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Holiday World: Drupal with 100,000 views daily snapshot of the Holiday World website

In 2009, the historic Holiday World theme park in Santa Claus, Indiana, wanted to move from its static HTML website to a database-driven site that could incorporate its social networking strategies. Working with graphic designer Rick Lostutter, we turned to the Drupal 6 content management system to handle the needed custom content types and provide the theme park future expansion into e-commerce. We incorporated Holiday World’s Twitter, YouTube and Flickr accounts as well as a pair of in-house blogs to provide vivid visuals and interactivity for the park.

After an extensive collaboration with Holiday World on the site’s architecture, Rick focused on visual design while I brought his work to life creating the needed custom content types and templates for Drupal using XHTML/CSS/PHP/jQuery. I also optimized the Drupal installation and the site’s Linux server to handle the site’s 100,000 daily page views.

In 2012, we updated the site to Drupal 7 and redesigning the site’s blog and online store. The site was since been redesigned.