Guide to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Holiday World celebrates the holidays of Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July with rides, live entertainment, and other attractions. The park has been owned and operated by the Koch family of Santa Claus, Indiana since opening as Santa Claus Land in 1946. In addition to its collection of world-class roller coasters and water coasters (in the Splashin’ Safari water park area), Holiday World is notable for offering free parking, free sunscreen, and free Pepsi soft drinks throughout the park, making a visit here one of the best values in the industry.

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Gobbler Getaway is a Sally Dark Rides interactive attraction, where riders try to capture runaway turkeys for a Thanksgiving dinner. (Spoiler alert: The dinner does not turn out how you might think.)

New for the 2022 season will be the Holidays in the Sky Drone & Fireworks Spectacular. Holiday World also is known for its Dive! show featuring high divers.

Elsewhere around the park you will find a variety of other holiday-themed carnival rides, including carousels, drop rides, spinners, and water slides.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is located in Santa Claus, Indiana – on State Road 162, eight miles south of Interstate 64, about one hour west of Louisville, Kentucky.