A boo-tiful award

A text buzzed in on my phone the other evening, with this photo: VP Eric was in Indianapolis, attending the annual State Tourism Conference. Tuesday evening, Indiana Tourism Association officials announced eight “Best of” marketing awards. The award for Best Event/Festival went to … … Happy Halloween Weekends! In announcing our award, the emcee sharing some…

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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 Takeover

Lauren with Bacon Seasoning

With Paula away on vacation, the #PodSquad had a new host this week: Me! (Hence the title “The one where they all went Rogue.”) I had a lot of goals for this episode: create a new game, don’t screw up, and don’t screw up. I succeeded in creating a new game. Luckily, accountant Tiffany Leonard…

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Sweepstakes: How many pumpkins?

Congratulations to our winners: Heather F. from Paducah, Kentucky and Kataushalynn M. from Tell City, Indiana! —– How many pumpkins do we use to decorate during Happy Halloween Weekends? Take a guess, below, and you could win two tickets to this year’s event, which runs through October 28. We’ll choose two winners: One will be…

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Cornfused?

2018 corn maze

We’re no stranger to puns here at Holiday World. (You’ve been warned.) … and so when we’re told we’re outstanding in our field, we take that seriously. A corn field, that is Twelve acres. Out by Thunderbird: Each spring, a local farmer plants the cornfield. When the stalks are knee-high to a fairly tall human,…

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Podcast: The one with the Lucite

Golden Ticket Awards - Lauren & Leah

The Lucite reference in the name of this episode is in tribute to the late Will Koch. Oh, how he loved “bringing home the Lucite.” And so, it seems, do his daughters We talk about last weekend’s Golden Ticket Awards and so much more on podcast episode 065: We’re just one weekend away from the start…

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Podcast: … with the other Podcasters

Theme Park Families Podcast at Holiday World

After shaking our heads in disbelief that September starts tomorrow, we put in a call to these fellows: Well, not everyone … just Andrew (front left) and his dad, Adam. They’re the hosts of the Theme Park Families Podcast! Season Passes for 2019 are on sale – with deepest discounts available through September 14. Here’s…

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Sweepstakes: Here comes Halloween

Kitty Claws at Halloween

Congratulations to our winner: Shawn B. from Louisville, Kentucky! —– As summer winds down, we’re counting the days to the return of Happy Halloween Weekends. With our family rides, roller coasters, Halloween-themed shows, walk-through mazes, and special treats, it’s a great time to visit! Even Holidog and his friends are in costume: What was your…

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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: 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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Halloween “boos” and don’ts

Eek! Happy Halloween Weekends are halfway over! Boo-ginning today, you have just three more weekends to visit before we turn the lights out on another season. You haven’t checked us out yet this fall? Here’s a list of Boos & Don’ts for your visit … Make the most of Happy Halloween Weekends Boo: Enjoy the extra sleep! During…

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Sweepstakes: Bone appetit!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Congratulations to our winners: Kayla C. from Louisville, Kentucky, and Jessica H. from Vine Grove, Kentucky. Thanks to all who entered! —– 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…

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