At Admissions, trained personnel will inspect all bags, backpacks, strollers and wagons. Please note the provided list of acceptable and prohibited items:
Food & Beverage specific:
Acceptable items include:
Baby food: formula and small snacks
Sealed bottled water
Medically required foods for special dietary needs
Soft-sided coolers, no larger than 8.5” wide x 6” high x 6” deep
Picnic lunches (please use picnic shelters available in our parking lots)
Alcohol and other beverages
Unsealed bottled water
Other prohibited items:
Any and all weapons
Alcohol and glass containers
Hard-sided coolers, suitcases, and/or bags with wheels
Soft-sided coolers, larger than 8.5” wide x 6” high x 6” deep
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are family parks. Foul language and unruly behavior will not be tolerated. No alcohol, weapons, knives, firearms or hoverboards allowed on premises. No running, spitting, or throwing of objects permitted. Clothing or body art which Holiday World determines is rude, vulgar or contains inflammatory language or graphics is not permitted. No solicitation or unapproved distribution of literature on park property.
Each Guest must comply with the
Rider Responsibility code as mandated by the State of Indiana.
Please remember that items in pockets are considered “loose items” that could injure you or another rider; secure all loose items (including cell phones, cameras and hats) before riding.
Line jumping is not allowed under any circumstances. Line jumping is defined as cutting in line or leaving line and trying to re-enter for any reason. If a member of your party leaves the ride line for any reason (including getting a soft drink or using the restroom) the rest of the party may not “hold” his or her place. Instead, the person who left the line must go to the end of the line.
Cameras and Cell Phones on Rides
Cameras of any size or type are only permitted on the following four rides: Holidog Express, Doggone Trail, Star Spangled Carousel, and Prancer’s Merry-Go-Round. Absolutely no cameras are allowed on any of the other rides (even when the camera is secured in a pocket or fanny pack). For everyone’s safety, cell phone use is not permitted on rides.
At Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, we receive hundreds of charitable-donation requests each month and are happy to help with fundraisers for non-profit organizations by donating two one-day tickets as raffle, silent auction or auction items.
Please visit our
Donations page to review all the guidelines and submit your request for ticket donations.
Shoes, shirts and shorts are required for admission to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (even for Guests wishing to use only the water park); shorts must be long enough to fully cover the wearer’s backside. Swimsuit tops must be covered by a shirt (or cover-up that is not see-through) when worn in Holiday World. Clothing or body art which Holiday World determines is rude, vulgar or contains inflammatory language or graphics is not permitted. “Heelys” and “Rollies”-style shoes not permitted; wheels must be retracted or removed from shoes. No hoverboards.
To participate at Splashin’ Safari, swimwear or shorts and shirts may be worn and must be modest in design. No revealing (such as “cheekster” bikini bottoms or thongs) swimwear allowed. Clothing or body art which Holiday World determines is rude, vulgar or contains inflammatory language or graphics is not permitted. Swim shoes, sandals, and aqua socks are allowed (and encouraged if your feet are sensitive) on the water slides. Children in diapers must wear swim diapers (available in our shops). Guests must change into street clothes (shoes, shorts and shirts) before returning to Holiday World. Showers and changing rooms are provided and rental lockers are available.
The parks’ red-roofed First Aid building is located in the entry plaza at Splashin’ Safari and may also be accessed from the Thanksgiving bridge.
Please look at our
Food, Snacks, and Restaurants
page to see a list of menus (including Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly, and Healthier Options) and food prices at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. No food, drinks, or coolers may be brought into the parks. (Exceptions are
.) The Lakeside Picnic Shelter (which is entered from the parking lot) is available to Guests wishing to bring picnic lunches and/or snacks (grills are not provided nor may guests bring their own). The Lakeside Picnic Shelter is available on a first-come basis and may not be reserved. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages may be consumed or brought onto Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari property.
Guests with Disabilities
(For the) Health & Safety of all Guests
Please do not swim when you have diarrhea (this is especially important for children in diapers).
Please don’t swallow the pool and spray fountain water.
Please wash your hands after using the restroom or changing diapers.
Please take your children on bathroom breaks and check diapers often.
Please change diapers in restrooms only, never at poolside or restaurant tables.
Please clean your child thoroughly (especially the rear end) before swimming.
Please note: According to the Epilepsy Foundation, seizures in photosensitive people may be triggered by sunlight, especially when shimmering off water. This could occur for the first time in a water park; if so, cover one eye (either one) with one hand until the stimulus is over. Closing both eyes or turning eyes in another direction will not help. For more information, look here on the Epilepsy Foundation’s website.
For the safety of our Guests, height and weight restrictions are strictly enforced on all applicable rides and attractions. Guests are carefully measured with shoes on at Holiday World and with shoes off at Splashin’ Safari. (Please note that the Guest’s feet, including the heels, must be flat on the ground when measured, and the top of the head – not hair – is measured. Footwear may not alter a Guest’s height by more than two inches to meet a height restriction
) A Height Measurement Station is located in each park (across from the Applause Fountain in Holiday World and across from Monsoon Lagoon in Splashin’ Safari) if you’d like your child to wear a height wristband during the day.
Click here to see a complete list of our Height and Weight Requirements.
HoliCash Gift Cards & Wristbands
Splashin’ Safari is staffed with lifeguards certified by Ellis & Associates. Please note that we occasionally use a life-like mannequin in the water for ongoing lifeguard training and safety audits.
Life jackets are available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. “Infant” life jacket size accommodates Guests up to 30lbs., “Child” size accommodates Guests between 30lbs. and 50lbs., “Youth” size accommodates Guests between 50lbs. and 90lbs., and “Adult” size accommodates Guests over 90lbs. Adult life jackets accommodate a chest size between 30” and 52”. Bins containing these life jackets are located at both wave pools in Splashin’ Safari. You are also welcome to bring your own life jackets and/or water wings or puddle jumpers. No other floatation devices are permitted.
All-day lockers are available on a first-come, first-served basis in Splashin’ Safari and near Holiday World’s front gate. These keyless lockers come in two sizes: Regular (12″ x 13″ x 16.9″) for $10 and Large for (15″ x 22.3″ x 16.9″) for $15. Instead of a key, you will receive up to four latex-free wristbands, which will scan to open your lockers throughout the day (just throw them out at the end of your visit – there’s no deposit). You’ll have access to your lockers in the Splashin’ Safari plaza throughout Holiday World’s hours of operation. Please check
this HoliBlog post
for a video to show you exactly how it works!
Lost & Found
If you misplace an item during your visit, check at Lost & Found (located at In-Park Services at Holiday World or in Splashin’ Safari) before leaving to fill out a Lost & Found Report. We will contact you if your item is found. If you realize you left an item behind after your visit, please
fill in our Lost and Found form
to file a report. Before your visit, please plan ahead and leave irreplaceable items at home or label them with your contact information. During your visit, observe signage directing you to secure all loose items before riding. Be sure to contact us with Lost & Found information within two weeks of your visit as items are relinquished on a regular basis. We do not save items such as socks and underwear, personal baby items (such as bottles, pacifiers and sippy cups), unmarked film canisters, unmarked disposable cameras, personal toiletry items, and hair accessories.
Holiday World is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
Next Day Tickets
Want to visit for two days in a row? Be sure to purchase your 2016 Next Day Tickets for $30 each at Guest Relations before leaving the park on your first day. To save time, purchase your Next Day tickets at the same time you buy your First Day tickets.
Nursing moms are welcome to breastfeed in any public area throughout our parks. An air-conditioned Nursing Mothers’ Room is available, located next to our First Aid facilities (the red-roofed building in the entry plaza at Splashin’ Safari, also accessible from the Thanksgiving bridge), with glider/rockers, electrical outlets and free lockers for pumps, plus a fridge.
“Parent Swap” on Rides
Parents who wish to enjoy rides that their children aren’t ready to ride may use our Parent Swap option.
In most cases, both parents should wait in line with the child. One parent will ride while the other stays with the child (in the queue), then the two parents will “swap”; the parent who rode first will wait in the exit with the child while the other parent rides.
In some cases, the parents might have a stroller or a younger child who cannot wait in line. If this is the case, one parent should wait in line while the other waits with the child at the exit gate.
An additional child who is tall enough to ride may choose to ride with both parents if there is a seat available and safety standards are met, such as balance and passenger weight limits. Please note: Rides with a Single Riders Line (Liberty Launch, Wildebeest, and Mammoth) will not typically have a seat available for a child to ride twice (once with each parent) during a Parent Swap.
Pets & Kennels
In 2016, Guests have the choice of an air-conditioned kennel or an outdoor kennel. The fee for the indoor, air-conditioned kennel is $20 per day; the fee is $10 for the outdoor kennel; there is a $5 charge per additional pet housed in the same kennel. Additionally:
With the exception of Service Animals, pets are not permitted in the parks.
Keep pets on leashes, in harnesses, or in carriers when on Holiday World property.
Proof of current rabies vaccination is required to board any pet in a kennel.
Space in both kennels is available on a first-come, first-served basis (sorry, we do not take reservations), during regular park hours only. Holidog Inn closes when Holiday World closes for the day.
The individual kennels vary in size; the largest measure 46″ long x 23″ wide x 36″ high.
Check-in is at In-Park Services in Holiday World.
For safety reasons, Holiday World Staff will…
Check on pets throughout the day and make sure they have water;
Escort and supervise one adult owner per pet during boarding, visits and removal;
Contact owners if pets need care or cleaning; and
Not remove pets from kennels unless there is an emergency.
Be sure to bring your pet’s food (an attendant will keep pets watered during the day).
Litter bags are provided free of charge.
It is the pet owner’s responsibility to walk the pet (please be sure to bring a leash for pet’s potty break).
Holiday World is not responsible for any pet illness, injury, or lost/damaged pet belongings.
this HoliBlog post for more information.
Visiting with small children? If you’re carrying a cell phone during your visit, please pick up free Phone Find wristbands (at Wagon Rental, Holiday World’s new Height Station next to the Holiday Theater or In-Park Services) for them to wear. Simply print your cell-phone number on the wristband and instruct your child to go to a uniformed park employee if he or she gets separated from you. We’ll call you and get you and your child reunited.
Rain & Storms
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari do not close in bad weather; the rides continue to operate in the rain. If lightning, high winds and/or other extreme weather issues occur in the immediate area, some or all of the rides in both parks will temporarily shut down, and will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. We encourage your family to wait out the storm and enjoy the rest of your day with us.
Storm Warranty: If a storm causes our rides to be shut down for at least an hour (starting prior to 4pm CDT or four hours before Holiday World’s scheduled closing time, whichever is later) and you prefer to leave for the day before we begin to reopen rides, you are welcome to pick up a voucher for a free return visit in 2016 as you walk through the exit gate.
Please note: Storm Warranty vouchers are only available before rides reopen on the day of the storm; not valid for Season Pass and Summer Fun Card holders.
We try very hard to have every ride open every day, however occasionally there are reasons a ride has to be closed for an entire day or longer, due to maintenance issues. If that is the case, we will post that information here and in our Admissions area. We apologize in advance and hope you’ll enjoy the many other rides we have to offer during your visit. Attractions closed: None. (Updated May 30)
Indiana Administrative Code Title 685 Section 1-2-4 requires the following of amusement device patrons: Patrons have a duty to not participate in or on any amusement ride, device or attraction when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Patrons have a duty to properly use all ride or device safety equipment provided. In addition, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari require Guests to exercise good judgment and act in a responsible manner while participating on the ride or attraction and to obey all verbal and/or written warnings and Host/Hostess instructions. Any Guest who tampers with a safety device (such as a lapbar or seatbelt) or in any way fails to follow posted or verbal safety instructions will be required to leave the park without refund of admission price.
Rides at Closing
Please don’t wait until just before closing time to ride your favorite ride one last time. The lines at the more popular rides may close early so that everyone already in line gets to ride before (or shortly after) the park closes.
(Early) Season Pass & Summer Fun Card Processing
Bring your 2016 Season Pass, Platinum Season Pass, or Summer Fun Card voucher to the Holiday World Season Pass Photo Room to have your new Season Pass or Summer Fun Card printed during any of the following times:
Sorry, all of the dates have passed
*All times are Central
Note: If you had a 2015 Season Pass or Summer Fun Card and purchased a 2016 Pass or Card, we encourage you to bring your 2015 Pass/Card with you. We may be able to add a “16” sticker and save you even more time!
Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari are smoke-free parks. Smoking (including electronic cigarettes and similar devices) is only permitted in specially designated Smoking Areas located throughout the parks. There is one Smoking Area in each of Holiday World’s four holiday-themed sections, plus two Smoking Areas (one by Bahari Wave Pool and the second just past the lockers) in Splashin’ Safari. At the Front Gate, smoking is not permitted past Bag Check.
Strollers & Wagons
Double strollers ($15) and wagons ($7) are available for all-day rental on a first-come, first-served basis (beginning at 9:30 am CDT on most days) at St. Nick’s Rentals, just inside the front gate. Wagons are for children only (maximum weight 75 pounds); absolutely no adults in wagons.
Wheelchairs & Scooters
Wheelchairs ($7) and scooters ($39.99) are available for all-day rental on a first-come, first-served basis (beginning at 9:30 am CDT on most days) at St. Nick’s Rentals, just inside the front gate. The maximum weight limit on the scooters is 350 pounds.