Tembo Falls and Tembo Tides

Sweepstakes: Vote for FUN!

Summer is just around the corner, and to celebrate, we’re giving away six tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, as well as two overnights in a Holiday Cottage at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph, (valid April 29 – June 23, 2022 ONLY).  Guess what?  We like to win, too. Holiday World, Splashin’ Safari, and The…

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Mammoth | The World's Longest Water Coaster

2022 Extra Passholder Deals & Discounts

With just over a month until we open for the 2022 season, things couldn’t look brighter. And we’re not just saying that because Holidays in the Sky will light up the sky above the Holiday World skyline nightly from June 18 to July 31. Trust us, you won’t want to miss this show. It starts…

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Two young girls giving Holidog a kiss

We need your votes!

It’s time to vote for America’s First Theme Park! USA Today has launched its “Readers’ Choice” campaign and we’re thrilled to be nominated in three categories: Best Theme Park: Holiday World Best Outdoor Water Park: Splashin’ Safari Best Rollercoaster: The Voyage If you’d like Holiday World, Splashin’ Safari, and The Voyage to take top honors,…

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Podcast: Season 4, Episode 3 – The One With Goodbye Nell, Part 1

You could say that drones were on the brain during Episode 3 of our 4th Season, but before we jump to that, as the title implies, we are saying “see you later” to Nell. Nell has been our Museum Director, podcast regular, our town historian and SO MUCH MORE. We will miss having her on…

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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: Season 3, Episode 23: The One with the Elves

We are Holiday World and we LOVE holidays. We also happen to reside in Santa Claus, Indiana so Christmas is a big deal here! In this episode, we dive into Santa letters and our inaugural All-You-Can-Eat Buffet at Santa’s Merry Marketplace! Nell shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the magic that makes Santa letters happen! What…

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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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