Leah Koch and Bert the Conqueror on ThunderbirdSANTA CLAUS, IND —– The host of the popular reality show “Bert the Conqueror” will try to “conquer” Holiday World’s Thunderbird roller coaster and Mammoth water coaster this Tuesday on the Travel Channel.

Comedian Bert Kreischer* is an “everyman” who travels the country conquering extreme rides, sports challenges, and unusual competitions. During his two-day visit to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari last fall, Bert attempted to “conquer” the nation’s only launched wing coaster – Thunderbird – and the world’s longest water coaster – Mammoth. Also during the shoot, Holiday World’s high-dive team gave Bert a diving lesson.

Bert the Conqueror’s visit to Holiday World will premiere Tuesday, August 2, at 1pm Central Time (2pm Eastern Time) on the Travel Channel, which is available in nearly 90 million U.S. households. Titled “Midwest Mud Fest,” the episode also takes Bert to a “mud run” in Minnesota.

The airing of “Bert the Conqueror” comes as an early birthday present for Holiday World, which celebrates its 70th Birthday this week on Wednesday, August 3. Holiday World opened as Santa Claus Land on August 3, 1946.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are open daily through August 14. Both parks are then open most weekends until September 18, followed by Happy Halloween Weekends through October 30. For more information, visit or call 1-877-463-2645.
Released: August 1, 2016
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