The eyebrows have it

Holidog's eyebrows

Do you ever get one of those tickles way back in your brain, where something seems familiar but you can’t quite figure out why? Exhibit A: This is a photo of our mascots in their Happy Halloween Weekends costumes. Here’s the one face that has me befuddled: It’s cute little Holidog! Take another look –…

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Time-lapse: A bale out for Lauren

Hay Kitty - Lauren finishing up (web)

As our Director of Entertainment & Events, Lauren wears many colorful hats. This week, her hat protected her hair as she took on the role of hay-bale painter: In just a few minutes, it became evident that this was to be a Hay Kitty bale: Stephen and one of his trusty GoPros shot a time-lapse of…

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Trading Swimsuits for Scarecrows

Millie Decorating

It’s sad to type this, but it’s official. Splashin’ Safari has closed for the 2017 season. I added that information to the “Ride Closures” section of our website first thing on Monday morning after the water park closed. That can’t keep me down long though. If there’s one thing I love as much flying over…

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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. Thanks to all who entered! —– Every year at this time, Holiday World transforms into one big Halloween section …   Locally grown pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, mums and more quickly put us all into the mood for Halloween….

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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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Podcast: Magic Man!

As chilly autumn winds begin to blow at last, turning leaves to gold, red and orange, the #PodSquad sat down with an old friend. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we had fun recording it: This episode’s guest? It’s our Magic Man, Don Baggett. Don has a long history with us –…

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Putting the ‘fun’ in funnel cake

What puts the “fun” in funnel cake? That question gets more complicated during Happy Halloween Weekends, as our Foods team goes a little crazy. Take this, for instance … … our new Reese’s Pieces Funnel Cake. It’s really good. But that’s not the only new funnel cake we’re trying out. Which is best? We asked…

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A-maze-ing fun!

It takes heading up in an airplane to create the big “reveal” each fall, as we show you our latest corn-maze design for Happy Halloween Weekends: Cornfused about our maze? Here you go: a Raven’s-eye view. Happy Halloween Weekends start tomorrow! — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 23, 2016 Our 12-acres corn maze – and everything…

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Podcast: IT Guy

It’s podcast day again and this time we welcomed Matt Taylor to the table – he’s our IT Director. We hope you enjoy this episode: Here are some illustrations for this latest episode along with some reminders: IT Matt gives us an interesting overview of how he and his team outfitted the park for our…

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Podcast: The one with the Conqueror

It’s podcast day! As always, here are some illustrations from our hour or so of silliness: First of all, to celebrate our thirteenth episode, we snacked on some new treats that will appear on the SmokeHouse menu for Happy Halloween Weekends: Fried Apple Pie Bites and … … Bread Pudding Bites (above). Needless to say,…

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Trick or tweet

You never know whom you might run into here at the park during the Halloween season.  We see some … incredible … costumes … And then there’s this family who really had a ball! Great way to spend a fall day! @HolidayWorld — Zach Duke (@zach_duke) October 24, 2015 Chicago White Sox fans will…

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