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:…Read More »
Posts Tagged: Santa Claus Land
Happy Birthday to us… Part 2!
We (I) recently discovered from IAAPA historian Jim Futrell (shameless plug listen to our interview with him here) that Santa Claus Land kind of has two opening days, so we…Read More »
Santa Claus Land Sunday – 1946 Newspaper Articles
Happy Fourth of July! In addition to celebrating our nation’s independence today, we’re kicking off Santa Claus Land Sundays. From now until our 75th Birthday on August 3, we’ll do…Read More »
Every department is getting really excited to celebrate our 75th, but our merchandise department is going especially over the top. They’ve bombarded us with photos and ideas, and the collection…Read More »
Today is the birthdate of Louis J. Koch. Let’s declare it to be Founder’s Day! Did you know that Holiday World started out as a retirement project? It was back…Read More »
That “Harper Valley PTA” Girl!
What in the world do Jeannie C. Riley and the song Harper Valley PTA have to do with Holiday World? The Grammy Award winner’s connection is with Santa Claus Land, actually; she performed…Read More »
Long may he wave
What’s that? High atop the tower at the new Santa’s Merry Marketplace? It’s Santa Claus! #VolumeUp The tower itself is nearly six stories tall. Each morning, Santa and his helper…Read More »
#ThrowbackThursday: Ski Show
Did you know we used to have a water-ski show? It was a long time ago. Sixty years, actually. It was called the Willie Bartley Water Ski Show and was…Read More »
Memories of coaster names
We call it The Name Game here. Whenever we have something new, it needs a name. Over the years, we’ve spent untold hours coming up with themed names for attractions,…Read More »
The Eagles have sanded
Every decade or so, our Eagles Flight ride gets a serious makeover. Those birds get plucked. Sanded down, actually. You know, like those high-priced treatments at a fancy spa. Here’s Joe…Read More »
Happy Birthday, Santa Jim!
He was born on February 18, 1894. Santa Jim. Countless children whispered in Santa’s ear over his decades wearing the red suit here at Santa Claus Land. The story of…Read More »
#FlashbackFriday: 1955 Chrysler Commercial
It’s #FlashbackFriday again and we found an amazing piece of Santa Claus Land history to share with you. This is the “Chrysler TV Caravan,” with a commercial touting their 1955…Read More »