Podcast: Season 3, Episode 14: The One With 75 Years of Vision

How does a small, Christmas-themed park in Santa Claus, Indiana become a viral sensation? We’re diving deep into the vision of the first three generations of the Koch Family and how they shaped Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari into what we are today. We kick off discussing a post that went viral! Shoutout again to Natalie,…

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National Water Coaster Day

Is it national irony day yet?

Warning: This blog post contains some inside jokes from The Official Holiday World Podcast. I’ll do my best to explain, but I make no promises.  Hi, I’m Director of Communications and Fourth-Generation Owner Leah Koch. I have previously taken strong stances on silly or made-up holidays, and I still stand by that. There are too…

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Podcast Season 3, Episode 13: The One with the Historical Feedback

Squad reassembled for Season 3, Episode 13! Leah, Lauren, Nell, Matt and Sabrina talk about the early years of Santa Claus Land, feedback, and holidays!   Ever wonder how Santa Claus Land morphed from a retirement project to the park we love today? For example, did you know the park went up for sale once? …

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Podcast: Season 3, Episode 12: The One With Tips for a Better Visit

The PodSquad reassembled for Season 3, Episode 12! It’s a tough task during daily operations, but Leah, Lauren, Nell, and Sabrina were back in the studio to dish out their favorite tips and tricks to get the most out of your day! But first, they turn on Momma Lauren with rapid-fire questions about the newest…

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Podcast: Season 3, Episode 11: The One Where There’s No Place Like the Stage

Season 3, Episode 6 is brought to you live from inside the park! Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are now open for daily operations! Sabrina hit the midway to capture interviews in the park!  Go over the rainbow with a sneak peek at HoliWood Nights 2021, learn more about the live entertainment returning to the…

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The Voyage Flag Set

Sweepstakes: Memorial Day Getaway

Our prize has been claimed! Congratulations to Crystal of Louisville, KY!    Memorial Day is the official kick-off for summer for many, but it’s also a day to remember. To all individuals who serve this country, and their families who sacrifice and serve as well: thank you. We offer a Military Discount as a token…

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S3E10 – The One Where a Star is Recycled

As it turns out, it’s difficult to get four podcast hosts in a room at once the week of opening day! So Stephen created an in-office recording studio so we could catch up with Amanda E. and Don B during the first half of the episode. For the second re-releasing our episode from last year…

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Contest: Celebrating 75 Years of Fun!

We can’t wait to open our gates for our 2021 Season! We want to launch you into Summer fun with a Grand Prize Family Getaway of four two-day tickets, two nights in a Holiday Cottage at Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, and four beach towels! Plus, the next 25 fastest fans will win a pair…

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Podcast: Season 3, Episode 7: The One Where We Went Batty

If you’ve been listening to the Official Holiday World Podcast for any amount of time, it won’t surprise you that this feedback got downright batty. Before we got to feedback, we shared the story of how Holiday World launched our TikTok account. Follow our page for content with a more behind-the-scenes footage feel! We chatted…

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Mammoth Boat Going Over Hill

2021 Extra Passholder Perks

Our 75th Celebration Season kicks off soon, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Guests back to make more memories with us! Season Passholders get the first chance to visit this season, with exclusive time on the weekend before we open to everyone. In addition to all the great perks that your Season Pass…

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Sweepstakes: Race here to win big!

From Frightful Falls to Cheetah Chase, we’ve been making hearts race for 75 years! If you love to race, you are going to love our newest sweepstakes! It’s all about speed. The best part? We’ll have dozens of winners! Our Grand Prize is a Family Getaway with four two-day tickets, two nights in a Holiday…

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The Official Holiday World Podcast

Podcast: Season 3, Episode 6 – The One With the Answered Questions

In early March we asked our online community to send questions for the HoWoPo and they did NOT disappoint! In this episode, the pod squad dug into Holiday World history and answered as many questions as possible, and promised to answer more in a future episode.  We mentioned this incredible WIRED video that features our…

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The Legend | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Sweepstakes: Family Getaway Screamstakes

This contest has ended. Congratulations to Patrick of Scottsville, KY! To check for more contests and sweepstakes, visit our Holiblog.    Ok. If you’ve never been to Holiday World, there’s a thing you should know: we LOVE our coaster spiel poems. For example, in the station of The Legend, you might hear the following:  “Scream…

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Meet Laura S!

Next up in our staff introductions, we wanted you to meet our Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Laura S.! Laura is a leader and supervisor for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s financial, information and technology, and supply chain functions.  You would be correct if guessed she is VERY busy this time of year and…

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