Podcast: Promises Kept

Leah - Golden Ticket Award

I won’t ruin the surprise, but a promise made long ago (and repeatedly) was finally kept this morning … The Golden Ticket Awards were held last weekend in Connecticut. Leah was pleased as punch to accept the #1 Water Park Ride award (Wildebeest‘s eighth win in as many years). ^ Bonus points if you can…

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Blanche’s 103rd birthday

Blanche's Friends

Many happy returns to Blanche, whose birthday wish yesterday was to visit the park with her family. Happy birthday to Blanche, celebrating her 103rd birthday with us today! #ManyHappyReturns pic.twitter.com/59sTHRWJZf — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 3, 2017 Matt told me he asked her if she was planning to ride any roller coasters. Her reply, “No…

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Happy Roller Coaster Day!

Koaster Kids on Thunderbird

It’s National Roller Coaster Day! To help celebrate, we’d like to tell you about a wonderful young fellow who visited us earlier in the season. Logan’s dad contacted us back in the spring to explain how his son had created a club called “Koaster Kids” to help spread the word that fears can be overcome….

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Podcast: Phone a Friend

As you may know, Leah Koch has been missing from the podcast for nearly every episode over the better part of a year. First it was because she was working on her MBA at Indiana University and now … a big-city internship. And so, we rang her up at her – gasp! – non-air-conditioned dwelling…

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Podcast: Ready, Set, Go!

With two weeks to go till Opening Day, the #PodSquad has a lot to do and a lot to talk about: Here’s the video Redbook magazine put together about Cesilie, from our 2015 high-dive team: We’re tickled by the joy these “replacement windows” have caused. First at Goblin Burgers: … and also at Hot Diggity…

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Podcast: Food Fight!

It’s hard to miss the irony behind this episode’s topic being Food … and yet there was nothing to sample. Not a crumb. Rentz kept twitching, thinking the door was about to burst open, with Justin bounding in with goodies. You know, like this: That’s Justin with a Giant Sub Sandwich, which will be on…

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Podcast: Tell-Tale Tattoo

Eric Rentz returns for this week’s podcast and updates us on iROC, his first Dole Whip experience, and a promise he must not break:   To illustrate this episode, let’s start with a few links: “Love roller coaster” blog post “Ready to Ride” Sweepstakes Next, a photo of the new Beest Burger: … and Matt…

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Podcast: December dreams

It’s been a full month since the #PodSquad assembled, so we kicked off December with memories of Thanksgiving, a mannequin video, and plans for 2017: Here’s the AtlasObscura article about our “thematically relevant roller coaster.” So sad about the loss of Mrs. Brady. From left, Leah Koch, Florence Henderson, Lauren (Koch) Crosby, and Lori Koch. And…

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Podcast: Magic Man!

As chilly autumn winds begin to blow at last, turning leaves to gold, red and orange, the #PodSquad sat down with an old friend. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we had fun recording it: This episode’s guest? It’s our Magic Man, Don Baggett. Don has a long history with us –…

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Podcast: The One with Mankind

Today was a podcast day like none other. Our guest today was Mick Foley, who used our podcast to make a really exciting announcement about his next project. Michael Francis Foley is one heck of a storyteller. If you’re a wrestling fan, you already know that. But even if you’ve never tuned in to an…

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Podcast: See You In September

Today’s podcast recording felt like the last day of school (for those who remember being overjoyed when that day arrived; I’m not one of them – I used to cry). We were just … giddy. Reining in the PodSquad was nearly impossible. But we had a wicked good time and hope you do as well….

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Podcast: The one with the Conqueror

It’s podcast day! As always, here are some illustrations from our hour or so of silliness: First of all, to celebrate our thirteenth episode, we snacked on some new treats that will appear on the SmokeHouse menu for Happy Halloween Weekends: Fried Apple Pie Bites and … … Bread Pudding Bites (above). Needless to say,…

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