Contest: Let’s Rock the World!

Thanks to all who entered! Here are our winners:

  • Ralph S. from Bethpage, Tennessee
  • Crystal N. from Washington, Indiana
  • Maggie N. from Evansville, Indiana

Each winner received two one-day tickets (all-day park admission plus the concert), two event shirts, and two Meet & Greet passes for Rock the World!

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We’re just six weeks away from our “Rock the World” Christian Music Fest, so let’s see about giving away some prize packages, shall we?

We’ll have three winners who will each receive two tickets to Rock the World (including all-day admission to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari), two event shirts and two Meet & Greet Passes.

Rock the World

Why Rock the World? Here’s why:

  • TobyMac
  • Mandisa
  • Sanctus Real
  • 1 Girl Nation
  • A day filled with fun and fellowship, water slides and worship, coasters and rockin’ praise music!

How to enter? Let’s start with a few necessaries:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
  • Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari employees (and the immediate family members of employees) are not eligible to enter.
  • Use the widget, below, to enter daily. There are lots of options, so you can earn extra entries by posting here on our HoliBlog, tweeting about Rock the World, and following us on our Rock the World Facebook page.
  • Three winners – chosen at random – will be emailed on July 28.

For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, just tell us which artist(s) you’re excited to see at Rock the World 2014 – and future Rock the Worlds! (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)

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Ready to enter? Of course you are. Simply enter our sweepstakes here from a mobile device; or if you’re using an immobile device, enter by using the widget, below. And not just today – enter daily through Monday, July 28 at 10am CDT.

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Premium Seating tickets (which include Meet & Greet and event shirt) are nearly sold out! Head over to our Rock the World page for all the details.

Good luck to all!

The World through Leah’s lens

I’ll never forget how much my siblings and I used to pester my father about what was coming.

I wish I could calculate just how many times we asked him, “C’mon, can you at least give us a hint?” He’d say something incredibly vague that gave absolutely nothing away like, “It’s big.” (Well, duh, everything we do here, we kind of “do big.”)

So I guess the reason I haven’t written anything in a while is that I’m not very good at dropping hints. And yes, I’m totally going to blame this one on my dad for never giving me any good hints (while we’re at it, I think I now blame him for how terrible I am at riddles, too).

Everything I think of seems to be way too obvious. I can’t just dive into this hinting thing.

Day 13 of 66 Days at SeaThe good news is: I haven’t had to do any hinting. We’ve got our “Head-Hinter Extraordinaire” Paula writing about the voyage to the New World at And she’s an expert (she still has people trying to figure out what’s in the mastiff’s jowls).

The mastiff sketch from 66 Days at SeaPaula’s hints are the mind-tricks. Some of them are so good, even I don’t catch them—and I know what the project is!

While you can sort through the 66 Days journal posts to the point of distraction, there’s another site that’s creating a lot of speculation: our construction site.

We’ve seen Guests taking pictures from our Hyena Falls tower to get a better look (goodness knows you can’t see much in the blur while riding The Voyage).

While we could do what other parks have done and put up a fence (which probably wouldn’t do much good anyway with that nice spectator tower), we’ve always been a little different.

Instead of making you work so hard for those hints out in our field, we’re going to make it just a bit easier. We’re setting up a webcam that’s going to provide a live stream of our construction site—24/7. (Keep in mind that some of those 24 hours are going to be at night – when it’s dark and all, so you’re probably not going to get much insight from 10pm to 6am.)

Here’s a bonus hint for you: We’re making the announcement on July 24 (Christmas Eve in July) because we have a delivery coming the very next day. Yes, our Christmas in July is going to be bigger than ever before!

But hey, there might be some things you can figure out ahead of time just from our footers.

Or not.

Several coaster enthusiasts think they’ve already found some answers from the Hyena Falls tower view.

Our ConstructionCam should go live this coming week, so the clues are going to keep on coming as we prepare the site for the delivery of our best Christmas gift ever.

I’ll be watching. Will you?

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