Legend rides again!

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Whatever you do, don’t look back! – Legend rides again This afternoon we got the call that The Legend was about to head out on its first rides of the season. Around here, that’s a big deal Stephen grabbed his video gear and headed down Halloween Hill to catch the start of Legend’s 20th season:…

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The long-awaited Thunderbird POV

For the uninitiated, let us explain: POV = Point of View POV footage at a theme park customarily shows the viewer what the rider sees while riding. A birds-eye view, if you will. But in this day and age of selfies, we just had to take a Reverse POV of our adventuresome test dummies riding…

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Because at heart we’re all 8 years old

Up in the Thunderbird station a few minutes ago, Leah nudged me and pointed: "Clean-up on Wing 4!" pic.twitter.com/ilqMz2b8ZZ — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 8, 2015 Sometimes you just have to go for it. The low-hanging fruit, that is …

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The wearin’ of the scream!

Thunderbird test dummies dressed for St. Patrick's Day

It helps to have a celebratory spirit if you want to make a career for yourself here at Holiday World. It doesn’t matter if it’s Toe Nail Clippings Day or Just Take One Bite of Anchovy Pizza Week, we love holidays and celebrations. (Well, maybe not that first one.) And so, with St. Patrick’s Day…

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Matt photobombed by Thunderbird

Matt, our president, recently took part in an interview with Funworld magazine. This was soon followed by a request for his photo. Since they didn’t require a head shot – and we finally had a sunny day – we headed out to Thunderbird territory for some pops of orange in the background. Up until this…

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These dummies are ready

There’s something about test dummies. They’re very eager. Case in point: Thunderbird will have two trains. One is here already and the other will arrive next month. Testing begins in February, but the dummies don’t care. When you want a front seat for the first launch, you don’t mess around. You make arrangements to be…

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First rides of the season?

Despite the thousands of able-bodied volunteers who contact us from throughout the Midwest each spring, these pale fellows always win out: And the earliest rides of the season go to … #HoosierDummy pic.twitter.com/RWNTjCIcLR — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 27, 2014

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Teasy riders

No fair! Why do they get to ride – again?! Some dummies get all the fun …

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Hoosier dummy?

Our test dummies are ready to roll! They look like a rowdy bunch, don’t they? Here’s a video of our water-filled dummies from a few years ago: We open for the season on May 3 – these dummies get the run of the park until then!

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A shirt even a dummy could love

Look what's new at the HoliShop! That's right. This test dummy's family went all the way to Holiday World and all they brought back was this shirt. Actually, though, this is a limited-edition shirt, available only through our online shop, the HoliShop. Our friends with the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain told us we…

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Sure hope those dummies used sunscreen!

When it was time for Dan to take his first ride on Mammoth, he invited a few friends to come along. Here's a video of the full ride: How warm is the water? Check here on our website. Mammoth is now open daily.

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Danticipation

There's nothing like it. Working on a new ride for two years or more. And then it's finally time to ride. After, of course, the State Ride Inspectors give us their seal of approval. Really. It's an actual seal. This is Chris, the Ride Inspector who applied the seal, following a long, thorough inspection. Okay,…

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