A Halloween tale

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Back in 1994, it was such a thrill to take part in naming our first big roller coaster. We knew it was going to be built in our Halloween section, so there were nearly endless theming ideas. It turned out to be a rather creepy experience. The first shivery chill occurred on a very hot…

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S.O.S.: Save Our Stomachs!

Here in the Public Relations department, we sign up for all kinds of e-newsletters from various social media gurus. It’s simply not possible to read every advice column, but one caught our eye a month or so ago. Why? Well … it involved a competition (we’re very competitive) and food (we’re always hungry, too). The…

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When your sister is … a roller coaster

Leah's sister coaster

Today, we introduce our PR intern, Leah, as a guest HoliBlogger. Leah will be a junior this fall at Indiana University; she’s majoring in journalism. … she has an interesting “sister” to tell you about: Mom used to joke that this park was “the other woman” when it came to my dad. Being Will Koch,…

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Nathan Ryder took a ride

Here's WFIE's Nathan Ryder's report from tonight's 5 o'clock news. If you watch closely, you'll see that Mrs. Koch was on the first boat. She wasn't going to ride today…but at the last minute, hopped on. There are lots of Kochs on that boat, actually…Will's wife, Lori, their younger daughter, Leah, and William A. Koch…

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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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A post-script to yesterday’s story

Here’s a P.S. to tag yesterday’s post about Will’s top fan: Last night was Concerto Night at our high school. The annual Solo and Ensemble contest is coming up on Saturday, so it’s nice for the musicians to have the opportunity to perform in front of a friendly audience. James and I were sneaking in late,…

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