#ThrowbackThursday: Ski Show

Human Pyramid

Did you know we used to have a water-ski show? It was a long time ago. Sixty years, actually. It was called the Willie Bartley Water Ski Show and was performed on Lake Rudolph. This was back when Lake Rudolph was called Rudolph Lake. And it was smaller then than it is now. I kid…

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Podcast: The One with Spoopy

Holly the Elf

That’s right, Spoopy! Leah feels so strongly about this word that she wants a new holiday declared – nay, an entire month:     Amanda (aka Genesis: The Creature in our Come Alive! show) joins us this episode. Amanda swaps show stories from over the years with Lauren and Leah. … including how she played…

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Podcast: The One with the Sharkey

Roy G. Biv

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater … … it’s Sharkey Week here at Holiday World! Robert Sharkey, that is. He’s been in our musical shows on and off since 2010 and has a lot of stories to share.   Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s told Sharkey he…

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The Great Turkey Chase

What? We have a stunt show? You could’ve knocked me over with a feather. A turkey feather. Now, before we move on … I have to ask: That shirt. An avocado shirt? Holy guacamole! Back to the show: The Great Turkey Chase is now performing daily. It’s silly. And fun. And high energy: The Great Turkey…

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In the pink with Mean Girls

Chris Medlin

Did you visit us back in 2013? In that case, you might recognize this talented fellow from one of our musical shows, ’80s Rewind: Chris is now in the new Mean Girls musical on Broadway, which received 12 Tony nominations this morning! Here’s a look at Chris in ’13 Good luck to Chris and all the…

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A love letter

Nick & Amanda

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you enjoy this guest post from a long-time seasonal employee.  My name is Amanda Claise and I recently married my high school sweetheart. I should start off by saying that my last name is pronounced like “class,” as in classroom! My husband’s name is Nick and although we recently moved to Bowling…

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Snow Day Serenade

Berry the HoliDazzle, waving

The initial grand excitement of a call from school announcing “Snow Day: No School Tomorrow Due to Snow and Ice” has ground to a low groan in most area households this week. We’ve hit Day 5 of The Endless Winter One local school’s call to parents put a smile on their faces, as the snow-day…

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Remember to turn the Lights Out!

Lights Out! | Happy Halloween Weekends | Holiday World

Lights Out! This is what you came for… Back for a second season with all new songs and choreography, Lights Out! takes over the Hoosier Celebration Theater every Saturday and Sunday during Happy Halloween Weekends. Our long-abandoned troupe of circus performers comes back to life for one final show. This high-energy show features 21 “spookified”…

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Podcast: The one with the PYP

‘Twas a blessing to celebrate Saint Patrick’s day with the #PodSquad, who did their best to share a bit o’ blarney for today’s podcast episode. We hope you enjoy listening: We’re excited about progress on the restoration of our classic Calypo ride. Firecracker’s lights are being installed this week: Watch for updates about Firecracker plus…

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The drive to dive

Well, she did it – one of our incredible divers went to the World High Dive Championship in Russia this week, and she’s bringing home the silver medal. Congratulations to our diver Cesilie, who just took the silver in the FINA High Diving World Championship in Russia! pic.twitter.com/WIMRNYyk4N — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 4, 2015…

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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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Cliff notes

You just never know what our divers are up to on their days off … Congratulations to Cesilie from our Dive team – she took First Place at a Red Bull Cliff Diving Women’s World Series event in Portugal over the weekend! (She’s in the center of this photo from the event’s Facebook page.) Here’s…

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