Podcast: SWOT analysis

Sad Eric with 4 lattes

With a couple of SWOT enthusiasts sitting around the #podsquad table, you knew it was only a matter of time: That Corn Bin photo posted on the Book of Face: Don’t those kiddos look like adults at a coffee shop … or a spa? Our Facebook frame for Happy Halloween Weekends is only a click…

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Presidential proclamation

Today is Presidents Day across the land. And here’s what it looks like on our webcam: Really. Nothing but frozen fog as far as the eye can see (which isn’t far). This prompted Matt to text me a presidential proclamation: “The Groundhog has totally ruined his chances of ever having his Holiday at the Park.”…

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A job well done

Thunderbird at night

How’s this for a great recruitment tool? Don’t you wish you worked here? #EmployeeNight #Thunderbird pic.twitter.com/lMeHGPcwWr — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) April 18, 2015 That right – six hours of Thunderbird rides this afternoon and evening. In fact, the fun is still going on! If this looks like your kind of place to work (full-time or…

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The woods are ablaze with fall colors

Such a pretty time of the year! The trees are brilliant with red, yellow, gold and … Yes, there’s a pop of orange out in the woods by The Voyage this year. Where exactly? Thunderbird will cross Voyage once right here: As you can see, it’s between the second and third hills on Voyage. Of…

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Orange you glad we take lots of photos?

Because, you know, just about everybody is wanting to see the latest construction pics of Thunderbird. I half expected that a coaster enthusiast (you know who you are!) might have strapped a video cam on Dasher there and sent him in for a DashCam exclusive. Yes, Thunderbird’s track is heading skyward! We had some fun…

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The World through Leah’s lens

I’ll never forget how much my siblings and I used to pester my father about what was coming. I wish I could calculate just how many times we asked him, “C’mon, can you at least give us a hint?” He’d say something incredibly vague that gave absolutely nothing away like, “It’s big.” (Well, duh, everything…

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Weren’t we just complaining about record heat?

… and here it is in January and we’re not exactly loving the single digits! We’re heading into a warming trend next week, and you can bet these fellows are looking forward to it: Construction crews are hard at it, getting Hyena Falls built for May. So where exactly will this four in-the-dark slide complex…

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“Santa, the horseshoe has landed”

Sorry it's taken me more than a week to get these up, but I wanted to share the webcam caps (I think that's short for "captures") that our friend Robert grabbed during the Pilgrims Plunge topping back on the 13th. He was kind enough to give each "cap" a name and quite a few of…

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Holiday World heist

What a nice email (including the subject line, above) from a new friend from across the pond: Good Evening/Afternoon Paula! It is Friday night over here and after a hard day's work I am relaxing at home as I am traveling 2 hours at 7am in the morning to get to Alton Towers for a…

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Snow day!

… well, there’s snow, but we’re here at work. If you haven’t already, you might want to take a look at our Kima Bay Construction Cam, as the sweep of the area shows some lovely precip. (I refuse to call it “the white stuff.”) Last night at home, when I realized it was snowing, I…

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Do monkeys hibernate?

Apparently not… These simians can't wait for May to roll around. After yesterday's torrential rainfall, the Kima Bay area should be renamed Kima Mudhole. However, the sun is out, drying the land, so there should be some interesting activity on our webcams soon.

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