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Attractions Management

Ever wonder how many people it takes to keep Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari so clean, friendly, safe, and fun? There are nearly 100 of us here year round. And this time of year, we start accepting applications for our 2,200 seasonal positions. We’re like a small city, with all types of jobs Here are…

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Podcast: Dippin’ Dots Gal

Dippin' Dots for podcast

There’s a long-running joke among coaster enthusiasts that all worthwhile rumors about parks come from … The Dippin’ Dots Guy. Because nearly every park sells that beloved treat and nearly every park has secrets to keep. For today’s podcast episode, we got The Dippin’ Dots Gal – Billie Stuber – on the horn and learned all…

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Snow Day Serenade

Berry the HoliDazzle, waving

The initial grand excitement of a call from school announcing “Snow Day: No School Tomorrow Due to Snow and Ice” has ground to a low groan in most area households this week. We’ve hit Day 5 of The Endless Winter One local school’s call to parents put a smile on their faces, as the snow-day…

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Callie on the Job

We had loads of fun this week when Callie from WSIL-TV came for a visit. She creates a segment for the news each week called “Callie on the Job” and gets to learn about all sorts of interesting professions. Here’s her report: WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Does running a roller coaster or greeting park Guests…

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Yesterday, on a lark, I tweeted about Jerry: #ThankYouThursday shoutout to Jerry and all our Sweepers who help make us the World’s Cleanest Park year after year! — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 28, 2016 Jerry’s a wonderful fellow. A cheer went up around the offices when we heard, “Jerry’s back!” for the 2016 season….

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Seasonal jobs for 2016

Hard to believe, but it’s that time again – as expressed in this #ThrowbackThursday post: It’s already time for the seasonal hiring process to begin! #tbt #lifeguards #holidayworld We’re now accepting applications for our 2016 season, with 2,200 seasonal positions to fill, plus several full-time jobs.

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A job well done

Thunderbird at night

How’s this for a great recruitment tool? Don’t you wish you worked here? #EmployeeNight #Thunderbird — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 18, 2015 That right – six hours of Thunderbird rides this afternoon and evening. In fact, the fun is still going on! If this looks like your kind of place to work (full-time or…

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Our Experts’ Best Tips for Landing a Theme Park Job

Sometimes it feels like it was just yesterday that I was on my way to my first Job Fair with my dad. Talk about being a nervous wreck; I had no idea what to expect. As a shy 14-year-old, I was worried I didn’t have “what it takes” to work at a theme park. When…

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We’re building more than a coaster …

… we’re also building an incredible team for 2015! As corny as that may sound, check out our reviews and it won’t take long to see how important our employees (we call them Hosts & Hostesses) are to our Guests’ experience. So often, Moms and Dads post about how impressed they are with how…

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Painting a picture

Well here’s a different view of Thunderbird: These photos were taken by our Paint Shop Manager. He and Joe were up in a 150′ manlift yesterday morning. Painting. That’s right. Here’s why: After Thunderbird track pieces are joined and bolted together, the next step is to smooth that area so that the transition from one…

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Join our HoliBunch!

It’s the story … of a busy Human Resources Department! Did you know we hire more than 2,000 seasonal employees each year? That’s a bunch! Here’s Josh, our HR Director, during a recent TV appearance. When we entered the studio early that morning, Weather Aficionado Ron Rhodes was already having fun: .@RonanRhodes quipped, “Must be…

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Show us your boot stompin’ best!

It’s nearly Auditions Time at Holiday World! For this week’s #ThrowbackThursday photo on Instagram, here’s a look at our Rockin’ the Country show from 2007: Click here for more information about our February 8 auditions. Looking for a seasonal job that doesn’t require a Gotta-Sing-Gotta-Dance attitude? We’re looking for 2,100 smiling faces and happy personalities…

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