Sweepstakes: Splashin’ to Summer Getaway

Cheetah Chase | The World's First Launched Water Coaster

We can’t wait for Cheetah Chase to open along with the rest of Splashin’ Safari on July 4. To celebrate our the Grand Opening of Cheetah Chase and Splashin’ Safari this year, here’s your opportunity to win four tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two overnights in a Holiday Cottage* at Lake Rudolph…

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Podcast: The One with the Voyaging Cheetah Carousel

The Official Holiday World Podcast

It’s the off-season, but construction and maintenance are in full force all around the park! The PodSquad was joined by Sean S., Maintenance Planner, and Anthony V., Maintenance Manager to get an update on all the work being done on Voyage, Cheetah Chase, and the Star Spangled Carousel. We are so fortunate to have so…

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What’s a Balance Tank?

Cheetah Chase Balance Tank as seen from The Voyage

It’s time for another Cheetah Chase Check-In! If you’ve been following the Cheetah Chase construction on our SplashCam lately, you’ll notice that we haven’t installed any new fiberglass pieces recently. That’s because our attention has turned to the station. Well. The tank underneath the station. Last week we started pouring the balance tank for Cheetah…

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A Thousand Words

If a single picture is worth a thousand words, you’re about to become very well-read as we look through our most popular Instagram photos from 2019. Ready to see the highlights? Let’s get started! Number 5: Airtime! We kick things off at HoliWood Nights, our coaster enthusiast event that we host each year on the…

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Out with the Old, In with the Smooth

This week we set out to answer two of your burning questions about the Voyage: Why did we start track work early? What are we doing to the track? Initially we thought we would take some cellphone pictures to share progress on the Voyage. Once we started working with the maintenance team and heard what…

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Top of the World

View from the Top of Voyage

On your average day at Holiday World, thousands of guests take in the spectacular views from the top of The Voyage‘s lift hill. Not many get to experience it for more than a few seconds though. They’re typically enjoying the ride, getting ready for that first drop, and deciding if they want to throw their…

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Popular Mechanics: Hoosier best?

Hard-hat stickers for Voyage work

Sorry for the “hoosier” thing in the subject line, but it’s such low-hanging fruit, you know? When Popular Mechanics decided to name the best roller coaster in each state, they kindly took a look at us. And our coasters. Because they know stuff. And the winner is … We’ll let The Gravity Group tell you:…

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Sweepstakes: Splashin’ Family Getaway

Mammoth drop

Congratulations to Allison A. from Nashville, Tennessee, who is our winner! Thanks to all who entered – watch for another sweepstakes coming up soon! —– We all like to win, right? Here’s your opportunity to win four tickets to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari plus two overnights in a Holiday Cottage* at Lake Rudolph Campground & RV…

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Trees please

Thunderbird and Voyage

Today is National Love A Tree Day And we’ve got plenty of love to go around. Over the decades, we’ve bent over backwards to keep our parks filled with beautiful trees.   Did you know the acclaimed “S Curve” at the bottom of The Raven’s fifth drop was created to save a row of trees?…

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Lip synch

Hard-hat stickers for Voyage work

Learned something new today: The top two layers of track on our wooden coasters are collectively referred to as The Lip. As a result, the term Lip Service takes on a whole new meaning around here. Why? Because the top two layers – the lip – is where the artistry takes place. Retracking a wooden coaster…

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Sweepstakes: What’s your cure for Cabin Fever?

Irises in bloom at Thunderbird

Congratulations to our winner: Misty L. from Lawrenceville, Illinois. Thanks to all who entered! —– It’s that time of the winter when we’ve all just about had it, right? Whether it’s snow, ice, frigid temps, or our current monsoon, we’re all craving the first signs of spring. Dogwood trees blooming and roller coasters soaring ……

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A focus on snow

Holidog statue after an ice storm

Are you a fan of snow? This drone footage was shot a year ago, when the park was under a blanket of the lovely stuff. Here in southern Indiana, we don’t usually get a lot of snow. And when we do, it doesn’t last long. But when we do … We take photos! Here are…

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