Honey, I Shrunk the Event! Coaster Event - June 3 & 4 at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Letter from Leah: We’ve “Shrunk” HoliWood Nights 2022!

Dear Enthusiasts, If you’re reading this, you’ve probably heard the news that we’ve “Shrunk” HoliWood Nights 2022. We’ve been overwhelmed by the growing popularity of the event over the last few years, and we adore our Enthusiast Community—both new and long-time attendees. We know you visit for the incredible movie theme alone. Just kidding. We…

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Podcast: S3E22 – The One With More Self-Promotion Than Usual

Not sure what to get someone for Christmas? Try one of our #NiftyGiftys! Cranberries are not included.   Leah K, Matt E, Matt B, Lauren C, Nell H and Sabrina talk through Holiday World gift options and how-to gift experiences! This episode was recorded on November 8 so we hope that gives you plenty of…

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Light it Blue - Christmas Fountain

All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Santa’s Merry Marketplace

One glance at the 2021 Christmas Event Guide will tell you that Santa Claus is a hopping place in December! 2020 proved to be a VERY busy year in our magical town full of Holiday activities. We wanted to give festive fun-seekers an additional option for dining, so the All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Santa’s Merry Marketplace…

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Completed Pillow Box

Giving the Gift of Fun!

Our 75th Celebration Season has passed, but the magic of it lingers as we approach our favorite day of the year – Christmas! As you’re planning your Christmas shopping and scouring through tons of great online sales in the coming weeks, don’t forget about the gift of fun. There’s no better gift than planning to spend…

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Veteran’s Day 2021

“Thank You.” The phrase seemed insufficient and I felt unworthy as I wrote down the names, military branch, and years of service of each of the men pictured. Standing before me was a combined 70 years of military service. They were the only words I had, but thanks and on behalf of our veterans, we…

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How do you measure fun?

A few weeks ago, a question popped into my head.  How many soft drinks do we really give away each year?  The answer? Approximately 5,000,000.  That led me to another question: can we measure fun?  If you’re a data nerd like me, the answer is OF COURSE!  So I asked some questions of many of…

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Cast of The Monster Mash Stage Show

Season 3 Episode 19 – The One With the In-Park Interviews – Again!

We’ve got pumpkin to say about Happy Halloween Weekends!   On September 24, Sabrina carted around the park to find her ghoul-friends, Lauren & Lexi, to talk about family fun, fall favorites, and festive fare. The first half, Lauren shares everything we are loving about Happy Halloween Weekends!! The Day at a Glance tool was…

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Wildebeest & Mammoth Water Coasters

The Year of the Virtual Lucite

We at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari look forward to the Golden Ticket Awards by Amusement Today every year. My dad used to call it “Bringing home the lucite.”  Historically, the awards have been hosted by many parks through the years–including three times at Holiday World. It’s always been fun to spend time with colleagues…

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The Legend Wooden Roller Coaster

Another Legendary Coaster Project

In case you’re not a “read all the way through a blog” kind of person, please note that The Legend will close early for the season starting October 2 so we can get a jump start on our intensive off-season maintenance project. The last weekend to ride will be September 25-26. We’re excited to deliver…

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Happy Halloween Weekends Preview & Bat Marshmallow Pop Recipe!

Does the fall chill in the air have you ready for some thrills? Happy Halloween Weekends are back from September 25 through October 31! Click here to learn more about Happy Halloween Weekends, our family-friendly event that includes the rides you love at Holiday World, plus lots of Halloween-themed shows and fun! Check out this…

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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’ll probably be closed, because … brrr!). Splashin’ Safari closes for the season on September 19. Does the…

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75th Dedication Plaque

Happy Birthday to us… Part 2!

We (I) recently discovered from IAAPA historian Jim Futrell (shameless plug listen to our interview with him here) that Santa Claus Land kind of has two opening days, so we get to celebrate 75 years twice!  Just kidding, we’re an amusement park–everyone knows we celebrate our birthdays EVERY day of our birthday year, and some…

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Sweepstakes: Last Splash Family Getaway

As schools start back up, it may feel like summer is coming to an end, but we’re not finished yet! Splashin’ Safari’s last scheduled day for the season is September 19, and there’s still tons of fun waiting for families with Kids World weekends August 21-September 19 and Happy Halloween Weekends September 25-October 31.  And…

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Young girl posing while Kitty Claws is in the background

Podcast: Season 3, Episode 15: The One With the Amusing Historian

In honor of our 75th, it’s time for a REAL historian. Enjoy our interview with IAAPA historian Jim Futrell about the early days of Santa Claus Land. Stick around, because he answers who America’s First Theme Park really is, and grab your calendar because we’ve got some holidays for you. Do you have a favorite…

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