Oh, heavens – what a cookbook!

Did you get a chance to browse through Hevron’s Mercantile this season? If you’re a regular HoliBlog reader you’ll recognize our new shop’s name as belonging to our longtime employee (and dear friend) Joe Hevron, who passed away in 2011 after working at the park since we opened in 1946. That’s right. Joe began his career…

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‘House Hunters’ airs Thursday!

House Hunters on Thunderbird | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

There’s something extra special about being located in a town named Santa Claus. Especially this time of year. Back in the summer, HGTV called us about their plan to produce a series of “House Hunters” episodes this year – each featuring a town themed around Christmas. Their crew followed Tom and Terri as they prepared to relocate…

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The Launching (Un)dead

Once again, our Graveyard Smash cast is killin’ it on stage. Our singing/dancing zombies deserve a little fun, too, don’t you think? Maybe a little thrill … er? We thought so, too. Last Saturday, before the park opened for the day … … our ghosts and ghouls (and some clown) went out to launch together….

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The Ides of October

“Beware the ides of March!” We all remember that quote from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, right? (Vaguely, anyway …) Turns out “ides” is a term for mid-month, usually the 15th. I guess this is our none-too-subtle way of reminding you that Happy Halloween Weekends are dwindling down to just two and a half more weekends. Thanks…

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See ya, summer …

Summer’s nearly over. Doesn’t that make you want to scream? #LastChanceSaturday pic.twitter.com/4i80dRUfSt — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 16, 2015 Hope you can join us tomorrow (Saturday) for some fun on the world’s top two water-park attractions: Wildebeest and Mammoth as we say goodbye to summer. Then dry off on Thunderbird, as you launch from 0-60mph…

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Did you know we’re on Instagram?

Well, yes. Yes we are. With all sort of behind-the-scenes photos, such as this from Sunday morning: We’re celebrating National Roller Coaster Day by hosting a popular TV show! #DetailsLater #HolidayWorld #Thunderbird #NationalRollerCoasterDay A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Aug 16, 2015 at 8:22am PDT What sort of photos would you like us…

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National Roller Coaster Day!

To help celebrate National Roller Coaster Day, let’s take a look at a scene that didn’t quite make the final cut of this week’s episode of Thrill Factor: If you’d like to see the full episode, it will re-run tonight at 10:30pm CDT (that’s 11:30pm EDT) on the Travel Channel.

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Reruns? We’ve got reruns!

You didn’t miss last night’s Thrill Factor premiere, did you? (Or maybe you just want to watch it again?) We’re getting a lot of requests for a list of when “our” episode will hit the re-run circuit. While we look it up for you, here’s a fun snippet to watch: Here we go: Thrill Factor…

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How high is your Thrill Factor?

We’re counting down the days till “Thrill Factor” premieres on Travel Channel. Here’s their promo: These former Mythbusters will test the “guys” against the “gals” to see which gender handles the thrill of Thunderbird better. You’ll see some familiar faces among the “lab rats” who ride with the show’s hosts. Hope you can tune in…

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Happy Underwear Day!

I kid you not. There’s such a thing as “Underwear Day.” And I guess we’re meant to celebrate that fact. … which reminds me of a blog post from long ago. Really. When I went into Will’s office more than a decade ago to ask him what he thought about us starting a blog, I…

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The power of family

Leah joked on Facebook that she would have thought if she ever made it on the cover of a magazine, her curly mane would somehow look a bit more tame than it does on the cover of this month’s Funworld magazine. … and that’s exactly the style of self-deprecating humor that Leah and her sister,…

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Anatomy of a thrill

Tory & Kari - Thrill Factor

It starts when you get the okay from the network to talk about the unnamed new show: We can finally tell you! @TravelChannel‘s new show w/ @KariByron & @ToryBelleci is named “Thrill Factor.” Watch 8/12! pic.twitter.com/yTIdJx4ufY — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 30, 2015 Next, add a re-tweet from the show host whose hair sports a…

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