretty impossible not to pay attention to a tweet like this: My freaking 74 year old grandma, who hasn’t rode a roller coaster in 50 years, decided that she was going to ride the voyage today at @HolidayWorld & she did & loved every second of it! ?? — Allie Alderson (@AllieAlderson21) October 22, 2018…

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Podcast: Safety School

For the first podcast episode of the new year, we have a chat about iROC Safety School with International Ride Training co-owner Cindee Huddy:   Here is our iROC Audit Excellence Award, which we happily share with all of our Ride Operators from 2017 – well done! The week’s Voyage track work entailed building a…

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Hard Hat Chronicles, episode XIX

90° from above

It’s been eight months since our last episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles, so we’ll get you two of them this month! VP James has a lot to be excited about – because The Voyage is getting all kinds of TLC this off-season. Here’s a look of some of that work, thanks to our HoliDrone (and…

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Podcast: Wooden you like to know?

For podcast episode 025, we invited the park’s director of maintenance, John Woodard to join us and answer your questions about our wooden roller coasters. Here’s John: A few notes: Here’s the link to the photo of Baked Alaska from our Santa Claus Land days. The breakdancing we talked about during 33 Degrees? Prepare to…

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Nuts for donuts

It’s amazing how excited we can get about a little piece of fried dough. During the season, Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen keeps our collective sweet tooth satisfied, but this time of year it’s a bit of a challenge. So when I saw the #DonutBankHero promotion on Twitter a month or so ago, there was no thinking twice.  …

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Was Santa good to you?

Have you ever been so excited about Santa’s annual visit – and been so sure that you’re on the Good Boys & Girls List that you made special preparations for that certain something at the top of your list? That’s exactly what our Coaster Cats did. After texting their list to Santa early last month, they brought…

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‘What’s new for 2016?’

Boy-oh-boy, have we heard that question a lot this fall! In 2016, we celebrate our 70th birthday. Pretty amazing to think we’ve been around that long – ever since Louis J. Koch (Lauren and Leah’s great-grandpa) decided it was time for Santa to have his own park here in the town that was named for…

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A very Brady coaster

There’s no denying, Thunderbird is getting a lot of love and attention this fall. It’s the new coaster on the block, and there’s lots of interest in how construction is coming along. (Spoiler alert: it’s coming along really, really well – stay tuned for more next week. Maybe even watch the Thunderbird ConstructionCams. On Monday.)…

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Move over, dummies …

Well, we finally gave the test dummies the boot – as several members of our staff got to ride The Voyage this afternoon. Our park president’s reaction? A text from Matt, our president: pic.twitter.com/5BO3xteUgl — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 29, 2014 And whom do we thank for their many frigid hours of winter work to…

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A walk in the park

Such a pretty spring day here in Santa Claus, Indiana! It would be a shame not to take a walk in the sunshine … Such a beautiful day for a walk outdoors! #CoasterCats pic.twitter.com/6sRO1zl9lD — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 12, 2014

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Vegetable, Olive or Canola?

Somehow, I don’t think Ben worried about polyunsaturated fats when selecting the oil for our Legend’s lift chain! Here's Coaster Cat Ben, oiling The Legend's lift chain. How did you spend *your* day? pic.twitter.com/QE5q3I1KFW — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 11, 2014

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