Who rides Thunderbird first?

Thunderbird First Flight Auction

Oh, boy. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been asked that question these last eight months! The simple answer is: the Test Dummies. They ride first. And…

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The cry of the Thunderbird

Thunderbird Testing | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Oh, that sound … Thunderbird’s two trains had a launch date today. Don’t miss the screech. I can’t get enough of that sound … pic.twitter.com/SFOJRHpCPV — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March…

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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…

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A look around for Louisville

Courtney from WDRB-TV

On Wednesday, we hosted a news crew from WDRB-TV in Louisville. You may notice I cropped the photo so that you can’t see how muddy Courtney’s shoes were. Between the…

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Sweepstakes: Almost Launch Time!

First Test Launch for Thunderbird | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Thanks to everyone who entered our sweepstakes – our winner is Faith C. from Franklin, Ohio. Faith wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights…

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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 –…

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“Film at 4!”

Courtney from WDRB

We keep a supply of hard hats for visiting news media. We learned today we should keep some mud boots on hand, too. (VP James assured us we’re pouring lots…

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What’s for launch?

Mother Nature is giving us one last kick in the tail feathers today, with a mix of sleet and snow. So what’s for launch on a chilly day? Our #LaunchPlans…

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Michelangelo, da Vinci, and …

… Bolliger & Mabillard! You will louvre Thunderbird – it's a work of art! #LaunchPlans pic.twitter.com/cPFPdQa8a9 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March 3, 2015 This masterpiece opens in just 53 days!

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“Up, up, up!”


Family is what it’s all about. No one’s going to argue with that statement, right? Whether we look toward the older generation or the little ones just getting started, there’s…

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Flick? Who’s Flick?

Isn’t it funny how the mind works? (Advance apologies to anyone who isn’t an A Christmas Story aficionado.) This morning, Matt and I had a pre-dawn appointment to head to…

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