“Helping hands…”

If you've got little ones, you now have that HoliDazzles song rattling around in your brain. You're welcome. If you don't have little ones, we don't want you to feel left out. Meanwhile, these "helping hands" are on some hard-working fellows. That's Dennis, Sean and Chad; they're just a few of our Coaster Maintenance Technicians….

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When the going gets tough…

…the tough wear their jammies to work. Oh, Ryan. When our Human Resources staff reached out to other departments asking who wanted to pull an "all nighter" to get a record amount of new-hire paperwork processed, they didn't mention dress code. I guess Ryan equated an all-nighter with a pajama party and felt he arrived…

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A visit from royalty

It’s hard not to have a suspicious mind when a rumor runs through the park. The king is here. Huh? Surely they’re pulling my leg. But if there’s a big hunk-a burnin’ love out in the park, by golly, I was going to snap a photo. But where to look? On The Freedom Train? At…

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Hey, Hey … It’s Kima Bay!

Okay, so by now you’ve checked this out, right? And maybe you even got a chance to watch Will do his thing with our groundbreaking this morning, courtesy our Kima Bay Construction Cam (or…The WebCam Formerly Known As SplashCam): Oh, it’s been so dry lately, the dust was flying. (Laura from our county Visitors Bureau,…

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Before anyone’s head explodes…

I give. I thought the statement that I would reveal what’s being built next week was a clear indication it was not something really big. It was simply something being built. Near the highway. In clear view of, well, anyone driving by. Creating a bit of a buzz. Alas, coaster enthusiasts, ye hardly know me….

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We’ve only just begun …

Anyone driving by our Employee Parking Lot on Highway 162 the past few weeks has noticed some interesting activity. For all we know, this might be the start of an exciting addition to the park for 2008. Be sure to pass this construction photo along to someone close to you; we’ll tell you what it…

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So who takes care of the bill?

Ah, a guest post from Eric, our Admissions Director and the proud Innkeeper of our own Holidog Inn: Where’s the Holi-Duck Inn? The Admissions staff is used to catering to our Guests’ furry friends. Pets of all kinds enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of the Holidog Inn while their owners play at Holiday World & Splashin’…

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Perhaps they left their red coats on the motorcoach

It’s all smiles around here when the call goes out: The British are coming! There’s something about the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain. They’re good sports, that’s for sure. Although I had to explain the significance of having them pose by this sign: They did happen to mention that “petrol” across the pond is…

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Seven frozen birds

Here’s the other truck, loaded with Turkey Whirl pieces. That first piece coming off the truck looks cold. Wondering if those guys are all daring each other to touch their tongue to it, a la Schwartz and the flagpole in The Christmas Story. Matt, our controller, can’t wait to ride. The longer the better, he…

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Going, going, gone!

The directive from Will was to “clean house.” And we did. So now we’re hosting an auction. Wonder who had this rattling around in the back of his closet… Here’s what’s caught my eye so far: Popcorn cart Assortment of arcade games Disco ball Corn roaster 300 lounge chairs Small children’?s ball crawl and crawl-through…

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Top drawers

What an alarming newspaper headline to greet you first thing on a Saturday morning: “Holiday World visitor suffers humiliating loss.” Now what? Must be something about a ride we used to have. We hear all summer long from folks who want us to know how scarred their families are since we removed the Banshee four…

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