HOLIDAY WORLD & Splashin’ Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana (Abbreviation: HW)
Park News - (1/16/2023) According to a new video posted by Holiday World, the park is replacing just over 1,600 feet of track on The Voyage over the off season. The end result will be over 25% of the ride featuring brand new track, located on the last turn, brake area, the first drop through to the second hill and part way down along with the “peek-a-boo” tunnel area. The tracking will be performed by The Gravity Group. While it will stay all wood, some of the track will actually be pre-fabricated / pre-cut off-site.
There is an interesting section of the video showing off the traditional way wooden coaster track stacks are done, but on the replacement track for the hills they will be trying a new method where the wood slats are stacked vertically instead, making it more rigid compared to the flexible nature of the traditional horizontal stack.
(12/5/2022) Holiday World has released all the official details about HoliWood Nights 2023 on their site. It will take place on June 2 & 3, 2023 and much like in 2022, capacity will be very limited. Tickets go on sale in a matter of hours, and there are a number of changes being made to this year’s event, so if you are interested in going, follow the link and be sure to read up on all the details.
(11/20/22) Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari waterpark have announced that they are going 100% cash free for the 2023 season. This has been the trend that has pretty much already gone through the bigger nationwide chains like Six Flags and Cedar Fair theme parks over the past two years, and now more independant parks are following along. Starting next season the only forms of payment accepted at the park for anything will be through Discover, MasterCard and Visa branded cards, along with HoliCash gift cards and a new loadable card called ReadyCARD.
The ReadyCARD is what you will get if you arrive with cash and you can use on-site kiosks to load it onto a ReadyCARD at the park for free. The good news is that the ReadyCARDS will feature a major credit card branding so that you can use them once you leave the park at any location where major credit cards are accepted as payment, so you aren’t losing anything in the process.
For those who prefer mobile payment options and Apple Pay or Google Pay, Holiday World’s card terminals will be able to accept those too.
(9/16/22) Holiday World is now offering free park admission to 4 and 5-year-olds for the 2023 season with their Pre-K Season Pass offer. Follow the link for the full details about how you can get yours.
(8/23/22) Holiday World has announced their new Compass Commons affordable housing option for employees that will open in May 2023. Team Members must be at least 18, live at least 50 miles away to quality, and ideal candidates are those in college looking for internship programs or “students traveling to the United States with the Bridge USA program.” For those who are curious, the rate deducted from pay to stay here is listed at $105 a week.
2023 - Holiday in the Sky 2023 - (10/27/22) Apparently the big surprise at the end of the Holiday World drone sky show was the announcement that the 2023 version of the Holiday in the Sky drone show will increase the number of drones from 300 to 400, allow for an even more complex aerial display.
(10/16/22) What is coming to Holdiay World for 2023? The answer may surprise you…
LOL! No, this isn’t click bait, but I couldn't resist. The actual answer will be revealed to theme park guests in attendance at the park on the night of Saturday, Oct. 22 (and 29th) and be written across the sky by an armada of 300 drones as part of the night’s Holiday in the Sky show.