Diggin’ around

Voyage construction update

Rachel (the “R” in our PR Department) went for a walk this afternoon and took along our digital camera. Here’s some of what she found: Does the above mean our appeal will “spike” when the ’06 project opens? We get teased a lot for being “in the middle of a cornfield.” Looks like this year’s…

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This week’s HoliHint

The two-week countdown to a new holiday has begun. On Wednesday, July 13, at 11:00 am CDT we’ll all know which holiday will be added to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari for the 2006 season. So how exactly will we get to this New Holiday Section? The new walkway’s exact beginning is still to be…

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HoliBribes

Kathy, who is one of our Bavarian Glassblowers, told me that lately she has been offered sugary bribes on a daily basis: They want to know what we’re adding for 2006! Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen is right next to us, and they try to bribe me with all kinds of fudge! Wow. HoliBribes. That’s fighting dirty….

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It’s HoliHint time again …

Ready for another HoliHint? At last, we know: On Wednesday, July 13, we will announce the 2006 expansion project. It will be held in the Hoosier Celebration Theater at 11:00 am CDT. Anyone visiting the park as a guest that morning is welcome to listen in and cheer with us. So, which holiday will be…

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HoliHint of the week

Alrighty, class, let’s review a bit before presenting the HoliHint of the Week: 1. The capital expansion budget for 2006 is $13.5 million; 2. The expansion will include both Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari; … and last week’s HoliHint promised to answer the following question: Which themed-section will host Holiday World’s portion of the ’06…

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HoliHint

Ready for more hints about our “new for 2006” expansion?  First, let’s begin with a few housekeeping items. 1. It’s pronounced Hol-i-blog (not holly-blog). Just like hol-i-day and Hol-i-dog 2. Sorry, but the new ’06 Announcement Date hasn’t been set yet. We’ve invited a VIP to attend and are waiting to hear which date (if…

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It’s a burden …

… knowing, but not telling. A burden, I tells ya! Our ’06 announcement will be made in the coming weeks (I’ll let you know the date as soon as I have it) and some folks are getting antsy. One fellow got so testy with me the other day, I was tempted to ask if it…

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A new road in town

New road in town

Santa Claus is a cute little town. About 2,200 population, with street names befitting the town’s theme: Snowbell Lane, Sled Run, even Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire (I swear! I’ll post a photo of the very long street sign someday). When a new road appears, it’s a bit startling And when the road is…

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Another interesting delivery

Okay, to date I’ve been called sneaky, a tease, and sly. And that’s all in the past month. One fellow even accused me of enjoying the “torcher” of HoliBlog readers. (I believe he meant torture, as I have yet to light anyone on fire.) So as not to disappoint all those fans, here’s another intriguing…

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Brace yourself!

mystery materials

That’s right: Brace yourself! Are you planning to visit Holiday World this weekend? Or maybe stop by sooner to get your season-pass photo taken? Either way, when you stop by, you’ll see this. This … er … stuff that’s in our Employee Parking Lot: For now, anyway. Soon we will move it to points unspoken. For…

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Woodn’t you like to know?

Will Koch does not like to cut down trees. Let me rephrase that: Will Koch does not like to cut down tree It’s against his nature. He wants as much shade as possible in the park. And the beauty of the old hardwoods is part of his family’s heritage. He’s the third generation to run…

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