Mrs. Koch’s a ‘cover girl’!

This morning, we joined Mrs. Koch at the Santa Claus Christmas Store here in town for a photo shoot. She is going to be a magazine "cover girl," so we took along a video camera of our own. Mrs. Koch was asked to bring several "looks." This perplexed her a bit, as she’s used to…

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Is Larry the Cable Guy smarter than a 5th grader?

  …apparently so. Yesterday evening, the Fox game show featured a question about three cities/towns: Which U.S. state included a fort named Wayne, a city called Gary and a town called Santa Claus. Larry got 'er done. In fact, the Sleeveless One declared he'd visited all three Hoosier communities. Meanwhile, a factoid popped up on…

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Promise kept

A week ago, we spent a long, hot day with a crew from the Travel Channel. There was one delightful fellow who missed getting on camera … twice. Meet Ben. He caught up with us as we were leaving Pilgrims Plunge. He’d just missed getting interviewed. He was charmingly disappointed. At the end of the…

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Don’t throw your back out, Will!

The Travel Channel is here today shooting footage for two episodes of their Extreme show. Will is being interviewed about Pilgrims Plunge, ZOOMbabwe and Voyage. In this video, he describes the in-the-dark experience on ZOOMbabwe.

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A scolding from a very wet Brit

Justin G., the founder of the European Coaster Club, came for a visit today. He was on assignment with Kirmes, a German magazine. Also, his club magazine, First Drop. Here's his reaction to Pilgrims Plunge (along with Sean F. from Ohio and the voice of Yvonne J. from Texas):

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Will explains “the tilt”

Leave it to Doug at SeasonPassPodcast.com to get to the bottom of Pilgrims Plunge's elevator "tilt." Doug and the crew gathered during our HoliWood Nights (about 500 coaster enthusiasts from around the country gather annually for this event). After the park closed to the general public Saturday night, and following an impressive thunderstorm storm, the…

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Crazy like a Fox

Do you think Mrs. Koch is crazy to ride Pilgrims Plunge again–twice? After all, she'd just gotten her hair done this morning. Well, Keith and Eric from Fox 41 in Louisville were here. It would have been sort of rude to refuse. Keith had special permission to ride with a video camera taped to his…

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Need a lift?

Planning to ride Pilgrims Plunge soon? Here's a little tip about the experience: As the loaded elevator platform heads up the tower, the empty one descends. At one point, of course, they pass. You know how people pass each other on the sidewalk and nod their heads politely? The platforms do that. It's just a…

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Juliet said it best

…or, technically, William Shakespeare: What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. We addressed in a past post the struggle to find a suitable moniker for Mrs. Koch. This came up again recently at the Easter Seals Telethon. That's WEHT-TV's Brad Byrd in the middle….

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Patently interesting

Thanks to Jim from Newark, Ohio, for sharing this link. You just never know where photos of our coasters will pop up.

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A new high

In all my years as the publicity-getter for Holiday World, never did I dream we'd be in Elevator World. That is, never did I dream there even was a magazine called Elevator World. (Not that I'm one to disparage niche publications. As the former Big Cheese, er … editor, of Pizza Today, I totally get…

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