A bit of a stretch …

Okay, I admit I chose this photo so I can razz Josh about his uniform shirt not being tucked in properly. He's our Director of Human Resources Management and those HR types tend to notice untucked shirts, missing name badges, and not-quite-white shoes quicker than the rest of us. Josh is a sports nut who…

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A fulfilling task

So now that the very long to-do list is being whittled down to a very short to-do list, what still needs to be accomplished before opening day? Fill the Applause Fountain, of course! Here's a time-lapse video of the process. We had our hands full, didn't we? Holiday World opens for the season this Saturday,…

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Blame Canada

Look who sneaked into Splashin' Safari a little early! Hmmm … Canada geese. Do you know that ProSlide – whose designers created the likes of ZOOMbabwe, Bakuli, Mammoth, Bahari and Wildebeest – is based in Canada? Oh, and they are also the crazy creators of our new Hyena Falls. Perhaps these two waterfowl (who promised…

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Let the party begin

Kitty's Tea Party is here! Of course, my juvenile brain reverts back to Bugs Bunny and "there's nothing as sociable as a nice cup of tea, I always say; how many lumps do you want?" Maybe that explains the hard hats … Tea for two? Can't have a tea party without a tea pot. That's…

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Lying down on the job?

Could it be? Our Coaster Cats lying down on the job? Say it ain't so, Joe! Ah, no. Just a photo shot in horizontal format, but stored as vertical. There. That's better. Did you know Voyage has three stretches of track that are at a 90-degree angle to terra firma? Yes, that's right.

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In the mooooood for ice cream?

Here in rural southern Indiana, there’s a saying we hear (usually spoken by an old-timer with a dutchy accent) when there’s an unseasonal cold snap in late spring: The Ice Man Cometh. Here at the park, we like to add another word to that phrase: The Ice Cream Man Cometh. It looked like the Ice…

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Must be a guy thing

I’ll never forget the first time I heard about waterless urinals. It was the year 2000. The Kochs had arrived back from the annual IAAPA convention all excited. The guys, anyway. Mrs. Koch cracked us up at the next directors meeting. Apparently Will and his dad were pretty fired up about these new-fangled guy potties….

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Minding Nemo

So…what happens when you win big at Holiday World? So big that you can’t fit the prize in your car? Happened this weekend. After quickly assessing the options (“Either we take the kids and leave Nemo, or…”), they headed back to Guest Relations. Enter Eric. Would Eric make arrangements for Nemo to swim home? Well,…

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An inci-dental post

The irony of a business blogger talking about Valentine's Day (aka Eat Chocolate Until Your Teeth Fall Out Day), going to the dentist and getting a "word of mouth" recommendation tickles me no end. You know the drill: click here. We found the read to be quite ful-filling.

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Sign of allergy season

We had a blast with the CoasterBuzz folk on Saturday. Their rather snarky leader, Jeff, was yucking it up over the discovery of this sign as he drove toward our fair city (er … town) the night before: Well, Jeff, in case you didn't get a chance to go back and take a picture as…

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