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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Thankful for Thanksgiving

Any lovely aromas coming out of your kitchen yet? It's Thanksgiving week, when nearly everyone tries their hand at baking, roasting and even frying. In our Thanksgiving-themed section, The Voyage tends to grab the glory. According to Travel Channel, it's the "most insane" wooden roller coaster out there, so accolades are rather appropriate. But another…

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Cancer survivor’s ride of a lifetime

This email choked me up – thanks to Chris for letting us post it: Dear Holiday World and Splashin' Safari,   Like most people who grew up in Southern Indiana, I grew up visiting "Santa Claus Land." My family visited very rarely back then, as I had a very modest upbringing. In my adult years, I have…

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Sprechen Sie Deutsch?

Here's the German version of the NatGeo Channel "World's Toughest Fixes" episode shot here back in 2009: It was a wunderbar experience for all involved!

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“For the kids …”

There's never a dull moment on Twitter. We see lots of tweets from families planning to visit and later sharing photos of their children happily hugging Holidog or madly licking their dripping Udderly Blue ice cream cone. We see tweets of professed love for friends who include them in their park visit and snarky comments…

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A different kind of “air time” for Voyage

You know what "air time" is, right? That "tickle in my tummy" sensation when you're riding a great roller coaster. Our Voyage has more air time than any other wooden coaster in the world. And for that – and a few other – reasons, it gets a different kind of air time tonight – on…

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Measured success

Another opening day is coming to an end. Our 66th. Had fun tweeting about it: We're 66 this year! Who else was born in 1946? Dolly Parton, Pat Sajak, Edgar Winter, Liza Minnelli, Cheech Marin, Peggy Lipton … #HWSS — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) May 5, 2012 I don't remember the last time we reached 90…

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2012’s maiden Voyage

The call came out mid-afternoon – it was time to ride Voyage for the first time this season. The test dummies were the first to arrive in the station. They kicked up their heels with joy. A few stretches before riding is a great idea. Ummm … Pilates for Dummies? At last it was time…

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Voyage cameo on GMA

Received this nice email this morning from Tina: I was watching Good Morning America this morning. They did a segment on performing surgery under zero gravity. When they explained how the Vomit Comet worked they showed a video of The Voyage going down one of the hills. Thought you would really enjoy the comparison between…

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