Today we learned that Will Koch, President of Holiday World and one of the greats in the amusement park world passed away at the age of 48. He was a highly respected figure in the industry, known for always putting the park guest first and over the last 20 years, he turned a small, local park into one that can not only compete, but generally outshines other corporate-owned parks today. He will truly be missed.

The flags at Holiday World fly at half-staff this morning in memory of Will Koch.