$1,000 Lifeguard, Rides & Slides Team Member Bonus


We’ve introduced a special program where Lifeguards, can earn up to $1,000 in bonuses in 2022. If you’ve made up your mind and you’re ready to apply,  Lifeguards, click here.  Ride Operators and Slide Attendants, click here.  If you’ve ever considered applying to work as a seasonal Team Member at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari,…

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Making the grade


Does the word “test” still make your blood run cold, even though you’ve been out of school for weeks, years, or (like me) decades? Here’s one better: audit. Well, our lifeguards just got the results of their first third-party safety audit of the season … … and they received an A+! We’ll have a full…

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Podcast: ProSlide CEO

Will Koch & Rick Hunter

We crossed the border this episode. A quick call to Ottowa (Ontario, Canada) and the CEO of ProSlide joined us for a fun chat about snow skiing, water coasters, and the passion to create. Here’s that photo I took of Rick Hunter and Will Koch right after Wildebeest opened. Two brilliant businessmen who never lost…

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A wave of gratitude

After two perfect-score safety audits in a row, we just had to give a big shout-out to our lifeguards and slide attendants: Congratulations to our Splashin’ Safari team, who received a perfect score on their safety audit today! #lifeguard #slideattendant #holidayworld #safetyfirst A photo posted by Holiday World (@holidayworld) on Jul 22, 2016 at 7:02pm…

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Want a fun job?

… just add water. In this second in our series of Video Job Previews, Amanda takes you through what to expect when working at Splashin' Safari: We start accepting applications for seasonal jobs on January 3.

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Brushing up on skills

So what do you do when you're a lifeguard and the water park is closed for the season? You look for other ways to make yourself invaluable. And what might be a valuable skill to have for our upcoming Happy Halloween Weekends? Face-painting, of course! The gentleman in the above photo is Gary Cole from…

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A tip of the fan to our Hosts & Hostesses

Talk about the dog days of summer. Woof! Just saw a post on our Facebook page, praising the helpfulness and friendliness of our staff, even in this tough weather. I feel like a bum, sitting here in my air-conditioned office while hundreds of our Hosts and Hostesses are out in the park doing the real…

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What a difference 2 weeks makes

Two weeks ago, the lifeguards were training in 72-degree water. Did you know we post Splashin' Safari's average water temperature on our website? Here's the link straight to it on our Rules & Services page. We also post it on our Twitter page. And yes, the water is considerably warmer after this week of lovely…

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“Are you out of your mind?!”

Lovely. My seven-year-old just hollered, “Are you out of your mind?!” to his teacher. Teachers, actually. Swim teachers, to be precise. They laughed and encouraged James to try. And off he went, paddling away. Still “beating up” the water too much, but a vast improvement from a week ago. Some of the Splashin’ Safari lifeguards…

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Training on the high seas

Pirates in training

Training is one big yawn, right? The trainer says, “Blah, blah, blah,” while you nod politely and wonder what’s for dinner. Our lifeguards get 32 hours of training before they start work Each year the members of the management staff at Splashin’ Safari put on their thinking caps and come up with a theme. The…

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