Deep-fried question: Fabulous or flop?

Deep-fried PB&J

It’s no secret that we do lots of tasting-testing this time of the year. And with a new restaurant opening this season, we’re trying out possible new menu items on a daily basis. Really. Andrea and Michael, from our Food & Beverage Department, called for volunteers to try out an old favorite with a new…

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A tease-tweet

Matt has three elementary school-aged children, so his word choice can be pretty darn tease-worthy: Matt just said "bomb diggity" in a magazine interview. #PresidentialProse — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) February 28, 2014

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Gosh, I hope I get it!

That slightly re-written line from Broadway’s iconic “A Chorus Line” says it all. Getting up in front of a judges’ table to sing and dance your heart out is a remarkably brave (and scary) thing to do. Auditions are gut-wrenchingly difficult for the judges, too. They truly want everyone to do their very best. They…

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Job search – in the Nick of time

Making one’s career in a town named Santa Claus, it may well be impossible to avoid getting like this. It’s that uber focus on all things Christmas and Santa Claus. Year-round, that is. Our tweets, for example, celebrate the 25th of the month each year. Some #ChristmasInJuly tweeps to follow: @SantaClausInd, @SantaMuseum, @SantaClausLand, @LakeRudolph, @SantaClausStore,…

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“I wish we had a hundred Frankies!”

We add a new blogger to our ranks this week; Lauren R. is our new Communications Coordinator. Here's her first post: “Make sure you don’t clock-in until you take that nail polish off!” I recognized the voice coming through the HoliMarket window. And yes, I'd forgotten to take off the aqua blue nail polish I'd…

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A howling good time

What fun we had today! We started out first thing this morning with a trip to Louisville, for an appearance on WAVE-3 Listens Live. Along with Matt and Kitty, we brought five members of the Graveyard Smash show. In costume and makeup. While we waited in the lobby of the TV station, another set of…

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Corn stalkers

Have you tried to make it through our Kitty Claws Corn Maze yet? It's huge! There's an incredible feeling of jubilation when you make it "back out" from such a gigantic corn maze. A certain 18-month-old has it all figured out. Cole supervises while his godfather, Matt, does the not-so-heavy lifting. There's no extra charge…

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A tasty deal

Matt had a fun time in Louisville earlier this week, taping a WLKY's Real Deal segment. He filled Maxine in on lots of fun Happy Halloween Weekends details – and also offered a "real deal." Wondering what that deal might be? Take a look here. Still need discounted tickets for your visit? Here you go.

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Bringing home the lucite

"Let's bring home the lucite" was Will's annual joke as it got close to Golden Ticket Awards time. He loved to win. This evening, his daughters Lauren and Leah accepted the "Best Waterpark Ride" award for Wildebeest. Our first water coaster has won all four years since it opened. Lauren called Wildebeest her dad's "final…

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Stars and stripes forever

Yes, despite the few drips of rain, we do plan to have our fireworks show tonight at 9pm CT. Thanks to Chad at WFIE-TV for helping to spread the word: Tonight, we will dedicate our fireworks ceremony to all the servicemen and servicewomen who have sacrificed  so much to keep us free. Here's one military…

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Middle of nowhere? I think not!

Admit it. You've probably said it, too. Or at least thought it: "Holiday World? That park's in the middle of nowhere!" Well sure, we're not in a major metropolitan area, but we like to think we're somewhere special. And just think about it for a second; we're: three hours from Indianapolis three hours from Nashville,…

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Pomp and circumstance

When an editor from the Indiana State University Magazine contacted us with an interest to write a feature about our park president, we started wondering about how many other ISU grads we had on staff full-time. It turns our we have five "Sycamores" here: from left, that's Brandon, Lori, Matt, Ashley and Jennifer. According to…

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