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Park History

Park History From SANTA CLAUS LAND to HOLIDAY WORLD More than 75 YEARS OF FAMILY FUN The history of the nation’s first theme park is the story of a family which has, for seven decades, dedicated itself to providing millions of guests with good, old-fashioned family fun. Evansville, Ind., industrialist Louis J. Koch created the…


#FlashbackFriday to 1984

…from Holiday World in 1998 Do you enjoy peeking back into our history? If so, here’s a Park Timeline that includes the years that various attractions were added, plus other fun facts about our history. Last weekend, we posted this Santa Claus Land commercial on our Facebook page, asking for guesses about which year it…


Podcast: The One with Some More Feedback

…trips and a ride) It’s basically a twist on 2 truths and a lie.   Using any random/fun interesting facts from rides, the park or it’s history and one that sounds true but is totally made up. And pod squad members (and listeners ) have to guess which is the fake. Or flip it where we…


What’s your merriest memory?

…the gates. And the presence of memories from tens of millions of visitors. It’s something really special. So to help, I’ve been browsing through some archival images and soaking up some of our history. But Holiday World’s history isn’t just about the Koch family. It’s about everyone who’s ever visited and shared a happy memory….


Privacy Policy

…address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers. Still or video images captured by cameras or readers onsite, as well as images taken for Season Passes. Internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, search history, and information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an internet website, application, or…


Podcast: The one where we missed you too

…go, yeah, she’s just legendary within our industry, within the theme park industry she is very well known. She was with us for a number of years throughout our massive growth history and she was there every step of the way. She came up with innovative ideas to put us on the map when it…


Whatever Happened to Santa Claus Land?

Many remember an amusement park in Indiana where it was Christmas every day. The famed Santa Claus Land was a magical place full of festive decorations, joyful attractions, and of course, Santa Claus! The History Of Santa Claus Land In the small town of Santa Claus, Indiana, a man named Louis J. Koch wanted a…


Eagles Flight

…throughout the ride or ride twice. Number of Eagles 8 More Ride Details Ride Type Flying Scooter Ride 8 Eagles Direction Counter clockwise Riders Up to 2 Adults per bird Manufacturer Bisch-Rocco Amusement Company of Chicago History Bisch-Rocco flying scooters were manufactured in the 1930s and ’40s. Holiday World’s Eagles Flight ride was purchased from…

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