Lights Out! | Happy Halloween Weekends | Holiday World

Remember to turn the Lights Out!

Lights Out! This is what you came for… Back for a second season with all new songs and choreography, Lights Out! takes over the Hoosier Celebration Theater every Saturday and Sunday during Happy Halloween Weekends. Our long-abandoned troupe of circus performers comes back to life for one final show. This high-energy show features 21 “spookified”…

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Jeanie C. Riley ad

That “Harper Valley PTA” Girl!

What in the world does Jeannie C. Riley have to do with Holiday World? The Grammy Award winner’s connection is with Santa Claus Land, actually; she performed her hit Harper Valley PTA in concert here on Monday, June 11, 1979: This ad is from our archives. Something else in that folder … an article that ran in “Santa’s Country”…

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Sad Eric with 4 lattes

Podcast: SWOT analysis

With a couple of SWOT enthusiasts sitting around the #podsquad table, you knew it was only a matter of time: That Corn Bin photo posted on the Book of Face: Don’t those kiddos look like adults at a coffee shop … or a spa? Our Facebook frame for Happy Halloween Weekends is only a click…

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Halloween “boos” and don’ts

Eek! Happy Halloween Weekends are halfway over! Boo-ginning today, you have just three more weekends to visit before we turn the lights out on another season. You haven’t checked us out yet this fall? Here’s a list of Boos & Don’ts for your visit … Make the most of Happy Halloween Weekends Boo: Enjoy the extra sleep! During…

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Frightful Falls Boat After Painting

A Frightful restoration

Note: The title of this post refers to the name of the ride in question, not the quality of the work! Yesterday, I found myself taking the short walk over to the Paint Shop to get an update on “boats.” Since it’s almost the middle of October, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. One…

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Pumpkin Spice Latte

Sweepstakes: Bone appetit!

Congratulations to our winners: Kayla C. from Louisville, Kentucky, and Jessica H. from Vine Grove, Kentucky. Thanks to all who entered! —– Certain foods just taste better in cool weather. Our menus reflect that. We add seasonal food items all over the park during Happy Halloween Weekends. From pumpkin funnel cakes to grilled cheese and…

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Trick or Treat Turtles

Halloween Tips & Treats

In the fall, we answer lots of questions about Happy Halloween Weekends: Are the water rides open? We plan to have Raging Rapids and Frightful Falls open, since they’re located in Holiday World, weather permitting (if temps dip below 60 degrees, they’llprobably be closed, because … brrr!). Splashin’ Safari is closed for the season. Does the corn maze cost extra? Not…

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1984 Brochure outside

Podcast: Halloween treats

It’s always a treat when Leah joins us on podcast day: We had fun recalling Lauren and Leah’s dad’s appearance on The Colbert Report 11 years ago. Wow. I’d completely forgotten about how I was the only one not to receive an autographed photo … sigh. Our webcam is back online, in case you need…

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Holidog in Corn Maze

Get lost (on purpose!)

Check out this HoliDrone photo: At first, I didn’t believe it was a real photo. It had an almost-too-perfect quality that made me think it was a computer-generated image. The Activity Trail that’s been set up for Happy Halloween Weekends includes two corn mazes (both are available at no additional charge). I’d never been in one…

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Holidog's eyebrows

The eyebrows have it

Do you ever get one of those tickles way back in your brain, where something seems familiar but you can’t quite figure out why? Exhibit A: This is a photo of our mascots in their Happy Halloween Weekends costumes. Here’s the one face that has me befuddled: It’s cute little Holidog! Take another look –…

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Millie Decorating

Trading Swimsuits for Scarecrows

It’s sad to type this, but it’s official. Splashin’ Safari has closed for the 2017 season. I added that information to the “Ride Closures” section of our website first thing on Monday morning after the water park closed. That can’t keep me down long though. If there’s one thing I love as much flying over…

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Halloween Pumpkins

Sweepstakes: Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!

Congratulations to our two winners: Heather M. from New Albany, Indiana, and Kirsten H. from Bloomington, Indiana. How many pumpkins and gourds decorate the park this time of year? The total is 7,983! Thanks to all who entered! —– Every year at this time, Holiday World transforms into one big Halloween section …   Locally grown…

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