On Today tomorrow

Exciting news! We're been working with the good folks at Conde Nast Traveler for the past week, as they prepare a "nation's best amusement park rides" travel segment for the Today Show. It airs tomorrow morning at 8:30am CDT (9:30am EDT). RT @holidayworld: Media Alert: Tune in tomorrow at 8:30am CDT to catch some of…

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Blimey – the British are here!

It was a day filled with proclamations of "Brilliant – just brilliant!" There's nothing like the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain to guarantee a cheer-i-o day! We started at not quite 5 o'clock in the morning with a television news crew. That's right; the sun wasn't up yet. But we were! And yes, we…

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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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Halloween may be over …

… but we've just heard The Voyage was named one of the 10 Scariest Rides in America by HauntWorld.com. Here's what they had to say: This is a wooden roller coaster that I truly believe … if it were 10 feet longer it would kill you! This thrill coaster is without competition in a league…

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Making merry

What a nice surprise from the friendly skies! Here's a closer look, from US Airways magazine's October issue:

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Are you a Stephen Colbert fan?

Will on The Colbert Report

In case you missed it back in 2006, our town was featured as part of The Colbert Report’s “Blitzkrieg on Grinchitude” series. We have the video to prove it! Colbert set up a Lincoln-versus-Santa debate, with two representatives from our county. The show’s producers chose Will to be the “Santa Guy.” Local historian Jerry Sanders…

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Claus the cat

It you like cats, you won't want to miss this great story. It arrived in my Inbox as a Google Alert this morning, since the park is mentioned at the very end. But it's really all about Claus. This HoliBlog post first appeared on 12/20/08.

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Watch us on the Travel Channel tonight!

Tonight’s the night. We all get to tune in and watch The Travel Channel. For tonight, Bert the Conqueror will conqueror … Indiana. Bert is the host of this crazy show where he goes from state to state–and often from park to park–trying to conquer his fears. Fear of heights. Fears of high speeds. Fear…

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Who painted those murals?

Santa murals

Those beautiful Christmas murals in Kringle’s Kafe? This news report from 1991 reveals all. (Plus, it highlights some interesting hairstyles.) Take a careful look at the calendar on Santa’s wall in each mural. There’s one for each day leading up until Christmas Day. ___ Would you like to receive HoliBlog notices – along with news…

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Santa’s always in fashion

You’ve probably heard they we’re getting ready to give the iconic Santa statue here in town a little touch-up work. After all, the big guy turns 75 next month. …but a few wrinkles didn’t hold the Man in Red back when the talent scouts came to town. The folks with the maurices women’s fashion stores…

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“Ultimate Water Ride” airs tonight

The TV show with the unfortunate acronym, World's Toughest Fixes, will present an hour-long behind-the-scenes look at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari tonight. Seems like every time I post a reminder on our Facebook page someone posts, "Why?! What happened?!" It's all good. World's Toughest Fixes isn't just about "problems," they also showcase new construction….

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