Holiday World Announces Reopening Plans

Released: May 15, 2020 SANTA CLAUS, IND.—Holiday World officials plan to open to the public June 17 with 50% capacity, with reserved days earlier for Season Passholders. In place of reservations, the park will sell date-specific tickets online and officials ask that all Guests come with a ticket in hand to make sure they can…

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Holiday World Announces New Military Discounts

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–As a show of thanks to all military personnel and veterans, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will offer a Leap Day-only Special of $29 Anyday Military Tickets.  New in 2020: Active-duty military and veterans may purchase up to 10 deeply discounted tickets online using Holiday World’s Pick Your Price Calendar. To access these deals, those…

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Holiday World to Fill 2,000 Jobs

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari officials expect to receive a record number of job applications as they prepare to fill 2,000 seasonal positions in the coming weeks. “We’re looking for enthusiastic people of all ages and all walks of life,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari President Matt Eckert. “We’re like a small…

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HoliDrone Captures first Cheetah Chase Fiberglass Lift

Cheetah Chase Goes Vertical

News Editors: Footage of the first pieces installed available here. HOLIDAY WORLD’S ‘CHEETAH CHASE’ GOES VERTICAL 07 November, 2019    SANTA CLAUS, IND— Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari have officially placed the first pieces for their newest water coaster coming in 2020: Cheetah Chase.  Holiday World’s third water coaster will be the first launched water coaster in the world…

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Holiday World donates over $74,000 to local CASA Chapters – back to full operation

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World kicked off Happy Halloween Weekends in a way that would make even a goblin grin. After technical difficulties threatened to interfere with normal operations, Holiday World Staff knew closing wasn’t the only response. Holiday World chose to open with limited operations with a $10 gate admission to be donated to local charities. Over $74,000 was generated…

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Wildebeest Named Top Water Park Ride

Editors: Wildebeest b-roll available here:!AqYTo-G_TJPsylItYhb-_DwMuMH5?e=78tFaf —– WILDEBEEST NAMED TOP WATER PARK RIDE 10th YEAR IN A ROW SANTA CLAUS, IND.—– Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s Wildebeest water coaster took top honors once again during the 2019 Golden Ticket Awards ceremony, held this weekend at Silverwood Theme Park in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.       …

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Kids World event begins at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

‘Kids World’ event begins at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari SANTA CLAUS, IND—– Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is now hosting Kids World–an event designed especially for kids that features “Fun Zones,” special kid-friendly food, and entertainment created just for families.  “Kids World is all the rides and slides you love about our parks, plus extra…

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Holiday World Announces ‘Cheetah Chase’

HOLIDAY WORLD ANNOUNCES ‘CHEETAH CHASE’ WORLD’S FIRST LAUNCHED WATER COASTER    06 August, 2019    SANTA CLAUS, IND— Named Cheetah Chase, Holiday World’s third water coaster will feature two ProSlide rocketBLAST®-powered racing slides totaling more than 1700 feet of track. Riders will experience a water-powered flat launch before racing against their families toward the finish line….

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USA Today names Splashin’ Safari #1 water park

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–According to USA Today, the best water park in the nation is located in Indiana. Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari took top honors in the newspaper’s month-long online voting, which challenged fans to vote for their favorite water park from among 20 nominated for America’s “10 Best” Outdoor Water Parks. The newspaper reports votes “poured…

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Park Named to TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Also, Voyage picked as Indiana’s Top Coaster SANTA CLAUS, IND—–As the summer vacation season kicks off, the world’s largest travel site – – welcomes Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari into its new Hall of Fame. “TripAdvisor just notified us that our long history of receiving positive reviews has earned us an inaugural spot in…

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Park’s fundraising for Juvenile Diabetes Research tops $4.3 million

Turn Type One into Type None SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari hosted the park’s 14th annual “JDRF One Walk” today. More than $280,000 was raised for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Holiday World donated tickets to JDRF for today’s event. The tickets were “earned” by individuals, families, and teams who raised hundreds of thousands…

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Timeline: Santa Claus Land, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Timeline: from Santa Claus Land to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari   1941 Louis J. Koch visits the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, and begins plans to open what is to become the world’s first theme park. 1945 Construction of Santa Claus Land begins (August 4). 1946 Opening day of the world’s first theme park,…

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Play Day donation tops $500,000

SANTA CLAUS, IN—–More than $30,000 was donated to the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center today, during Holiday World’s “Play Day.” The annual event is open to the Tri-State’s children with mental and physical disabilities. “Today, we opened the park for the invited guests of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center,” says Holiday World’s Lauren Crosby, a fourth-generation owner. “This…

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Park named “Midwest’s Most Affordable”

Holiday World Named ‘Midwest’s Most Affordable’ Park Free Soft Drinks for All Enters 20th Season SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World launches its 73rd season this Saturday with a new award: the Midwest’s Most Affordable Park., the world’s largest vacation rental search engine, released its annual Theme Park Price Index, a study of the affordability of…

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