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he latest news and fun from Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.

he latest news and fun from Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.
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Santa Claus, IN

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he latest news and fun from Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.

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Episode 071 - The One with the Town Named Santa Claus

12/14/2018
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It's Christmas-time in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, and the Holiday World #PodSquad is researching the origins of the town's name, its post-office locations, and other towns named Santa Claus. A Santa's Merry Marketplace update, this week's feature on The Today Show, and a Hungarian mathematician. Recorded 12/14/18 #HoHoHo #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula, Lauren & Leah Special Guest: Lori Koch 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 01:48 - Amusings 24:20 - Stamp of Approval 56:39 -...

Duration:01:28:01

Episode 070 - The One with the Retiree

11/30/2018
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He joined the Holiday World team nearly three decades ago, golfed with Santa every week, and was one of the “evil geniuses” behind Free Soft Drinks. The Holiday World #PodSquad says goodbye to Sales Director Mike Johannes this episode, with 26 years worth of memories. Also, an IAAPA Expo recap, SpongeBob memories, and four decades of hidden graffiti. Recorded 11/30/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula, Matt, Lauren & Leah Special Guest: [Soon-to-be-Retired] Managing Director of Sales, Mike...

Duration:01:51:14

Episode 069 - The One with the Airtime!

11/8/2018
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Matt and Paula fly solo this episode as we announce the movie theme chosen for HoliWood Nights 2019, a special event for roller-coaster enthusiasts. Surely you've guessed it by now! An unplugged ATM, Bohemian Rhapsody, Season Pass Sweepstakes, new offices, a NASA connection, a taco hat, a Prune Fair, and more! Recorded 11/8/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula, Matt, Lauren, and Leah 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the [smaller] #PodSquad 02:03 - HoliWood Nights 101 12:36 - Long Awaited Reveal 22:00...

Duration:01:09:43

Episode 068 - The One with the Spoopy

10/26/2018
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The #PodSquad is all about the Spoopy this episode, as Amanda from the Holiday World Halloween show sits in and swaps behind-the-scenes stories with Lauren and Leah. A 74-year-old Voyage-riding grandma, a British "kitsch," a box full of beanies, marshmallow-roasting advice, getting mean-mugged and ... Where's Foot-o? Recorded 10/26/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, and Leah Koch Special Guest: Amanda Claise 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 03:50 - A...

Duration:01:38:48

Episode 067 - The One with the Making Merry

10/12/2018
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With Happy Halloween Weekends ending October 28 and the 2019 Announcement just hours old, the #PodSquad digs in to share all sorts of behind-the-scenes tales about Santa's Merry Marketplace and more. Edgar Allan Poe, Jeannie C. Riley, sloths, birds, bacon, Spoopy, the creator of Fettuccine Alfredo, and a sweet girl named Norah. Recorded 10/12/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, and Leah Koch 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 02:51 - Amusings 48:30 -...

Duration:01:54:26

Episode 066 - The One Where They All Went Rogue

9/28/2018
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For the first time, the podcast goes Paula-less as accountant Tiffany Leonard joins the #PodSquad. Homemade Halloween costumes, buffalo chicken sandwiches, coffee hacks, pierogis, and the merits of casual versus holiday bacon. Also badgers. Recorded 9/28/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Leah Koch, Matt Eckert & Lauren Crosby Special Guest: Tiffany Leonard 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 04:59 - Amusings 22:44 - Upcoming Holidays 42:24 - #HoWoPo Feedback 54:55 - 6 Degrees of Going...

Duration:01:08:43

Episode 065 - The One with the Lucite

9/14/2018
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The #PodSquad goes deep on the recent Golden Ticket Awards, talking travel, treats, and late-night search for the Top 50 lists. Also, prep for the fast-approaching Happy Halloween Weekends, with new shows and SCAREbnb nearly ready to go. Oh, and bacon. And SPAM. Recorded 9/14/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 02:58 - Amusings 13:27 - Golden Ticket Awards 49:04 - Happy Halloween Weekends 1:01:10 - Upcoming...

Duration:02:07:34

Episode 064 - The One with the Other Podcasters

8/31/2018
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The father-and-son team from Theme Park Families Podcast joins the Holiday World #PodSquad to talk about their travels, their taste in music, and that adorable theme song of theirs. Mean Tweets (sort of), a Season Pass Sweepstakes, ketchup vs. mustard, and ... bacon. Recorded 8/31/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch Special Guests: Adam & Andrew Brechner, Theme Park Families 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 02:18 - The Other...

Duration:01:36:28

Episode 063 - The One with the Griswolds

8/15/2018
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The #PodSquad welcomes a YouTube Sensation to the Griswold family as Taylor Bybee of Coaster Studios joins the conversation. Gluten-Free Funnel Cakes, "the Holiday dog," a Google+ fan, the Santa Claus Land mail-order catalog, and Matt gets in a pickle. Recorded 8/15/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch Special Guest: Taylor Bybee, CoasterStudios 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 04:25 - Honorary Griswold 24:20 - Amusings 43:41 - Upcoming...

Duration:01:40:49

Episode 062 - The One with the Weather Warrior

7/27/2018
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The #PodSquad sits down with Eyewitness News Meteorologist Ron Rhodes to talk about the weather, including a love note to the late Marcia Yockey. Fireworks, a TripAdvisor award, a college-student's need for HoliFudge, and more. Oh, and bacon is back. Recorded 7/27/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, and Leah Koch Special Guest: Ron Rhodes, WEHT Meteorologist 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 28:43 - Amusings 48:18 - Upcoming Holidays 53:36 - #HoWoPo...

Duration:01:30:48

Episode 061 - The One with the Sharkey

7/13/2018
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It's Sharkey Week for the #PodSquad, as longtime Holiday World Entertainer Robert Sharkey talks about his road to Roy G. Biv and Mysterio. Which ICEE flavor takes the "most popular" honors, perfect score for our Rides Crew, a slam dunk from the NBA, and a new treat called Frychos. Recorded 7/13/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, and Leah Koch Special Guest: Robert Sharkey, Holiday World Entertainer 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 02:16 - Sharkey...

Duration:01:54:26

Episode 060 - The One with the Pyrotechnics

6/29/2018
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It's that patriotic time of year, and the #PodSquad is all about fireworks, John Adams, and red, white and blue treats! IT Guy Steven Weedman guests, with loads of behind-the-scenes stories, including how to sync music with fireworks. An A+ for our lifeguards, a Holimpics event for our staff, and a half a million downloads. Oh, and bacon. And pickles. Recorded 6/29/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Lauren Crosby & Matt Blumhardt Special Guest: Steven Weedman 00:00 – Intro and Welcome...

Duration:01:46:04

Episode 059 - The One with The British Are Coming!

6/15/2018
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The British are coming! The #PodSquad gets continental when the Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain visits Holiday World (again)! A recap of HoliWood Nights, a Give Kids the World donation, the Tony Awards, Nanocoasters, and so much more! Oh, and a Big Green Hand. Recorded 6/15/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch Special Guest: Andy Hine 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 02:12 - The British Invasion 25:35 - Amusings 48:36 - Upcoming...

Duration:01:33:33

Episode 058 - The One with the Homecoming

6/1/2018
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He managed to get his foot in the podcast's door once before via phone, but this time Coaster Crew's Jon Robbins brings the Big Green Foot to the table, as the #podsquad readies for Holiday World's annual HoliWood Nights event for coaster enthusiasts. Leah gets her MBA, Matt gets training in the proper preparation of pepperoni pizza, and Lauren gets no sleep. #HoWoPo is back! Recorded 6/1/18 Hosted by: Paula Werne & Matt Eckert Special Guest: Jon Robbins, Coaster Crew 00:00 – Intro and...

Duration:01:31:56

Episode 057 - The One with the Welcome Matt

5/3/2018
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New Santa Claus Land and roller coaster shirts, NanoCoasters come to Holiday World's shops, Daily Deals, Fudge Bites, and more for the #PodSquad, who also learn about a visit from Miss America, a Tony nomination, a Bacon Diet, and the allure of Big Red and pickles. Recorded 5/3/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne & Matt Eckert Special Guest: Matt Blumhardt, VP of Revenue Operations 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 00:43 - Roll Out the Welcome Matt 43:43 - Amusings 56:47 -...

Duration:01:47:30

Episode 056 - The One with the Controls Freak

4/20/2018
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The Holiday World #PodSquad meets Controls Freak Brian Pastor, of Irvine-Ondrey Engineering, and learn about his work on the park's three wooden coasters. A tribute to Give Kids the World's founder, Henri Landwirth, ICEE mania, the health benefits of riding coasters, a sweepstakes, a promo code, and more! Recorded 4/20/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby Special Guest: Brian Pastor 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 01:05 - The Controls Freak 23:43 -...

Duration:01:45:14

Episode 055 - The One with the Smooth Talker

4/6/2018
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Meet the “track smoother” from The Gravity Group, who nipped and tucked Voyage’s track over the off season to provide the best ride possible on Holiday World’s 1.2 mile wooden coaster. The #PodSquad also talks about what it takes to develop a new stage show, plus a new sweepstakes and a scolding text to author Stephen King. Recorded 4/6/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert & Lauren Crosby Special Guest: Brian Kosmac 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 02:06 - Brian Kosmac...

Duration:01:26:43

Episode 054 - The One with the Mix-It-Up Menu

3/23/2018
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Tammy from Food & Beverage is back to talk about this season’s new menu items at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Next the #PodSquad slows down to review an error from the last episode. A new sweepstakes, favorite children’s books, and a good “bye girl.” Recorded 3/23/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, Leah Koch & Eric Rentz Special Guest: Tammy Berg 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 01:30 - Tammy from Food & Beverage 23:18 - Amusings 39:09 - Give Me...

Duration:01:34:09

Episode 053 - The One with the ProSlide CEO

3/9/2018
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Industry great Rick Hunter joins the #PodSquad to talk about his journey to starting ProSlide in 1986, his friendship with the late Will Koch, creating the world's two best water coasters, and his advice to young designers. This episode also includes foot-long corn dogs, Big Red ICEES, a new sweepstakes, and endless cleaning tips. Recorded 3/9/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Eric Rentz Special Guest: Rick Hunter 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the...

Duration:01:38:14

Episode 052 - The One with the Drone Man

2/16/2018
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What does it take to drone on and on? The #PodSquad learns from our FAA-licensed drone operator. Leah is back for this episode - with her oboe and purple hair! Dippin' Dot flavor ideas (including bacon, of course) and sweepstakes, a Cornelius Van Snoodle clone, and a wedding like none other. Recorded 2/16/18 #HoWoPo Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Leah Koch Special Guest: Stephen Rutherford 00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad 01:30 - The Drone Man 29:41 -...

Duration:01:37:53