Grandma’s got gumption

It’s pretty impossible not to pay attention to a tweet like this: My freaking 74 year old grandma, who hasn’t rode a roller coaster in 50 years, decided that she was going to ride the voyage today at @HolidayWorld & she did & loved every second of it! ?? — Allie Alderson (@AllieAlderson21) October 22, 2018…

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Podcast: The One with Spoopy

Holly the Elf

That’s right, Spoopy! Leah feels so strongly about this word that she wants a new holiday declared – nay, an entire month:     Amanda (aka Genesis: The Creature in our Come Alive! show) joins us this episode. Amanda swaps show stories from over the years with Lauren and Leah. … including how she played…

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360 degrees of fun

Thunderbird 360° Front-Thumbnail

We’ve been having a ball with our new video camera, which provides a view of 360 degrees around your virtual seat. If you’ve just discovered how fun it is to play around with these videos, here they are all together: First, our Halloween coasters And then into Thanksgiving for The Voyage and Thunderbird. All 360 degrees…

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Podcast: The British are Coming

Marcus Returning on Voyage

It is always a joyous day when we’re joined by the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain!   The British are coming? The British are here! ?@marcusleshock?, too! #Brilliant ?@RCCGB? pic.twitter.com/817LBDOlAe — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) June 13, 2018 After lunch, the group’s fearless leader sat down to be our guest on this week’s podcast: That’s…

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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: Mix It Up Menu

Admissions-area rainbow

Our pal Tammy from F&B is back again to tell us about what’s new on the food front this season: I promised to post photos of some of the Premium Cabana Meals, starting with the Fruit Platter: Next on the menu is the Chicken Tenders Platter: And the Shrimp Platter: Just like our Pick Your Price…

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Podcast: Safety School

For the first podcast episode of the new year, we have a chat about iROC Safety School with International Ride Training co-owner Cindee Huddy:   Here is our iROC Audit Excellence Award, which we happily share with all of our Ride Operators from 2017 – well done! The week’s Voyage track work entailed building a…

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Instagram countdown

Mammoth Boat Going Over Hill

We opted not to post a #2017bestnine photo on Instagram, since several of our most popular posts this year were videos Here are our top five posts from our 71st season: Number 5: Sunset over Rock the World The HoliDrone caught this shot of the crowd at Rock the World just as the sun was…

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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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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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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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Contest: Wood, Steel or Water?

Congratulations to our winner: Nichole C. of Clarksville, Tennessee! Thanks to all who entered – we’ll have another sweepstakes soon! —– No, this is not some weird version of Rock, Paper, Scissors. Promise. With Splashin’ Safari opening in just another week, let’s talk about coasters – and a sweepstakes. Three types of coasters await you…

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