The 11th Annual Holimpics

Team Australia 2015

Every year, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s HR department hosts the event of the season: the Holimpics. It’s the ultimate test of theme park athleticism where our Team Members form teams to “represent” different countries from around the world.   Tonight is the night  Tonight one country (or group of our Team Members) will emerge…

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‘People’ loves our Festive Flurries

Festive Flurries - Sweet Stuff

Holiday World’s Festive Flurries are new this year. And people are noticing.  Well… “People” is noticing.  That’s right! Our Festive Flurries were featured alongside our Thanksgiving Dinner from Plymouth Rock Cafe in a list of “20 Amusement Park Foods from Across the Country That Everyone Needs to Try at Least Once.”  I’m glad to see our…

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Not exactly monkey business

Kima Bay bucket

And to think some people assume we just monkey around during the off-season … What does it take to get voted the #1 Cleanest Park in the World a full 19 years in a row? This sort of attention to detail: Anthony and his crew are spiffing up the bucket from Kima Bay, which includes…

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The weather’s not fowl – but the company is!

The weather is incredible, so I carved out a bit of time for a walk in the park today. Recognize this ride vehicle? Come on, give it a whirl! pic.twitter.com/NfdotQYLcY — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) February 22, 2017 It’s hard to believe we’re all trotting around without jackets in February! Opening day is just nine weeks…

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Making Firecracker “pop”

So what is your New Year’s Resolution? Mine is to crank out more puns in 2017. Hence this blog post’s title. But really, isn’t this pretty? The sparkly top coat is thanks to a product called Big Flake. We can’t wait to see Firecracker in action on a sunny day. And, fear not, after painting…

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Twisted tweets

Oh, those holidays. You know – the oddball ones we like to highlight in tweets and on Instagram. Such as “Talk Like Shakespeare Day” last Saturday. We put a little twist on that one … Surely Shakespeare imagined Dole Whip when he wrote: “A dish fit for the gods” Happy Birthday, #Shakespeare400! pic.twitter.com/0SBqKRZosw — Holiday…

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Back on track

Celebrating our 70th Birthday!

What do you give a park for its 70th Birthday? That an easy one! You bring back its original ride to put on display for generations to see and reminisce. Whether you remember it as the Freedom Train, the Mother Goose Land Train, or the Santa Claus Land Railroad (thus nearly equaling Sean Combs in the “most…

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The Launching (Un)dead

Once again, our Graveyard Smash cast is killin’ it on stage. Our singing/dancing zombies deserve a little fun, too, don’t you think? Maybe a little thrill … er? We thought so, too. Last Saturday, before the park opened for the day … … our ghosts and ghouls (and some clown) went out to launch together….

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Holidog’s diamond

… no, we’re not talking about jewels. Holidog visited a baseball diamond this week to throw out the first pitch at a Dubois County Bombers game. Would that make this (brace yourself) … a diamond in the ruff? A video posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 15, 2015 at 5:32pm PDT

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Sweepstakes: Almost Launch Time!

First Test Launch for Thunderbird | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Thanks to everyone who entered our sweepstakes – our winner is Faith C. from Franklin, Ohio. Faith wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a Christmas Cabin at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Thanks again to all who entered! ——— You’ve been hungry for a steel coaster…

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Michelangelo, da Vinci, and …

… Bolliger & Mabillard! You will louvre Thunderbird – it's a work of art! #LaunchPlans pic.twitter.com/cPFPdQa8a9 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March 3, 2015 This masterpiece opens in just 53 days!

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The woods are ablaze with fall colors

Such a pretty time of the year! The trees are brilliant with red, yellow, gold and … Yes, there’s a pop of orange out in the woods by The Voyage this year. Where exactly? Thunderbird will cross Voyage once right here: As you can see, it’s between the second and third hills on Voyage. Of…

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