Greetings from Gourdon

Did you meet Gourdon the Pumpkin this fall? He's carved out quite a niche for himself during Happy Halloween Weekends. Who better than Gourdon to host our 2014 promotional video for Happy Halloween Weekends? Gourdon even has his own 3D glasses for Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure: And who better than Gourdon the Pumpkin to make…

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In the Graveyard with “the girls”

Somebody's career planning, thanks to her visit to Holiday World at the tender age of two. Her mom tells the story: I wanted to share with you how much my daughter loves the shows at Holiday World. Each time we came to Holiday World throughout the season, our 2 year old daughter has demanded to…

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Hay!

Growing up in the 1960s, my dad fought the good fight to teach his children proper English. That included the use of the word "hey." Such a harmless word by today's standards, but to this day when I hear someone say, "Hey!" I hear Dad's voice, "Hay is for horses." How ironic that I would…

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The park in the middle of cornfields

Ah, there's more than a kernel of truth to that – we are, indeed, a park surrounded by cornfields! And during Happy Halloween Weekends, we bring the cornfields into the park: It's interesting to witness the different approaches taken by the amazing mazers. Some families grab a map and power-walk their way through the stalks…

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Costumes welcome

During our Happy Halloween Weekends, you're invited to wear family-friendly costumes. You know, like these: Our Happy Halloween Weekends page includes information about safe and appropriate costumes for your visit. For example, Safari Sam would need to remove his hat before riding our roller coasters. Meanwhile, we have just two more weekends left to celebrate…

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Costume contest

Hoping to win tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends? Here's a fun contest from our friends at WBKR radio:   Post by 92.5 The Country Station! WBKR. They're picking winners all this week. Good luck!

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A pause for the Claws

Planning to join us for Happy Halloween Weekends? Be sure to grab a show schedule so your little ones can catch Kitty's Dance Party toward the end of the day. The more the merrier! You and the kiddos will quickly discover that Kitty isn't just into ballet, as her choice of skirt and slippers might…

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Who needs a thousand words?

Since selfies – and zombies, for that matter – are all the rage these days, we present to you the cast of Graveyard Smash, Selfie Edition. First, the understated rocker, Sharkey, whose hair stands at attention for all eternity. Next. ghostly Leah shows how a touch of color can make any zombie more fascinating. Wolfman…

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Our zombies are cute enough to cuddle

Just look at those sweet faces! Who could resist such winning smiles? Why, Wolfman even retracted his claws for this photo. Say cheese, zombies! Rumor has it if you hold on to your 3D glasses from Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure and wear them during Graveyard Smash, they add a whole new dimension (ahem!) to this…

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Gourdon the talking pumpkin

Have you met Gourdon? He's new this fall. Santa's Storytime Theater has been transformed into Gourdon's Hollow, just for Happy Halloween Weekends. (Don't worry! Santa will be back in May!) Gourdon likes to entertain children with Halloween stories and jokes. Take a look: Be sure to catch Gourdon's Tales from the Patch when you visit…

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