Unspoken Rules: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

A manner-festo for the iconic theme park in Santa Claus
Photo courtesy Lou Harry
  • Everyone gets free parking, sunscreen, soft drinks, and coffee. Yes, really.
  • Remember: The park is cashless.
  • Enter Splashin’ Safari via the Thanksgiving area rather than the main water park entrance for direct access to the rides.
  • Grab free phone-find wristbands for the kids.
  • Splurge on a cabana or loungers that come with mini-fridges and lockers.
  • Pace yourself to make it to the evening Holidays in the Sky drone show.
  • The best-value souvenir is a $7 mystery box in the gift shop next to the carousel.
  • Consider an overnight. Adjacent Lake Rudolph campground has free shuttles to the park.