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Ever wonder how many people it takes to keep Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari so clean, friendly, safe and fun? There are nearly 100 of us here year round. And this time of year, we start accepting applications for our 2,200 seasonal positions. We’re like a small city, with all types of jobs Here are…

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Hard Hat Chronicles, episode XX

Voyage Crossing

Question: When were fractions invented? Was it after Roman Numerals were already in place? … because both XIX.V and XIX I/II just look wrong. And so, we’ll move on and call this second part of Episode XIX simply Episode XX. (If you haven’t watched Episode XIX yet, please go back and take a look.) In this episode,…

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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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Hard Hat Chronicles, episode XIX

90° from above

It’s been eight months since our last episode of the Hard Hat Chronicles, so we’ll get you two of them this month! VP James has a lot to be excited about – because The Voyage is getting all kinds of TLC this off-season. Here’s a look of some of that work, thanks to our HoliDrone (and…

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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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Night flights

Voyage At Sunset

Last Friday, I wrote about our Lights Out! show. The next day, I got to experience a few of our coasters with their lights out. This past Saturday we hosted “Quoth the Raven, Ride Some More,” a coaster-enthusiast event with the Midwest chapter of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE). Our morning started before the park opened…

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Remember to turn the Lights Out!

Lights Out! | Happy Halloween Weekends | Holiday World

Lights Out! This is what you came for… Back for a second season with all new songs and choreography, Lights Out! takes over the Hoosier Celebration Theater every Saturday and Sunday during Happy Halloween Weekends. Our long-abandoned troupe of circus performers comes back to life for one final show. This high-energy show features 21 “spookified”…

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Get lost (on purpose!)

Holidog in Corn Maze

Check out this HoliDrone photo: At first, I didn’t believe it was a real photo. It had an almost-too-perfect quality that made me think it was a computer-generated image. The Activity Trail that’s been set up for Happy Halloween Weekends includes two corn mazes (both are available at no additional charge). I’d never been in one…

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Time-lapse: A bale out for Lauren

Hay Kitty - Lauren finishing up (web)

As our Director of Entertainment & Events, Lauren wears many colorful hats. This week, her hat protected her hair as she took on the role of hay-bale painter: In just a few minutes, it became evident that this was to be a Hay Kitty bale: Stephen and one of his trusty GoPros shot a time-lapse of…

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Podcast: The name game

The #PodSquad has the upcoming eclipse on the brain this episode: We were delighted to be included in CBS News’s list of “scariest coasters” yesterday:   Happy #NationalRollerCoasterDay! If you’re a thrill-seeker, add these stomach-flipping rides to your bucket list: https://t.co/bbrNiTkG11 pic.twitter.com/yCnmt1ItLh — CBS News (@CBSNews) August 16, 2017 We fondly remember that day in…

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Happy Roller Coaster Day!

Koaster Kids on Thunderbird

It’s National Roller Coaster Day! To help celebrate, we’d like to tell you about a wonderful young fellow who visited us earlier in the season. Logan’s dad contacted us back in the spring to explain how his son had created a club called “Koaster Kids” to help spread the word that fears can be overcome….

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Now open weekends

Sorry, Folks

Today marks that curious time of the year when we hope to heaven no one shows up at the front gate tomorrow. Today is our *final* day of 2017 daily operation. Both parks reopen Saturday for weekends-only operation. #BackToSchool pic.twitter.com/eqRqnX9Nd6 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 9, 2017 Despite social media posts, e-newsletters, and our Pick…

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