Video: Will takes a seat…

Considering that The Gravity Group is based in Cincinnati, and we're here in Santa Claus, one would think Will wouldn't have to go all the way to Las Vegas to try out the feel of a Timberliner car. But since the IAAPA Expo was in Vegas this year, it does sort of makes sense. The…

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The family that rides together…

Will is a happy guy. He’s in Las Vegas at the IAAPA Expo, where a sample Timberliner car just happens to be on display. Looks pretty comfortable, doesn’t he? Front row, from left: Lori Koch (Will’s better half), Will, brother Dan and mom, Pat. The back row, from left: Chad Miller and Larry Bill from…

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Santa Claus pays an early visit

This is so "hot off the presses." When we heard from the engineers who designed The Voyage that they wanted to also design coaster trains, we were intrigued. As you may remember, we provided The Gravity Group with a testing ground for their Timberliner prototype last spring. And today we announce that indeed we will…

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Tomorrow’s news release, tonight

Why not? I'm working late and feeling a bit giddy and light-headed. Let's do it! Let's give our HoliBlog readers a sneak peek at what's going to the news media before sun-up on Thursday. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CHANNEL TO FEATURE RIDE CONSTRUCTION SANTA CLAUS, IN—–When construction crews for the Wildebeest water coaster hoist a huge piece…

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Will reveals a sweet secret

Working for a family-owned business is almost always a pleasure. But every so often the staff witnesses the personal side as it seeps over to the business side. Every so often, Will and Mrs. Koch go from being business-owner-and-his-director-of-values to simply son and mother. Will offered to share an example, and how he gets around…

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Don’t throw your back out, Will!

The Travel Channel is here today shooting footage for two episodes of their Extreme show. Will is being interviewed about Pilgrims Plunge, ZOOMbabwe and Voyage. In this video, he describes the in-the-dark experience on ZOOMbabwe.

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Will explains “the tilt”

Leave it to Doug at SeasonPassPodcast.com to get to the bottom of Pilgrims Plunge's elevator "tilt." Doug and the crew gathered during our HoliWood Nights (about 500 coaster enthusiasts from around the country gather annually for this event). After the park closed to the general public Saturday night, and following an impressive thunderstorm storm, the…

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Thinkin’ Lincoln

Years and years ago, I used to work for a guy who would suddenly pop on a red clown's nose during a meeting. Just … out of the blue. He only did it front of me once and I guess my non-poker face was such that he immediately removed it. Fast-forward 20 years. And then…

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Drop in anytime

Will and Santa take another ride on Pilgrims Plunge. Listen for Santa's delighted, "Ho! Ho! Ho!"

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Taking the plunge

Would anyone like for us to make a wallpaper out of this shot? Will and Santa rode the first boat on Pilgrims Plunge this afternoon with the media on hand. So how did they do? We had about 15 Twitterers on hand to ride. You'll find their tweets here.

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The meeting room yesterday

…definitely had some pretty wallpaper. No matter which way you looked, the view was grand. Here are Will and Mrs. Koch plus Craig, our Safety Director, with the Department of Labor folks.

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