Wise words

I had to stop by our HR office this morning (no, I wasn't in trouble!) – and just had to share the quote that was scrawled on their message board.

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Reindeer games

You never know what Nathan is going to come back with when he's been out in the park with our camera. "You won't believe who was out at the front gate!" Oh, no – did someone think we were open today? "Apparently so … and they jumped a fence!"   Well, we didn't have to…

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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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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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It’s not *always* all about us

This is a repost from 11/29/08, when social media was just taking off: There's a really cool Twitter application called "TweetBeep." Basically, it's a real-time search function. I signed up and asked it to send me an email to let me know any time someone tweets about Holiday World. (Twitter, as you may recall, is…

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Free unlimited compasses

(First posted on 6/24/05) While heading back to my office through the 4th of July section, I noticed two women walking slowly and studying the park map with a perplexed look on their faces. One commented to the other: Gosh, if they'd just put a "You Are Here" marker on these maps, they'd be so…

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Make us LOL and you could win tickets

Today was a big day for these fellas … … these "dummies" caught the first flight of The Raven for the 2012 season. Dummies? I think not! To celebrate their raucous return to the station (and yes, they were armless pre-flight), let's give away a pair of tickets, shall we? Take a look at these…

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Happy Pi Day!

When you work at a place called Holiday World, it doesn't take too much of a nudge for a celebration. And if there's food involved … well, all the better. Today is Pi Day. Remember pi from back in math class? It's still around. It is a constant, after all. Admittedly, we're a geeky bunch…

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Guess I’ll go eat …

  …worms. That's right — worms! A lady called for more information about her upcoming visit. When our Call Center operator asked if she needed to make group reservations, since she was bringing a busload, she said she'd won a contest and already had her tickets. "I ate worms." Excuse me, ma'am? "To win the…

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Hoof it to a Job Fair

There is nothing like a barrage of puns to make the new guy feel welcome. Poor Josh – our new Director of Human Resources Management; he had no idea what he was stepping in when he explained to me that he wanted to hold a pair of open Job Fairs. "You know, like a cattle…

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“Those people … “

This story (from November, 2008) comes from Matt, our GM/Shared Services: Matt was in Orlando, attending the "What's New Theater," which is more or less the kick-off ceremony for the week-long IAAPA Expo industry trade show. It includes a great production involving, as the name implies, the new rides and technology to watch for in…

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