Sweepstakes: IT’S CORN(mazes) and More!

We are preparing to make the switch from Kids World to Happy Halloween Weekends! To get in the Fall spirit we’re giving away 6 tickets, enter daily between now and September 22 at 7 pm CT!  Happy Halloween Weekends include all of your favorite Holiday World attractions with added family-friendly Halloween fun! Colorful balloons will…

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Our First Visit to Lake Rudolph

If you ask the locals and Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari regulars where to stay in Santa Claus, Indiana, one of the most popular responses is Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph. And after visiting for the first time, it’s easy to see why! It’s conveniently located next to Holiday World and has comfortable lodging available for…

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Coasting For Kids 2022

Coasting for Kids to benefit Give Kids the World is Saturday, August 20!  What is Coasting for Kids? Coasting for Kids is one of Give Kids The World’s most exhilarating fundraisers ever – enabling participants to experience the thrill and excitement of their favorite local theme parks while supporting the Village. After registering online, participants…

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Secrets of Holiday World

As a travel writer, I love discovering secrets that make a destination even more special – and Holiday World is no exception! We’ve been visiting the park for over a decade now and most of the tips I give friends and readers are pretty obvious to anyone who’s visited Holiday World a time or two:…

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Your Kids World Guide

We’ve reached the end of daily operation and that can only mean one thing… It’s time for Kid’s World to return. Where Kids Rule the World! What is Kids World? It’s everything you love about Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus fun tailored just for kids! All your favorite attractions will remain open, and we’ll…

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Get Ready for HoliBlogger Central

Today is Blogger Day. And we’re celebrating that here on the HoliBlog. Our blog was started way back in April 2005. Back before Holiday World had a Thanksgiving section. Back before The Voyage and Thunderbird’s iconic silhouettes were part of our skyline. We’ve had a lot of contributors to our blog over the years. I…

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Tin Smith sign reads Geo. Koch 1873

Equal Parts Holiday World and Santa Claus Land

Today is our 76th Birthday!  In finding the words to share about today, I started diving into all the things I’ve learned since we began working on our commemorative book: “Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari: 75 Years of America’s First Theme Park.” Shameless plug: buy your copy of our book here.    The world was…

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Christmas Ornaments in July

It might be the holiday season all year long in Santa Claus, Indiana, but Christmas in July has finally arrived at Holiday World and it’s the perfect time of year to begin a new family tradition. This tradition is simple to start and one that will spread even more holiday cheer each year as you…

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Designing Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari: Secrets Of A Theme Park Landscape

Did you know Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari sprawls over 300 acres of land? That’s a lot of ground to cover! Like many, you’ve simply soaked in the floral ambiance without truly noticing every natural detail. As one of the cleanest, well-designed family parks around, Holiday World subtly surrounds us with cool shady spots and…

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National Water Coaster Day

Sweepstakes: National Water Coaster Day 2022

Last year, Wildebeest, our first water coaster that started us on a journey toward becoming the Water Coaster Capital of the World, hit 1 MILLION cycles on July 22. We celebrated by declaring our own holiday: National Water Coaster Day. After all, we’re Holiday World, and it was about time we created our own holiday. …

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Know before you go: The German American Bank Party Plaza!

Holidays in the Sky is a drone and firework extravaganza, but it’s also a full interactive experience! Take a look at the German American Bank Party Plaza by clicking and moving around in the video below. Find your favorite spot to enjoy Light Up the Night with DJ Illuminate and watch Holidays in the Sky…

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The Holiday World Foodie Guide

Spending the day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari isn’t complete until you enjoy some delicious park meals. With plenty of food options available throughout all sections of the park, there is something for everyone. From main entrees to desserts to snacks, the tasty bites do not disappoint. As a foodie family, we put together…

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