Are we there yet?

66 Days at Sea

Have you ever wondered where that phrase originated? Are we there yet?! Could it have been … on board the Mayflower? It was, after all, a 66-day trip, crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. Our story begins with a little event we threw for members of the roller coaster enthusiast clubs we call…

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Christmas in May

We just spent a fun day with a crew from the Travel Channel. They’re here in town for three days as part of an assignment to create a two-part special called Christmastown. During the day, there were interviews with park Guests, including Evan (who quoted more stats about Voyage than we have on our website)…

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Move over, dummies …

Well, we finally gave the test dummies the boot – as several members of our staff got to ride The Voyage this afternoon. Our park president’s reaction? A text from Matt, our president: pic.twitter.com/5BO3xteUgl — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 29, 2014 And whom do we thank for their many frigid hours of winter work to…

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Purrrfect coasters need Coaster Cats

When it comes to our Coaster Cats, we’re feline thankful (that’s a joke, son). In just about all kinds of weather, they’re out in the elements, taking care of our coasters. One of this year’s off-season projects is retracking Voyage’s brake run. Out with the old and in with the new! “Dude, your eight layers…

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An extreme walk in the woods

You just never know what you'll come across on a gloomy November day. Our Coaster Cats are re-tracking one of The Voyage's 90-degree track sections.

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It’s about TIME!

How in the world did I accomplish anything before Google Alerts were invented? Yesterday morning, my day came to a screeching halt when I received a Google Alert with a link to this article in TIME magazine. Yes, TIME. TIME's top ten coaster list only includes a few wooden coasters. And the highest ranked among…

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Up on a roof top

Three or four times each season, some poor soul has to climb up on a roof top. (No, not Santa. It's the wrong time of year for him to be up there.) You know which roof top I'm talking about if you've ever ridden Voyage. And what is harvested? A bucket of hair ties! There's…

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Voyage trains update

For four years, we have worked in partnership with Gravitykraft Corp. to test a new style of roller coaster train for The Voyage, our award-winning wooden roller coaster. We very much appreciate Gravitykraft’s efforts in this process, however ultimately we have decided to continue running the existing trains on our three wooden coasters.  

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A shirt even a dummy could love

Look what's new at the HoliShop! That's right. This test dummy's family went all the way to Holiday World and all they brought back was this shirt. Actually, though, this is a limited-edition shirt, available only through our online shop, the HoliShop. Our friends with the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain told us we…

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Rockets red glare

No other line from any other patriotic tune comes to mind more readily than "rockets red glare" when you look at this photo: It had been a long, wonderful day … and I'm so glad I dragged my bones all the way down to Hyena Falls to take a crack at photographing our annual fireworks…

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