“Very impressed with your park”

I just wanted to let you know that my 3 daughters and 2 year old granddaughter visited your park last Thursday, August 6 and had the most wonderful time.  You have a really great place for families. 

The place is so clean and we really appreciated the accessibility of bathrooms since we had a potty trainer in tow. 

The food was very reasonable and really good. And the free soda and sunscreen is such a nice touch.   

I just had to let you know that we were all very impressed with your park and have let lots of people know about the place.
 
Sandy B.
Dieterich, Illinois

 

“If I can touch it, I can ride it!”

That solemn statement was made by eight-year-old Dalton. He’s from Mason, Ohio, and his mom entered this photo in our Facebook Fan Page Photo Contest.

Dalton’s mom grew up in Vincennes and visited us often when we were called Santa Claus Land. She’s impressed, she says, with "what you’ve done with the place."

Dalton and Bakuli

Do you have some special photos from a past visit to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari? Become a Fan on our Facebook page and upload them. Must be at least 13 years old and not a park employee or relative of one. And who knows? You just might win two tickets.

“Fun experience for folks”

Thank you for the great experience our family had at your park over the August 8 & 9 weekend.  

Congratulations on creating a fun experience for folks, in a safe and wholesome environment, and for providing valuable employment opportunities for young people in your area.  

It was a pleasure not to have to fight traffic around a big city to get to your facility, but instead enjoy the scenic surroundings of southern Indiana.  

You have a very unique and successful business model. Keep up the good work! We’ll be back!

Best Regards,

Dave and Melissa P. & Family
Clayton, Indiana

 

“Wish more parks were family-oriented”

My family of 5 was down there June 25, 2009. We had such a GREAT time.

Just wanted to thank you for a clean park and all the fun. Plus the free drinks were outstanding. I wish more parks were so family-oriented.

I’m the Grandma in a power-chair plus daughter-in-law, son, and two grandsons, 9 and 10. Everyone was very helpful to me and very considerate.

Thanks for an exciting, fun-filled time. We will be back again next summer.

Sincerely,

Beth K.

 

“Park has family values which are hard to find”

I took my children to Holiday world this year for the first time. I thought it was fabulous and I plan on going back.  I have also told several friends about our adventure. 

We loved the free soft drinks and free sunscreen.

The guards at the pools were very attentive and worked very hard. 

The people at the food stands were friendly, quick and polite.

I was very happy with the Phone Find Wristband that had a cell number on it for my little one as she does wander off. (Luckily we did not have to use it.)

Many friends with children wandered about your park and I was glad to tell them how clean it was and that it was a good value. I also mentioned that it has family values which are becoming hard to find these days. 

Thanks for having a wonderful place for us to visit.

Karen H.
 

Will reveals a sweet secret

Working for a family-owned business is almost always a pleasure. But every so often the staff witnesses the personal side as it seeps over to the business side. Every so often, Will and Mrs. Koch go from being business-owner-and-his-director-of-values to simply son and mother.

Will offered to share an example, and how he gets around it:

I enjoy chocolate chip cookies very much. The ladies in Mrs. Klaus’ Kitchen get a kick out of my fairly regular visits in there (OK—almost daily). On the other hand, Mom has been in there and told them that I shouldn’t have chocolate chip cookies, because of my “condition.” (Will is diabetic.)

So, Laverne developed a plan to overcome this obstacle—she created a bag designed to disguise the harmful goodies as healthful fruit. Now, when I go to Mrs. Klaus’ for my cookies, I take the bag with me and no one’s any the wiser.

Well, the cat’s out of the bag now, Will. From now on you may need to don a funny nose, glasses and trench coat to obtain your contraband.

Indeed, your last cookie may have crumbled…

“How pleased we were”

We visited your park on August 6, 2009, and we cannot tell you how pleased we were. There are not enough words to describe how pleased we were from the time of our arrival until the time of our departure.

Your staff could not have been more courteous and friendly.

The park was amazingly clean and neat. 

Everyone was more than pleasant. 

I must say we hadn’t been to Holiday World since our children were small. We went with our son and his family; children 2 and 6 and it was wonderful. In fact, we had such a good time that our oldest daughter, my husband and myself plan on returning; as I stated before we had a great time.

You should be very proud that you have such a wonderful park and staff.

Thank you again,

Joy L.
Charlestown, Indiana

 

“Not enough words”

We visited your park on August 6,2009, and we cannot tell you how pleased we were. There are not enough words to describe how pleased we were, from the time of our arrival until the time of our departure.

Your staff could not have been more courteous and friendly. Everyone was more than pleasant.

The park was amazingly clean and neat.

I must say we hadn’t been to Holiday World, since our children were small. We went with our son and his family, children 2 and 6, and it was wonderful. In fact, we had such a good time that our oldest daughter, my husband, and myself plan on returning. As I stated before we had a great time.

You should be very proud that you have such a wonderful park and staff.

Thank you again,

Joy L.

Charlestown, Indiana

 

“They were there to please us!”

We were at Holiday World on Thursday, August 7, 2009. We were thoroughly enjoying ourselves and not paying attention to the time.  The parks had already closed and we were doing our last minute snacking. We were at a restaurant (not sure of the name) where they sell ice cream. We noticed that we were the last ones there. A staff person asked us if we were going to need the tram or Lake Rudolph shuttle. He was very polite and never told us it was closing time.

 

As we left, we apologized to all we saw and EVERYONE was so polite and told us not to worry about it. One staff person even told us they were there to please us! They had the tram waiting for us as we were the only ones to use it. My family and I just wanted to say how nice everyone was and we appreciated all they did for us. We would have had to walk a long way to our vehicle if they had not waited for us.

 

We come every year and are always pleased with everything at the park.

 

Again, thank you to all staff who were so nice and for not making us feel rushed. What a great staff you have and we are especially grateful for the way they treat guests.

 

Thank you,

 

Michelle S. & Family

West Frankfort, Illinois

 

 

 

“This weekend tops them all!”

We just returned from our first visit to your park. We were planning to take our children to Disney World this summer, but my husband was permanently laid off, so were not financially able to take them and we felt awful about disappointing our three boys.

A friend told us about her experience at Holiday World, so we decided to check it out. I am so glad we did, we had a wonderful time, and we would of loved to stay a few more days.

We have been to Kings Island, Hershey Park, and Disney World many times, but our experience this weekend tops them all.

I want to say thank you for the free soft drinks and sunscreen. Times are tough and that really helped out.

We also were pleasantly surprised by how affordable it was to eat in the park.

If my husband finds a new job before spring we are planning on buying season tickets. We can’t wait to come back!

Thanks for a great time!

Sam and Suzi S.