Wattle we ride first?

Turkey Whirl Assembly

Some may find this to be fowl, but if you take a look at turkey anatomy, you’ll know a wattle is that fleshy neck thingy (technically speaking, of course). The other weird turkey word? The snood of course. That’s the hangy thing over the turkey’s beak. Speaking of snood, did you know the farmer in Gobbler Getaway…

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Turkey talk

As we prepare the park to reopen (five weeks from tomorrow!), you never know what you’ll see: Must be lunchtime; there’s a line at Plymouth Rock Cafe. #GobbleGobble pic.twitter.com/Vt7J2yQj1K — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March 24, 2017 Did you check out our new Pick Your Price ticket deals yet? Visit on select days and save up…

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The weather’s not fowl – but the company is!

The weather is incredible, so I carved out a bit of time for a walk in the park today. Recognize this ride vehicle? Come on, give it a whirl! pic.twitter.com/NfdotQYLcY — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) February 22, 2017 It’s hard to believe we’re all trotting around without jackets in February! Opening day is just nine weeks…

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Enter our ‘Dear Old Dad’ Sweepstakes

Lake Rudolph King Rental RV

Thanks to all who entered our sweepstakes – and congratulations to Britney F. from Benton, Kentucky, who wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a King RV at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. —- It’s June, and that means Father’s Day is not far off. So it’s…

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A hard-hat tour for 14News

Deanna from 14News in Evansville is an early riser. She sort of has to be; it’s her job. We met up with VP James at 5am to check out what goes on here during the off-season. First in the Maintenance Shop … Our Turkey Whirl turkey sure looks happy to be on camera. Or maybe…

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Season Pass Sweepstakes!

Thanks to everyone who entered our Season Pass Sweepstakes! Our winners were chosen at random from thousands of entries. Congratulations to: Amy R. of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, who wins two 2015 Season Passes Donna H. of Lanesville, Indiana, who wins two one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Candi J. of Beech Grove, Indiana, who…

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A sign that it’s November

This fellow nearly gobbled up all the available space on this access road … You never know what you might (almost) run into while driving behind the scenes. #WeBrakeForTurkeys pic.twitter.com/fdbwDojP7t — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) November 3, 2014

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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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Who says turkeys can’t fly?

Good question! There were several flying around these here parts yesterday. Who says turkeys can't fly?! #GobbleGobble pic.twitter.com/bOImXNJmwM — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) March 11, 2014 And yes, we put our toys away for the winter months – and out they fly in the spring, ready for the new season. Watch out – here comes another…

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Feathered friends

It's time to thaw out all of our rides as we close in on Opening Day, May 4. Here, members of our maintenance team reassemble Turkey Whirl. Those birds sure look happy to be back!

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Cold turkey

Back in February of 2007, a delicious opportunity for a pun presented itself: It was the day our Turkey Whirl ride arrived. That first piece coming off the truck looked so cold. Cold turkey. Wondered if those guys were all daring each other to touch their tongue to it, a la Schwartz and the flagpole…

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We plucked three contest winners

Hundreds of you proved we didn't go a-fowl in this week’s "Where Are We? Wednesday" photo. Our heads are still whirlin’ with all the entries that winged their way into our inbox within 24 short hours. This week’s photo showed the grinning mouth of one of our fine-feathered friends on the Turkey Whirl in the…

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