One phone, two phone, red phone, blue phone

  During the season when the phone rings at home, I always assume it's "work" calling. Even though it usually isn't. In fact, in my 16 years here, I've caught myself almost answering the phone at home with, "Holiday World, this is Paula…" That didn't happen last night, but still this conversation seemed to be…

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Climbing the family tree

I sometimes wonder what the rest of the office staff thinks while Will and the park directors are in our weekly "staff meeting." …'cause we laugh a lot. Often, quite raucously. Lori really set us all off with this story… She's the director of the water park. The other day, a female guest approached her…

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Let it Snow!

Eric Snow is experiencing his first season as our Director of Admissions. He hasn’t melted yet… Eric regales us with the cute little comments he overhears as happy little children come and go throughout the day. A little girl, maybe five or six, sighed dramatically, “When I grow up, I want to spend my honeymoon…

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Monday, at the Front Gate

A cute little boy, maybe four years old… …all excited, full of smiles. Pointed out the lift hill of the big wooden roller coaster to his dad, shouting, "I'm gonna ride that! I'm gonna ride The Raisin!"

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T.U.F.

T.U.F.? The Ultimate Freebie, of course. And it's not us… Paul from Park World magazine emailed me the following snippet from an upcoming article over the weekend: ..but the park also gives plenty back to its guests. Children and families can benefit from free camera hire, free milk, free sunscreen and, new this year, free…

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A conversation

Will: I can't believe how many people watch The Colbert Report. Me: And to think we'd never even heard of the guy until a month ago. Will: (My daughter) Leah says her History teacher talks about him in class. Me: And to think we'd never even heard of the guy until a month ago. Will:…

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Prepping for Colbert

You'd think Will was getting ready to run the marathon. Just picture him, slightly out of breath, towel around his neck, dashing about … soaking in everyone's advice. "Will! Tell him you hate bears!" Change the name of Eagle's Flight to "Steagle's Flight"! "Tell Colbert your next coaster will be made out of Lincoln Logs."…

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Waxing poetic

waxing the floors

“Come on in — I’m stripping!” Samantha, what a shock! This may be the “off” season… … but you’re still on the clock! Our cleaning manager laughs out loud … and continues with her chores. “Carlene and Sally are stripping, too — It’s time to wax the floors!” ___ Would you like to receive HoliBlog…

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Separated at birth?

WKRP's Arthur Carlson

Progress on our new dark ride – Gobbler Getaway – continues. After taking a look at the photo Sally Corporation sent us recently, showing the progress on the ride’s animatronic granny’s head, we received an email. A fellow by the name of Jon contacted us to point out how our storyteller for Gobbler Getaway ……

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Everyone’s a comedian early in the morning

Blame it on lack of sleep. Our Discovery Channel crew got to their hotel close to midnight last night. We had plans to meet up at 5:30 this morning. (Note to self: When you know it might rain and that you’ll be wearing a hard hat most of the day, don’t bother getting up a…

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Anyone know these beauties?

We were sorting through some archival photos the other day and wondered about this photo: Goodness! Is that Marilyn? And what’s with those high heels? Must be beauty queens. (If so, where are their sashes? Their tiaras? Didn’t they have tiaras back then? What good is it being a beauty queen if you don’t get…

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