Caution: Corn Puns Ahead

In Indiana, we endure corn comments and jokes, but there is a kernel of truth to them. We know corn and how to grow it, you could say we’ve cornered the market. Our 2019 Happy Halloween Weekend corn maze is no exception, it is A-MAIZE-ING! Each spring, a local farmer plants 12 acres of corn…

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The Ride that Got Away

(A note from your “Holiblog Editor,” Leah: Introducing Sabrina! She’s our new media relations manager and a long-time fan of Holiday World. We’re so excited to have her join the team, and she’s excited to share her stories of the park from years ago and today.) _____ 1997. Hootie was still with the Blowfish. George…

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Sweepstakes: Trick or Treat Yourself

2018 Costume Characters with Hay Bales

Happy Halloween Weekends are really sneaking up on us! It’s scary how fast all our family-friendly fall activities will be here. Almost as fast as you’ll need to be to win our latest sweepstakes. The treat? There will be dozens of winners! The Grand Prize is a Family Getaway with four two-day tickets and two…

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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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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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Cornfused?

In Indiana, we endure corn comments and jokes, but there is a kernel of truth to them. We know corn and how to grow it, you could say we’ve cornered the market. Our 2019 Happy Halloween Weekend corn maze no exception,  is A-MAIZE-ING! Each spring, a local farmer plants 12 acres of corn to prepare…

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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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