Holiday World Attractions for All Ages

There are Holiday World attractions galore at everyone’s favorite Santa Claus land. So many different family rides that everyone can enjoy together. There is seriously something for everyone in the entire family.

And so many opportunities for the whole family to spend time together!

Holiday World Attractions for All Ages

As far as amusement parks go, not all are made the same. The amusement industry isn’t always designed for everyone. Some parks are lacking when it comes to attractions that are for everyone. We’ve had previous park battles on our family vacations.

Take it from me, as a mom of 4 we’ve been to parks where the youngest of the crew has absolutely nothing to do the entire day but hang out in a stroller. Holiday World, in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, is not that type of park. It’s as if the goal is to make sure that all ages enjoy the park. Together.

This combination theme park (world’s first theme park that celebrates the various holidays and has an enormous water park) is all about families being able to have fun spending time together.

Who can ride which rides?

Almost immediately to the right after you enter the park (just beyond the Christmas shop) you’ll find a height measuring station. I recommend stopping off here when you arrive to see which rides all the members of your family can go on. Then you can plan accordingly and not be faced with finding out at the ride.

Visiting the Height Measurement Station | Attractions for All Ages

Holiblogger Mom Tip: This avoids a child being upset with being turned away at the entrance of a ride if the child isn’t tall enough. It’s best to check and know from the get-go. Less fuss and more time to focus on all the other fun rides that the child can go on!

But first… More than just rides!

When it comes to discussing attractions for everyone to enjoy together at Holiday World, I wanted to begin with the live entertainment options. These particular family attractions are perfect for everyone in the entire family.

A great way to spend time together and not have to separate on rides that aren’t inclusive of all ages.

There are various show times that take place throughout the park so be sure to check the schedule. My oldest child had a grand time over the summer being part of the ventriloquist show!

Rides for the entire family in each park section

There are several rides and attractions that families can all enjoy together all at the same time!

Christmas Section

In the Christmas section of the park you’ll find the perfect rides for the small children and toddlers in your family, but a couple of the rides will accommodate older children. Perfect for various ages to enjoy together!

Halloween Section

While some of the rides might be too intense for the littlest in your crew, the Halloween area of the park is filled with fun games to play.

Playing Games in Halloween | Attractions for All Ages

Thanksgiving Section

Everyone in the family can enjoy Gobbler Getaway. Compete against each other with calling the turkeys home to save Thanksgiving!

Fourth of July Section

There’s actually quite a bit in this section that the entire family can enjoy together. Everyone will have a great time taking a ride on the vintage cars on the Lewis & Clark Trail and the carousel.

Then at the back of the 4th of July section of the park there’s an entire play area with rides for young children to explore called Holidog’s FunTown. Older members of the family can go on all the rides, too. There’s even a little train ride!

Splashin’ Safari is the water coaster capital of the world!

Wave pools are always great places for families of all ages to congregate to cool off. In Splashin’ Safari Water Park there are two wave pools to explore: The Wave and Bahari Wave. Both have varying depths for different comfort levels depending on age of family member.

There are also numerous family raft rides to be found in this really big water park, including a relaxing lazy river.

The taller, older and more adventurous in the family will be drawn to the various water coasters. Particularly Cheetah Chase and Mammoth water coaster that has six-passenger boats so many family members can ride together.

While the little ones of the family won’t be able to take on the water rides with the steepest drops, there is an entire area with water activities for them to explore in. Toddlers can spend hours with water jets shooting out of the ground! There are also numerous family water slides that are perfect for all ages.

Splashing in Kima Bay | Attractions for All Ages

And of course the little ones floating around the lazy river with an adult is always a win for cooling off!

Rides for the bigger kids:

If the taller members of your crew are interested in more of the thrill rides (say while the little ones are napping), Holiday World has got ’em!  Wooden roller coasters, longest water coasters, wing roller coaster fun, and the above mentioned Mammoth water coaster just to name a few. You’ll find the majority of the rides for thrill seekers in Halloween, Thanksgiving and Splashin’ Safari.

There truly is something for everyone to enjoy at Holiday World! And you can really spend your vacation all together as a family.


Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets to Visit in 2023!

Be sure to follow the adventures of the HoliBloggers. Each blog post will have a sweepstakes where you can enter to win two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari next season.

Entries for this Giveaway will be accepted through Friday, December 2 at 7pm CDT.


This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Tara S.

Tara Smith has a degree in psychology with emphasis in community health, but has been a mom blogger for over a decade and lives in St. Louis, MO. You can find her blog at SeeingDandy.com. As a busy mom of 4, she likes to do fun activities with her family and travel. She also likes to sew, craft, make recipes and inspire others in motherhood. Tara and her blog have been featured on News 4 Great Day, Show Me St. Louis and in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine.

Celebrate A Special Day at Holiday World

Did you know that Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari specializes in birthday parties, group outings, and special occasions? Not only are they a family-fun amusement and water park, but they are also a special events venue for small and large groups. Whether you are a group of 15 or 1,000+, there is a group discount, private party room or pavilion, and activities for your event!

Special occasion ideas:

  • Birthday parties
  • Company picnics
  • Class or family reunions
  • Church groups and youth groups
  • School groups and field trips

Have a pizza party!

This is a perfect option for birthday parties. But who am I kidding? A pizza party is always an excellent option for any occasion! We celebrated our son’s 13th birthday party at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in July with a Pizza Party in one of Santa’s Merry Marketplace’s Party Rooms. The party room is for groups of 15-49, so perfect if you have a smaller group. Prices start at $45.99 and vary based on the group size, package, and date selected.

Free Birthday Button | Celebrating A Special Occasion at Holiday World

The Party Rooms in Santa’s Merry Marketplace are air-conditioned and located towards the front of the park. They are easily accessible with access to restroom facilities. Pizza Party packages include a party attendant who helps to serve the all-you-can-eat pizza, buffet style. When you purchase a Pizza Party package, the Party Room is included for one hour!

Party Room | Celebrating A Special Occasion at Holiday World

The Pizza Party package includes unlimited pizza, breadsticks, dipping sauces, and cookies. It also includes plates, utensils, and unlimited free soda drinks. If you planning to feed a hungry group of kids (or adults) and have a group of 15+, this is an affordable option for lunch or dinner at the park. You will save money with a party package, plus have the planning work done for you!

The pizza at Holiday World is some of the best! It’s thick and cheesy. Options include cheese, pepperoni, and sausage.

Bonus, the Party Rooms are located in the same building as the Polar Expresso coffee bar. If you are a parent planning to shuffle around a bunch of kids for a birthday party all day, this little nugget of information may be helpful in your decision-making.

Birthday Party Group Photo | Celebrating A Special Occasion at Holiday World

Additional things you can add to your package include salad, cookie cake(s), face painting, and caricatures.

Picnic Group Outings

Group outings in a private outdoor pavilion are available for guests from 50 to 1,000+. These are ideal for company picnics, school groups, large family gatherings, and reunions. When you purchase a Picnic + Admission Group Outing package, the pavilion is free! The pavilions are also covered, so there is no need to worry about weather or finding shaded areas to dine in.

Pavilions must be reserved and paid for at least three weeks before your event date. This is the most affordable large group option, starting at $37.99, and varies based on the group size, package, and date selected.

A picnic package includes your choice of a buffet meal, discounted admission to the park, free inner tube usage, free sunscreen, parking, and unlimited soft drinks. The All-American Picnic Buffet option includes classics like hamburgers, hot dogs, BBQ pork, and several sides.

Ask about extra and fun options to add to your group packages with booking your event. Some extras are available for an additional fee: caricatures and face painting.

Tips for Celebrating a Special Occasion at Holiday World:

  • Stop at Guest Relations for a birthday button if you are celebrating a birthday! 
  • Rent a Cabana or Cheetah Chaise Loungers for the day. When you aren’t eating pizza in the party rental or hanging out in the private pavilion, lounge in your Cabana or Cheetah Chaise Lounger at Splashin’ Safari. You deserve it on your special day.
  • To take advantage of group discounts on tickets, reserve your tickets at least 24 hours in advance.

To learn more about all the Group Discounts available, click here!

 


Be sure to follow the adventures of all the HoliBloggers. Each blog post will have a sweepstakes where you can enter to win two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

Entries accepted through Sunday, November 27 at 6pm CDT.


This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Jamie W.

Jamie Ward is a travel writer and published author. She founded Cornfields & High Heels, a travel and lifestyle blog, over five years ago and travels throughout the Midwest sharing her travel stories and adventures. She wrote 100 Things To Do In Indiana Before You Die and co-authored Midwest Road Trip Adventures. Jamie resides in Central Indiana with her husband, Paul, and their four teenagers. She was born and raised in Indiana and enjoys road trips, coffee, thrifting, historic places, and spending time with her family.

Veterans Day 2022

On Veterans Day, Americans are called to thank the women and men
who have served in America’s armed forces. 

We want to acknowledge our very own team members who have answered the call to serve our country.
We offer up our sincerest appreciation to you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our veterans from left to right front row:

  • Jeff, United States Army National Guard
  • Josh, United States Marine Corp
  • Billy, United States Army
  • Elmer, United States Army
  • Jeremy, United States Marine Corp
  • Todd, United States Army
  • John, United States Coast Guard
  • Joe, United States Air Force

Thank you to these – and all other veterans – for their service to our country.

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The Best Rides When You’re Too Short for Coasters

Last year was an exciting one for my eight-year-old son. He finally reached a height of 48 inches and could ride roller coasters at Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari. He spent much of his summer on the Legend, the Voyage, the Raven, and Cheetah Chase. The smile never left his face.

My youngest son is still too short to ride the roller coasters. But that didn’t bring down the fun level this summer. Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari have over thirty rides and slides for your kids under 48 inches. There is something for children of all heights – from the tilt-a-whirl to the tea party!

Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari measure height differently. All guests are carefully measured with shoes on in Holiday World and with shoes off in Splashin’ Safari. Height requirements are strictly enforced on all rides and attractions.

There is also a Height Measurement Station located in each park. In Holiday World, it is across from the Christmas Fountain. In Splashin’ Safari, it is next to Watubee. Your child will be measured at the station, and you can also get a height wristband for them to wear throughout the day.

Guests Under 36 Inches

What is available for the youngest Holiday World guests under 36 inches? I recommend visiting Rudolph’s Reindeer Ranch and Holidog’s Fun Town. The Reindeer Ranch has five different rides your little one can choose from. This includes the classic Dancer’s Fish, my favorite when I was a kid, and Prancer’s Merry-Go-Round, a junior-sized merry-go-round.

Holidog’s Fun Town includes plenty of playground fun with Holidog’s Treehouse and Just For Pups. You can also hop on the Holidog Express for a train ride through Mother Goose Land.

Just for Pups | Best Rides When You're Too Short for Coasters

Want to cool down at Splashin’ Safari? Try out the slides at Tembo Falls! This attraction, with eight junior water slides, keeps the kids happy and laughing. And don’t worry, these slides end with a “run out,” so there aren’t any splash pools.

Guests Over 36 Inches

So, what else is available for the little ones that are too short for the roller coasters? How about a junior roller coaster? Head over to Holidog’s Fun Town and get on the Howler! This coaster is fun for the entire family. And a definite favorite for my youngest. Of course, your child will require a riding companion if they aren’t 42 inches. Bonus – they can ride two times in a row!

Another favorite for the entire family is Frightful Falls. This classic log ride takes you on a graveyard tour before heading up a big hill that will surely make a big splash at the bottom. Make sure you check out the hilarious photos of your family when they get splashed!

Now that you’re already wet, it’s time to head to Splashin’ Safari to “Do the Watubee.” This is a fun water slide that everyone in the family will enjoy. After you walk up the steps to the top of the six-story tower, your family will get in a large raft and slide into exciting twists and turns. Six hundred and twenty-five feet later, you will land in the splash pool. Your little ones will surely want to ride this one over and over!

Watubee | The Best Rides When You're Too Short for Coasters

Make sure you go online to check out all the rides and attractions Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari offer. We can’t wait to see you next season!

 


Be sure to follow the adventures of all the HoliBloggers. Each blog post will have a sweepstakes where you can enter to win two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

Entries accepted through Saturday, November 19 at 8pm CDT.


This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Jamie J.

Jamie Johnson is a blogger based in Owensboro, Kentucky. She has two sons, Henry and Simon, and a husband, Logan. Jamie works full-time as a business consultant. She loves her family, Holiday World, ham sandwiches, and Diet Mountain Dew. 

Bird Dog… er… Fall Food Guide: Happy Halloween Weekends 2022

Happy Halloween Weekends have finally arrived, and while the #HOWOPO might be on hiatus, we all know it’s time to discuss the topic the #HOWOPO loves most: FOOD. 

As always, I recommend checking out our Food page, where we keep menus as updated as possible all season long. Bonus: we have a healthy options guide, an allergen-friendly guide, and a gluten-free guide all available on that page as well. Speaking of allergen-friendly, don’t miss our Gluten-Free Chili at George’s Gluten Free Pizza and Snacks and Santa’s Merry Marketplace. 

I’m not really sure where to start, but why not start with the food item I had to google when I first glanced at the menu…

What the heck is a bird dog?

I’m glad you asked. Think of a hotdog. Now keep the bun and forget the actual hotdog. Now add a chicken tender. Now add delicious toppings and sauces. 

These bird dogs are at Hot Diggity Dog–and come in two flavors: cheese bacon ranch, and Nashville hot. Either way, you don’t want to fly away without trying these. 

Cheese Bacon Ranch Bird Dog

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Oh, and don’t miss the pretzel fries at Hot Diggity Dogs. 

Santa’s Merry Marketplace: Personal Pan Pizzas (And More!)

Let’s hop up to Santa’s Merry Marketplace for the fall foods you can’t miss. Of course, our team at Candy Cane Confectionery has many sweet treats ready for you: Pumpkin cake balls, Apple Pie Caramel Apples, and marshmallow treats galore! 

But if you’re looking for something savory, you don’t want to miss our new personal pan pizzas.

We have bacon jalapeno and BBQ Chicken!

Jalapeno Bacon Pizza

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And don’t forget to stop at Sugarplum Scoop Shoppe for a Frankenstein Sundae that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth: 

And of course, there’s always more:

  • Pumpkin Funnel Cake – Christmas Cupboard
  • Cinnamon Apple Funnel Cake – Funnel Cake Factory
  • Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup – Plymouth Rock Cafe
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup – Alamo
  • Haystack Burger with Onion Straws – Goblin Burger
  • Refreshing and Cold Apple Cider – Santa’s Merry Marketplace, Plymouth Rock Cafe, and Lemon Shake Up
  • Hot Apple Cider – Candy Cane Confectionery 
  • Walking S’more – Snackhouse
  • Hot Chocolate – Lemon Shake Up

Whatever fall foods you choose, we hope you enjoy our fabulous Fall Faire. 

 


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Bring A Friend Free: Breaking Down A Lesser-Known Pass Perk

Quick Reference

  • If you are a first-time Passholder, jump to Option 1 Below to learn how to visit on Sundays this season
  • If you have a 2022 Season Pass or Platinum Season Pass and get a 2023 Platinum Pass that’s paid in full, jump to Option 2 to learn how to bring a friend for Free on Sundays this season

 


2023 Season Passes are on sale at the lowest price of the year now. And will be through October 12.

And we’ll let you in on a little secret about Season Pass prices. If you haven’t listened to our Podcast, that is.

Season Passes start at the lowest price of the year each fall and gradually work their way up toward full price the closer we get to Opening Day in May. There are no flash sales or holiday discounts that will make you regret buying early. The lowest price is always right now.

And the savings you can get before October 13 can add up. Here’s how:

  • You can get a Season Pass for $135 by Oct. 12, 2022. If you wait until Opening Day, that same Pass will cost you $175.
  • Lock in a Platinum Season Pass by Oct. 12, 2022 for $170. By comparison, if you wait until after May 6 a regular Season Pass is $175.

Purchase now and you get more perks and lower prices. What’s not to love?

Our Season Passes unlock tons of great perks to use all season long, like in-park savings, discounted locker rental prices, and, in 2023 a new calendar for discounted Bring A Friend tickets.

But let’s break down one of our Platinum Season Pass perks that often gets overlooked.

“Buy this Year, Visit this Year. Sundays during HHW (when paid in full)”

It’s only a few words on the benefits chart, but there’s a lot of unpacking needed to make sure you’re able to take full advantage of this perk.

The cast of the Monster Mash

This not-so-scary Pass perk can be used during Happy Halloween Weekends this season!


Option 1: Buy This Year, Visit This Year

Unlock By:

  1. Purchasing a 2023 Platinum Season Pass that’s paid in full (but you don’t have a 2022 Season Pass or Platinum Season Pass)

Everything you need to know:

This perk gives you the option to start using your Season Pass early. Instead of waiting for next May and kicking off the season with our Passholder Preview Weekend dates, you can get the fun started this fall and visit on Sundays during Happy Halloween Weekends.

How It Works:

We’ll process your 2023 Platinum Season Pass when you visit any Sunday this fall.

Just bring your printed voucher to Guest Relations and our Pass Photo Processing room to the left of the Front Gate. Then you’re free to visit any Sunday through the rest of the season.

OR

Option 2: Bring A Friend FREE

Unlock By:

  1. Having a 2022 Season Pass or Platinum Season Pass AND
  2. Purchasing a 2023 Platinum Season Pass that’s paid in full

Everything you need to know about this perk: 

If you’re not able to take advantage of our Buy This Year, Visit This Year perk, that means you’re already a Passholder. Since you already have a 2022 Season Pass or Platinum Season Pass, you’re able to visit any day during Happy Halloween Weekends this season, not just Sundays.

If you purchase a 2023 Platinum Season Pass that’s paid in full, you can technically use BOTH of your Season Passes. But you just need one to get yourself into the park.

So you unlock the rarest type of Bring A Friend ticket we have: the FREE Bring A Friend ticket.

How It Works:

On Sundays during Happy Halloween Weekends, you’re able to use your 2022 Season Pass or Platinum Season Pass to visit and let a friend use your 2023 Platinum Season Pass that’s paid in full to get into the park with you.

Double the fun by visiting with a family member or friend any Sunday through the end of the season.

2023 Season Passes Now Available
So what are you waiting for? There’s no better time to get a 2023 Season Pass!

Don’t forget! 

If you’re a 2022 Season Passholder, you can bring a friend for $25 on Sundays during Happy Halloween Weekends. If you qualify for option 2, you can bring one friend for free and another for $25! 

Giving the Gift of Fun!

Completed Pillow Box

Families have been making memories with us here in Santa Claus, Indiana for more than 75 years.

And whether those memories were made at Santa Claus Land or Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, one thing is true. We’re approaching our favorite day of the year – Christmas!

As you’re planning your Christmas shopping and browsing all the tons of great sales online in the coming weeks, don’t forget about the gift of fun. You might not be able to squeeze one of our roller coasters or water slides under your Christmas tree, but a 2023 Season Pass fits perfectly.

There’s not better gift than planning to spend more time with your friends and loved ones in the coming year.

A few of our Guests have reached out online to ask about any special or unique ways to gift someone a Ticket or Season Pass to Holiday World.

It was even a topic of conversation in our Facebook Season Passholder Group

Be sure to join our Passholder Group if you haven’t already – it’s a great way to learn the best tips and tricks from those who visit our parks most frequently. The Group is for both Passholders and those who might be on the fence and considering getting a Season Pass.

After a few people wanted to know the best ways to give someone a Pass or ticket for Christmas, we thought we should help out!

No wrapping paper needed!

Pillow Box Preview

After thinking over a few different options, we thought a Pillow Box gift card holder would be the best option. The best part? You don’t have to buy anything to be able to use it!

So we reached out to Stephen. He worked some of his Holiday (World) magic and designed this together for us to share with our fans. You can print it right from your home printer and wrap up a Ticket or Season Pass. Only scissors and tape or glue required.

The free download also includes a gift card to be used as a token for the Ticket or Season Pass purchase you’re giving. Just cut out the appropriate card and put it inside the Pillow Box and discard the others.

Click here to download the Pillow Box and Gift Card now.

We recommend printing on cardstock for the sturdiest Pillow Box and adding the to names to the box before you get to folding.

Here’s what the download includes.

Do you have any other creative ways to give someone a Ticket or Season Pass? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!

And on to the deals!

2023 Season Passes

You can save $35 on a Platinum Season Pass, Season Pass, or Summer Fun Card when you purchase by January 15. Plus you can purchase a Platinum Season Pass or Season Pass with our Easy Pay option. Buy your Passes now to lock in the lowest price of the year.

Each of our Season Passes come loaded with tons of great perks, like more Discounted Bring A Friend tickets than ever before, in-park savings on purchases and locker rentals, plus the opportunity to kick off the season early during our Exclusive Passholder Preview Date!

Plus, new for 2023 is our FREE Pre-K Season Pass. Unlock free admission all season long for four- and five-year olds. Want to know more? Read some Frequently Asked Questions about our new Pre-K Pass.

2023 Tickets

Holiday World tickets are the perfect stocking stuffer!

Get a pair of Any Day Tickets for just $100 when you visit HolidayWorld.com/Save and drop in promo code SANTA100

Or just click here and the promotion will automatically apply!

This deal is valid through December, 31 2022 at 11:59pm Central.

We can’t wait to see everyone back in Santa Claus, Indiana next year to make more memories in America’s Christmas Hometown.

Merry Christmas!

 


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The Insider’s Guide to Holiday World Season Passes

It has been the summer of Holiday World for this little St. Louis family of mine!

After all we are only 3 hours away from Santa Claus, Indiana making it the perfect distance for a weekend getaway or even a quick day trip.

As a HoliBlogger my family and I received Holiday World Season Passes so we could go to the park any time we wanted, all season long. And the season isn’t over yet! Platinum Season Passes include extra savings that we’ve really been enjoying.

Read on to get all of the ins and outs of the exclusive deals you’ll get with your own Season Pass!

The Insider’s Guide to Holiday World Season Passes

My kids have really enjoyed having their very own Platinum Season Pass this year. They love to say that we have unlimited Holiday World tickets. Because in a sense we really do. We’ve enjoyed our time at both the Holiday World theme park and Splashin’ Safari water park. Like I said, it has been a Holiday World summer for us!

We are returning to the park that gives everyone free soft drinks, free sunscreen and free parking again on September 24th for the start of Happy Halloween Weekends! The kids cannot wait. (There’s one little blonde girl at our house who is ecstatic to take a spin again on all the thrill rides and roller coasters, particularly that Thunderbird wing coaster.)

Okay I cannot wait either. Holiday World is just so much fun.

Having a Season Pass really does make it that much more spectacular.

HoliBlogger Tara with her family, Insider's Guide to Season Passes

Great fun had by all!

How to get a Holiday World Season Pass

It’s really easy to purchase a Season Pass to Holiday World so that you can get all the great perks.

You can either purchase via an online order or in person at the park entrance. Either way you will purchase the Season Pass first and then on your first time visiting the park for the season you will process and receive the official card with your picture on it.

Where to get your Season Pass picture taken

Just at the front gate, to the left of the Guest Relations sales office area and the ticket booth, you will take your personal identifying information (driver’s license or state ID) to the Season Pass office. Then you’ll get your picture taken and receive your very own Season Pass.

Processing your Season Pass, Insider's Guide to Season Passes

What we’ve enjoyed most about our Platinum Season Passes

Season Passholders get access to special events and even monthly food deals. It really is the best choice for saving at the holiday themed park.

In addition to the unlimited visits, we’ve loved being able to bring a friend with discounted day tickets. In July we were able to experience Holiday World with my parents and niece.

We’ve also really enjoyed discounts on food and gift shop purchases. A few of our favorites eats and treats are the deep fried Oreos, funnel cakes and of course Dole Whip!

HoliBlogger Tara with Dole Whip, Insider's Guide to Season Passes

Holiday World Season Pass Types

See a full list of Passholder benefits and extra perks.

HoliBlogger tips and even more insider information!

Keep in mind that you can only enter with your Season Pass once a day. So be sure to get your hand stamped as you are exiting the park if you would like to return before the end of the day.

If you purchase a full-price general admission ticket, you can pay an additional amount on the day of your visit to upgrade to a Season Pass for the remainder of the year.

Get the deepest discounts on Holiday World Season Passes for the 2023 season when you purchase between September 14th and October 12th. This is when you will save $55 off your Season Pass!

During this time you can get a Season Pass for $135, a Platinum Season Pass for $170 and Summer Fun Cards for $100.

First responder discount! Nurse discount! Military discount! Oh my! Members of the Military, Veterans, First Responders and Nurses receive an additional $5 off the starting price of a Season Pass during that same time frame.

Kids posing with the Santa Claus Land Mural, Insider's Guide to Season Passes

New to 2023:

Both Season and Platinum Season Passholders can bring a friend for $29.99. Season Passholders will have 12 times in a season to bring a friend and Platinum Season Passholders will have 24. The sequence on how many at a time will vary by each month and bring a friend tickets can be used any day of the week except for Saturdays in July and August.

Purchase a Platinum Pass for 2023 that’s paid in full and you can visit for free the remainder of this year on Sundays during Happy Halloween Weekends.

New type of season pass! Park guests can get a FREE Pre-K Season Pass for 4 & 5-year-olds. This pass is good for entry all season long, but does not include any additional benefits besides getting into the park. Simply register your Pre-K age child online and then bring age confirming documents with you when you process the pass at the park on your first visit.

2023 is going to be another great year at Holiday World!

We are already talking about getting Season Passes for next year. Especially with that good deal that’s happening this fall.


Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets!

Be sure to follow the adventures of the HoliBloggers. Each blog post will have a sweepstakes where you can enter to win two tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari!

Entries for this Giveaway will be accepted through Friday, September 30 at 7pm CDT.


This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Tara S.

Tara Smith has a degree in psychology with emphasis in community health, but has been a mom blogger for over a decade and lives in St. Louis, MO. You can find her blog at SeeingDandy.com. As a busy mom of 4, she likes to do fun activities with her family and travel. She also likes to sew, craft, make recipes and inspire others in motherhood. Tara and her blog have been featured on News 4 Great Day, Show Me St. Louis and in Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine.

Introducing the FREE Pre-K Season Pass for 4- & 5-Year-Olds

Each year when Season Passes go on sale, our fans who visit most frequently have a tough choice to make. They have to decide which Season Pass is best for the upcoming summer.

We offer three different Season Pass options. From Platinum Season Passes to Summer Fun Cards, each Pass comes loaded with a different level of perks.

Our Platinum Passes are loaded with the most perks while Summer Fun Cards are our most affordable Pass.

Once fans make their choice, their summer plans are put into motion and they unlock all the benefits that come with the Pass they chose.

But for 2023, there’s a new member of the Season Pass Family.

Enter the FREE Pre-K Season Pass.

Our new FREE Pre-K Season Pass is a Season Pass just for four- and five-year-olds. Our youngest fans clearly get our coolest new Season Pass!

It gets the Passholder into both parks for free all season long, including during Kids World and Happy Halloween Weekends.

Family members will just register their Pre-K Pass through our online store and provide a few details about the Passholder. After that, they just need to bring age-confirming documents – such as a birth certificate or Passport – to the park when the Pre-K Pass is processed. As long as a child is under five years old when their Pass is processed, they’re all set for the season. There are no upgrades needed when they hit their sixth birthday.

Children must not be 6 years old before May 6, 2023, and must be registered online by September 4, 2023.

Note: Pre-K Season Passes are only available online. They must be added to your online shopping cart, registered with Passholder information, and then processed with age-confirming documents at Guest Relations on your first visit of the season. Pre-K Passes cannot be registered at the park or over the phone. They must be processed at the park by September 4, 2023.

The Pre-K Season Pass doesn’t come loaded with any additional benefits, but Passholders are free to share food and merchandise discounts with their family members who have Season Passes or Platinum Season Passes.

Getting a Pre-K Pass is the easiest choice parents, grandparents, guardians, or any family member can make for the four- and five-year-olds in their life!

So what are you waiting for? Get your FREE Pre-K Season Passes now!

Enjoy a free Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Handwriting & Coloring Book by clicking the image below!

Have more questions? We’ve got you covered. We put together a list of FAQs that address topics like how many Pre-K Passes you can get, the last day to process Pre-K Passes for the 2023 season, and if you have to have a Season Pass to get your child a Pre-K Pass.

Click Here for a List of Frequently Asked Questions

2023 Pre-K Passes must be registered online by September 4, 2023.

 

Updated Pass Perks Include More Bring A Friend Tickets Than Ever!

When we ask our Platinum Season Passholders what their favorite pass benefit is, it’s almost always a unanimous answer. Discounted Bring A Friend tickets.

Our Passholders love sharing their visits.

Who can blame them? It’s more fun making memories here when you can share the day with family and friends!

In 2022, Platinum Passholders got six flexible discounted Bring A Friend tickets they could use any day of the week but Saturday. Season and Platinum Passholders also had a few select dates that they could purchase one discounted Bring A Friend ticket.

For 2023, we tried to simplify that perk, and expand it to have more Bring A Friend ticket options than ever before.

Bring A Friend Tickets Update

We started with giving Season Passholders a dozen discounted Bring A Friend tickets over the course of the season. With different monthly allotments as we progress from May to October.

Then we doubled that amount for Platinum Passholders. They get up to 24 discounted Bring A Friend tickets in 2023.

Bring A Friend tickets can be used any day of the week but Saturdays in July and August, but we lifted that requirement on any tickets purchased in May, June, September, and October. You can bring even more friends when you know lines at the park will be shorter.

Here’s the Season Passholder Discounted Bring A Friend Ticket calendar we put together for 2023. Click the image below for a downloadable and printable version.

All the other Passholder perks are back as well. Passholders will continue to enjoy discounts on food and gift shop purchases, discounted locker rental rates, and exclusive Passholder dates before we open for the season. To see the full benefits chart, click here.

If you haven’t heard, we also released a new type of Season Pass this season for our preschool fans!

Our new FREE Pre-K Season Pass is available for four- and five-year-olds to visit all season long for free. Including during Kids World and Happy Halloween Weekends. Just register the pass online and provide some Passholder information and then process it at the park with age-confirming documents. You can see a full blog post about it in the HoliBlog.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start deciding who you’re inviting to the park with you in 2023.

The lowest Season Pass prices for 2023 are available for the next month. Buy your Season Passes before October 12 to lock in the savings!