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Holiday World may be closed for the season, but fans can tune in to see the park featured in this week’s episode of “All-American Amusement Parks” on the Great American Country channel.

This new travel show is hosted by J.D. Scott, one of the “Scott brothers” featured on several HGTV shows. Scott visited Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in August along with a family of park fans from Lexington, Kentucky.

J.D. Scott, Santa and friends at Holiday World“When the producers asked us to post on our Facebook page that they were looking for a ‘super-fan with a deep connection to the park,’ they were amazed to immediately receive many hundreds of emails,” says park president Matt Eckert. “Ultimately, they selected Gwen Lehmkuhler – who worked here seasonally as a teenage back in the 1990s – and two of her children to introduce Holiday World to J.D. Scott and the viewing audience.”

While at Holiday World, Scott and the Lehmkuhlers visited with Santa Claus and then rode Mammoth, the world’s longest water coaster, plus HallowSwings and The Voyage wooden roller coaster. Scott, who’d spent his summer visiting dozens of amusement parks for his show, declared The Voyage to be his favorite wooden roller coaster.

Great American Country satellite and cable TV channel is available in more than 62 million U.S. households. The “Themed Parks” episode of All-American Amusement Parks will premiere this Thursday at 8pm ET (7pm CT) and will air again on Friday at midnight plus Saturday at 4:30pm ET.

A Unique Trip to Dollywood: Filming All American Amusement Parks


When Clint was first approached to be a part of a new amusement park show centered around enthusiasts; I was super excited for him. It seemed like the perfect fit for him. Not only is Clint knowledgeable about rides and parks, he also is outgoing and charismatic. This was going to be great! My feelings on this matter quickly changed once I was asked to join him on this show.


New Show to Air on Great American Country; All American Amusement Parks

While searching the internet, there is no shortage of television shows about roller coasters and amusement parks. Often times these shows are catered to the general public, while the enthusiast community tend to roll their eyes at the supposed popular rides and attractions. Great American Country (GAC), a sister channel of the travel channel, took a different approach with their newest show. 10721077_10203798887310620_1411313735_nAll-American Amusement Parks, starring JD Scott, shows parks through the eyes of the enthusiast. Scott is the host of the show and a self-proclaimed amusement park enthusiast. He is led around the various parks by one or more “Super Fan(s)” to get the inside look at some of America’s most popular parks. On the show, Scott and The Super Fan discuss the park’s atmosphere, food and, of course, the rides. The first episode will take a look at some of the best parks that the Midwest has to offer. The show will premier tonight at 8:00 PM on the Great American Country channel.