A drone’s-eye view

Everyone should see an empty wave pool in action at least once. Because it’s just so pretty. The sun sparkling off the crystal-clear waves … it’s incredibly peaceful. And so, courtesy of our drone (and Stephen, our pilot), here’s the view from way up high: A drone’s-eye view of our Bahari wave pool early this…

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Firecracker after dark

Here’s a tweet from our pal Marcus, who runs the Water Slide Database website. Firecracker is incredibly pretty at night! #HolidayWorld #HoliwoodNights @HolidayWorld pic.twitter.com/D8iRzckDDO — Marcus (@Midgetman82) June 4, 2017 He’s also a great photographer!

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Celebration Sweepstakes!

Congratulations to our winner, Brooke M. from Henderson, Kentucky! And thanks to all who entered! —– Did you hear the news? USA Today just named our Splashin’ Safari the #1 Water Park in the Nation! Let’s celebrate with a sweepstakes! Who wants to win four one-day park tickets plus two overnights in a Holiday Cottage…

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Podcast: The One with the Hanging Chad

Chad & Matt

When you’ve got a friend named Chad, you’ve got to hang with him, right? WBKR’s Chad Benefield has been our pal for years. In fact, he was the emcee on the night we announced Thunderbird back in 2014, remember? We asked Chad to join us for a podcast, and today was the day: Right before…

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Firecracker: Before & After

It’s so exciting this time of year to see our rides come back to life. And it’s extra special to see Firecracker, since it had been sleeping for nearly a decade. Here’s a photo from last fall, when our crew traveled to northern Indiana to disassemble the ride, which had been SBNO* since 2008. The story…

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‘Pick Your Price’ ticket discounts

First there was free parking. Then we added free soft drinks in the year 2000, followed by free sunscreen a few years later. And then, free park-wide Wi-Fi. This year, we’re adding Pick Your Price ticket discounts. These online pricing options are easy to discover. Simply click on the Orange Ticket on our website ……

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The Hard Hat Chronicles return

March came in like a lion and is going out like an incredibly busy lamb. (Baa-a-a-d pun alert) … but VP James isn’t a bit sheepish in his update for this latest Hard Hat Chronicles: Here’s another look at the Alamo restaurant‘s new look: And our Coaster Cats, who are happy working in their office…

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Podcast: Food Fight!

It’s hard to miss the irony behind this episode’s topic being Food … and yet there was nothing to sample. Not a crumb. Rentz kept twitching, thinking the door was about to burst open, with Justin bounding in with goodies. You know, like this: That’s Justin with a Giant Sub Sandwich, which will be on…

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The main frame

When you hear the phrase “main frame,” you think of a computer, right? Well, not today. This morning, Firecracker‘s main frame was lowered into place. Firecracker is a classic Calypso ride. It has graced two other parks since its birth in 1972. We’re restoring it for this season. Third time’s the charm, right? We showed…

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Apply now!

Ever wonder how many people it takes to keep Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari so clean, friendly, safe and fun? There are nearly 100 of us here year round. And this time of year, we start accepting applications for our 2,200 season positions. We’re like a small city, with all types of jobs. Take a…

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Podcast: Wooden you like to know?

For podcast episode 025, we invited the park’s director of maintenance, John Woodard to join us and answer your questions about our wooden roller coasters. Here’s John: A few notes: Here’s the link to the photo of Baked Alaska from our Santa Claus Land days. The breakdancing we talked about during 33 Degrees? Prepare to…

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Who’s having a Blue Monday?

I’d not heard of the term “Blue Monday” until recently. Apparently, the use of “blue” isn’t a positive one. It’s all about winter having no end in sight, holiday bills, and impossible-to-keep resolutions. Yes, today is calculated to be the most “blue” of any day throughout the year. Yuck! And so …   Hope this…

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