Millie Decorating

Trading Swimsuits for Scarecrows

It’s sad to type this, but it’s official. Splashin’ Safari has closed for the 2017 season. I added that information to the “Ride Closures” section of our website first thing on Monday morning after the water park closed. That can’t keep me down long though. If there’s one thing I love as much flying over…

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Halloween Pumpkins

Sweepstakes: Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!

Every year at this time, Holiday World transforms into one big Halloween section …   Locally grown pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, mums and more quickly put us all into the mood for Halloween. … because it’s time for Happy Halloween Weekends, which run Saturdays and Sundays from September 23 through October 29. As if that’s not…

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Leah - Golden Ticket Award

Podcast: Promises Kept

I won’t ruin the surprise, but a promise made long ago (and repeatedly) was finally kept this morning … The Golden Ticket Awards were held last weekend in Connecticut. Leah was pleased as punch to accept the #1 Water Park Ride award (Wildebeest‘s eighth win in as many years). ^ Bonus points if you can…

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Thunderbird Immelmann

Which Season Pass Works for You?

2018 Season Passes are here! We’ve started thinking about next season even though Happy Halloween Weekends haven’t kicked off yet. As a coaster enthusiast who grew up several states away and didn’t get to visit Holiday World more than a day or two each season, I’ll be honest that I didn’t know a lot about…

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Corn Maze Cutting

An a-MAZE-ing Sweepstakes!

Congratulations to our winner: Diane A., from Evansville, Indiana! Thanks to all who entered! ——- We promised in the last podcast episode to post this video soon and build a sweepstakes around it. Because cutting a 12-acre corn maze and recording the process with a drone is – quite simply – amazing! Alright, so let’s…

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Blanche's Friends

Blanche’s 103rd birthday

Many happy returns to Blanche, whose birthday wish yesterday was to visit the park with her family. Happy birthday to Blanche, celebrating her 103rd birthday with us today! #ManyHappyReturns pic.twitter.com/59sTHRWJZf — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 3, 2017 Matt told me he asked her if she was planning to ride any roller coasters. Her reply, “No…

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Podcast: Moola Moola

We started off this podcast episode with a throwback to last time’s 33 Degrees Challenge that involved a bank mascot by the name of Moola Moola. He was around back in 1984 and he still exists! We hope you enjoy this episode! Congratulations to our Henry Wilhite for winning a Hoosier Hospitality Award at the…

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Reindeer Games

My Second First Day

I officially joined the team at Holiday World on the 12th. Well, I suppose that statement needs a bit of clarification. My first day in the Communications Department was on Monday, June 12th. My first day running rides in Rudolph’s Reindeer Ranch was on Saturday, August 12th. After volunteering to help our Rides team, I…

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Thunderbird Thrills!

Sweepstakes: Hoosier favorite?

Congratulations to our winners, chosen at random: Tammy L. from Huntingburg, Indiana, and Jessica M. from Centerpoint, Indiana. Thanks to all who entered! —– Over the next week, USA Today is running an online poll asking for voters to select the Best Attraction in Indiana. It’s just two clicks: … and you can vote daily! You can also enter this sweepstakes…

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Wildebeestro

Podcast: The name game

The #PodSquad has the upcoming eclipse on the brain this episode: We were delighted to be included in CBS News’s list of “scariest coasters” yesterday:   Happy #NationalRollerCoasterDay! If you’re a thrill-seeker, add these stomach-flipping rides to your bucket list: https://t.co/bbrNiTkG11 pic.twitter.com/yCnmt1ItLh — CBS News (@CBSNews) August 16, 2017 We fondly remember that day in…

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Koaster Kids on Thunderbird

Happy Roller Coaster Day!

It’s National Roller Coaster Day! To help celebrate, we’d like to tell you about a wonderful young fellow who visited us earlier in the season. Logan’s dad contacted us back in the spring to explain how his son had created a club called “Koaster Kids” to help spread the word that fears can be overcome….

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Sorry, Folks

Now open weekends

Today marks that curious time of the year when we hope to heaven no one shows up at the front gate tomorrow. Today is our *final* day of 2017 daily operation. Both parks reopen Saturday for weekends-only operation. #BackToSchool pic.twitter.com/eqRqnX9Nd6 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) August 9, 2017 Despite social media posts, e-newsletters, and our Pick…

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Podcast - Dole Whip

Podcast: Holidog Days of Summer

Our daily season is winding down (daily operation lasts through August 9, and then we’re open weekends-only) and the #PodSquad is looking forward to, above all, wearing anything but those yellow uniform shirts! We hope you enjoy our latest episode: We start with a chat about our recent appearance on the Travel Channel. Emma was…

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Sweepstakes: Rock the World!

Congratulations to our winner: Courtney S. of Frankfort, Kentucky! —– It’s almost time for us to Rock the World once again! Skillet headlines this year’s lineup and we know you’d love to be in the audience after a fun day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari … with two nights next door in a cozy Holiday…

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Ho-Ho-Foley-O

Today is National Carousel Day and Christmas in July! So let’s roll back the clock and watch Jolly Ol’ Saint Mick as he takes a ride on our Star Spangled Carousel: Wrestling great Mick Foley was in town last fall, working on his “Saint Mick” Santa memoir, which he announced on this episode of the…

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