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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Ho-Ho-Foley-O

Today is National Carousel Day and Christmas in July! So let’s roll back the clock and watch Jolly Ol’ Saint Mick as he takes a ride on our Star Spangled Carousel: Wrestling great Mick Foley was in town last fall, working on his “Saint Mick” Santa memoir, which he announced on this episode of the…

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Podcast: Christmas in July

It’s sort of hard to believe it took us till our 37th episode to invite Santa to join us. But he’s a busy guy, after all … Santa’s a snazzy dresser – he reveals who creates his wardrobe: “Santa – we know him!” Look who’s joining the #PodSquad this morning! pic.twitter.com/BcIP9pr7D6 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld)…

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Podcast: The newlywed

The #PodSquad started off this episode welcoming guest Andy Imlay – the park’s first IT intern and current Easterseals Adult Ambassador. … and newlywed. Our first kiss as husband and wife #justmarried #whatcerebralpalsy #wheelchairlife #superman #superwedding #supermancelebration A post shared by Andy Imlay (@palsypositive) on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:50am PDT Andy and Megan got…

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A drone’s-eye view

Everyone should see an empty wave pool in action at least once. Because it’s just so pretty. The sun sparkling off the crystal-clear waves … it’s incredibly peaceful. And so, courtesy of our drone (and Stephen, our pilot), here’s the view from way up high: A drone’s-eye view of our Bahari wave pool early this…

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Firecracker after dark

Here’s a tweet from our pal Marcus, who runs the Water Slide Database website. Firecracker is incredibly pretty at night! #HolidayWorld #HoliwoodNights @HolidayWorld pic.twitter.com/D8iRzckDDO — Marcus (@Midgetman82) June 4, 2017 He’s also a great photographer!

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Celebration Sweepstakes!

Congratulations to our winner, Brooke M. from Henderson, Kentucky! And thanks to all who entered! —– Did you hear the news? USA Today just named our Splashin’ Safari the #1 Water Park in the Nation! Let’s celebrate with a sweepstakes! Who wants to win four one-day park tickets plus two overnights in a Holiday Cottage…

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Podcast: The One with the Hanging Chad

Chad & Matt

When you’ve got a friend named Chad, you’ve got to hang with him, right? WBKR’s Chad Benefield has been our pal for years. In fact, he was the emcee on the night we announced Thunderbird back in 2014, remember? We asked Chad to join us for a podcast, and today was the day: Right before…

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