Sweepstakes: Last Chance to Chase!

Don’t miss your chance to chase!

Enter to win the ultimate Labor Day weekend getaway!

Summer is coming to a close, which means it’s time to make plans for Labor Day weekend! Starting August 10, Holiday World and Splashin Safari will go down to weekend operations only. Both parks will be open on weekends through September 27. That means time to race your family and friends on the World’s First Launched Water Coaster are dwindling down in 2020! 

Here’s your opportunity to launch into family fun and win four tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two overnights in a Holiday Cottage* at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort for Labor Day Weekend!

For our contest, you may also Tweet daily…

But first, 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 12 months.
  • Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Koch Development Corporation, 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).
  • Use the widget, below, to enter daily. There are lots of options, so you can earn extra entries by posting here on our HoliBlog and tweeting about this contest. You can also follow us on Pinterest, and visit us on our Facebook page. (We’d love it if you’d leave us a Facebook Recommendation while you’re there!)
  • If you win our Splashin’ Family Getaway, please note you must be at least 21 to phone in your two-night Holiday Cottage reservation at Lake Rudolph. *Here are the dates the cottage will be available: Sept. 4 – Sept. 7, 2020 ONLY
  • All prizes are non-transferable and not for re-sale. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s). Tickets to Holiday World must be picked up at Holiday World.
  • For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply tell us which you like best – Wildebeest, Mammoth, or Cheetah Chase–or if you haven’t ridden, which you’d like to ride first–or which water park attraction you like most (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)

Ready to enter?

Simply enter by using the widget, below. Be sure to enter daily through Friday, August 14, 2020, at 1:00pm CDT, when we’ll choose a winner at random.

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When You’re Made to Thrill

The Backstory

A friend of mine who works in Florida has these posters hanging in his loft.

I’ve been obsessed with them since the first time I visited his house.

They’re posters of rides and coasters, but they’re stinking cool. They’re stylish and artistic. Each poster shows the essence of a roller coaster (or ride), but at the bottom it simply states the year in which the attraction was built, and the city. 

It took me a couple of visits to this friend’s house, but I finally remembered to ask my friend where he got these amazing posters.  As it turns out, they were from a company called Made to Thrill.

They take your classic theme park merchandise and make it stylish. This is not intended to offend lovers and buyers of classic theme park merch–I still love to pick up that stuff too, I just don’t wear it every day and put it on display. For reference: please see my entire collection of old theme park merch, old maps, and enamel pins. 

Made to Thrill is the stuff I’ll wear any day. I visited the website and instantly purchased a poster of a favorite ride of mine that has been replaced, a t-shirt, and a B&M patch (if you don’t know B&M, first I want to thank you for reading so far into a post that goes deep into coaster fandom, second: it’s the manufacturer of Thunderbird). 

The same friend (you know… the one with the posters) told me to reach out and make a request that they create posters for our four coasters.

The Beginning

In January, 2019, I go up the courage and sent the most unashamed fangirl email I’ve ever sent. If you don’t believe me… check out this actual excerpt from the email. 

Shameless, right? And like that, I got to e-meet the brilliant artist and entrepreneur Josh (who, by the way, just started this as a hobby and still does this AS A HOBBY) and the first-ever Made to Thrill partnership with a park was born. In no time, Josh had developed this design which made me angry that I had never thought of “Land, Sea, Airtime” before:

The shirt sold out before I ever got one. 

The 2020 collection

We’ve done a few sneak peeks, and if you know Made to Thrill, you’ve already seen this collection, but I wanted to do an official blog post to talk about the 2020 Holiday World x Made to Thrill collection.

And I just want to add how much I LOVE seeing this logo. 

To begin, I’m excited to share that Holiday World has its own set of posters. 

Lauren, my sister, had to point out to me that the posters blend together (note the tree in The Raven and The Legend, and the sun in The Voyage and Thunderbird). But I’m obsessed now because they’re stunning! Since all four show up a little small next to each other, here are the individual posters:

 

The Raven

The Legend

The Voyage

Thunderbird

And a bonus vintage Santa Claus Land Poster

 

Josh used inspiration from old brochures, maps, etc. and created this masterpiece.

We even have stickers that are baby versions of the posters. 

…For scale…

Sticker available for purchase at Holiday World



This isn’t just theme park merch, this is art! 

I officially purchased the entire collection before anyone ever arrived at the park this season, but hurry up and get here, because I learned my lesson the hard way. It does sell out. 

 

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Sweepstakes: Chasing Fun Family Getaway

The Chase is on!

Cheetah Chase is officially open and thrilling riders this year and we want to give one lucky family the chance to ride it in 2020! 

We are officially the Water Coaster Capital of the World now, after all. 

Ready to dip your toe in that refreshing, cool water? Here’s your opportunity to launch into family fun and win four tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two overnights in a Holiday Cottage* at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.

We’d love your vote!

We’ve been hard at work building the Water Coaster Capital of the World, and we’d love your support. USA Today is running an online poll asking to name the Best Water Park in the nation. You don’t have to enter to win, but we’d really appreciate it if you could spare two clicks and vote daily! 

For our contest, you may also Tweet daily…

But first, 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 12 months.
  • Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Koch Development Corporation, 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).
  • Use the widget, below, to enter daily. There are lots of options, so you can earn extra entries by posting here on our HoliBlog and tweeting about this contest. You can also follow us on Pinterest, and visit us on our Facebook page. (We’d love it if you’d leave us a Facebook Recommendation while you’re there!)
  • If you win our Splashin’ Family Getaway, please note you must be at least 21 to phone in your two-night Holiday Cottage reservation at Lake Rudolph. *Here are the dates the cottage will be available: August 2 – September 3, 2020.
  • All prizes are non-transferable and not for re-sale. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s). Tickets to Holiday World must be picked up at Holiday World.
  • For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply tell us which you like best – Wildebeest, Mammoth, or Cheetah Chase–or if you haven’t ridden, which you’d like to ride first–or which water park attraction you like most (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)

Ready to enter?

Simply enter by using the widget, below. Be sure to enter daily through Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 3:00pm CDT, when we’ll choose a winner at random.

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Guess what? USA Today also nominated The Voyage for Best Roller Coaster!Voyage and Thunderbird

Again, voting doesn’t impact your chance of winning, but we sure appreciate your support!

Good luck to all!
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