With Winter finally starting to fade away and the warmer days of Spring still to come, it's natural to start thinking about the fun things we can do outside that we haven't been able to do for roughly the last five to six months. One of the more popular ways is to spend a day at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. But, how much longer do we have to wait before we can go?

There's no question that we're very fortunate here in the Tri-State to have a stellar theme park like Holiday World practically in our backyard. The park routinely wins awards from the theme park industry for its rides, its cleanliness, and its value. I mean, I can't think of any other theme park where the cost of a ticket not only gets you in the gate, but also gives you free parking, free soft drinks, and free sunscreen stations.

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Chances are you or someone in your family are already starting to look ahead and daydreaming about riding The Raven, The Voyage, The Legend, or Thunderbird rollercoasters. Or, enjoying a hot summer day cooling off in Splashin' Safari water park with a ride on the Cheetah Chase, the Mammoth, the Wildebeest, or a float around the lazy river. The good news is, you won't have to wait much longer to enjoy those rides or the many others Holiday World & Splashin' Safari have to offer.

2023 Holiday World Opening Date

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

According to the calendar on its website, Holiday World will start the season with a few days available only to platinum and regular season pass holders on Saturday, May 6th, and Sunday, May 7th, respectively. For those of us who don't fall into either of those categories (a.k.a. the general public), the first day we can enjoy a day at Holiday World will be the following week. Specifically, Saturday, May 13th. As is usually the case, only Holiday World will be open that weekend. Splashin' Safari will open the following weekend beginning on Saturday, May 20th.

The parks will only be open on weekends until after Memorial Day weekend when both parks are open daily.

Holiday World Hours

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Townsquare Media / Canva

Holiday World will be open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM on the two days exclusive to season pass holders, as well as the first weekend it's open to the general public. Beginning May 20th through June 2nd, and again June 4th through 9th, Holiday World will be open from 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Splashin' Safari will run from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM. On May 21st and 26th, Holiday World will operate from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM and Splashin' Safari will run from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

June 3rd, then again from June 10th through July 30th is when both parks will be open the longest each day. On those days, Holiday World will be open from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM and Splashin' Safari will operate from 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Lights in the Sky Drone Show Returns

Returning to the park this year will be its Holidays in the Sky Drone Light & Fireworks Show featuring 400 drones that light up the sky in a variety of patterns. The nightly featured debut last summer and this year's will feature an all-new show. Take a look.

There's no doubt the 2023 season at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari will be another great one for you and your family to enjoy. You can get your tickets and season passes now through the Holiday World website.

[Source: Holiday World]

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