Candy Cornucopia

Candy Cornucopia

With all the fanfare involving our new Santa’s Merry Marketplace, we haven’t said much about Candy Cornucopia. It’s located in Thanksgiving, as you might have already guessed. Across from Turkey Whirl. Early this foggy morning, Jim from WFIE was here to talk to Matt about the new season … And since we were close by,…

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Top, Tour, Taste

We tasted both General Tso's Chicken, as well as this delicious vegetarian version:

Yesterday’s media event for the Tower Topping at Santa’s Merry Marketplace was a ho-ho-whole lot of fun! To begin with, the weather was just perfect and the trees were awakening. TV crews, newspaper reporters, radio personalities, and the HoliDrone were on hand to watch the topping of the six-story tower at Santa’s Merry Marketplace. Want…

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Snow kidding?

Snow globe model

Tell me the truth – if someone texted you this photo on a winter’s eve, would you know it showed the early stage of designing a snow globe? Yeah, me neither. But I did get an overwhelming desire to go heat up the waffle iron. The text came from VP Matt (not to be confused with…

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Podcast: The one with the Retiree

Mike and Joe

Mike Johannes has certainly never been thought of as a retiring sort of person. But after 26 years with us, it seems our Director of Sales is heading off to make some new adventures. We invited Mike to join us for this podcast episode, and he brought with him tales of golfing with Santa, chasing escaped…

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Podcast: Airtime!

Airtime! HoliWood Nights 2019

Matt and I flew solo this episode, and were delighted to reveal the movie theme chosen for next year’s HoliWood Nights: As construction begins on Santa’s Merry Marketplace, Matt gets evicted. Here are the “before” photos:   Check out how it looks now: Take a gander at how it’ll look when you visit next season:…

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Play Day announcement

PlayDay - teacher

What is Play Day? It’s a special day when we’re open only for the guests of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center of Evansville. Schoolchildren – like Lance, 15 – look forward to it all year. Lance is from Utica, Kentucky; he’s an 8th grader at Burns Middle School. Play Day is also a day for announcements. That’s…

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Podcast: Controls Freak

Brian Pastor

Today’s podcast episode is called The One With the Controls Freak. Meet Brian Pastor: And here’s his story: That highly coveted hoodie Tomorrow’s #Podcast guest. Can’t wait! A post shared by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Apr 19, 2018 at 5:47pm PDT Brian mentioned the Irvine Ondrey Facebook page as a great place to go for…

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Podcast glossary

Podcast - Dole Whip

You’re expecting a new podcast episode today, right? Sorry, we’ve delayed #053 by a week. The good news, though, is that our guest will be Rick Hunter, the President & CEO of ProSlide Technology, Inc. Can’t wait! Meanwhile, we’ve been talking for a while about starting a HoWoPo Glossary of Terms. Because the inside jokes…

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Podcast: Drone Man

Close Up of Thunderbird's Immelmann from Drone

The guy we thank at the end of each episode for “making us sound so good” is our guest this time around. Stephen is the guy who studied hard, took a test in clean-room conditions, created our SOP, and flew the HoliDrone to capture views like this: Our drone, by the way, is a DJI…

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Podcast: Safety School

For the first podcast episode of the new year, we have a chat about iROC Safety School with International Ride Training co-owner Cindee Huddy:   Here is our iROC Audit Excellence Award, which we happily share with all of our Ride Operators from 2017 – well done! The week’s Voyage track work entailed building a…

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Sweepstakes: Bone appetit!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Congratulations to our winners: Kayla C. from Louisville, Kentucky, and Jessica H. from Vine Grove, Kentucky. Thanks to all who entered! —– Certain foods just taste better in cool weather. Our menus reflect that. We add seasonal food items all over the park during Happy Halloween Weekends. From pumpkin funnel cakes to grilled cheese and…

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Podcast: Halloween treats

1984 Brochure outside

It’s always a treat when Leah joins us on podcast day: We had fun recalling Lauren and Leah’s dad’s appearance on The Colbert Report 11 years ago. Wow. I’d completely forgotten about how I was the only one not to receive an autographed photo … sigh. Our webcam is back online, in case you need…

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