Adam Lori and James ready to jump into the Wave

Splashin’ out of Summer

Splashin’ Safari has officially closed for the season, and the only way to truly say goodbye is with a splash, right?  We’re sad to see it close. We’re also excited that summer makes way for Happy Halloween Weekends which means pumpkin pie flurries (and hopefully some fall weather because my sweater collection needs some love). …

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Cheetah Chase Slide Pieces

Cheetah Chase Check In

Ever since we announced that we’re building the World’s First Launched Water Coaster, we’ve received a lot of comments and questions about it. One of the most-asked questions: “When are you going to start building Cheetah Chase?” Well, that wait is over.  We started just over a week ago when the first footers were poured…

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Kids World Balloons

Top 10 reasons you’ll love Kids World

Kids World is almost over already! There’s only two days left (and two days left of water park time if you’re counting), and if you haven’t visited yet you’re about to miss out. Here’s the Top 10 reasons you’ll love Kids World: 10. All the Rides & Slides you love at no extra cost That’s…

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The Ride that Got Away

(A note from your “Holiblog Editor,” Leah: Introducing Sabrina! She’s our new media relations manager and a long-time fan of Holiday World. We’re so excited to have her join the team, and she’s excited to share her stories of the park from years ago and today.) _____ 1997. Hootie was still with the Blowfish. George…

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2018 Costume Characters with Hay Bales

Sweepstakes: Trick or Treat Yourself

Happy Halloween Weekends are really sneaking up on us! It’s scary how fast all our family-friendly fall activities will be here. Almost as fast as you’ll need to be to win our latest sweepstakes. The treat? There will be dozens of winners! The Grand Prize is a Family Getaway with four two-day tickets and two…

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Kids World Teaser Shot

Sweepstakes: Kids Rule the World

If you’ve been to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari recently, you’ll notice that the park is a little more colorful than usual. Balloons are all over both parks. Kids have taken over Holiday World and we’re throwing a party. Kids World is here! Keep reading for your chance to enter to win four Holiday World…

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Kenny on Cheetah Chase

A Chase of the Mondays

…get it? A “case” of the Mondays, but it’s for Cheetah Chase? Sorry to kick things off with a bad pun. But I have to share what a Monday in the office can look like at a theme park.  Today we had a town hall meeting that involved our entire full-time staff. Dave, our Director…

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Santa with Kids World Balloons

Your Guide to Kids World

Holidog is excited for Kids World to kick off this weekend. He wanted me to share a few details about what you can expect from our new event – where Kids Rule the World! Scavenger Hunt Trek through Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari to locate balloons with special images on them to complete your quest….

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Sweepstakes: Bats and Labor Day Family Getaway!

We hope you’ll agree: the most perfect summer activities are watching baseball, camping, and visiting theme parks and water parks.  Baseball season (and theme park season… and camping season) may be nearing an end, but there’s still plenty of time left for a few more games (and a few more Holiday World visits complete with…

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Cheetah Chase Overview 1

Sweepstakes: Cheetah Chase Season Pass Giveaway

Congratulations to our winner: Sarah B. from Mt. Washington, Kentucky! Thanks to all who entered. More giveaways coming up soon! —– We hope you’re as excited as we are for Cheetah Chase in 2020! Of course, there’s still plenty of time this season for a ton of fun, but since we’re switching to weekends-only now (2020…

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Teaser 03 - Mark Your Spot SQUARE

The hunt for clues is on

If you’re a Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari super-fan, you’ll remember what today is.  It’s the five year anniversary of our announcement of Thunderbird. I can’t believe it’s been five years.   It seems appropriate to reflect today on the fun we had over those 66 Days at Sea, and our upcoming announcement.  That might…

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Birthday rooms for epic parties

When people find out I grew up in a theme park because it was my family business, they often ask me expectantly: Did you have the COOLEST birthdays?! The answer is sometimes.  My sister and I were born in September and October, respectively, so we “got to” share our birthday party every year. So yes,…

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#HoWoHacks: Handle the heat

We’re introducing a blog series of tips and tricks we’re calling #HoWoHacks.  We’ll give you some extra insider tips on how to handle the heat and more as we go.  Everyone knows Splashin’ Safari is a great place to cool off on a sweltering day. Naturally there’s Bahari River and Bahari Wave Pool, not to…

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