Holiday World in Santa Claus, IN is one of those “hidden” treasures in Indiana. It is the best deal on an amusement park. We’ve been several times and would go more often if it wasn’t a four hour drive.
The water park is fantastic and there are rides for kids of all ages. I get a little queasy on the rides but Bryan convinced me to ride the Voyage (similar to the Beast at King’s Island) last time we went. Somehow I also ended up riding the Pilgrim Cups (tea cup ride) with the children. Of course, that almost ruined the rest of my day….
Some of the more popular rides also have “holding” areas for the kidlets if both parents want to ride together. It kind of reminds me of a pig pen.
My kids love the water area probably the most and it is usually the most crowded area of the park. They have a new water ride too called the Pilgrim Plunge…no way are you getting me on that!
Holiday World Highlights:
- Free Soft drinks all day long. They have drink stations all over the place.
- Food in park is inexpensive. Everything we’ve had to eat is tasty and inexpensive. Not ridiculously marked up like some amusement parks.
- Free sunscreen stations.
- Clean and friendly.
Since we drive several hours, when we go we stay overnight and go to the park for two days. This gives us plenty of time at the park as well as not rushing or driving tired. I recommend staying in a nearby town to get the best deal!
This is a place the kids love going to even year after year! You definitely get your money’s worth!
Have you been to Holiday World? What’s your favorite ride, tip, or trick?