Caption contest: Tickle our funny bone!

Our entire staff was challenged with decorating Holiday World for Happy Halloween Weekends. And lots of crews from all sorts of departments stepped up and created some cute, clever, hilarious and even creepy displays. This one made me laugh enough that I took a picture (truth be told, I was sort of out of breath…

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Another chance to win Halloween tickets

Hoping to win two one-day tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends? Be the first to identify what's going on in this photo and they're yours! (You must be at 13 years old and not an employee of the park or the immediate family member of one to enter.) We'll tell you who – it's Vanessa and…

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Counting pumpkins

Neither torrential rain nor ear-splitting thunder nor hide-under-your-desk lightning kept our Pumpkin Delivery Man from his appointed rounds this morning. Loads and loads of pumpkins! So … how many pumpkins do you think we ordered? Guess the exact number correctly and you could win two one-day tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends. A few rules: 1….

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What in the World?

Just because our daily season is nearing the end (we're open daily through August 19, then weekends-only), doesn't mean the work slows down. These guys are working hard on something. So what is this? If you can figure out what they're building and where, you could win two one-day tickets for this season. Regular rules…

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Our Super-Fan Family contest Finalists!

Thanks to all the great families (some of which included friends, too) for all the great videos and photos. We enjoyed reviewing them all. So who won? Only the Travel Channel knows for sure. They'll let us know very soon and we'll, of course, pass along the announcement. We can tell you who our Super-Fan…

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The search is on for Travel Channel’s “Super Fan Family”

Let's cut to the chase – this is the biggest contest and casting call we've ever held! The winners get to star in the Mammoth episode of Travel Channel's Extreme Water Parks. Other stuff, too. Season passes, cabana, HoliCash, Mammoth towels and shirts, overnights in one of the new Rudolph's Christmas Cabins at Lake Rudolph…

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Make us LOL and you could win tickets

Today was a big day for these fellas … … these "dummies" caught the first flight of The Raven for the 2012 season. Dummies? I think not! To celebrate their raucous return to the station (and yes, they were armless pre-flight), let's give away a pair of tickets, shall we? Take a look at these…

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A hair-raising photo

When we launched our “Coaster Hair” photo contest last week, we made a point of stating that “creative simulations” were acceptable and even encouraged. Lisa A. from Greenwood, Indiana, took us at our word. Take a gander at the head-o-coaster-hair her daughter Kenna produced! Kenna’s wild and wonderful Coaster Hair is full of souvenirs from…

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Angry Birds of a feather…

There must be a lot of Angry Birds fans out there! Psssttt…here’s an insider tip: a little birdie told me the Angry Birds characters will soon be available as prizes at Merlin’s Castle in the Halloween section. From the roof of The Alamo to the rocks at Bahari, this week’s guesses flew all over the…

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We plucked three contest winners

Hundreds of you proved we didn't go a-fowl in this week’s "Where Are We? Wednesday" photo. Our heads are still whirlin’ with all the entries that winged their way into our inbox within 24 short hours. This week’s photo showed the grinning mouth of one of our fine-feathered friends on the Turkey Whirl in the…

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That other “ho-ho-ho!” guy

As a child, growing up far, far away from the town of Santa Claus, it just didn't seem right. There was some other guy claiming "ho-ho-ho" as his own on TV. Remember him? I had to go back and find the commercial and double-check: Indeed. That Green Giant canned vegetable guy stole Santa's iconic line…

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Pulling strings to win

Whenever we hold any sort of contest, we are happily bombarded with legions of hopefuls. Our "Send us Your Audition Video or Email 'Audition' to Ride with Bert the Conqueror" casting call was no exception. This one made us laugh out loud:  Dry your tears, Julienne — you and your family are coming to Holiday…

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