Get lost (on purpose!)

Holidog in Corn Maze

Check out this HoliDrone photo: At first, I didn’t believe it was a real photo. It had an almost-too-perfect quality that made me think it was a computer-generated image. The Activity Trail that’s been set up for Happy Halloween Weekends includes two corn mazes (both are available at no additional charge). I’d never been in one…

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Time-lapse: A bale out for Lauren

Hay Kitty - Lauren finishing up (web)

As our Director of Entertainment & Events, Lauren wears many colorful hats. This week, her hat protected her hair as she took on the role of hay-bale painter: In just a few minutes, it became evident that this was to be a Hay Kitty bale: Stephen and one of his trusty GoPros shot a time-lapse of…

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Back on track

Celebrating our 70th Birthday!

What do you give a park for its 70th Birthday? That an easy one! You bring back its original ride to put on display for generations to see and reminisce. Whether you remember it as the Freedom Train, the Mother Goose Land Train, or the Santa Claus Land Railroad (thus nearly equaling Sean Combs in the “most…

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Thunderbird’s half-minute waltz | Off-Season Maintenance

Be assured it took many hours of work to provide Thunderbird’s trains with their off-season maintenance. But everybody loves a good time-lapse video, right? We’ll have another Legend update for you soon. Meanwhile, we open for the season in just over 11 weeks. That means we need to go around the World in 80 days…

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All I want for Christmas is my two front seats!

The first train for Thunderbird is now here! Car by car, they were lifted into Thunderbird’s Maintenance Building. At four seats per car, this train is huge! And yes, Thunderbird’s trains include what coaster enthusiasts refer to as “big boy” seats. So if you’re built a little like Santa, you’ll be happy to know the…

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Crow’s Nest: A bird’s-eye view

Thunderbird and Crow's Nest | Holiday World

Well, you figured it out, didn’t you? We moved Sparkler this week from 4th of July to Thanksgiving and re-named it Crow’s Nest. Before we move any further with this, we’re not talking about a physical nest where Mama Crow lays her eggs. No. We’re speaking in nautical terms. See that bucket-looking gold-rimmed brown cone…

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The woods are ablaze with fall colors

Such a pretty time of the year! The trees are brilliant with red, yellow, gold and … Yes, there’s a pop of orange out in the woods by The Voyage this year. Where exactly? Thunderbird will cross Voyage once right here: As you can see, it’s between the second and third hills on Voyage. Of…

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The first turkey of spring?

Do you watch carefully for the first robin of spring each year? Here at Holiday World, it’s the first turkey of spring that makes our hearts leap with joy! The Turkey Whirl is a classic tilt-a-whirl ride, themed for our Thanksgiving section, of course. And yes, we’ve heard you call it “Turkey Hurl.” We don’t…

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‘Twas the day before Opening

'Twas the day before Opening and all through the park … Not a worker was idle, from dawn till past dark. Decorations were hung from the manlift with care … But no one had time to stand still and stare. When what to our GoPro cam did appear … Than our hard working crews prepping…

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A fulfilling task

So now that the very long to-do list is being whittled down to a very short to-do list, what still needs to be accomplished before opening day? Fill the Applause Fountain, of course! Here's a time-lapse video of the process. We had our hands full, didn't we? Holiday World opens for the season this Saturday,…

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Carving up a Happy Halloween!

 Although our Happy Halloween Weekends are over for the year, we wanted to send you this little video greeting card: Would you like to share your thoughts about our event? Please take a few minutes to complete this online survey by Friday, November 9. Please be safe trick-or-treating tonight, under this beautiful harvest moon:

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