The IT Men of Holiday World

In our never-ending quest to educate the general populous that even though we're closed over the winter a lot of work takes place, we bring you this first in a series of websiodes about The IT Men of Holiday World. Meet Steven and Casey from our IT department as they take you for a peek…

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An office with a view

Our Coaster Cats have quite an expansive work space. Skylights, even. During the winter months, our coaster maintenance technicians – Anthony and Heath are in the above photo – bundle up and head out to perform their off-season track work. Right now, the crazy curves that race Voyage riders back into the station is getting…

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It takes a special person …

… to be featured on the HoliBlog. And it takes a very special person to be feature twice! Almost exactly two years ago (April 23, 2010 to be exact), we told you about Caleb. We've reposted his picture and story, below. Well Caleb was back this week for another tour; this time, it was Mammoth….

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2012’s maiden Voyage

The call came out mid-afternoon – it was time to ride Voyage for the first time this season. The test dummies were the first to arrive in the station. They kicked up their heels with joy. A few stretches before riding is a great idea. Ummm … Pilates for Dummies? At last it was time…

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Raven’s first flight in 2012

… and who gets to ride? A quiet, expressionless group. Not exactly our usual crowd. Have you checked out our latest contest? Write a funny caption and you could win two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari! The details are here in an earlier HoliBlog post. Our contest runs through Monday, April 2, 2012,…

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Make us LOL and you could win tickets

Today was a big day for these fellas … … these "dummies" caught the first flight of The Raven for the 2012 season. Dummies? I think not! To celebrate their raucous return to the station (and yes, they were armless pre-flight), let's give away a pair of tickets, shall we? Take a look at these…

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Spring gives us a big lift

Boy-oh-boy, this record weather is just incredible, isn't it? To think we were in the 80s on the last day of winter earlier this week simply boggles the mind. The weather sure helps us in our getting-the-park-open activities, too. Painters paint. Cleaners clean. And maintenance … well, they maintain. Nathan happened to catch this unusual…

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Our test dummies get all the fun!

In the spring of the year, the test dummies have a blast. They get to ride before anyone else. Today it was Liberty Launch. We put them in place, fill them with water (for weight), and off they go: Here's Tony, our maintenance director, helping to empty a dummy after its test rides (it's much…

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“The moose at the front gate should have told you…”

You might think that once the front gates close at the end of the season, we don’t see another Guest until the next summer. Taking a walk through the (mostly) still and silent park will tell you a completely different story though. During the off-season, we play host to Guests of a different kind. Often…

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The hibernation process

So what is the process of putting Splashin’ Safari to bed for the winter? Our water park director takes us on a video tour of the not-so-sleepy site.

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E.T. Phone home

This week's ubiquitous ice-encrusted branch tips remind me of E.T.'s finger. There's Zinga in the background. Thanks to Craig for the photo.

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