Halloween may be over …

… but we've just heard The Voyage was named one of the 10 Scariest Rides in America by HauntWorld.com. Here's what they had to say: This is a wooden roller coaster that I truly believe … if it were 10 feet longer it would kill you! This thrill coaster is without competition in a league…

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Carving up a Happy Halloween!

 Although our Happy Halloween Weekends are over for the year, we wanted to send you this little video greeting card: Would you like to share your thoughts about our event? Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey by Friday, November 9. Please be safe trick-or-treating tonight, under this beautiful harvest moon:

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The theme is “cool” for 2013!

As you may have noticed, the summer of 2012 was one of the hottest on record. We sure noticed. So, from looking around the parks to see where the longest lines were, where the bottlenecks occured, plus listening to your many comments and suggestions, here's a countdown list of how we're spending $6.5 million for…

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Mother Nature’s decorations

Is this Mother Nature's apology for the drought and extreme temperatures this past summer? The fall colors are stunning this week! Are you planning to ride a coaster this weekend? There are two more Happy Halloween Weekends left – hope you can join us for the the rides, themed shows and attractions, and the lovely…

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Makeup tips from the ghouls of Graveyard Smash

  As Halloween approaches, you might like to borrow some of these tastefully understated looks from the female cast members of Graveyard Smash. Leah the Ghostly Wraith advises: "If your eyeliner slips a bit during application – just go with it!" Jazzy, our pink Mummy, says not to worry about covering up the occasional blemish,…

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It’s ‘Sing Like A Pirate Day’ …

… every day of Happy Halloween Weekends. Sort of humorous that our pirate in Graveyard Smash is played by a fellow named Sharky. Dude can dance, too. Sharky and his cadre of fellow performers will continue to delight audiences for another two weekends during Happy Halloween Weekends. Come to think of it, a pirate fits…

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Counting pumpkins and funny, funny bones

  Thanks to the hundreds and hundreds who took a moment to enter our contests these past few weeks. Our "Counting Pumpkins" contest called for, admittedly, sheer guessery. How many pumpkins were we planning to bring in for Happy Halloween Weekends? The correct number is rather a staggering one: 10, 875. All locally grown, by…

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When darkness falls …

When I was a little kid, getting to use a flashlight was a real treat. I got a tiny one in my Christmas stocking one year and played with it endlessly. Before long, though, the battery did that nasty oozing thing and Mom made me throw it away. I remember one year we had a…

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Caption contest: Tickle our funny bone!

Our entire staff was challenged with decorating Holiday World for Happy Halloween Weekends. And lots of crews from all sorts of departments stepped up and created some cute, clever, hilarious and even creepy displays. This one made me laugh enough that I took a picture (truth be told, I was sort of out of breath…

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What a difference a month makes

Remember Tyler from this season's cast of of our "Real Country" show? … such a nice, clean-cut young man. Talented, too. Well, over the past month he has undergone quite a dramatic transformation, to say the least … Others, too. Just wait till you see Amanda, Leah, Lauren, Trevor, Jasmine, Robert and Kyle. Such a…

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Kitty and Dan take on St. Louis

Dan and Kitty Claws had a blast this morning at Fox 2 in St. Louis, talking about our Happy Halloween Weekends. Actually, Dan did all the talking … Here's the segment:  

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‘O Tannenbaum’ no more

… well, not until next May, anyway. Yesterday, we asked if anyone could guess exactly what Vanessa and Chris were up to in this photo: Let's pull back to see the full photo: Congratulations to Josh in St. Louis, who correctly identified that Vanessa and Chris were putting Halloween decorations on our big Christmas tree….

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