#FlashbackFriday to 1984

Santa Claus Land logo

Does anyone scrapbook the old-fashioned way any more? It used to be such a thing that the noun became a verb. Nowadays, the digital form of scrapbooking is so handy, with the ability to share old photos with virtually anyone worldwide. Throughout our 73-year history, there’s always been someone taking photos. They’re tucked away in…

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A Frightful restoration

Frightful Falls Boat After Painting

Note: The title of this post refers to the name of the ride in question, not the quality of the work! Yesterday, I found myself taking the short walk over to the Paint Shop to get an update on “boats.” Since it’s almost the middle of October, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. One…

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You never know what you’ll see

… walking through the park in February. It's odd enough to see the Frightful Falls boats out of their Halloween trough. But here in the Christmas Plaza, it appears we might have a cow tipper on the loose!

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Blast from the past

Thought you'd get a charge out of the original (1984) Frightful Falls logo: Graphic Artist Rick says the best he can remember (it was 25 years ago, after all) this graphic was hand-painted on the original Frightful Falls billboard. The riders are very well dressed, don't you think? First posted 2/15/09

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Blast from the past

Mrs. Koch remembers with great fondness the year we added our first big ride. It was in 1984, the same year we changed our name from Santa Claus Land to Holiday World. The big new ride was Frightful Falls. "Oh, we thought we'd really arrived," she says with a smile. It's dwarfed now, by the…

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Blast from the past

Thought you'd get a charge out of this old Frightful Falls logo: Rick says the best he can remember (it was 25 years ago, after all) this graphic was hand-painted on the original Frightful Falls billboard.

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A new log for the flume

Mike left me a message this morning that we added a new style of log to Frightful Falls this morning. As far as I can tell, the main difference is the back of the boat is higher. See? No doubt if there are other differences, we'll soon see Comments posted about them.

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Park of Doom

Just about the most important part of my job is giving tours of the parks to reporters and travel writers. The PR department focuses on getting writers to visit; presumably, they will have a great time and will eventually write an article or two about their experience. So when they’re here, we like to tour…

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