Podcast: Saint Mick

Saint Mick book cover

During last episode’s SWOT analysis, we decided our biggest “O” was the opportunity to bring more guests on board. And so, we turned to our pal, WWE Hall-of-Famer Mick Foley. The “old bear” has penned a memoir – or, as he tells us, a love letter to his children – about his journey to wearing…

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Sweepstakes: Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!

Halloween Pumpkins

Congratulations to our two winners: Heather M. from New Albany, Indiana, and Kirsten H. from Bloomington, Indiana. Thanks to all who entered! —– Every year at this time, Holiday World transforms into one big Halloween section …   Locally grown pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, mums and more quickly put us all into the mood for Halloween….

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Pumpkin Day

As we say on our podcast: We are Holiday World and we love holidays … And never has a holiday been so easy to illustrate as today’s: National Pumpkin Day. Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin was pleased as punch to talk about all the pumpkin spice sprinkled throughout our menus:   It’s #NationalPumpkinDay! Gourdon the Talking…

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Carve a Kitty Claws pumpkin!

Do you carve out some time each fall to create an artistic jack-o-lantern? Several years ago, we saw this photo online: … and we just knew we had to work on a series of templates to share. (Thanks to Bryan, a roller coaster enthusiast from Ohio, for getting us started.) Last fall, we experimented with…

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Carved for attention

When asked to carve a pumpkin this week, I was borderline inappropriately excited. It’s probably been ten years since my last pumpkin-carving, which is far too long. There’s nothing like carving a pumpkin to get you in the Halloween spirit. (This is coming from a girl who just spent the last six weekends dressing up…

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Pumpkins on the shelf

While visiting the park during our Happy Halloween Weekends, you may have noticed these festive fall displays, located in each of our holiday-themed park sections. We know there are lots of Elf on the Shelf fans out there; how about Pumpkins on the Shelves? Our other Lauren, who is our Director of Theming, borrowed this…

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Contest: Stashing Pumpkins

Thanks to everyone who entered our Stashing Pumpkins contest – we have a winner! Leanne M. from Salem, Indiana, was the first to correctly guess 2,913 pumpkins. She receives two one-day tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends. Congratulations, Leanne! —- They're everywhere! All over Holiday World, hundreds and hundreds of pumpkins. Some even include subtle messages…

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Counting pumpkins and funny, funny bones

  Thanks to the hundreds and hundreds who took a moment to enter our contests these past few weeks. Our "Counting Pumpkins" contest called for, admittedly, sheer guessery. How many pumpkins were we planning to bring in for Happy Halloween Weekends? The correct number is rather a staggering one: 10, 875. All locally grown, by…

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A gourd by any other name

Do you remember the first time you saw a gourd? Did you think it was a "pumpkin reject"? I did. My mom always loved decorating for autumn and Halloween. The first time she brought home these little gnarly pumpkin-cousins, I thought maybe there was a pumpkin shortage. Mom assured me these were the first step…

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Counting pumpkins

Neither torrential rain nor ear-splitting thunder nor hide-under-your-desk lightning kept our Pumpkin Delivery Man from his appointed rounds this morning. Loads and loads of pumpkins! So … how many pumpkins do you think we ordered? Guess the exact number correctly and you could win two one-day tickets to Happy Halloween Weekends. A few rules: 1….

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