The Great Turkey Chase

What? We have a stunt show? You could’ve knocked me over with a feather. A turkey feather. Now, before we move on … I have to ask: That shirt. An avocado shirt? Holy guacamole! Back to the show: The Great Turkey Chase is now performing daily. It’s silly. And fun. And high energy: The Great Turkey…

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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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In the pink

Chris Medlin

Did you visit us back in 2013? In that case, you might recognize this talented fellow from one of our musical shows, ’80s Rewind: Chris is now in the new Mean Girls musical on Broadway, which received 12 Tony nominations this morning! Here’s a look at Chris in ’13 Good luck to Chris and all the…

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Make it a getaway!

Katie Stam Irk on Star Spangled Carousel

Every time I read a comment from someone who squeezed a lot of fun into a single “day trip,” I want to ask, “What’s your hurry?!” I have a feeling they didn’t realize how many other fun activities there are to enjoy in our area. Katie and her family figured it out: Does Katie look familiar…

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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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The Calming Room

Calming Room

A few days ago, we posted this photo of our pal Mick Foley on Twitter for Autism Awareness Day. A number of people tweeted their thanks to Mick, on behalf of their children. … because it’s a wide spectrum that touches many families. Did you know we have a Calming Room? It’s available for our…

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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: 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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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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