Frost warning calls for summer memories

Well, where’d that come from? We spent all summer (and much of fall) exclaiming over the extreme temps. The mercury is heading in the other direction tonight. Just as we posted winter-time photos in August to help us cool off, we’ll evoke summer memories in the coming chilly months. A nice lady from Owensboro emailed…

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Puppy love

Get ready to melt. Jeff from Akron, Ohio, sent us this story and photos of his darling pup (and the pup’s precious pillow). I wanted to send you these pictures of one of my dogs, who is (apparently) a big fan of Holiday World. When we came to the park in 2009, we played a…

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The laughter goes on

Will Koch receives "World's Cleanest Park" award in 2007

I’m sifting through some old emails to save the ones from Will that made me laugh. It’s almost every last one of them. His sense of humor kept our mood buoyant and his easy, infectious (okay, goofy!) laugh was downright inspirational. Something he said pretty regularly: “If we can’t have fun, who can? We’re a…

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An apPEELing Mother’s Day visit

Stacie and her family visited on Mother’s Day. The kiddos won prizes. All five of them. And as busy as she must be (I’ll say it — it must be bananas around her house some days!), Stacie took the time to email us a sweet note and this photo.

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You decide the *real* winners…

Here’s a lovely story from the proud parents of three winning children: I would like to share with you a sweet story that we experienced during our day at Holiday World last summer. Our three children Jacob, Jeremy and Sierra were very excited to spend their money on some games soon after we arrived that…

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Good-bye, dear and kind friend

We’re all a little sad today, as we say good-bye to Frank Belcher. Frank was a sweet, fun, gentle gentleman who adopted the entire park as his family. Not that Frank needed more family–he already had a wonderful one. But when your heart’s that big, you just keep adding friends and loved ones. Frank retired…

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Cousins reunited after 30 years

We receive a nice email occasionally from a coaster-enthusiast friend named Mike. It's always great to hear from him. His latest missive brought tears to our eyes. Here's Mike's story: When I was about age 6, my biological family and I were separated by the decision to give me up for adoption. I had four…

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Brenden hits the big 4-8

I wanted to thank everyone at Holiday World for a great day on Saturday, October 10th. My family and I came down from Indianapolis for one last visit in 2009. We had a great day, made even better by the fact that the youngest of our coaster enthusiast family crossed the magic 48-inch mark. Brenden…

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“If I can touch it, I can ride it!”

That solemn statement was made by eight-year-old Dalton. He’s from Mason, Ohio, and his mom entered this photo in our Facebook Fan Page Photo Contest. Dalton’s mom grew up in Vincennes and visited us often when we were called Santa Claus Land. She’s impressed, she says, with "what you’ve done with the place." Do you…

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Al Dente, meet Mr. Tiger…

Naw, his name’s not Al, it’s Michael. (Couldn’t resist…) Sometimes a family’s best souvenir is the delicious evidence of silliness carried home in the camera. Errin’s family visited recently from Newark, Ohio. She says her family camped here for a week and each of their three children got to bring a friend along. This is…

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Look to the rainbow

It's a pretty difficult challenge choosing the winners of our Facebook Fan Page Photo Contest. In just a few weeks, more than 500 wonderful photos have been uploaded. (May just have to extend the contest a few extra weeks…) Our latest winning photo shows two children from Kokomo ending their day at Holiday World. Seven-year…

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Nice kitty, kitty…

When we started our Facebook Fan Page Photo Contest, there were only 38 photos posted. Now there are 438! The first week (last week), we actually had a tie. Coincidentally, both were photos taken of darling children on the Star Spangled Carousel. It took a few extra days to contact Zachary’s mom, but Part 2…

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