Who Gets the Last Ride?

Have you ever wondered who gets the last ride of the season?  After a million guests come through our gates each year, who gets to be the very last rider of the season?  I mean, at HoliWood Nights, people buy the right to be the last rider of the night. Wouldn’t the last ride of…

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Caution: Corn Puns Ahead

In Indiana, we endure corn comments and jokes, but there is a kernel of truth to them. We know corn and how to grow it, you could say we’ve cornered the market. Our 2019 Happy Halloween Weekend corn maze is no exception, it is A-MAIZE-ING! Each spring, a local farmer plants 12 acres of corn…

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The hunt for clues is on

Teaser 03 - Mark Your Spot SQUARE

If you’re a Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari super-fan, you’ll remember what today is.  It’s the five year anniversary of our announcement of Thunderbird. I can’t believe it’s been five years.   It seems appropriate to reflect today on the fun we had over those 66 Days at Sea, and our upcoming announcement.  That might…

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Top of the World

View from the Top of Voyage

On your average day at Holiday World, thousands of guests take in the spectacular views from the top of The Voyage‘s lift hill. Not many get to experience it for more than a few seconds though. They’re typically enjoying the ride, getting ready for that first drop, and deciding if they want to throw their…

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A sensory story

Here’s a story from a few years back, when a coaster-loving autistic teen needed less of a sensory storm for his first ride on Thunderbird. I remember hearing about this kind act back when it happened and am grateful for the reminder posted this week by Coaster Chit Chat. We probably all have sensory issues…

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“Have a nice ride”

Mick Foley in Paula's office

Look who stopped by my office last week! No, it’s not John Goodman. It’s WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley! Mick likes theme parks. And Santa Claus. And he really likes roller coasters. But because he’s been, uh … active in his career, roller coasters have been out of the question for a number of…

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Trees please

Thunderbird and Voyage

Today is National Love A Tree Day And we’ve got plenty of love to go around. Over the decades, we’ve bent over backwards to keep our parks filled with beautiful trees.   Did you know the acclaimed “S Curve” at the bottom of The Raven’s fifth drop was created to save a row of trees?…

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Season Passes: 6 Perks You Might Not Know About

Reindeer Games Family

Still on the fence about Season Passes for this year? Here are six perks you might not know about: 1. Visit when you want: As a mom (and now a grandma), I have to say this is my favorite. There’s nothing like the feeling of being able to visit when you want – and for as…

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A focus on snow

Holidog statue after an ice storm

Are you a fan of snow? This drone footage was shot a year ago, when the park was under a blanket of the lovely stuff. Here in southern Indiana, we don’t usually get a lot of snow. And when we do, it doesn’t last long. But when we do … We take photos! Here are…

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Facebook rewind

The Legend | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

As another calendar year comes to a close, let’s reminisce about our top Facebook videos from 2018: A Pre-Season Flight With 100 days until opening, we launched Thunderbird and streamed the video live for fans. This pre-season launch served to swap the two trains, which were midway through off-season maintenance. Read more in this HoliBlog post. By…

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One photo, three monitors

The other morning, when the frost was on the pumpkin-colored coaster, Stephen and Josh bundled up first thing and took some gorgeous photos. Including this panoramic view: I remember standing in the doorway that connects our three offices and asking: How can we possibly use this photo? It is so lovely. Breathtaking, even. But so ……

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Warm memories

Marcus Returning on Voyage

The first snowstorm of the season has come and gone – and it’s only November 15! Our pal Marcus Leshock found a way to warm our hearts, though, by posting this YouTube video. It’s from when he visited this summer on assignment with WGN-TV in Chicago: Be sure to un-mute the video … ’cause Marcus is a…

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