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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Dan and Chad take a walk by The Voyage

We love our Voyage. It's been voted the #1 Wooden Coaster on the Planet since it was one year old. This year is Voyage's seventh season. (Gosh, and it seems like only yesterday we were potty training … oh, wait, I seem to be confusing work and home. Once again. Never mind.) All of our…

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Got good “coaster hair”?

Years ago, we were hosting a Discovery Channel crew, here to shoot footage of coaster enthusiasts riding The Legend roller coaster. The field producer had a very specific request: "Find me riders with good coaster hair for the front seat." ….uh … excuse me? That was the first time I’d heard the term. But not…

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When your sister is … a roller coaster

Leah's sister coaster

Today, we introduce our PR intern, Leah, as a guest HoliBlogger. Leah will be a junior this fall at Indiana University; she’s majoring in journalism. … she has an interesting “sister” to tell you about: Mom used to joke that this park was “the other woman” when it came to my dad. Being Will Koch,…

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