Halloween Done Right

Casey-CheetahChased

When you’re the only park that celebrates Christmas, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, and Halloween every day, you learn a thing or two about those holidays. So, while I don’t want to brag… I have to say that Holiday World knows how to have a Happy Halloween done right.  This morning our full-time staff all piled…

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Hoosier choice for “Monster of the Year?”

During Happy Halloween Weekends, Hoosier Celebration Stage gets a touch of spooky fun! Monster Mash is one of our brand new spooktacular shows that puts you in the judges seat to crown “Monster of the Year.” Keep reading to the very bottom for a sneak peek! Sit a spell and let us introduce you to these…

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Walking in a Halloween Wonderland

Amanda and Alison

Each year for Happy Halloween Weekends, our seasonal Team Members transform the park to give it a festive Halloween Feeling. So our Communications team set out while the park was still being decorated. Since we’re still in Santa Claus, Indiana, it just makes sense to call it a walk in a “Halloween Wonderland.” I’m sorry….

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Remember to turn the Lights Out!

Lights Out! | Happy Halloween Weekends | Holiday World

Lights Out! This is what you came for… Back for a second season with all new songs and choreography, Lights Out! takes over the Hoosier Celebration Theater every Saturday and Sunday during Happy Halloween Weekends. Our long-abandoned troupe of circus performers comes back to life for one final show. This high-energy show features 21 “spookified”…

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Podcast: SWOT analysis

Sad Eric with 4 lattes

With a couple of SWOT enthusiasts sitting around the #podsquad table, you knew it was only a matter of time: That Corn Bin photo posted on the Book of Face: Don’t those kiddos look like adults at a coffee shop … or a spa? Our Facebook frame for Happy Halloween Weekends is only a click…

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Sweepstakes: Bone appetit!

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Congratulations to our winners: Kayla C. from Louisville, Kentucky, and Jessica H. from Vine Grove, Kentucky. Thanks to all who entered! —– Certain foods just taste better in cool weather. Our menus reflect that. We add seasonal food items all over the park during Happy Halloween Weekends. From pumpkin funnel cakes to grilled cheese and…

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Halloween Tips & Treats

Trick or Treat Turtles

In the fall, we answer lots of questions about Happy Halloween Weekends: Are the water rides open? We plan to have Raging Rapids and Frightful Falls open, since they’re located in Holiday World, weather permitting (if temps dip below 60 degrees, they’llprobably be closed, because … brrr!). Splashin’ Safari is closed for the season. Does the corn maze cost extra? Not…

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Podcast: Halloween treats

1984 Brochure outside

It’s always a treat when Leah joins us on podcast day: We had fun recalling Lauren and Leah’s dad’s appearance on The Colbert Report 11 years ago. Wow. I’d completely forgotten about how I was the only one not to receive an autographed photo … sigh. Our webcam is back online, in case you need…

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Get lost (on purpose!)

Holidog in Corn Maze

Check out this HoliDrone photo: At first, I didn’t believe it was a real photo. It had an almost-too-perfect quality that made me think it was a computer-generated image. The Activity Trail that’s been set up for Happy Halloween Weekends includes two corn mazes (both are available at no additional charge). I’d never been in one…

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Sweepstakes: Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere!

Halloween Pumpkins

Congratulations to our two winners: Heather M. from New Albany, Indiana, and Kirsten H. from Bloomington, Indiana. Thanks to all who entered! —– Every year at this time, Holiday World transforms into one big Halloween section …   Locally grown pumpkins, gourds, corn stalks, mums and more quickly put us all into the mood for Halloween….

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An a-MAZE-ing Sweepstakes!

Corn Maze Cutting

Congratulations to our winner: Diane A., from Evansville, Indiana! Thanks to all who entered! ——- We promised in the last podcast episode to post this video soon and build a sweepstakes around it. Because cutting a 12-acre corn maze and recording the process with a drone is – quite simply – amazing! Alright, so let’s…

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Pumpkin Day

As we say on our podcast: We are Holiday World and we love holidays … And never has a holiday been so easy to illustrate as today’s: National Pumpkin Day. Gourdon the Talking Pumpkin was pleased as punch to talk about all the pumpkin spice sprinkled throughout our menus:   It’s #NationalPumpkinDay! Gourdon the Talking…

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