As a mom, I know how expensive kids can get. If you have kids, you know, too. We’ve all heard that nothing in life is free, but that’s not true in magical Santa Claus, Indiana. Read on for how you can get 8 things for FREE – really – on your next trip to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari!
1. Free Soft Drinks
If you’ve ever been to any theme park – with kids or not – you know how thirsty everyone gets from walking around, being in the sun, screaming on a thrilling ride, etc. It’s a safe bet that you also know how much you can pay for that souvenir cup for a day or for single drinks at a time. A lot of parks you go to have all sorts of hidden costs once you are in. I put free drinks at the top of the list here, because for some reason, paying several dollars for a non-alcoholic beverage just pains me. At Holiday World, free soft drinks (including Gatorade, lemonade, iced tea, coffee, and water) are available throughout both parks all day, every day. I’m in!
2. Free Parking
I’m putting this at number two, because it’s another pain point for me when taking the family to any type of park, zoo, and the like. I feel like you have to create a whole budget just to do something fun with the kids – knowing that I don’t have to factor in drinks OR parking is just a breath of fresh air for me.
3. Free Sunscreen
Ever forget to pack sunscreen for yourself or the kids? Yeah, me, too. It happens, but not to worry! Free sunscreen bottles are located around both parks: in front of the restroom buildings in Splashin’ Safari and by the west steps of Holiday Theater in Christmas, in Holidog’s FunTown, next to Tippecanoes by The Alamo, and in Thunderbird Plaza in Holiday World. These pump bottles contain 50 SPF Australian Gold sunscreen.
4. Free Use of Inner Tubes
You know the water parks where you either have to bring your own inner tubes or pay to rent theirs? Not at Splashin’ Safari! Here, the use of inner tubes is completely free.
5. Free Wi-Fi
Do your kids really need Wi-Fi while at an amusement park or on a water ride? I highly doubt it, but maybe they want to listen to music on their headphones while they wait in line for a ride or pull up the park map on their phones! Free Wi-Fi comes in really handy then.
6. Free “Santa-tizer”
These days, it’s more important than ever to keep grubby hands sanitized! Fortunately, Holiday World offers free “Santa-tizer” for your visit to the park. (See what they did there – I’m sure the dads will love this play on words!)
7. Free Package Pick-Up
Free Package Pick-Up is available for purchases made prior to two hours before Holiday World’s closing time. Packages can be picked up at Holiday World Services a minimum of two hours after purchase up until park closing. No more lugging around – especially when it’s hot! – all your kiddos begged you to buy for them!
8. Free Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Doing the environmentally-friendly thing and switched to an electric vehicle? They offer an Electric Vehicle Charging Station for Tesla and other Electric Vehicles in the Legend Parking Lot – free, of course! There are:
- 8 dedicated parking spaces for Tesla charging
- 4 dedicated parking spaces for other EV charging using J1772 connectors
- Available FREE to Holiday World visitors on a first-come basis during regular park hours
- Please alert a parking attendant of your intent to use the charging station once inside the Legend Lot
The great perks don’t stop with the freebies listed above. If you’re in the military, a nurse, a first responder, or a foster family, you can be eligible for great savings on tickets! Click HERE to learn more.
Shows & Special Events
Don’t forget about all the shows and special events you get to enjoy at the park in addition! Right now, here are the shows they have planned –
- Holidays in the Sky Drone & Fireworks Spectacular (You have to see it to believe it!)
- Dive! (Comedy and skill dives that will take your breath away.)
- Holidog & Friends (Sing and dance with Holidog, Kitty Claws, and all the gang!)
And, for their special events –
- HoliWood Nights (This exclusive event is for members of partner coaster clubs.)
- Kids World (Delight for young and old alike throughout both parks!)
- Happy Halloween Weekends (Family-friendly Halloween fun!)
So, what are you waiting for? Get your tickets today, and plan your next fun adventure with your family at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari!
This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Courtney S.
A Cincinnati mom that spent my teen years in Indianapolis, I remember Summers at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari fondly. My family and I love travel and theme parks. I own the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Louisville Mom Collectives where we provide the best in trusted recommendations, tips, tricks, and resources to families in our communities. In my rare free moments, I like to write, read, draw, paint, game, go to the park, go to art museums, and try new foods.