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.