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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On assignment: Find the fun!

When Rand McNally and USA Today announced they were searching for the Most Fun Small Town in the U.S., we immediately thought of … well, us. Not to be too full of ourselves, but over the past 65 years, we’ve pretty well figured out how to have…fun. When Santa Claus was named a Finalist Town…

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Watch us on the Travel Channel tonight!

Tonight’s the night. We all get to tune in and watch The Travel Channel. For tonight, Bert the Conqueror will conqueror … Indiana. Bert is the host of this crazy show where he goes from state to state–and often from park to park–trying to conquer his fears. Fear of heights. Fears of high speeds. Fear…

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Schwartz or Hitch? You decide…

While Nathan was editing this video of Voyage‘s first test run of the year, he naturally started thinking of an educational television program from his youth. For me, though, in the next office over, it was the movie Psycho that came to mind. Since this is Nathan’s first season with us, he’d never seen a…

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“Ultimate Water Ride” airs tonight

The TV show with the unfortunate acronym, World's Toughest Fixes, will present an hour-long behind-the-scenes look at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari tonight. Seems like every time I post a reminder on our Facebook page someone posts, "Why?! What happened?!" It's all good. World's Toughest Fixes isn't just about "problems," they also showcase new construction….

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Jeff & Katie, sittin’ in a … coaster

Voyage is truly the roller coaster of love. (Sorry, now that song is stuck in your head, isn’t it? Misery loves company…) A coaster enthusiast emailed me a month or so ago, asking about how he could go about getting engaged here at the park. Is it rude of me to ask, "Are you SURE…

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Final exams

Am I the only adult who breathes a sigh of relief every May that I don’t have to take final exams? I didn’t think so. But testing, of course, is important. … especially when it’s a brand new design for a brand new coaster train. Since the Timberliners are still in testing mode for a…

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Who’s on first?

Typical conversation between Will and me: Me: Thanks for emailing me the photos, Will. The one of the logo — exactly where is it on the seat? Will: It's on the seatback. Me: The back of the back of the seat? Or the front of the back of the seat? …after pausing to laugh and…

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Ready fenders

Been bugging the engineers at The Gravity Group for more photos of our new Timberliner trains. Testing of the new trains for our Voyage roller coaster begins in just a few weeks, and the parts are in painting-and-assembly mode. Korey was kind enough to send a few. In Korey’s words: I took a field trip…

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