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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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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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Feb 3, 2017

Our #PodSquad takes a look at a new menu item (paninis!), picking Twitter fights with wrestling great Mick Foley, Kitty Claws before her tutu, and the seasonal hiring/training challenge. Oh, and bacon. Recorded 2/03/17 #HoWoPo

Hosted by: Paula Werne, Matt Eckert & Lauren Crosby

Special Guest: Vanessa Bye

00:00 - Intro & Welcome the #PodSquad 
01:42 - Where is Eric?
04:23 - Backup Bacon
10:04 - Hire & Hire
25:31 - A Former Employee's Recent Honor
28:28 - Upcoming Holidays
36:11 - Paninis!
47:15 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:00:45 - 33 Degrees of Separation

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Jan 20, 2017

Listeners' questions about Holiday World's wooden roller coasters, "cheeseball" becomes a verb, an oboe's Twitter account - all on Holiday World's podcast. Recorded 1/20/17 #HoWoPo

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

Special Guest: John Woodard

00:00 - Intro & Welcome the #PodSquad 
01:28 - Matt's Monologue
09:38 - Introducing John
11:10 - Snack Time
13:46 - Our Best Features
17:34 - Firecracker Update
22:23 - Wooden You Like to Know
41:13 - Upcoming Holidays
47:31 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:01:10 - 33 Degrees of Separation

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Jan 4, 2017

We welcome Leah back to the #PodSquad as we ring in 2017. Updates on Firecracker and wooden coaster work, holidays, #HoWoPo Feedback and even a new game are all on the table today. Recorded 1/4/17 #HoWoPo

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

00:00 - Intro & Welcome the #PodSquad 
02:15 - Amusings
09:44 - New Year's Resolutions
20:52 - Leah's Learning Time
23:26 - Ready for my Close-Up
28:09 - Wooden Coaster Update
31:05 - Upcoming Holidays
42:50 - #HoWoPo Feedback
58:59 - Game Time!

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Dec 14, 2016

'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the podcast: Firecracker and wooden coaster trackwork updates, a massive tasting of 2017 treats, someone on the #PodSquad doesn't like Christmas songs (!), and a 1955 newspaper article from Sandusky. Released 12/14/16 #HoWoPo

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

00:00 - Intro & Welcome the #PodSquad 
02:12 - Amusings
14:27 - Story Time or Snack Time?
16:51 - History
19:58 - Definitely Snack Time
20:57 - Mark Your Calendars
23:41 - Firecracker Update
26:51 - On Track
28:30 - HoliWood Nights
35:33 - Upcoming Holidays
50:20 - #HoWoPo Feedback
1:05:28 - 70 Degrees of Separation

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