Santa Claus

A visit 20 years in the making

Do you remember what you wanted for Christmas a few months ago? (I’m here in Santa Claus, Indiana, and I sure don’t!) How about 20 years ago? This brother and sister, now grown, crossed a visit to Holiday World off their Santa-inspired bucket list after 20 years of dreaming. The brother blogged about their story…

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Mermaid ICEE

Mermaid mystery

Did you know there’s a new ICEE flavor called Mermaid? Well, there is: When we put together our ICEE Mix It Up Sweepstakes, we wanted to include a list of the 12 flavors we’ll offer this season. The three new flavors are Warheads Strawberry Grape Smashup, Strawberry Lemonade, and … Mermaid. Mermaid? A quick check around…

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Holidog Express train ride

The training train

It is training season here at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari: Foods training, Lifeguard drills,  Sweeper coaching, Admissions instruction … the list goes on and on. Come to think of it, there’s even train training. There’s also lots of Safety Training. Each department has its own, and there are additional company-wide sessions. This one is…

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Snow Globe, featuring Wildebeest

Snow on the first day of spring?

Snow? No, thank goodness, we’re talking about the arrival of snow globes on the first day of spring. The Vernal Equinox, if you will. One of only two days each year when day and night are equal. Tomorrow, the days grow just a little bit longer. We’ll have two new snow globes in the shops this…

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Raging Rapids

Flex Tickets get even Flexier

A few years back, we introduced Pick Your Price ticket discounts, which give you the opportunity to shop around for the day and price that suits you best. Last year, we add another option, called 2 Day Flex Tickets. Now we also offer 3 Day Flex Tickets Here are some details: The 2 Day Flex Tickets provide…

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ICEE Bubble Yards

Sweepstakes: ICEE Mix It Up

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner: Debbie G. from Georgetown, Indiana! Our runner-up winner is Sandra S. from Fulton, Mississippi;  Jennifer W. from O’Fallon, Missouri; and Stefany D. from Terre Haute, Indiana. Thanks to all who entered! —– Our ICEE Mix It Up stand was a big hit last season. Small wonder – all that cold, bubbly,…

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A boo-tiful award

A text buzzed in on my phone the other evening, with this photo: VP Eric was in Indianapolis, attending the annual State Tourism Conference. Tuesday evening, Indiana Tourism Association officials announced eight “Best of” marketing awards. The award for Best Event/Festival went to … … Happy Halloween Weekends! In announcing our award, the emcee sharing some…

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Dippin' Dots sundaes

Minding the mint

Is it the mint? Or maybe the crunch? Or the Oreos? Something about this new Dippin’ Dots flavor got People magazine so excited they posted an enthusiastic article about it. So we tweeted it: A culinary announcement so important it was featured in @People magazine! And yes, we’ll serve Cool Mint Crunch here – in…

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‘Daily Deals’ are back!

Daily Deals are back for the 2019 season. … including the ever-popular Dole Whip Wednesday. You remember Dole Whip, right? You don’t need a coupon to get your Daily Deals – in fact, you don’t even need to ask for the discount, it’s automatic! The Turkey Bowl deal for Thanksgiving Thursday was a hit last…

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Joe and Moose

It’s Love Your Pet Day

We have some very recognizable and lovable faces here at Holiday World. No, I’m not just talking about our staff – I’m talking about our mascots! Safari Sam, Holidog, Kitty Claws, and George the Eagle pose for a lot of pictures every day. But our mascots aren’t the only important animals in the lives of…

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