Contest: Wood, Steel or Water?

Congratulations to our winner: Nichole C. of Clarksville, Tennessee! Thanks to all who entered – we’ll have another sweepstakes soon! —– No, this is not some weird version of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Promise. With Splashin’ Safari opening in just another week, let’s talk about coasters – and a sweepstakes. Three types of coasters await you…

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Sensational sunset

Breathtaking. Today's sunset. pic.twitter.com/BGFKw4CRP3 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) January 24, 2017 Thanks to our Lauren H. for pausing after work to take this gorgeous photo. #NationalComplimentDay

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Coaster News Network

Have you seen the news? … that article detailing a study that indicates riding a roller coaster could help you with the dreadful task of passing a kidney stone? CNN picked up the story and posted it last night – using a picture of Thunderbird as the featured photo. We’re delighted, of course, but given that the…

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Podcast: Stars & Stripes Forever

Another podcast day! Ready to go with #HoWoPo! #Podcast pic.twitter.com/jTbEJZYK1p — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 1, 2016 Here’s the ‘cast, if you’d like to listen and scroll through this post to see some illustrations of our conversations. Be sure to enter our new contest and don’t miss the promo code!   Our beautiful plaque from…

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Show Me the launch

The irony was not lost on us … the reporter from Show Me St. Louis rode Thunderbird with her eyes closed! Dana was a good sport and even (kind of ) believed Matt when he told her she screamed the entire ride. Thunderbird remains the nation’s only launched wing coaster. Whether you ride with eyes…

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Podcast: Enthusiast Invasion

Congratulations to Jean P. from Indianapolis, who wins two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Want to try again? Listen to Podcast Episode 010 for another chance to win a pair of tickets! —– We recorded the latest podcast episode a day early, in anticipation of being super busy tomorrow greeting several hundred roller-coaster…

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Callie on the Job

We had loads of fun this week when Callie from WSIL-TV came for a visit. She creates a segment for the news each week called “Callie on the Job” and gets to learn about all sorts of interesting professions. Here’s her report: WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois Does running a roller coaster or greeting park Guests…

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Just two words

Noticed this morning that #My2WordAddiction was trending on Twitter. And so … #My2WordAddiction Air Time! pic.twitter.com/GUycVfn2D3 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 23, 2016 How about you? What’s your two-word addiction? Roller coasters? Dole Whip? Kitty Claws? Or how about Big Discounts?! If you’re planning to visit now through May 30, be sure to purchase Summer…

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Thunderbird Sweepstakes

Congratulations to Debra N. from French Lick, Indiana, who wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a Holiday Cottage at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Thanks to all who entered! —– Who needs a launch date? The temperatures are climbing and school will be out soon ……

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Old yeller

Eric, our VP of Marketing, texted me earlier today that while he sat in on a new-employee Orientation session, Brooke mentioned to the group that he was one half of a “HoliCouple,” meaning he and his wife met while working here. The big reaction was when he told the assembled that the year he and his…

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#ThankYouThursday

Yesterday, on a lark, I tweeted about Jerry: #ThankYouThursday shoutout to Jerry and all our Sweepers who help make us the World’s Cleanest Park year after year! pic.twitter.com/52PT1SeVYd — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 28, 2016 Jerry’s a wonderful fellow. A cheer went up around the offices when we heard, “Jerry’s back!” for the 2016 season….

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Launchbreak, er … Lunchbreak doodle

Most people’s first tweets are rather awkward. But then there’s Bethanne from Bloomington, Indiana. Her first tweet included this incredible “doodle.” Lunchbreak ink doodle of my favorite B&M. Got summer at @HolidayWorld on the mind! pic.twitter.com/B3iwpPEjjg — Bethanne Babbs (@beths_art) April 20, 2016 Thunderbird is ready to fly again in just a few days. (Did…

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