It’s never too cold for puns

Every weekday morning, after dropping James off at school, I pop in my earbuds and call my parents in Connecticut for a quick chat.

This morning, it was my dad who answered.

He didn’t even say hello.

Dad: Zero!

Me: Two!

Weather you like it or not, it’s here.


Please stay safe and stay warm as we count down the days to spring!

Moonlight becomes them

Jason, our Food & Beverage Director, starts his workday early.

This time of the year, it’s before dawn.

That bright orb in the photos below? It’s the moon.

Moonlight over coasters


Jason was facing west to take these photos, so he wasn’t shooting into the sun. (He’s also a trained – and enthusiastic – weather spotter, so he knows his sun from his moon and his east from his west.)

Riding Voyage and Thunderbird by the light of the moon? That will be increasingly possible this season; just check our 2015 Hours.

Moonlight over Thunderbird

Happy New Year and Happy New Coaster!

‘Rock the World’ Sweepstakes

Thanks to everyone who entered our Rock the World Sweepstakes! Our winner was chosen at random from all of the entries.

Congratulations to Kristina D. from Cottage Hills, Illinois, who wins two tickets to Rock the World!


Let’s start off the new year with a sweepstakes for Rock the World!

Rock the World Sweepstakes

We’re super excited about our incredible headliners for this year’s event and want to give away a pair of tickets.

Have you heard the news?

Ready to enter? Please read the following:

  • 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 this sweepstakes, following us on Pinterest and visiting us on our Facebook page.
  • By entering our contest, you agree to be added to our “Rock the World” e-newsletter list. You may unsubscribe at any time by following the directions in your email.
  • Our winner – chosen at random – will be emailed on January 7, 2015.
  • For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply tell us why you want to help us Rock the World in 2015. (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)
  • 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.

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 Tuesday night, January 6, 2015, at midnight CST.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to all – and be sure to check out our page for more details about Rock the World!