Coaster class

The Striker coaster design (school project)

Were you lucky enough to have an incredible science teacher back in the day? You know, the kind who made science understandable, interesting and even fun. Even though it was decades…

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These ‘lab rats’ rode for Will

We have always been a huge MythBusters family. Growing up, we knew all of the hosts by name, and at times talked about them like they were old friends. Once…

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Anatomy of a thrill

Tory & Kari - Thrill Factor

It starts when you get the okay from the network to talk about the unnamed new show: We can finally tell you! @TravelChannel‘s new show w/ @KariByron & @ToryBelleci is…

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A family tradition

Lori and Leah Koch on Thunderbird

Paula’s note: It was pure delight watching the Kochs ride Thunderbird for the very first time. Our owners – Lori, Lauren, Leah and William – were beside themselves as they…

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Ah, such potential

Did you ever have a teacher tell your parents you had “potential”? It probably meant they wanted you to work harder. Well, potential energy is measures the energy of a…

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Your daily floss

Long ago, my oldest son explained to me the difference between a “geek” and a “nerd.” Tom now works at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (which you may recognize from The Big…

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Purrrfect coasters need Coaster Cats

When it comes to our Coaster Cats, we’re feline thankful (that’s a joke, son). In just about all kinds of weather, they’re out in the elements, taking care of our…

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Oops, wrong nest

For years we’ve joked that Splashin’ Safari is a showroom for ProSlide Technology. After all, the majority of the “cool stuff” in our water park is from them. Let’s see…

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Tag, you’re it!

Over the past several months, we've gone back to add tags to our eight years of HoliBlog posts. (That's more than a thousand posts!) The resulting "tag cloud" is pretty…

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An “IT Men” sequel

Casey, one of the IT Men

Our first IT Men webisode (1.0 of course) was so well received, Nathan put together a sequel. Webisode 2.71828, that is. (Get it?) Sure you do. What else would you…

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