Sweepstakes: Kitty’s Digital Scavenger Hunt

Kitty’s hidden stickers

Kitty has been very busy lately.

Halloween is her favorite time of the year, and she’s put together all sorts of fun activities for her friends to celebrate Kitty’s Digital HoliWeen. It brings all of the magic of Halloween right to your house.

She can’t wait to see everyone back at Holiday World next year, so she’s created a game to give away two Season Passes for 2021. Plus, the prize includes two overnights in a Christmas Cabin next door at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.

Just solve her game and you’ll be given the option to enter to win.

Kitty will be hiding several stickers around our a few individual pages around our website between now and October 24. If you can solve any one of a series of riddles she gives you to help track them down, you just need to click on the sticker that you find and you can enter for a chance to win.

For Kitty’s younger fans, you will need a trusted grown-up to help finish your entry once you find a sticker.

Here’s Kitty’s full list of clues. We’ll update it with more clues through Saturday, October 24.

  • Clue 1: Here Kitty, kitty! But not too fast, you’ll spill the tea. To find my first sticker, just look for an attraction – it’s named after me!
  • Clue 2: Holiday World shows are magical, and best enjoyed with your friends. For this sticker, search for my friends and I before the Scavenger Hunt ends.
  • Clue 3: Start on this page and you can plan your stay. Using these instructions, you won’t lose your way!
  • Clue 4: Splashin’ Safari is packed with so many slides, it never ends. But this brand-new one lets you race against your family and friends!

Still stuck? Click here for Kitty to take you right to the page to enter the sweepstakes!

Be sure to follow along with Kitty’s Digital HoliWeen for tons of great fall fun!

Sweepstakes: Only Weekends Left in the 2020 Season!

Have you ridden Cheetah Chase yet?

With our schedule going to only weekends remaining in the 2020 Season, the time is now!

On Cheetah Chase, riders will experience a water-powered flat launch before racing against their families toward the finish line on the World’s First Launched Water Coaster!

If you love to race, you are going to love our newest sweepstakes! It’s all about speed.

The best part? We’ll have dozens of winners!

Our Grand Prize is a Family Getaway with four two-day tickets, two nights in a Holiday Cottage at Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort, and four beach bags. Plus, the next 25 fastest fans will win a pair of tickets.

Are you ready to enter? You can sign up to get started.

If you have questions about the sweepstakes, keep reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How does this sweepstakes work?

Sign up to enter and start sharing the sweepstakes! The more your friends and family enter, the earlier you’ll find out what time our grand prize will be up for grabs!

The fastest to click once the Grand Prize is live will win. The next 25 will win a pair of Holiday World tickets. Thousands more will receive a promo code for an exclusive ticket discount.

What does a “heads up” mean?

Your “heads up” is how early you’ll be notified that our top prize is about to be available. You can build your “heads up” by getting friends and family to share the sweepstakes.

What time will the top prize be available to win?

That’s the secret. We can’t say.

Build your “heads up” to be one of the first to know when you can claim the Grand Prize. You can choose to be notified by text or email when you sign up.

Be the fastest and win the biggest prize!

Firecracker Sweepstakes Photo
Good luck to all who enter!

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Podcast: The One with the Go-To Emcee

If you joined us for Episode 11, then you already know we were joined by the one and only Chad Benefield!
Episode 12 is now available for your listening pleasure:

As we all fully expected, we brought Chad into our “studio” and he stole the show.
Leah relinquished host duties and gave him an open mic to ask her and Prez. Matt anything.

You are going to love this episode if you’ve ever wanted to know more about our President Matt Eckert or our Communications director and fourth-generation owner, Leah Koch.

 

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Sweepstakes: Digital Opening Day!

Opening day has always brought joy to our guests and team.

Since we plan to open in early June this year, we are bringing our front gate to your front door with Digital Opening Day!

Holidog & Friends | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

New content will be available every hour on the Digital Opening Day page, Facebook page, and Twitter. Let’s kick off the fun early with a Merry Memories Giveaway! Enter to win by:

  • Leaving a Blog post comment below about your opening day traditions
  • Visit Holiday World on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter
  • Tweet a Message
  • Follow Holiday World on Pinterest

Our Merry Memories Giveaway ends tonight at 9 pm. Be sure you’ve entered to win:
4 Tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
2 Nights in a Holiday Cottage at Lake Rudolph
Holiday World 2020 Merchandise Bundle (Including “Good Vibes” T-shirt–size of your choosing, Santa Claus Land Mug, Skyline Snowglobe)

Prizes: T-Shirt, Mug, and snowglobe

 

Before you enter our Giveaway, please read through these instructions and rules:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Also, you must not have won tickets from Holiday World in the past 12 months.
  • Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Koch Development Corporation, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Sun Communities, and Sun RV Resort (and the immediate family members of employees) are not eligible to enter.
  • By entering, you agree to be added to our e-newsletter list (you may unsubscribe at any time by following the directions in your email).
  • Use the widget, below, to enter daily. There are lots of options, so you can earn extra entries by posting here on our HoliBlog and tweeting about this sweepstakes. Earn even more entries by following us on Pinterest, and visiting our Facebook pages (we’d love it if you’d leave us a Facebook Recommendation while you’re there!).
  • If you win, please note you must be at least 21 to phone in your two-night Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin reservation at Lake Rudolph. *Here are the dates the cabin will be available for reservation: June 1-August 31, 2020.
  • All prizes are non-transferable and not for re-sale. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s). Each sponsor will distribute respective prizes.
  • For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply tell what you can’t wait for on our real opening day. (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)

Ready to get started? Entries are now being accepted and will be open through Saturday, May 2 at 9pm Central!

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Podcast: The One Where We Attempted to Crowdsource

I just wanted to remind our podcast faithful that with the new format, the PodSquad gathers and records our episodes in advance. Since recording this episode, Leah has released a COVID-19 statement that includes updates on the events referenced in this episode. We hope you enjoy this episode, we look forward to seeing you in June!

Episode TEN is available now!

As the title of this podcast implies, we switched up our feedback episode with some crowdsourced content from our Season Passholder Group.


Everyone wanted to know more about the Platinum Passholder Preview Party, also known as Camp Holidog, before this podcast released our seasoned passholders jumped in to answer questions.

You’ll have to listen to the podcast to hear all the details from Lauren, just keep in mind that details are still being reworked for 2020, but we will definitely have something special in store for our Platinum Passholders!

When it comes to feedback, our people on Twitter never disappoint.
Especially our good buddy Sabatka:

We don’t believe Kima got repainted, but possibly a really great powerwash.

We could see Matt B. masterminding Nic B. at CoasterOdyssey’s image above into a t-shirt concept!

Did you know we have a podcast email address where you can send your feedback and questions?

We got this email from Jeremie Kowalik:
Good afternoon,
My question is, have you guys ever thought about bringing back the walkback to the spaghetti bowl portion of Voyage? Maybe as an auctioned walkback tour? I didn’t start attending the even until after Thunderbird was built (which is when the walkback got trimmed a bit) but I’ve always been interested in going to the spaghetti bowl portion of Voyage on a talkback. 
Many thanks, can’t wait for May 29th!
 Jeremie Kowalik

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What’s your merriest memory?

Shows Will Koch on opening day of Splashin' Safari in 1993
Communications Team

We’re almost a full week into isolation here in Indiana. And as someone who’s never been too far from Holiday World for terribly long, I’m already starting to miss my office and daily walks around the park (see the picture of the Olympic speed walking team also known as the Communications Team to the right–left to right: Josh, Sabrina, and Myself).

But being cooped up has brought out more than just the wish for a sunny walk amongst coasters.

When you’re at the park every day, you can feel the history. My great-grandfather opened Santa Claus Land in 1946. This park has grown and changed through the years and you can see the changes my grandfather made. And the changes my father made. And the changes my siblings, my mom, and I have made. (See photo: My dad, Will Koch, at the Grand Opening of Splashin Safari back in 1993 )

Shows Will Koch on opening day of Splashin' Safari in 1993

You can feel the echoes of laughter from 74 years of people coming through the gates. And the presence of memories from tens of millions of visitors.

It’s something really special.

So to help, I’ve been browsing through some archival images and soaking up some of our history.

But Holiday World’s history isn’t just about the Koch family. It’s about everyone who’s ever visited and shared a happy memory.

In times like these, it’s great to feel the presence of the Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari community–we’ve had a ton of fun sharing ways to bring Holiday World home at Holidog’s Digital FunTown.

But we’re also looking toward our Opening Day, and ready to hear the real laughter and joy coming from the park once again.

Until then, I’m asking a favor of all of you. Please share your favorite stories and memories of Santa Claus Land and Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Comment below, and/or share your photos on social media using the hashtag #MerryMemories.

Because until the sun rises on Opening Day on those beautiful wooden coasters and wave pool beaches, we’ll be missing YOU.

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Podcast: The One with All the Food

We kick off this episode with a reminder that our podcasts are prerecorded, so we were blissfully unaware that we would all be working remotely when this podcast released. We hope you laugh as much as we did making this podcast and dream of sunny days with ALL the Holiday World food.

Season 2, Episode 9 is available now!

So I have to apologize to our guest, Lori G.
In true PodSquad fashion, we were so ready to eat that we completely forgot to take a group picture.

But look at this amazing food..can you blame us?

Listen along and enjoy these pictures of the new food items coming to the park in 2020.

Pictured above the PodSquad got to try out the breaded tenderloin, crab rangoon, fried avocado, churro donut, and the Crispy on Delivery fry.

It may look like a whole lot of brown, but oh my crunchy tasty goodness!

Matt B. and Lori G. also mentioned other exciting treats that you’ll just have to listen to the podcast to learn about!

What new food are you looking to try this season?

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Sweepstakes: Launch into Spring!

We lost an hour when our clocks launched forward this weekend, but that means we are closer to riding Cheetah Chase!

Last week at the Cheetah Chase site, several launch pieces were attached and we want to celebrate with a sweepstake!

For a chance to win, comment below who is going to be riding in your raft OR who you are going to be racing against!

You could win:
• Four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari
• Two overnights in a Holiday Cabin at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort!

Before you enter our Giveaway, please read through these instructions and rules:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Also, you must not have won tickets from Holiday World in the past 12 months.
  • Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Koch Development Corporation, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Sun Communities, and Sun RV Resort (and the immediate family members of employees) are not eligible to enter.
  • By entering, you agree to be added to our e-newsletter list (you may unsubscribe at any time by following the directions in your email).
  • Use the widget, below, to enter daily. There are lots of options, so you can earn extra entries by posting here on our HoliBlog and tweeting about this sweepstakes. Earn even more entries by following us on Pinterest, and visiting our Facebook pages (we’d love it if you’d leave us a Facebook Recommendation while you’re there!).
  • If you win, please note you must be at least 21 to phone in your two-night Holiday Cottage reservation at Lake Rudolph. *Here are the dates the cabin will be available for reservation: May 1-June 11, 2020.
  • All prizes are non-transferable and not for resale. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s). Each sponsor will distribute respective prizes.
  • For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply comment below who is going to be riding in your raft OR who you are going to be racing against. (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)

Ready to get started?

Simply enter our sweepstakes here from a mobile device …

… or if you’re on a desktop, enter by using the widget, below.

And not just today – enter daily through Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at 1:00 pm CST. Then we’ll choose one winner at random.

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Good luck to all!
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Sweepstakes: 100 Days Giveaway!

Holiday Cottage

Congratulations to our winner, Brenna T. from Shelbyville, Kentucky!

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We’ve all been waiting for Winter to really arrive here in Southern Indiana. It’s safe to say it’s here!

Light flurries this week have given our park a whimsical winter feel, while our team works hard to make sure it’s magical in May.

Since we are just 100 days from Opening Day, we figured it’s time to do a giveaway!

The winner will receive four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two overnights in a Holiday Cottage at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort!

Lake Rudolph Holiday Cottage Exterior
A Holiday Cottage at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.

Before you enter our 100 Day Giveaway, please read through these instructions and rules:

  • You must be at least 18 years old to enter. Also, you must not have won tickets from Holiday World in the past 12 months.
  • Employees of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Koch Development Corporation, Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, Sun Communities, and Sun RV Resort (and the immediate family members of employees) are not eligible to enter.
  • By entering, you agree to be added to our e-newsletter list (you may unsubscribe at any time by following the directions in your email).
  • Use the widget, below, to enter daily. There are lots of options, so you can earn extra entries by posting here on our HoliBlog and tweeting about this sweepstakes. Earn even more entries by following us on Pinterest, and visiting our Facebook pages (we’d love it if you’d leave us a Facebook Recommendation while you’re there!).
  • If you win, please note you must be at least 21 to phone in your two-night Rudolph’s Christmas Cabin reservation at Lake Rudolph. *Here are the dates the cabin will be available for reservation: May 1-June 11, 2020.
  • All prizes are non-transferable and not for re-sale. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable taxes related to the prize(s). Each sponsor will distribute respective prizes.
  • For the “post a comment on the blog” entry option, simply tell what year you started visiting Holiday World. (Our comments are moderated, so as long as the content is HoliFriendly, it will appear soon.)

Ready to enter?

Simply enter by using the widget, below. And not just today – enter daily through Friday, January 31, 2020, at 2:30 pm CST, when we’ll email our winner, chosen at random.

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Good luck to all!
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What’s a Balance Tank?

Cheetah Chase Balance Tank as seen from The Voyage

It’s time for another Cheetah Chase Check-In!

If you’ve been following the Cheetah Chase construction on our SplashCam lately, you’ll notice that we haven’t installed any new fiberglass pieces recently.

That’s because our attention has turned to the station.

Well. The tank underneath the station.

Last week we started pouring the balance tank for Cheetah Chase.

When finished, it will hold 68,000 gallons of water.

The first concrete is poured for the balance tank.

Shortly after I posted a photo of the first concrete to be poured on Facebook, someone asked the question.

“What’s a balance tank?”

I figured it was time to give a more in-depth look into what was going on.

The balance tank is a water reservoir that will hold all the water needed for Cheetah Chase to run smoothly.

Before the attraction opens, it will be filled with 68,000 gallons of water.

Once Cheetah Chase is operating, it will be about halfway full. The rest of the water will be in the pipes around the attraction or blasting your raft around the slide as you race toward the finish line. Once finished, the water will come right back to the tank.

Cheetah Chase Balance Tank as seen from The Voyage
The Cheetah Chase balance tank as seen from The Voyage’s lift hill.

Since it’s underneath the station for Cheetah Chase, we have no doubt that the water will be nice and cool for your first race.

Check out the latest episode of our Hard Hat Chronicles series for a more in-depth update on Cheetah Chase, The Voyage, and the Star Spangled Carousel!

We’ll have more updates as we get closer to Opening Day on May 2.

Who will you choose to ride along on your first race around the World’s First Launched Water Coaster?

If you’d like to ride Cheetah Chase all season long, be sure to pick up your Season Pass by February 15. You can save $25 off the normal price and the option to choose our Easy Pay program disappears soon.


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