The training train

Holidog Express train ride

It is training season here at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari: Foods training, Lifeguard drills,  Sweeper coaching, Admissions instruction … the list goes on and on. Come to think of…

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Safe to say: “He won!”

Adam named Best Student

What do we do during the seemingly endless off-season? Well, we: Build things Hire our seasonal team Catch up on all the things we don’t get accomplished during the season…

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My Second First Day

Reindeer Games

I officially joined the team at Holiday World on the 12th. Well, I suppose that statement needs a bit of clarification. My first day in the Communications Department was on…

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After the winter we’ve had, Spring Fever has definitely struck all of us here at the park. The first glimpse of sunshine and temperatures above freezing sends just about everyone…

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First sign of Spring?

After the kind of winter we’ve had around here, everyone is pretty desperate for that First Sign of Spring. We found it! Okay, so you have to ignore that big…

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Fall protection

Fall protection? Who needs protection from brilliantly colored leaves and crisp, cooler weather? Oh … that kind of fall. This morning started off with safety training. This is Richard: Richard…

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Did anyone else grow up watching the Lawrence Welk Show? My strongest recollection of that show is how the musicians all smiled — even while playing their instruments. My dad…

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Hospitality Training

It doesn’t just happen, folks. It’s not something in the water. … or in the free, unlimited soft drinks. We have to work on being friendly. It means reporting for…

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Training on the high seas

Pirates in training

Training is one big yawn, right? The trainer says, “Blah, blah, blah,” while you nod politely and wonder what’s for dinner. Our lifeguards get 32 hours of training before they…

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… but somebody’s got to do it

Raven station

The call came out on the two-way radio first thing this morning: All units, we need 24 bodies for The Raven! Training is a particularly rough time around here. We…

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P.A.S.S. me that extinguisher

Fire extinguisher training

Anyone driving by Holiday World at lunchtime today probably wondered what sort of tribal ritual we were performing. A tall man with a flaming torch lit a fire a pan…

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