When Mick Foley drops by …

What a day this has been! Our pal Mick Foley dropped by to check out Thunderbird testing – and we got to stream video live on Facebook for the first time!

The video is a little choppy, sorry … but it’s fun to see Mick (who’s in town with his one-man show; tickets are available through FoleyShow.com).

LIVE Video: WWE Hall of Famer (and roller-coaster enthusiast) Mick Foley is here to check out Thunderbird!

Posted by Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Joe, our Maintenance Director,

Joe and Mick Foley

We first met Mick (who loves roller coasters and really loves old-fashioned parks that are themed around Santa Claus) in 2002. To find out more about our friendship please click on the Mick Foley tag, below.

Podcast highlights

We’re halfway between podcasts, so it’s time for a video of highlights from the last episode:

Shocking, I know, that our “70 Degrees of Separation” game isn’t included in the highlights. If you want to hear who won the last challenge (hint, my three-year-old grandson, Cameron, kept shouting “elephant!” when we had the podcast on in the car), be sure to subscribe here.

Enter our Making Memories Sweepstakes!

Santa Claus Land Roller CoasterCongratulations to our winner – Jami W. from Bedford, Indiana – who wins four one-day admission tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and two nights next door at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, in one of their Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins. Thanks to all who entered!
If you’re a loyal HoliBlog reader or a new Holiday World Podcast fan, you already know – we’re crowdsourcing 7,000 photos for a huge Memory Mosaic for our 70th Birthday season.

That’s a lot of family photos! But if you do the math, really … it’s only 100 photos per year. Easy peasy, right?

Now that we’re feeling a little less overwhelmed about this, let’s celebrate with a sweepstakes.

A “Making Memories” Sweepstakes. Because whoever wins will make a lot of memories when they redeem their prize.

Santa Claus Land 1961What prize? One person – selected at random – will win four one-day admission tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and two nights next door at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, in one of their Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins.

Before you enter, please read through these instructions and rules:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter and you must not have won tickets from Holiday World in the past six months.
  • Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Sun Communities, and Sun RV Resort (and the immediate family members of employees) are not eligible to enter.
  • 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).
  • Thunderbird, Diving out of ImmelmannUse 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. If you win, please note you must be at least 21 to phone in your Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin reservation at Lake Rudolph; also, the dates the cabin may be reserved for are April 29 –  May 26 and May 30 – June 9, 2016.
  • For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply tell us your favorite memory from a visit to Santa Claus Land or Holiday World (or a memory you hope to make). (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 Friday, March 11, 2016 at 2pm CST.

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And please be sure to send us your photos for our Memories Mosaic (also by March 11).