Paula Werne

Published: November 16, 2010 at 12:14 PM

Congratulations to all the Hall of Fame inductees and to Dollywood's Applause Award.

We learned more than ever this season how close-knit our industry truly is.

We are so proud of all Will accomplished and will do our best to honor his vision in the future.

Paula Werne
Holiday World

Steve Alcorn

Published: November 16, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Congratulations to Bob Rogers, very well deserved.

Robert: in your article about Impressions de France you mention the pastry shop windows. The next time you see the film, look at them carefully to discover a bit of tricky film-making!

Robert Niles

Published: November 16, 2010 at 5:17 PM

When I got the chance to watch Impressions de France with Bob at BRC, he pointed out several of the tricks that they used in making the film. (In the pastry scene, for example, it's the same kids, duped to fill the screen.)

I would love for theme park fans to be able to get Blu-Ray versions of their favorite narrative attractions, along with audio commentaries like what Bob offered at BRC that day. Film fans get these goodies - why can't theme park fans?

Anthony Murphy

Published: November 16, 2010 at 10:20 PM

Excellent, as usual!

I too would not mind getting my hands on a blu ray copy of Impressions, O Canada, Wonders of China, and, yes, Captain Eo!

Melissa Donahue

Published: November 17, 2010 at 2:44 AM


Be sure to check out Jack Rouse Associates' booth on the showroom floor. My husband says his company is doing daily "happy hours" in celebration of Ferrari World!

Joshua Counsil

Published: November 17, 2010 at 10:22 AM

Cool. It's nice to see some different parks and people awarded other than the usual gang.
Rod Whitenack

Published: November 17, 2010 at 11:26 AM

I just want to take this opportunity to share my love and respect for Will Koch and offer my congratulations to the whole Holiday World family for his induction into the Hall of Fame. I'm a child of "Santa Claus Land" who was taken there during a wonderful snowstorm as a child where I thought I'd been taken to the real North Pole to meet the real Santa Claus. As an adult, I've taken my niece to Holiday World on special occasions since she was 4 years old, and I think it's one of the most wonderful places on Earth. She has turned 13 this year (yikes!) and is growing up too fast for my liking. When I was a manager for Wild & Woolly Video here in Louisville, we took the whole crew to Holiday World for a work retreat and it was a joy to see a bunch of hardcore hipsters turn into children again for a few hours. Will Koch is one of my personal heroes; someone who I looked up to and aspire to be like. I'll never acheive his level of professional or family success, but at least I have an example to reach for.

Published: November 19, 2010 at 2:17 PM

What happened to Will Koch?? He was so young? Was there an accident?? That's terrible some one so young dying early like that. Great to know he was inducted though, that's really great!