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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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Nov 30, 2018

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 Johannes

00:00 – Intro and Welcome the #PodSquad
01:25 - This is Your Life!
33:15 - Amusings
58:34 - Upcoming Holidays
1:06:22 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:41:14 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Nov 8, 2018

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 - Update on Santa's Merry Marketplace
34:59 - Upcoming Holidays
48:20 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:05:28 - Is it That Time Again?

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Oct 26, 2018

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 Claise-y Guest
35:29 - Amusings w/ Just Judy
57:01 - Upcoming Holidays
1:08:02 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:35:36 - It's That Time Again...

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Oct 13, 2018

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 - Non-Stop Norah
57:01 - Upcoming Holidays
1:08:00 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:44:34 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Sep 28, 2018

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 Rogue

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Sep 14, 2018

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 Holidays
1:17:40 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:57:20 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Aug 31, 2018

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 Podcasters
27:16 - Amusings
49:30 - Upcoming Holidays
1:09:36 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:27:04 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Aug 15, 2018

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 Holidays
55:04 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:29:39 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Jul 27, 2018

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 Feedback
1:18:01 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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Jul 13, 2018

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 Week
36:30 - Amusings
1:12:28 - Upcoming Holidays
1:20:57 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:42:22 - 25 Degrees of Separation

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