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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Soon, June, soon …

This video popped up on a local television station’s Facebook page today. It seems little June’s birthday surprise was met with a bit of resistance … Trust me, sweetie. Holiday World isn’t quite as much fun when it’s 20 degrees outside and all the rides are safely stored away. But don’t worry, we’re working hard to…

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100 days

Just 100 days from today … we’ll be open for the season! At launch time (oops, lunchtime) today … … we captured Thunderbird’s first flight of the new year: As we explain in this Facebook Live video (un-mute it if you want to hear me mispronounce Immelmann), it’s time for our maintenance technicians to start off-season…

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Snow Day Serenade

Berry the HoliDazzle, waving

The initial grand excitement of a call from school announcing “Snow Day: No School Tomorrow Due to Snow and Ice” has ground to a low groan in most area households this week. We’ve hit Day 5 of The Endless Winter One local school’s call to parents put a smile on their faces, as the snow-day…

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Apply now!

Attractions Management

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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