It’s Love Your Pet Day

Joe and Moose

We have some very recognizable and lovable faces here at Holiday World. No, I’m not just talking about our staff – I’m talking about our mascots! Safari Sam, Holidog, Kitty Claws, and George the Eagle pose for a lot of pictures every day. But our mascots aren’t the only important animals in the lives of…

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Podcast: Ready, Set, Go!

With two weeks to go till Opening Day, the #PodSquad has a lot to do and a lot to talk about: Here’s the video Redbook magazine put together about Cesilie, from our 2015 high-dive team: We’re tickled by the joy these “replacement windows” have caused. First at Goblin Burgers: … and also at Hot Diggity…

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Confessions of a screaming grandma

Staff rides Thunderbird roller coaster

Ever since we announced Thunderbird last July, I’ve been asked over and over: So. Are you gonna ride? And my answer has not wavered: “I honestly don’t know.” As excited as I’ve been about Thunderbird ever since I was invited into the “cone of silence” 18 months ago, the thought of riding it was, frankly,…

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Does anyone ever retire from Holiday World?

Retirement? What's that? Sure, we work hard, but this is one heck of a fun place to work. It really is like family. We do want to take a moment, though, to thank Macy, who has been a familiar smiling face around Santa Claus Land and Holiday World for 45 years. She's decided to retire…

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Know when to fold ’em

So what do the different departments do in January? In the merchandise department, they keep warm by moving fast. Vanessa and Erin are folding tens of thousands of shirts as they arrive by the truckload. Look at those busy hands; nothing but a blur. The shirts that have arrived so far are re-orders from last…

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Those were the days

It truly is a milestone. Worthy of pausing to celebrate. Turning 30. Oh, no – not me! (Heavens, no!) Our director of merchandise, Vanessa, turned 30 the other day. And everyone … everyone … was in the pink. Will didn't get to wear his shirt the rest of the day, though. He spilled cake on…

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