A man of few words

Following an interview with a news reporter, you never know how many of your stellar quotes will actually be included in the article. It can be a little nerve-wracking. When the Washington Post asked to speak over the phone with one of our "track walkers," Sean agreed to explain what he does early each morning…

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The State of the Food address

Udderly Blue's "blue ice cream" is a tradition for many families. Each evening we see countless smiling little Smurfs heading home out the front gate.    Happily, the memories of their visit last much longer than the blue around their mouths.    …let's link on over to join The Hungry Hoosier for a chat about…

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Extreme cover

It’s really a thrill to be featured on the cover of a magazine. And to have a multi-page, color article. But 17 pages?! Well, that’s … almost embarrassing. Almost. Well, after all, it is “RollerCoaster Magazine,” and The Voyage is a rather extreme coaster, so maybe ACE isn’t exactly overdoing it. That’s right, RollerCoaster Magazine…

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Earl’s grandsons wrote the headline

Earl Conn is a really nice guy. He’s the retired head of the journalism department at Ball State University and still has fun writing travel articles for a bunch of newspapers. We spent some time with Earl and his family last month and here’s his article. Earl told me he wasn’t sure if the editors…

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‘Pleasantly unhip’

That just about says it, doesn’t it? NUVO news-weekly, which bills itself at “Indy’s Alternative Voice,” had lots of other good things to say about us. One bit of outdated info though … they say only Splashin’ Safari has free sunscreen. We added it at Holiday World this season. As our friend Andy from the…

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Bakuli buzz

Judging from the many emails we’ve received, the consensus is: “Bakuli rocks.” Being from a more, uh, seasoned generation, at first the “rocks” reference was a little alarming. Rocks? Is the structure not stabilized? Are there pebbles in the pool? Happily, my sons do their best to keep me in the groove with the current…

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Not just silly, absolutely silly

Real Simple magazine published a “special travel issue” this month. It includes all sorts of fun lists. You know, like “U.S. Cities That Hardly Sound Inviting” (including Smelley, Alabama, and Satan’s Kingdom, Vermont) and “Five Places Where You Can Climb A Tree–and Sleep In It.” And then there’s this one: “Nine Roller Coasters That Will…

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Practice makes perfect

If you didn’t get to play a “victim” at our disaster drill yesterday (we pretended the park was hit by a tornado), you can still take a look by watching this story on WFIE-TV’s website. Please note that some of the victims are rather gory, so parents might want to view the footage before allowing…

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In Jeopardy

Jeopardy Teen Tournament slate

Thanks to Steven, our marketing coordinator, we have some screen grabs from yesterday’s episode of Jeopardy. Let’s start with the week’s exciting theme … it’s Teen Tournament Week! Our category popped up right away, during the first round: It took our Teens a while to summon the courage to go to the Theme Park Fun…

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Relocation notification

The Raven

Anyone receive a calendar for Christmas? Maybe … a coaster calendar? While perusing ’07 calendars at a Barnes & Noble last month, I nearly spit out my Hollyberry Ho Ho Ho and a Sprinkle of Nutmeg Latte. There it was: a coaster calendar featuring The Raven as its May photo. I could see a little…

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