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The Official Holiday World Podcast

The official podcast of Holiday World & Splashin' Safari theme park & water park in Santa Claus, Indiana. #HoWoPo
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Jun 23, 2017

A visit from the Koaster Kids and two international coaster clubs, a troublesome groundhog, more bits-o-bacon that you could ever imagine, and the #PodSquad catches up with newlywed Andy Imlay. Recorded 6/23/17 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Eric Rentz

Special Guest: Andy Imlay

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the Newlywed
19:23 – Batter Up
22:54 – Amusings
33:40 - Fidgeting
37:39 - Groundhog Day
46:12 - Upcoming Holidays
49:50 - Friday Night Fireworks
51:06 - #HoWoPo Feedback
59:04 – 33 Degrees of Separation

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Jun 9, 2017

The #PodSquad is blown away learning about the upcoming Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series from competitor Cesilie Carlton, who's on our high-dive team. Remembering all the fun from HoliWood Nights, a group called INCPAS, a waddling Code WL, plus two new claims for Splashin' Safari. Recorded 6/9/17 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert & Eric Rentz

Special Guest: Cesilie Carlton

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
01:32 – Diving Right In
20:44 – Amusings
44:44 - Upcoming Holidays
50:14 - Jurclassic Feedback
1:13:55 - ABC 123
1:16:56 – 33 Degrees of Separation

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May 26, 2017

The #PodSquad welcomes back IT Director Matt to talk about Apple Pay, Raspberry Pies and more. Stories range from Gravel Flannel, Deep-Fried Reese's, and Big Red mania to the upcoming Jurclassic Park event! Recorded 5/26/17 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, Leah Koch & Eric Rentz

Special Guest: Matt Taylor

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
02:46 – Welcome Back
06:40 – IT Returns
17:58 – Amusings
20:54 – Gravel Flannel
24:04 – We Just Got a Letter
25:55 – Facebook Frenzy
35:59 - Coming Soon
40:55 - Upcoming Holidays
57:39 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:11:09– 33 Degrees of Separation

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May 12, 2017

In this episode, the #PodSquad learns firsthand what it took to restore Firecracker, a classic Calypso ride that was all but abandoned in a field. A Mother's Day surprise, Play Day fun, HoliWood Nights planning, a #promocode, plus a not-to-miss Sweepstakes. Recorded 5/12/17 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, & Eric Rentz

Special Guest: Sean Strahl

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
04:19 – Lights On
20:05 – Play Day
24:37 – HoliWood Nights
28:32 – Barnabas
33:12 – Upcoming Holidays
35:16 – Happy Mother’s Day
41:03 - #HoWoPo Feedback
54:39 – 33 Degrees of Separation

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Apr 27, 2017

With just two days before Opening Day, the #PodSquad hangs with Chad Benefield from WBKR-FM, who just enjoyed his first ride on Firecracker, wedged into a car with Matt. USA Today polls, a high-dive champ returns, goodbye to Erin Moran, and a typo-ridden contest. Recorded 4/27/2017 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, & Eric Rentz

Special Guest: Chad Benefield

00:00 - Intro & Hanging [With] Chad
07:18 - Amusings
13:53 - Firecracker 2.0
17:53 - Jumping for Joy
20:38 - The Polls are Open
24:13 - A Bet's a Bet
29:24 - A Quik Contest
34:36 - Upcoming Holidays
41:34 - #HoWoPo Feedback
57:42 - 33 Degrees of Separation

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Apr 14, 2017

Holiday World opens in two weeks and the #PodSquad juggles news crew visits, Firecracker's finishing touches, climbing Voyage's lifthill, Facebook vs. MySpace, Churro Bites, a sweepstakes and a promo code. Oh, and Baconflation. Recorded 3/31/2017 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Lauren Crosby & Eric Rentz

00:00 - Intro & Welcome
01:56 - Amusings
12:24 - Firecracker Update
17:36 - Shop til You Drop
30:26 - Blogaversary
33:42 - Easterseals
39:00 - Early Morning Antics
51:19 - Upcoming Holidays
1:11:14 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:16:41 - Baconflation
1:30:05 - 33 Degrees of Separation

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Mar 31, 2017

With a month to go before Opening Day, the #PodSquad counts down their 10 most-anticipated experiences for the new season, sample a new (delicious!) flavor of cotton candy, and learn what will become of the Firecracker cars' original lights. Recorded 3/31/2017 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Lauren Crosby & Eric Rentz

00:00 - Intro & Welcome
03:09 - Amusings
04:56 - The Final Countdown
26:57 - Upcoming Holidays
48:05 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:02:00 - 33 Degrees of Separation

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Mar 17, 2017

It's St. Patrick's Day and the full #PodSquad is on board to catch you up on Firecracker, track work on The Voyage roller coaster, Pick Your Price e-tickets, awkward moments, our new Calming/Sensory Room, loads of listener feedback, and a long-ago promise of a pie. Recorded 3/17/17 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby, Leah Koch & Eric Rentz

00:00 - Top O' The Podcast
03:49 - April's Due
08:14 - Queueing Theory
10:31 - Off-Season Updates
13:22 - PYP
16:16 - Join the Club
19:22 - Playing Chicken (Bacon Ranch)
21:28 - Upcoming Holidays
52:01 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:09:30 - A Promise Fulfilled
1:17:58 - 33 Degrees of Separation

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Mar 1, 2017

Food Fight! from Tammy, mean tweets, coaster restraint maintenance, an oboe tutorial, plus we reveal which #PodSquad member once had a pet skunk. Recorded 3/1/17 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert & Eric Rentz

Special Guest: Tammy Berg

00:00 - Intro & Welcome the #PodSquad 
05:05 - Amusings
09:09 - Restraining Order
11:08 - Tammy's Food Fight
28:29 - Upcoming Holiday
41:03 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:17:58 - 33 Degrees of Separation

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Feb 15, 2017

Ride Op school, Firecracker's angle of ascent, fancy new burgers, a William Shatner sighting, plus Matt shares a harrowing childhood fear with the #PodSquad. Oh, and bacon. Recorded 2/15/17 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert, Lauren Crosby & Eric Rentz

00:00 - Intro & Welcome the #PodSquad 
03:48 - Amusings
06:44 - Burger Interruption
12:26 - As I was Saying...
16:46 - Promises Made, Promises Kept
25:48 - Love is a Roller Coaster
30:07 - Off-Season Updates
39:29 - Upcoming Holidays
1:00:38 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:20:19 - 33 Degrees of Separation

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