Blanche’s 103rd birthday

Blanche's Friends

Many happy returns to Blanche, whose birthday wish yesterday was to visit the park with her family. Happy birthday to Blanche, celebrating her 103rd birthday with us today! #ManyHappyReturns pic.twitter.com/59sTHRWJZf — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) September 3, 2017 Matt told me he asked her if she was planning to ride any roller coasters. Her reply, “No…

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Podcast: Christmas in July

Santa and the PodSquad

It’s sort of hard to believe it took us till our 37th episode to invite Santa to join us. But he’s a busy guy, after all … Santa’s a snazzy dresser – he reveals who creates his wardrobe: “Santa – we know him!” Look who’s joining the #PodSquad this morning! pic.twitter.com/BcIP9pr7D6 — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld)…

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Happy Independence Day!

From all of us here at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari … Including George the Eagle: It’s George the Eagle’s birthday, too! #4thOfJuly2017 pic.twitter.com/hsyh1biKlj — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 4, 2017 And Santa: Happy Birthday, America! pic.twitter.com/nmxSkecekp — Holiday World (@HolidayWorld) July 4, 2017 Happy 4th of July!

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Christmas in July Sweepstakes!

Santa Outside of Mrs. Klaus' Kitchen

Congratulations to Melinda P. from Bloomington, Indiana, who was selected at random to be our winner. Thanks to all who entered! —– Is there anyone else out there who’ll admit to leaving just a few Christmas decorations up year ’round – just because you can’t quite let go of the holiday spirit? I know you’re…

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Podcast: The newlywed

The #PodSquad started off this episode welcoming guest Andy Imlay – the park’s first IT intern and current Easterseals Adult Ambassador. … and newlywed. Our first kiss as husband and wife #justmarried #whatcerebralpalsy #wheelchairlife #superman #superwedding #supermancelebration A post shared by Andy Imlay (@palsypositive) on Jun 16, 2017 at 9:50am PDT Andy and Megan got…

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Batter up!

Congratulations to our winners: Melissa H, from Charlestown, Indiana, and Destini S. from O’Fallon, Illinois. Thank you to all who entered! — When Santa heard we were partnering with the Louisville Bats this summer, he stepped right up to the plate. Starting this month, Bats’ home games on Sundays will feature fun ways for you…

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25th Annual Play Day

Play Day - Santa

We celebrated another wonderful Play Day today – our 25th! Schoolchildren with disabilities – all the invited guests of Easterseals – happily flocked into the park for their special day. One inquisitive lad asked Santa, “How many days till Christmas?” Without missing a beat, Santa replied, “Why, 229 days, of course!” Yes. Of course. We…

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‘Christmas in July’ Sweepstakes

Congratulations to our winner, Julie C. from Eureka, Illinois! Thanks to all who entered. ——- Where did July go? While those two fellows try to figure it out, let’s launch a sweepstakes! What’s the prize for our Christmas in July Sweepstakes? One person – selected at random – will win four one-day admission tickets to Holiday…

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A little girl’s Valentine’s Day message

There’s nothing quite as dear as a sentimental dad. Christopher W. from Owensville, Indiana, just messaged me a copy of the Valentine’s card his daughter Abbie presented to her parents this weekend. How sweet is that? And here’s Abbie, who’s seven years old: Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

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‘What’s new for 2016?’

Boy-oh-boy, have we heard that question a lot this fall! In 2016, we celebrate our 70th birthday. Pretty amazing to think we’ve been around that long – ever since Louis J. Koch (Lauren and Leah’s great-grandpa) decided it was time for Santa to have his own park here in the town that was named for…

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Christmas in July Sweepstakes

Thanks to all who entered our sweepstakes – and congratulations to Amy I. from Mattoon, Illinois, who wins four one-day tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two nights in a King RV at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. — Have you ever celebrated Christmas in July? That sounds like a silly question…

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Enter our Thunderbird Sweepstakes!

Thunderbird is Santa Approved

Thanks to all who entered our Thunderbird Sweepstakes! Here are our winners of two one-day tickets: Carrie B., Hanover, Indiana Joy H., Solsberry, Indiana Jennifer M., Lawrenceville, Illinois ——— Is Memorial Day Weekend really just a week away? This month is flying by! And speaking of “flying by,” so is Thunderbird – have you watched…

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