Oh, those Golden Tickets …

So how did we do this year? The Golden Ticket for Best Waterpark Ride goes to … Wildebeest! #5thConsecutiveYear @ProSlideTech pic.twitter.com/fNBZh8FbDI — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 7, 2014 Leah and Lauren accepted the award: "Our dad would be so proud!" Leah Koch and Lauren Koch Crosby #WildebeestBestWaterparkRide pic.twitter.com/BOiZ71iOo6 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 7, 2014…

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It’s time to walk the red carpet

It’s that time again, already: In just a few minutes, the Golden Ticket Awards ceremony begins. You know … the Academy Awards of the theme park industry? (Can’t continue without a quick and sincere #RIPJoanRivers shout out.) Our team is ready to “Bring Home the Lucite,” as Will Koch used to love to say. Prepping…

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The Secret: How we kept it

It’s been a little more than a month since our announcement for 2015, and I’m still in shock that we managed to keep this massive project under wraps. And I’m even more in shock that our fans just loved that we kept the secret. Frankly, we were all braced for people to discover it two…

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Orange is the New Track

On July 24, while our Thunderbird announcement was still underway, there it was on Twitter: Orange is the New Track. I’d gladly give credit to the clever person who tweeted that witty phrase within seconds of seeing our Thunderbird animation, but alas, Twitter won’t give me access that far back in our “notification” history. (We…

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A few final hints …

I woke up this morning nervous. It was kind of a combination of day-of-final-exams anxiety and Christmas morning excitement. Announcement Day is [almost] here, and we can [almost] stop talking in hushed tones everywhere we go. Almost. But I know that one more day for us means one more day of agony for the Holiday…

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Are we there yet?

66 Days at Sea

Have you ever wondered where that phrase originated? Are we there yet?! Could it have been … on board the Mayflower? It was, after all, a 66-day trip, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. Our story begins with a little event we threw for members of the roller coaster enthusiast clubs we call…

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Christmas in May

We just spent a fun day with a crew from the Travel Channel. They’re here in town for three days as part of an assignment to create a two-part special called Christmastown. During the day, there were interviews with park Guests, including Evan (who quoted more stats about Voyage than we have on our website)…

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Matt dives in

No, our park president isn’t joining our Dive! team; but when needed to help with our Christmas tree lights, he certainly dove right in: Eegads! Our giant Christmas tree just swallowed Matt! #ThemeParkProblemz pic.twitter.com/TH9SdVvWKz — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 1, 2014 It didn’t take long before Matt had all the cords from the lights on…

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Move over, dummies …

Well, we finally gave the test dummies the boot – as several members of our staff got to ride The Voyage this afternoon. Our park president’s reaction? A text from Matt, our president: pic.twitter.com/5BO3xteUgl — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 29, 2014 And whom do we thank for their many frigid hours of winter work to…

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First, the Headless Horseman …

And now … the headless roofer? Well, it made us take a second look! The roofers are getting Safari Outpost ready for opening. And what are these fellows up to? Take a hard-hat tour with James and Matt, in this week’s installment of the Hard Hat Chronicles:        

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Oh, shoot!

Nathan spent some time earlier today shooting our next Hard Hat Chronicles video, this time with James and Matt. They visited four construction sites for updates: Safari Outpost, Wildebeestro, Mayflower and Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen. We’ll post the episode next week. .@CoasterRyder is shooting the next episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles. #SafariOutpost pic.twitter.com/jzGbjZ0syD — Holiday…

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Word play

Did you know it was National Grammar Day on Tuesday? March 4. March 4th. March forth with good grammar. Some reacted to the news with, “Oh, I just hate it when people add extra apostrophes!” To which I replied, “Indeed, it’s tragic. But that’s punctuation, not grammar.” Yes, it’s obnoxious; I know. But I just…

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