Have you ever even eaten a bon bon?

A friend in Boston teased me just yesterday about, "After this weekend, you're all off till spring, right?" He's a thousand miles away, but I know Rus ducked when he hit the "send" button. Them's fightin' words around here! So I was tickled when Will addressed the topic in his latest blog post for BlooLoop.com.

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“Oh, so THAT’S how it works!”

There's nothing like a ride simulation to help you finally figure out what it is you're promoting. "Ohhhhhhhh…!" It gave me such a lift to finally "get it." I mean the ride type has been around a long time. There's just a new way of getting from here to there that I finally understand. Matt…

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The incredible non-sweating reporter

Got a new (to me) car a few months ago and on Sunday saw the little "outside temp" go to three digits for the first time. And it stayed there. Michael from the Fox affiliate in Evansville called and asked about coming up to do a "gosh, it's hot!" story for the news. Who am…

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A “coach” no more

Remember this phone call? Well, she just called back. Using a whole new pronunciation guide. "Hello, are you an administrative assistant for Wah Kotch?" Excuse me, who? "Wah Kotch." (Will's initials are W.A. Just like his dad. Just like his son. W.A. without the periods is "Wah," I guess. Rhymes with ahhh.) When I told…

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Shaken, but some weren’t stirred

I’ve been wanting to post for the past hour, but keep getting derailed by all the emails asking about The Earthquake. Thanks for caring. The coasters are fine. (Oh, and we are, too.) It was 4:36 this morning. The rattling began. Later, I thought of the ratty motels featured in movies and sitcoms — those…

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Do these men look happy?

Oh for heaven's sake, Eric and Matt! You're about to get the first ride of the season on the #1 Wooden Coaster on the Planet! In the front seat, no less! What in heck are you talking about — budgets?! Off they go. That's Tori and Will in the back seat. We had thunderstorms last…

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Call for riders

Happens every spring right about this time. Time for the coasters to reawaken and for employees to demonstrate their loyalty. Time to ride. We started with The Raven. Later on at a meeting, someone asked who had gotten to ride. Quite honestly, all you had to do was look around the conference table and check…

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Rudolph’s nose would come in handy

Little Girl with Hands Up on Reindeer Games

My, my, how it does snow, sleet and rain here in Santa Claus. What a mess. Before chipping the ice off my car and heading for home, here — as promised — are photos of the newly arrived Reindeer Games: Closer to opening, this will go vertical, of course, in Rudolph’s Reindeer Ranch. And here…

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First Class or Coach?

Started off the year with one strange phone call yesterday. Tammy sent it over to me since it was someone from a magazine. "Hello, this is Paula." Yes, this is Angie. I wish to speak to W.A. Coach, Jr. "You mean Will Koch, right?" No. I need to speak directly with W.A. Coach, Jr. This…

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“Fusion of Fun”

Show of hands: Is anyone else sick, sick, sick of the word "fusion"? Over the weekend, a little "cooking moment" came on the radio. The lady with the soothing voice explained how simple it is to make Hot Cocoa…with a fusion of cinnamon. Oh. Please. Since when is digging around in the cabinet for the…

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Hey, Hey … It’s Kima Bay!

Okay, so by now you’ve checked this out, right? And maybe you even got a chance to watch Will do his thing with our groundbreaking this morning, courtesy our Kima Bay Construction Cam (or…The WebCam Formerly Known As SplashCam): Oh, it’s been so dry lately, the dust was flying. (Laura from our county Visitors Bureau,…

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