The year in photos

The Wave Throwback Photo

As we look back at our five most-liked photos from Instagram this year, one thing becomes apparent: our fans enjoy #throwback photos. Just like last year, a HoliDrone shot makes an appearance on the list. Also, we celebrated Splashin’ Safari’s 25th season with both recent and archive pictures. Here’s the 2018 Countdown: Number 5: A…

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Podcast: The One with the Sharkey

Roy G. Biv

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater … … it’s Sharkey Week here at Holiday World! Robert Sharkey, that is. He’s been in our musical shows on and off since 2010 and has a lot of stories to share.   Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s told Sharkey he…

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Instagram countdown

Mammoth Boat Going Over Hill

We opted not to post a #2017bestnine photo on Instagram, since several of our most popular posts this year were videos Here are our top five posts from our 71st season: Number 5: Sunset over Rock the World The HoliDrone caught this shot of the crowd at Rock the World just as the sun was…

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Night flights

Voyage At Sunset

Last Friday, I wrote about our Lights Out! show. The next day, I got to experience a few of our coasters with their lights out. This past Saturday we hosted “Quoth the Raven, Ride Some More,” a coaster-enthusiast event with the Midwest chapter of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE). Our morning started before the park opened…

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Halloween “boos” and don’ts

Eek! Happy Halloween Weekends are halfway over! Boo-ginning today, you have just three more weekends to visit before we turn the lights out on another season. You haven’t checked us out yet this fall? Here’s a list of Boos & Don’ts for your visit … Make the most of Happy Halloween Weekends Boo: Enjoy the extra sleep! During…

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And to all a good night …

Our Jedi in the Sky … Shout out to Terry, our “Jedi in the Sky” watching over the parking lot with his trusty light saber. #HolidayWorld A post shared by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 8, 2017 at 6:55pm PDT

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Podcast: The newlywed

The #PodSquad started off this episode welcoming guest Andy Imlay – the park’s first IT intern and current Easterseals Adult Ambassador. … and newlywed. Our first kiss as husband and wife #justmarried #whatcerebralpalsy #wheelchairlife #superman #superwedding #supermancelebration A post shared by Andy Imlay (@palsypositive) on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:50am PDT Andy and Megan got…

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Center square for the win

Local radio personality Ty Hunter posted this on Instagram – and all this Baby Boomer’s heart could do was beat a little faster, remembering the glory days of the TV game show Hollywood Squares. HoliWood Squares? Can’t take him anywhere. #weirdo A photo posted by Ty Hunter (@tylerhunter007) on Jul 27, 2016 at 3:08pm PDT…

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A wave of gratitude

After two perfect-score safety audits in a row, we just had to give a big shout-out to our lifeguards and slide attendants: Congratulations to our Splashin’ Safari team, who received a perfect score on their safety audit today! #lifeguard #slideattendant #holidayworld #safetyfirst A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 22, 2016 at 7:02pm…

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What to know about Pokemon Go

As Holiday World’s resident geezer, I clearly remember when Pokemon first made an appearance in popular culture. Somewhere in the back of a closet shelf at home we no doubt still have piles of Pokemon collector cards and battery-drained Game Boys. Memories of cherished days with youngsters growing up. Gotta catch ’em all. “Pokey-what? Do…

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Podcast: Holidog’s transformation

In today’s podcast episode, there are a lot of graphics. Knowing that our listeners would be wondering what we’re talking about, I kept promising to post the photos. First, here’s the podcast: And here are the illustrations (I hope I caught them all – I’m sure you’ll let me know if I didn’t). We hope…

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Crowdsourcing memories

As part of our 70th Birthday Season, we’re going to create … a Memories Mosaic. A gigantic mosaic of photos taken in the park over the past seven decades. And that’s where you come in – would you like your family photos from Santa Claus Land, Holiday World, and Splashin’ Safari to be included? We sure…

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