Zenerosity

So who won that HoliAuction we held to help tornado victims in Oklahoma? Meet Keith. After quite the bidding war in our HoliAuction, Keith triumphed, winning a prize pack overflowing with Holiday World memorabilia. All proceeds (plus some generous donations from our staff, matched by the park) went to support the American Red Cross's tornado…

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The Belgians are here!

The phrase "the Belgians are coming!" doesn't have quite the same historical ring as our recent post about the Brits. But still. Cool. I knew they were visiting soon, but wasn't sure exactly when – they'd been waffling on the dates. Ba-da-bum. They made themselves known yesterday via Twitter: Hier staat een gelukkig, ernstig door…

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Yin and yang

The peaceful relaxation of Bahari River. And the rush of a back-seat ride on The Voyage. Bliss!

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Keeping track of the coaster crazies

When we started building The Raven back in 1994, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into … … and how many friendships would be forged. The roller coaster enthusiasts are like one big, happy, enthusiastic family. And last weekend was their family reunion. Just as with any family reunion, they take lots…

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Familiar faces

It's a question we hear fairly often: Which famous people have visited Holiday World over the years? It's an interesting collection of names. A future president, a wrestling legend, professional football players, a television host, to not name a few. The list is long enough that we created a Pinterest board called Famous Visitors to…

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Lying down on the job?

Could it be? Our Coaster Cats lying down on the job? Say it ain't so, Joe! Ah, no. Just a photo shot in horizontal format, but stored as vertical. There. That's better. Did you know Voyage has three stretches of track that are at a 90-degree angle to terra firma? Yes, that's right.

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When your office is on the 10th floor …

… but you don't have any walls … … it's much appreciated when the railing for your safety harness gets at much TLC as you give to your coasters! Our Coaster Cats wear safety harnesses so they can "tie off" when they're up on the coaster structure. This new safety installation makes that process even…

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Meeeeoooooow!

No we're not blogging about Kitty Claws today. We're giving you a look at what our Coaster Cats are up to. Heath and Anthony are up on the structure, working on one of The Voyage's ledgers. They're making adjustments to some of the ledgers and lean batters located past that last 90-degree section of track….

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An office with a view

Our Coaster Cats have quite an expansive work space. Skylights, even. During the winter months, our coaster maintenance technicians – Anthony and Heath are in the above photo – bundle up and head out to perform their off-season track work. Right now, the crazy curves that race Voyage riders back into the station is getting…

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All shook up

Elvis Officiates Wedding on Top of the Voyage

It’s the birthday of The King – Elvis Presley! Brings to mind the roller coaster wedding we held back in 2008. Bruce Borders, an Elvis impersonator, was on hand to unite the happy couple and even serenade them – on top of The Voyage. Here they are, up near the top of Voyage’s lift hill….

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