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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby Mantaeus » Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:52 pm

I used to have all of those Cedar Point postcards. Shame that I don't know whatever happened to them.

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:31 pm

Oh Mantaeus you should totally dig them out. Perhaps they're in your attic or basement...hmmm?

Does anyone else on TPR collect postcards? I would love for you to contribute them here in this thread!

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Mon Jun 14, 2010 5:29 pm

I was literally stunned this morning when I read the news that Will Koch had passed away. In my mind, Will (and the Koch family) have exemplified to the greatest degree everything that's good and right in the amusement industry. Having been to Holiday World and events there many times, I'll forever miss Will's gigantic smile, warm spirited enthusiasm, and his unmistakable laugh that would make you laugh just hearing it! Truly a remarkable man, I submit this postcard in Will's honor, memory, and tribute.

Will's family has asked that memorial contributions be made to the following:

http://www.lincolnamphitheatre.com/Donate.htm

https://www.jdrf.org/index.cfm?page_id=100903

When you donate to the JDRF, there's a checkbox you can tick where you can fill in "In memory of Will Koch".
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby tiger01 » Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:24 pm

Thats a great PostCard! It would be funny if the girl in the front row on Voyage saw this postcard! :lmao:
It's sad to hear that Will Koch has passed away however he has left an amazing themepark behind!
I quit my job at the helium factory last week...I refused to be spoken to in that tone!

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:52 pm

^ Amazing themepark indeed which is why I've decided to dedicate the rest of this month's postcards to Holiday World, the legacy of the Koch family, and all the park employees who work so hard to make it such a fun place! Pictured here are a couple of attractions which are no longer at Holiday World - Thunder Bumpers and Banshee.
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Who has the Thunder Bumpers and Banshee credits?
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Gone...but Thunder Bumpers would be cool over in Splashin' Safari.
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Continuing on with my Holiday World tribute, this week it's time to get a little bit more wet. Holiday World has one of the few if not only river rapids rides I can think of that floats through a flooded western town, Boulder Canyon. Pretty cool!

Tune in next week for a massive *4th of July* blow out of all that is Holiday World including some vintage goodness from Santa Claus Land!!!
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Hey RapidsNerd!
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See ya next week folks!

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:46 am

The finale of my Holiday World/Koch family tribute concludes today with an Independence Day bang featuring Liberty Launch from the park's 4th of July area plus some bonus park mascot trading "baseball" cards and rare brochures from when the park was Santa Claus Land (amazing what you can find hidden away in your own closet).

Enjoy, and thank you Koch family and HW employees!
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Happy 4th of July America!
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It's not the biggest but be not deceived...Liberty Launch packs a good punch!
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SALUTE.
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Hey the whole gang is here!
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Silly Holidog...it's not Halloween yet.
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That's more like it Holidog.
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1940's and '50's
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The 1981 brochure when Holiday World was Santa Claus Land.
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Hey it's...Holiduck???
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Food and fun in the 1980's
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The new "Blitzen" Pinfari coaster artwork and an unfamiliar park furry.
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Disco wear on the "Artic Circle" Roundup ride.
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The park used to operate until late November and admission was less than $6.00!
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In 1982, the park was still called Santa Claus Land.
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Free parking back in the early '80's too.
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An Alpaca...and Holimouse?
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In 1982 the park opened in mid-April. The admission price was very affordable...and still is.

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:30 pm

Since the new King Kong attraction has opened on the Universal Studios Hollywood tram tour, I thought it time to show the old Kong...pre-charcoaling. Oh and also here's a bonus for all you SoCal residents who felt a little ground shake this past week.
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Poor old Kong got thrown on the grill.
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The new replacement Kong sounds fairly cool!
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EARTHQUAKE...and an unacceptable amount of wetness.
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8.3!
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An enhanced Earthquake with an unacceptable amount of wetness.
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A slightly more vivid 8.3!

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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby thrillerman1 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:56 am

For all of you going to SFGAdv today to get your last rides on GASM, here it is in all its Ron Toomer coat hanger bending glory!
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Re: Mark's Postcard Paradise

Postby saiyanhajime » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:29 pm

I collect theme park ephemera too, but I'm more concerned with maps, leaflets and brochures. I have a few postcards.

Great collection here. Thanks for sharing.

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