Podcast: Welcome Matt

Matt & Doogie

Today, we’re a day early and a Lauren short. While Lauren prepares to celebrate her sister Leah’s MBA achievement, our #podsquad consisted of two Matts and me. VP Matt has been in our industry for a while, so he knew to bring fudge. He filled us in on new roller coaster merchandise (some of which…

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Podcast: Controls Freak

Brian Pastor

Today’s podcast episode is called The One With the Controls Freak. Meet Brian Pastor: And here’s his story: That highly coveted hoodie Tomorrow’s #Podcast guest. Can’t wait! A post shared by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Apr 19, 2018 at 5:47pm PDT Brian mentioned the Irvine Ondrey Facebook page as a great place to go for…

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ICEE on a snowy afternoon

Big Red ICEE

Wouldn’t you think it would be safe to plan a little sampling party for our new ICEE Mix It Up on April 16? Who would have dreamed it would be snowing?! Sampling our new ICEE Mix It Up on a snowy afternoon! @Official_ICEE @drinkbigred pic.twitter.com/IHpd0SjLXU — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 16, 2018 Thanks to Matt (park…

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Podcast: Smooth Talker

Raven shirt design

As we enter the last month of the off-season, track work on The Voyage is coming to an end (the photo, below, is from back in January). So who is the guy who plans out the nips and tucks? Meet Brian Kosmac, PE, who joins us on this podcast episode: In our Amusings, we mention Foster…

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Podcast: ProSlide CEO

Wildebeest at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

We crossed the border this episode. A quick call to Ottowa (Ontario, Canada) and the CEO of ProSlide joined us for a fun chat about snow skiing, water coasters, and the passion to create. Here’s that photo I took of Rick Hunter and Will Koch right after Wildebeest opened. Two brilliant businessmen who never lost…

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Podcast glossary

Podcast - Dole Whip

You’re expecting a new podcast episode today, right? Sorry, we’ve delayed #053 by a week. The good news, though, is that our guest will be Rick Hunter, the President & CEO of ProSlide Technology, Inc. Can’t wait! Meanwhile, we’ve been talking for a while about starting a HoWoPo Glossary of Terms. Because the inside jokes…

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Hiccup Help

Thunderbird's Immelmann Loop

Now that my kiddos are older, I’m not as in touch with modern teaching methods as in the past. Reading my sons’ schoolwork – especially their writing assignments – was always interesting and often downright fun. Here’s a new twist … a proud uncle shared his niece’s “Hiccup Help” assignment on Twitter: @HolidayWorld My niece,…

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Podcast: Dippin’ Dots Gal

Dippin' Dots for podcast

There’s a long-running joke among coaster enthusiasts that all worthwhile rumors about parks come from … The Dippin’ Dots Guy. Because nearly every park sells that beloved treat and nearly every park has secrets to keep. For today’s podcast episode, we got The Dippin’ Dots Gal – Billie Stuber – on the horn and learned all…

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Podcast: The brush off

The #podsquad braved the snow and ice to bring you a new podcast episode. Truth be told, it’s 42 degrees out this afternoon … and the biggest danger any of us faces is getting dripped on by an icicle. Today, Tommy Johnson, our Paint Shop Manager, joins us to talk about how his crew keeps…

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Snowed Inn Christmas: fiction depiction

Snowed Inn

Good ol’ Google Alerts saved the day again. Just a few hours ago, an email informed us our town of Santa Claus, Indiana, will be the setting for a Lifetime Movie called Snowed Inn Christmas. And it premieres tonight at 7pm CST, with reruns throughout the weekend. Here’s the description from Lifetime’s website: Jenna Hudson (Bethany…

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Podcast: The Big Green Foot

Christmas parade

It’s a Very Merry Podcast! We’re gleefully giddy, as today is the last day before our holiday break starts. (Now before you get all “no fair! you get two weeks off?!” let me remind you we don’t get Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Mother’s Day, etc. off. Oh, and technically it’s two weeks…

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Podcast: Coaster tracker

VP James-podcast

Our resident newlywed joined us for today’s podcast episode! VP James clued us in on what’s going on with our wooden roller coasters during the off-season:     James gave us the lowdown on a few other projects we haven’t yet mentioned. One of the holiday napkins I’ve been saving, along with the obligatory Voyage Extreme…

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