Holiday World now serving alcohol, can be consumed in most areas of park

May 23, 2023 | 12:10 am

Updated May 23, 2023 | 12:17 am

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Holiday World now serves alcohol. Available in two locations, alcoholic beverages purchased on site can be consumed throughout most of the park, but are not allowed on any attractions including wave pools and rivers.

Alcohol can only be purchased at Plymouth on the Rocks (located on the north side of Plymouth Rock Café) and Liki Tiki (located by The Wave). The limit is two drinks per transaction.

A spokesperson said alcohol began being offered several years ago for catered events at Holiday World, but this is the first time it will be available for all park guests.

“We’ve had requests from guests for a while. Our team thoroughly considered this decision for years, speaking with other amusement parks and venues and researching best practices. After our team visited other zoos, amusement parks, and attractions that serve alcohol, we felt confident we could deliver our signature family-friendly experience while serving beer, wine, and pre-mixed cocktails to adults 21 and older who choose to order them,” Holiday World Media Manager Sabrina H. Jones said in an email Monday.

Asked what types of alcohol are being sold, Jones said: “For the most part, we’re selling canned beer and wine, as well as select canned cocktails. We made a conscious choice to have Indiana brands represented. Bad Dad Brewing Company of Fairmount, Indiana, partnered with us to create our custom-labeled Bahari Blonde Ale and our Plymouth IPA, and we’re offering Mom Water, which is based out of Ferdinand, Indiana.

She said Liki Tiki has frozen margaritas and frozen lemonade as well.

Jones said the majority of the alcoholic drink options will be canned, but the frozen beverages will be served in “colorful tiki cups, so we can identify those beverages easily.” 

Jones said there are multiple measures in place to ensure no one under the age of 21 consumes alcohol.

“We are checking and scanning every ID at purchase, and the serving areas are exclusively 21+. We have intentionally selected colorful tiki cups and cans so that our team can quickly identify anyone holding a cocktail, beer, or wine,” she said.

Jones added: “All Rider Responsibility and Behavior Guidelines apply at all times. Under Indiana Administrative Code Title 675 Section 31-2-4, patrons have a duty to not participate in or on any amusement ride, device or attraction when under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Patrons have a duty to properly use all ride or device safety equipment provided. Guests who do not follow our Behavior Guidelines will be asked to leave the parks without a refund.

Drinks containing alcohol must be consumed prior to leaving Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s front gate. Guests are not permitted to bring their own alcoholic beverages into the parks. 

May 23, 2023 | 12:10 am

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