‘I liked the chickens that go around’

We didn’t have the heart to tell the little girl her Chicken-Go-Round was a cluck of a different color. But it’s nice to know our new tilt-a-whirl is a hit. And speaking of chickens… We caught up with these fellows again later. Obviously they’d found a ride that was more their speed.

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CPR = Chilly Preview Rides

Will and William weren’t the only Turkey Whirl riders last week. When asked if he enjoyed that inaugural ride, Will replied proudly, “Yes, I did. I enjoyed the first half tremendously.” Poor Will gets a little woozy. He’s more of a coaster guy. I share Will’s … um, affliction. Which reminds me, thanks to Tori…

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Seven frozen birds

Here’s the other truck, loaded with Turkey Whirl pieces. That first piece coming off the truck looks cold. Wondering if those guys are all daring each other to touch their tongue to it, a la Schwartz and the flagpole in The Christmas Story. Matt, our controller, can’t wait to ride. The longer the better, he…

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Cold Turkey

Turkey Whirl cars on flatbed truck

“I just looked out my window and a bunch of turkeys drove by!” Laura is the office manager for our county visitors bureau. She’s worked in Santa Claus long enough that she knows not to get her feathers ruffled when she sees unusual vehicles drive by her window. Here’s the latest crazy truckload: Rachel dashed…

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Readying the roost

It’s not just roosters and hens that roost. Turkeys do, too. Last fall, we got a lot of questions about where Turkey Whirl would be located in the Thanksgiving section. At first we didn’t know. There were several options being considered. But eventually the decision was made. Right smack between The Voyage and the Plymouth…

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Turkey lite

The happy, whirling turkeys now have lights. Anyone else feeling a little woozy? No? How embarrassing.

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Seven pretty birds

We can’t see all seven turkeys in this photo, but here’s the latest picture of Turkey Whirl: Shouldn’t be long before these birds take flight for their new home in Santa Claus, Indiana.

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Stick a fork in it

… ’cause this turkey is well done! That’s Mike, our Maintenance & Safety Director and his wife, Kathy, all snuggled up in one of Turkey Whirl’s feathered friends. The bird was on display at the huge IAAPA Convention in Atlanta a few weeks ago. I was only there for one day, and never found that…

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This is not a political statement

This is not a political statement   Yes, this is election day. (Please be sure to vote if you’re 18 or older.) It’s a total coincidence that we have new Turkey Whirl photos to show this morning. Yes, some candidates may squeak through on a wing and a prayer today. Others will be neck and…

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Time to check the turkey

The folks at Sellner are still working on those birds. They’re located in Minnesota. Gives a new meaning to cold turkey, eh? Please excuse the view, but if you’d like to take a gander at the tail feathers, here they are: That slogan shows a lot of pluck: “Whirling since 1926.” Wow. Eighty years of…

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