Halloween is coming!

Here comes autumn … Each day the evidence is more clear. The overnight temps dropped into the 40s and it won't be long before there's "frost on the pumpkins." The cornstalk decorations for Happy Halloween Weekends arrive today … and soon we'll take delivery of straw bales and pumpkins. Foods is concocting a Pumpkin Funnel…

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Steady as she goes …

"The vortex is in motion!" Well, it didn't take a second call on the two-way radio for Nathan and Amanda to grab cameras and dash over to the Holiday Theater to witness for themselves the grand finale of Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure in action. Here's Amanda (complete with glowing headband and wobbily knees) trying to…

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Peeking ahead to October

The clock on the wall is ticking ever more loudly as we get closer and closer to our first-ever Happy Halloween Weekends event. In the coming days, we'll show you some of the "extras" we have planned for the four weekends in October. Our elves are super busy. Let's start with Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure…

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Who you gonna call?

Look at what Games Director Erin has had up her sleeve for Happy Halloween Weekends: This is the top prize at Ring Toss this fall. Congrats to Dustin, left, from Paoli who scored a slimey new friend today. We'll show you other fun Halloween-themed prizes, foods, shows, attractions and more as we get closer to…

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What in the World? revealed

Earlier this month, Adam from Terre Haute won two tickets for correctly guessing that the rather odd photo we posted on the HoliBlog was the under-construction Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure in the Holiday Theater. Here are a few more construction photos. As I understand it, we'll wear 3D glasses for this adventure and will walk…

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Auditions for ‘Graveyard Smash’ – our new Halloween show

  Have you heard we're launching Happy Halloween Weekends in October? In addition to rides, Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure, a trick or treat trail, hay rides, tractor rides, and incredible corn mazes (okay, so we'll use any excuse to post this photo) … … we will also have themed entertainment. Enter our new show: Graveyard…

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Frank, Vamp, or Pumpkin Head?

As our Director of Special Events, Eric is having a blast planning our Happy Halloween Weekends. His office is overflowing with Halloween paraphernalia and his brain is at the point of leaking, what with all the ideas for our family-friendly event. Eric is big on consensus-building and does a lot of opinion-gathering with our staff….

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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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Is “off season” really “slow time”?

If you ever want to get an immediate reaction out of any of us full-timers, innocently pose this question from November to April: "So, do you all head to Florida when the park’s not open? Do you even go into work?" The answers are "no" and "heck yes." About 80 of us stay plenty busy…

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Aww … fu-u-u-u-udge!

No, we're not sharing our favorite lines from A Christmas Story … We're hard at work making decisions for 2012. Um, really. Yesterday's critical topic of debate was which fudge flavors to add to our line-up for the 2012 introduction of Happy Halloween Weekends. We take our fudge flavors quite seriously, you see. Lots of…

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