By Paula @ Holiday World

Thanks to all who entered our Thunderbird Sweepstakes! Here are our winners of two one-day tickets:

  • Carrie B., Hanover, Indiana
  • Joy H., Solsberry, Indiana
  • Jennifer M., Lawrenceville, Illinois


Is Memorial Day Weekend really just a week away? This month is flying by!

And speaking of “flying by,” so is Thunderbird – have you watched the videos? Thunderbird launches from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.5 seconds – and it’s as smooth as Santa’s sleigh ride!

Ready to enter our Thunderbird Sweepstakes? We’ll have three winners!

First, the Rules:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter.
  • Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari (and our immediate family members) are not eligible to enter.
  • Use the widget, below, to enter (enter daily using the “tweet” option). There are lots of options, so you can earn extra entries by posting here on our HoliBlog, tweeting about this sweepstakes, and visiting us on our Facebook pages. The winners – two chosen at random – will be emailed the afternoon of May 21.
  • For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply tell us what you think Santa and Claire talked about during their Thunderbird ride together. (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)
  • By entering, you agree to be added to our e-newsletter list (you may unsubscribe at any time by following the directions in your email).
  • For the Pinterest option, please pin the photo of Santa and Claire, below.
  • Did you know you can subscribe to our HoliBlog so that you receive all of our posts (including contests) by email? If you’re using a desktop computer or tablet, look for the “Subscribe to Blog” sidebar at the top-right corner of this page. On a smartphone? Just scroll down a tiny bit more to find it.

Two of our winners will be chosen at random and the third will be chosen by our staff from the comments added to this blog post – simply tell us what you think Santa and Claire said to each other. Come on, make us “Ho Ho Ho!”

Santa Tested - Santa Approved

All three winners will each receive two one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two Quick Access Passes for a ride on Thunderbird (or The Voyage, Wildebeest – your choice!).

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 Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10am CDT.

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Good luck to everyone!

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451 Responses to “Enter our Thunderbird Sweepstakes!”

  1. Jenna Millikin

    Claire: This is going to be just like flying in the sleigh, Santa!
    Santa: I hope you’re right. If I make it back Christmas is coming early!!

  2. John Bower

    Claire, The Thunderbird is awesome but this is nothing compared to my sleigh when the reindeer have had one too many cookies.

  3. Elizabeth James

    I think starting off they are talking about how excited they are. Once it gets going he seems so happy and loves it but I believe she is terrified.

  4. Jennifer

    Santa: Claire hold on this is going to be exciting just like riding in my sleigh!!
    Claire: I’m ready! This is going to be fun!! This is going to be my new favorite ride!!!
    Santa: Ho Ho Ho!!!

  5. Sarah Paikos

    He was probably trying to get her excited and shake away any nerves at the beginning. He might have even asked what she was wantin for Christmas! Then when They were on it He was making noises nd sound effects to make her laugh and almost forget what the nerves as she was having.

  6. Susie Hidalgo

    You know sometimes after delivering Christmas presents the reindeer and I like to pretend we’re on a rollercoaster, we go up and down and do loopty loops. It’s really fun. We don’t tell Mrs. Claus of course, I don’t think she would approve. Please don’t tell Rudolph I rode a real rollercoaster, he get’s a little jealous. Here we go..HO HO HOOOOOO!

  7. Stella McIntosh

    My kids and I would love to win tickets to the best park around.

  8. Makayla

    I think Santa said he was jealous that his sleigh doesn’t fly as fast as Thunderbird!

  9. Aziya W.

    If I had to guess, they’re talking about the thrill of the ride inbetween screaming in excitement. I can’t wait to ride the Thunderbird!

  10. Don Lamar

    Santa: Don’t be scared Claire Santa’s by your side! Santa’s sleigh is magical and Thunderbird is too!
    Claire: Your the best Santa and Thunderbird is too!

  11. Crystal Baker

    I promise Santa I won’t tell anyone you screamed louder then me if you bring me extra presents this year!!

  12. Peggy Falls

    I want to take my grandchildren this year to Holiday World. My oldest loves the coasters & he wants to ride Thunderbird. I love the free sunscreen and free drinks. The park is always so clean and enjoyable. I like to watch them on the rides and then we go to the water park which is great.

  13. Jenifer McD

    Claire: Are you ready for the Thunderbird Santa!
    Santa: I’m about to pee my pants I’m so frightened

  14. Rebecca Julian

    They are saying this Thunderbird ride is so “ho ho ho” fun!!

  15. Anthony Buono

    Hopefully I am lucky enough for a pair, haven’t been in a while. Would like to get a chance to ride all the new rides!

  16. amanda elliott

    Claire to Santa: “Look I can drive the sleigh with no hands!!!”

  17. dee smith

    “Claire, you said it wouldn’t be SCAAAARY! You’re going on the NAUGHTY list this year!”

  18. Alicia B

    I have never been to Holiday World or Indiana either but I’m looking for an excuse to travel with my family to another state.

  19. Tiffany Perisho

    I would love to win some tickets and take my family for our first time ever! This would be awesome!