Splashin’ out of Summer

Adam Lori and James ready to jump into the Wave

Splashin’ Safari has officially closed for the season, and the only way to truly say goodbye is with a splash, right?  We’re sad to see it close. We’re also excited that summer makes way for Happy Halloween Weekends which means pumpkin pie flurries (and hopefully some fall weather because my sweater collection needs some love). …

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A Chase of the Mondays

Kenny on Cheetah Chase

…get it? A “case” of the Mondays, but it’s for Cheetah Chase? Sorry to kick things off with a bad pun. But I have to share what a Monday in the office can look like at a theme park.  Today we had a town hall meeting that involved our entire full-time staff. Dave, our Director…

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It’s Love Your Pet Day

Joe and Moose

We have some very recognizable and lovable faces here at Holiday World. No, I’m not just talking about our staff – I’m talking about our mascots! Safari Sam, Holidog, Kitty Claws, and George the Eagle pose for a lot of pictures every day. But our mascots aren’t the only important animals in the lives of…

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Safe to say: “He won!”

Adam named Best Student

What do we do during the seemingly endless off-season? Well, we: Build things Hire our seasonal team Catch up on all the things we don’t get accomplished during the season And … take lots of off-season training Much of our off-season training involves keeping up to date on safety. That’s safety for our Guests and…

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The height of anticipation

One of the most  common questions we receive when we add a new roller coaster is, “How tall do you have to be to ride?” And then a few also ask, “How tall is too tall?” Meet Andy. He’s on the high end of the measuring stick. Andy is one of our four Attractions Managers….

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The long and short of it

We’ve received a number of emails from VTPs. That would be Very Tall People. These VTPs really want to ride Thunderbird and are wondering about height limits. Oh, and we’re hearing from the other end of the scale, too: How tall does my child have to be to ride Thunderbird? Before we reveal those numbers,…

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Tram-o-rama

After the winter we’ve had, Spring Fever has definitely struck all of us here at the park. The first glimpse of sunshine and temperatures above freezing sends just about everyone heading for the outdoors. And when you step outside of the office on these days, you never know what you might discover! Thursday just happened…

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A different sort of class project

We have a guest blogger today. Rides manager Lori had an interesting experience at the New Tech Institute in Evansville. Eric (Director of Special Events), Cathy (Director of Cleaning) and I recently visited a class of sophomores who are studying Africa. Instead of simply lecturing about the country and its culture, the instructors created an…

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