As we close in on opening day (May 4), we hear from a lot of Season Pass holders who are hoping we'll invite them to get their new Season Passes processed ahead of time.
Sure enough, we have
a number of days and times:
Still planning to order Season Passes for this year? Our
current discounted prices are available through May 3.
As of today, April 4, we're exactly one month away from opening day.
That's for Holiday World; Splashin' Safari's first day is May 10.
Let's take a look at Hyena Falls, as our crews finish up with the biggest slide – the one with the half-pipe feature.
The fiberglass snugs up to steel structure, where it is permanently attached.
Hyena Falls' fourth slide will take riders in and out of darkness, then onto a wild half-pipe ending.
Here's a video update with a good long pan of the construction site.
Thinking this might be the year to get some season passes? We've got
some dandy discounts available online through May 3.
Measure twice. Cut once.
When I first glanced at this, I thought someone had lost a contact. Been there!
You never know what you'll find when wandering through one of our warehouses.
These are just a few of the prizes for this year's Games. Recognize either character?
After wintering in one of our warehouses, it's almost time for Jack & Jill to rise and shine for another season!
Seriously, I just want to reach out and tickle Jack's toes!
Now that it's April, that countdown clock till opening is ticking louder and louder.
Five weeks till Holiday World opens. Six weeks for Splashin' Safari.
And Hyena Falls is pulling together, piece by piece.
Let's take a look:
Above is the end of the slide that has a
Zinga-like half-pipe (or funnel) element to it.
So where's the funnel?
Here's some of the support structure:
And here's a look at some of the slide structure already put in place. (Not to worry, we'll scrub off any organic materials before riders take a turn.)
And here's a mighty-big piece of slide – um, sliding into place.
At the end of the day, no matter how big the equipment we use in constructing these huge projects, there are still tasks that even the uninitiated can recognize:
Thanks to all of our hardworking construction crews for putting up with this slow-arriving spring. The weather forecast is looking far more friendly as we head into the home stretch.
Here's our fly-around animation, so you can decide ahead of time which slide you want to ride first:
Hyena Falls opens, along with the rest of Splashin' Safari, on Friday, May 10. Hope you'll join us!
Poor Holidog had a rude awakening this morning – another crazy winter storm!
But then our
perspicacious pup turned the page on the calendar and realized the date: April Fools Day.
Did we get you?
The swallows may come back to Capistrano … but for us, it’s the Eagles that come back to Holiday World.
Maintenance Matt and Tom are moving one of our smiling birds back into place.
And that’s Billy on top getting everything secure.
The entire process took …
oh, about a minute:
A warm welcome to our new seasonal employees!
Here's our latest group of "rookies," sitting down for the first part of their Orientation, which is followed by a walking tour of the park.
We still have a few openings for positions in Rides, Lifeguards, Foods, Games and Grounds.
Please apply here if you'd like a seasonal job with perks including plenty of sunshine, smiles, and laughter.
is a doozy!
Not to worry,
Hyena Falls will open – in its entirety – on May 10.