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August 12, 2022

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Holiday World Set to Reopen June 17

The merry theme park destination located only two-and-a-half hours from Nashville will open at 50% capacity with safe physical distancing measures & "Santatizing" Stations.

Christmas bells are ringing!
    Holiday World, the family-centric theme park located on Christmas Boulevard in Santa Claus, Indiana, is making plans to reopen on Wednesday, June 17 at 50% capacity. Season Passholder will be able to reserve park visits a few days earlier. In place of reservations, the park will sell date-specific tickets online only, allowing park officials to control the number of guests permitted inside. Park officials request that all visitors arrive with a ticket to ensure entry.
     “We want to make sure everyone who shows up gets to enter the park,” says Park President Matt Eckert. “While we know some complexities are going to be necessary, we want to try to keep this process as simple as possible. If you have a Season Pass or a ticket with the date on it, you’re all set to come enjoy the parks. It’s that simple.” 


    To manage line crowds, Holiday World is implementing a new, virtual queuing system called inLine Reservation System. Visitors enter the line — aka queue — for an attraction from their smartphone, then return and wait 5 – 15 minutes in the physical queue. You don't have to have a smartphone, though. Visitors without one will be able to use a barcoded wristband.
    Also new this season, Holiday World will have 90 "Santatizer" Stations in place, and park workers will be sanitizing high-touch areas frequently.

    The water portion of the park — Splashin' Safari — is set to open no later than Saturday, July 4, in time for the park's 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza. Stay tuned to Holiday World's Facebook page for Splashin' Safari's actual opening updates.

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