By HoliBlogger Tara S.

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 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.

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22 Responses to “The Insider’s Guide to Holiday World Season Passes”

  1. Ashley

    I would love having a season pass because there is always so much to do at the park and never enough time. It would be Awesome to visit unlimited throughout the season.

  2. Sara Joy Scott

    I can’t wait to take my kids and husband summer 2023! I’ve been (it’s been far too long) but they haven’t EVER been. I just know our 4 year old will have the most amazing time and surely our 1 year old will too and my husband will love all the sweet treats. What’s not to love?!

  3. Tamara Blaydes

    Would love
    To win tickets… took 13 family members this summer and had a wonderful time!

  4. Melinda Miller

    A season pass would be great for a longer vacation in the area. Knowing you can go for just part of the day and go see other sites but come back again later or the next day anytime makes for a much more relaxing trip.

  5. Mike Beth

    I’ve still never been to Holiday World and I’m planning on going for my first time soon.

  6. April Rottmann

    Our 3 hour trip from the St. Louis area to HW & SF never disappoints!
    Our Platinum Passes give us so many bonuses!
    The park is so clean & welcoming.

  7. Jolie

    Cannot wait to take my 4 year old! We haven’t been since the pandemic, and we’ve had so many things happening (as other families have, as well). This would be a great little getaway

  8. Dana

    Our family loves to visit Holiday World because the park is clean, the lines are manageable, and there is something fun for everyone to enjoy!

  9. Casey Harris

    This is so exciting I would love to get to experience this theme park it looks really fun

  10. Shannon Sheets

    I would enjoy a season pass because Holiday World is the most friendly, accessible theme park around.

  11. Shawn Boswell

    I love having a Season Pass cause this allows me to enjoy the Park without any rush. I can enjoy what I feel like that day and then can come back another day to enjoy the rest of the Park.

  12. Tiara

    That’s amazing your wanting others to experiment this while offering things for free so family’s don’t have to stress. God bless you all ????