Hats off to our seasonals!

Welcome to all of our seasonal Hosts & Hostesses as we proceed from Orientation to Training to Opening Day! Meet our 2014 seasonal water-park management. Are they telling us they wear many hats? pic.twitter.com/eVLRMxYAQ8 — Splashin' Safari (@SplashinSafari) April 18, 2014

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Behind the water curtain

Words to describe our industry: Friendly Helpful Outgoing Nosy Nosy? Oh, heck yes! We just love to visit each other for a peek behind the scenes. Or, in this case, our friends from Raging Waves Waterpark near Chicago, took a peek behind the water curtain. That’s our water-park attractions director, Lori, on the right. She…

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The name game

The “name game” sounds like loads of fun, doesn’t it? Believe it or not, it can be an agonizing process! You start out with the theme of the park section, add details about the ride or slide (or, in this case, restaurant), and then start churning out ideas. You generate long lists and then start…

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Facebook on the HoliBlog

Facebook just added an embedding feature, so we can share favorite posts here on the HoliBlog. It's like a new recipe, I simply must try it! Post by Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. It turns out there's not yet a way to adjust the width of the embedded post, so it's spilling over to the…

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It’s half-past the giraffe’s ear

What time is it? It's time to take a second look at Giraffica (the ride formerly known as Pilgrims Plunge) and realize that, on a sunny day, it looks a whole lot like a giant sundial: This time of year, Giraffica casts a long, long shadow on the field that is quickly becoming the home…

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Cabanarama

Dan's been pretty excited about adding cabanas this season. Folks have been asking for them for years, and we finally made it happen. Opening day at Splashin' Safari, long before the waves were turned on, I heard Dan's voice over the 2-way, calling to IT to add a song to the water-park's music rotation: Barry…

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Spring gives us a big lift

Boy-oh-boy, this record weather is just incredible, isn't it? To think we were in the 80s on the last day of winter earlier this week simply boggles the mind. The weather sure helps us in our getting-the-park-open activities, too. Painters paint. Cleaners clean. And maintenance … well, they maintain. Nathan happened to catch this unusual…

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The first mate and the skipper, too, will do their very best …

  …to make the others comfortable … I couldn't help but think of Gilligan, the Professor, Ginger and the rest when I came upon this bit of construction down by Bahari River: That's right – we're adding cabanas this season! We're not ready to take reservations just yet, but I can tell you this much:…

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The hibernation process

So what is the process of putting Splashin’ Safari to bed for the winter? Our water park director takes us on a video tour of the not-so-sleepy site.

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