Spoiler alert: It ain’t all magic

Over the years, we've heard from lots of parents who say they read the HoliBlog with their children on a regular basis. Aw, thanks. We also hear from folks who love the behind-the-scenes photos and stories. They want the nuts and bolts information. Just so we're clear: this post is for that latter group. Not…

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Clinker!

So what exactly is a “clinker”? None of these fine gentlemen, of course. They’re working hard creating the pump pit for our new Hyena Falls. They’re pouring the concrete quite carefully so that it’s even and cures properly. So who’s at the top end of the long chute? Why, it’s Gary! He’s in charge of…

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Caption contest: How Sharpie is your wit?

Update: Congrats to our winner – Tammy L. from Keavy, Kentucky. Her caption was short and sweet – and made us laugh out loud: "For a good time … call 1-812-937-4401." (That's the park's phone number.) Congrats to Tammy, who wins two one-day tickets. Thanks to all who entered! —- It's time for another caption…

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Queuing up

Any French majors out there? One of the first words students learn in French 101 is “queue.” That’s because it’s a French word commonly used in English as well. It’s a massive overuse of vowels, as the word is pronounced simply “Q,” just like the letter. Anyone who’s worked with me over the years knows…

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Weren’t we just complaining about record heat?

… and here it is in January and we’re not exactly loving the single digits! We’re heading into a warming trend next week, and you can bet these fellows are looking forward to it: Construction crews are hard at it, getting Hyena Falls built for May. So where exactly will this four in-the-dark slide complex…

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Maybe nobody told them …

… that it's 18 degrees outside: … and we may even have snow on the way this afternoon! Apparently, though, through the miracles of modern chemistry, concrete pours can take place even when it's really, really cold. And when it's hot out? That's when we'll all enjoy the results of today's pour – riding on…

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A spring bouquet

It might still be too early to call this a sign of spring … but it's sure nice to see the field north of the park dotted with these pretty blossoms. It's the first shipment of fiberglass for our new water-slide complex – Hyena Falls! The spring-like colors helped brighten an otherwise gloomy winter day…

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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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