Podcast: SWOT analysis

Sad Eric with 4 lattes

With a couple of SWOT enthusiasts sitting around the #podsquad table, you knew it was only a matter of time: That Corn Bin photo posted on the Book of Face: Don’t those kiddos look like adults at a coffee shop … or a spa? Our Facebook frame for Happy Halloween Weekends is only a click…

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Sweepstakes: Bone appetit!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Certain foods just taste better in cool weather. Our menus reflect that. We add seasonal food items all over the park during Happy Halloween Weekends. From pumpkin funnel cakes to grilled cheese and tomato bisque; pumpkin spice lattes to fried bread pudding bites. Our online menus show all the new choices so you can figure…

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Halloween Tips & Treats

Trick or Treat Turtles

In the fall, we answer lots of questions about Happy Halloween Weekends: Are the water rides open? We plan to have Raging Rapids and Frightful Falls open, since they’re located in Holiday World, weather permitting (if temps dip below 60 degrees, they’llprobably be closed, because … brrr!). Splashin’ Safari is closed for the season. Does the corn maze cost extra? Not…

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Podcast: Halloween treats

1984 Brochure outside

It’s always a treat when Leah joins us on podcast day: We had fun recalling Lauren and Leah’s dad’s appearance on The Colbert Report 11 years ago. Wow. I’d completely forgotten about how I was the only one not to receive an autographed photo … sigh. Our webcam is back online, in case you need…

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Get lost (on purpose!)

Holidog in Corn Maze

Check out this HoliDrone photo: At first, I didn’t believe it was a real photo. It had an almost-too-perfect quality that made me think it was a computer-generated image. The Activity Trail that’s been set up for Happy Halloween Weekends includes two corn mazes (both are available at no additional charge). I’d never been in one…

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Sweepstakes: Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!

Halloween Pumpkins

Congratulations to our two winners: Heather M. from New Albany, Indiana, and Kirsten H. from Bloomington, Indiana. How many pumpkins and gourds decorate the park this time of year? The total is 7,983! Thanks to all who entered! —– Every year at this time, Holiday World transforms into one big Halloween section …   Locally grown…

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An a-MAZE-ing Sweepstakes!

Corn Maze Cutting

Congratulations to our winner: Diane A., from Evansville, Indiana! Thanks to all who entered! ——- We promised in the last podcast episode to post this video soon and build a sweepstakes around it. Because cutting a 12-acre corn maze and recording the process with a drone is – quite simply – amazing! Alright, so let’s…

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Pumpkin Day

As we say on our podcast: We are Holiday World and we love holidays … And never has a holiday been so easy to illustrate as today’s: National Pumpkin Day. Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin was pleased as punch to talk about all the pumpkin spice sprinkled throughout our menus:   It’s #NationalPumpkinDay! Gourdon the Talking…

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Carved for attention

When asked to carve a pumpkin this week, I was borderline inappropriately excited. It’s probably been ten years since my last pumpkin-carving, which is far too long. There’s nothing like carving a pumpkin to get you in the Halloween spirit. (This is coming from a girl who just spent the last six weekends dressing up…

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A gourd by any other name

Do you remember the first time you saw a gourd? Did you think it was a "pumpkin reject"? I did. My mom always loved decorating for autumn and Halloween. The first time she brought home these little gnarly pumpkin-cousins, I thought maybe there was a pumpkin shortage. Mom assured me these were the first step…

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Halloween in January?

During the winter months, we get asked "what exactly do you do when the park isn't open?" a lot. A lot. I often joke that we spend quite a bit of time going through the stacks in our offices, on a quest to rediscover the tops of our desks. Special Events Director Eric, however, is…

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A gloomy day

When the November forecast calls for rain – all-day rain – it’s awfully hard to even think about getting out of bed in the morning. But sometimes, between the raindrops, there’s beauty. Thanks to Nathan for taking this photo.

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