“Have a nice day”

If you’re a wrestling fan, you recognize the above phrase as sort of “belonging” to Mick Foley. You know, the WWE Hall of Famer, aka Mankind, Dude Love and Cactus Jack. But maybe this is something you didn’t know …   One reason why we ?? @RealMickFoley #AutismAcceptance @kulturec pic.twitter.com/Lm7ZaX5hLe — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September…

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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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Podcast: Enthusiast Invasion

Congratulations to Jean P. from Indianapolis, who wins two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Want to try again? Listen to Podcast Episode 010 for another chance to win a pair of tickets! —– We recorded the latest podcast episode a day early, in anticipation of being super busy tomorrow greeting several hundred roller-coaster…

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When Mick Foley drops by …

What a day this has been! Our pal Mick Foley dropped by to check out Thunderbird testing – and we got to stream video live on Facebook for the first time! The video is a little choppy, sorry … but it’s fun to see Mick (who’s in town with his one-man show; tickets are available…

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A surprise guest

Matt and Don (our magician) hit the road early this morning to make an appearance on WHAS-TV’s “Great Day Live!” show in Louisville: Rachel’s reaction to Don’s magic is priceless. And how Matt didn’t dig in and taste-test some of the Halloween goodies on the drive to Louisville is beyond me! I did get a…

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Dreaming of an orange Christmas

Saint Mick Featured Image

Transitioning from Hall of Fame wrestler to one of Santa’s jolliest helpers may seem like quite a leap, but for Mick Foley it was a natural progression. … because Mick has always loved Christmas. And Santa Claus parks. And helping children (his first visit here was in 2002 and he brought along two young Wish…

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Jolly ol’ Saint Mick

When you work in a town named Santa Claus, you sort of get used to day-to-day life being a bit surreal. For example, a WWE Hall of Famer might just text you one Saturday afternoon and invite you to dinner. Having dinner with my favorite Santa's Helper ever! @realmickfoley @SantaClausInd pic.twitter.com/sgIvDqsY6z — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld)…

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Santa: As seen on TV

So what’s the deal with Santa in our new television commercials? You know, this guy: He gives a tour of our headquarters … … he chairs the boardroom meeting … … and holds his sizable head in his hands when the Pilgrim suggests offering Free Butter Churning Lessons at the park: What’s the deal? The…

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WWE = What a Wonderful Elf

Are you a professional wrestling fan? It doesn't really matter when it comes to Mick Foley (aka Mankind), because this time of the year WWE means What a Wonderful Elf! Mick, you see, loves roller coasters. And Christmas. So the thought of visiting Santa Claus, Indiana, to ride roller coasters was a treat he couldn't…

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A Mankind for all seasons

We may not be open for the season for another two months, but look who stopped by anyway: World Wrestling legend (and WWE Hall of Famer, as of next month) Mick Foley has a gig in Louisville tonight, so that Christmas-loving man spent the afternoon with us. Not too many folks are tall enough to…

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“Excuse me, may I have this dance?”

Using this blog for little slice-of-life stories has been fun over the years. Here’s a memory from 2002 I’d like to share. It involves Mrs. Koch and a very special coaster enthusiast. Matthew Sullivan’s name may not be immediately recognized among coaster enthusiasts, because everyone called him Mamoosh. Or simply Moosh. I got up the…

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