By Paula @ Holiday World

We celebrated another wonderful Play Day today – our 25th!

Play Day 2017

Schoolchildren with disabilities – all the invited guests of Easterseals – happily flocked into the park for their special day.

One inquisitive lad asked Santa, “How many days till Christmas?”

Play Day - Santa

Without missing a beat, Santa replied, “Why, 229 days, of course!”

Yes. Of course.

We started out the morning introducing our new Calming Room to an early morning news crew. Veronica from WEVV-TV hopped right in the tent as she explained to viewers that our Calming Room may be reserved at Guest Relations, In-Park Services or First Aid. The room offers a calm break from the sensory overload that may be too much for some.

Calming Room - tent

Next, the Adult Ambassador for the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center, Andy Imlay, took a ride on Star Spangled Carousel.

Andy Imlay

Andy demonstrated the new wheelchair-accessible feature on the carousel. Holidog Express and Holidog’s Treehouse now accommodate wheelchairs as well.

Thank you to all the wonderful children who’ve made Play Day so special to us over the years. Your smiles and laughter mean the world to us!

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7 Responses to “25th Annual Play Day”

  1. Connie John

    Thank you for another fabulous play day. My grandson had a marvelous time, he always does. Thanks also for supporting Rehab, you guys make great partners.

  2. Darlene Hughes

    I am so glad that you offer this. So many people have disabilities and never get to enjoy a ride. This is wonderful. You need to put this information out everywhere. Thank you for caring about children and adults with disabilities.

  3. Austin J. Malone

    From the Jugrox of Shoals Elementary, thank you so much for making this such a special day for our kids. The people at Holiday World are top-notch. We are grateful.

  4. Sonya King

    I have a son who has Down Syndrome ,he’s 13 years old and currently a 7th grader. We would love to be apart of this.Thank you

  5. Kennah Carpenter

    Hi! I have 2 children with special needs and would like to see how we can be a part of the Play Day.

    Thank you!!