Holiday World to open May 15 for 75th season; Splashin Safari to open May 21

March 2, 2021 | 12:07 am

Updated March 1, 2021 | 10:56 pm

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Holiday World officials have announced May 15 as the opening day for the 2021 season, while Splashin Safari will open May 21.

Tickets are available now. Season passholders will get early access to Holiday World the weekend of May 8-9.

For 75 years, four generations of my family have grown this park with slightly differing visions, but always with the same goal: to give families a break from reality,” said Leah Koch, Director of Communications and Fourth Generation Owner. “We are eager to open our gates and welcome back our Kids World and Happy Halloween Weekends events in 2021.” 


While the park has not announced its formal COVID-19 Safety Policy for 2021, in a statement online Koch shared that the park will continue to follow recommendations provided by the State of Indiana, the CDC, and the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. 

Guests will no longer use the virtual queuing system to reserve rides.  

In addition to free parking, sunscreen, soft drinks, and wi-fi, guests can also expect the return of free hand “Santa-tizer.” 

Travel sentiment studies are overwhelmingly turning positive as COVID-19 case studies drop across the country. We could see an average summer, but we could have a huge wave of pent-up demand waiting for us by July,” Koch said

To meet the rising demand, Holiday World will be hiring 2,200 team members. Those interested can apply at 

As Holiday World prepares to celebrate its 75th Anniversary, officials want to hear from past guests and team members. Park officials are finalizing plans for the special season and working on a commemorative 75th Anniversary book. Anyone can send pictures and memories to

March 2, 2021 | 12:07 am

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