Mermaid mystery

Mermaid ICEE

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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Sweepstakes: ICEE Mix It Up

ICEE Bubble Yards

Our ICEE Mix It Up stand was a big hit last season. Small wonder – all that cold, bubbly, deliciousness is a great way to cool off on a hot day. ICEE will be back this year, as we mix up some of the flavors from last season. We’ll continue to offer 12 ICEE flavors at our ICEE…

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Minding the mint

Dippin' Dots sundaes

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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Construction update

Sugarplum Scoop Shoppe construction

Are you familiar with the concept of parallel play? (It’s when children are playing together – yet individually. There’s peaceful coexistence as each one works on his or her own project.) That’s happening right now at Holiday World as we work together – yet separately – on Santa’s Merry Marketplace. First of all, our Food &…

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More Season Pass Perks

Character Mugs

If you have a 2019 Season Pass or a Platinum Season Pass, we’ve got some extra perks for you! Your Pass will come loaded with the following deals, which can each be used once during the 2019 season: Merchandise* Additional 20% off Cotton Candy Tub at any shop Additional 20% off one Holidog, Safari Sam,…

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“Being of sound mind …”

Demolition work is underway in preparation for the new Santa’s Merry Marketplace. As fast-paced as this work is, we occasionally pause. That’s Tom, who’s our Carpenter & Facilities Manager, proudly holding a piece of wood. That’s a two-by-four, right? Whatever the measure, it’s a piece of history. #HoWoHistory Because, like all great artists, Tom likes…

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Podcast: Making Merry

Lauren Wand

It’s the aftermath of announcing Santa’s Merry Marketplace and our podsquad is still a bit giddy for today’s podcast episode:     We talk a lot about producing the announcement video for Santa’s Merry Marketplace. And here it is: Lauren’s wand-choreography rehearsal The glitter went … everywhere. Hrm, this doesn’t look like the Baconland announcement. Maybe…

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Podcast: The one with the Griswolds

Taylor Bybee

Once we move to our “Now Open Weekends” schedule,  references to “the Moose Out Front” abound. … because just about everyone has seen National Lampoon’s Vacation at least once. And, believe it or not, this vehicle was actually parked in our lot a few years ago (during the 30th-anniversary summer of the film’s release). And…

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Sweepstakes: Cool treats

Udderly Blue Ice Cream

Congratulations to our winners, chosen at random: Heather R. from Lindenhurst, New York; Sean B. from New Albany, Indiana; and Tarina L. from Indianapolis. Thanks to all who entered! —– What are your favorite treats when you want to cool off on a July day? This cute little girl has the right idea: As summer…

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Podcast: The One with the Sharkey

Roy G. Biv

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater … … it’s Sharkey Week here at Holiday World! Robert Sharkey, that is. He’s been in our musical shows on and off since 2010 and has a lot of stories to share.   Apparently, I’m not the only one who’s told Sharkey he…

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Enter our ICEE Mix It Up Sweepstakes!

ICEE flavors

Congratulations to our winner: Gabrielle H., from Farmland, Indiana. Thanks to all who entered! —– Are you an ICEE fan? Or maybe even an ICEE Mix It Up fan? We offer 12 ICEE flavors at our ICEE Mix It Up stand in Splashin’ Safari Plaza: Blue Raspberry Red Cherry Grape Big Red Lemonade Banana Green Apple Pepsi…

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