Holiday World opens for the 2023 season on Saturday, May 13th. I had the chance to visit Saturday on the park's exclusive Season Pass Holder Preview Day. If you visit Holiday World frequently, you will see some new additions to the park this year, including that machine you see in the photo above. More on that important new development in a second.

However, as a thrill seeker who LOVES the roller coasters at Holiday World, I feel compelled to share this first! After all, I realize it's the thrills that draw most people to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in the first place.

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That, my friends, is the Voyage! During the off-season, much of that coaster was re-tracked and it is FLYING! Seriously. The coaster, hailed by many (including me) as the Best Wooden Coaster in the World, is smoother and faster than ever before. In fact, it's estimated the new track has sped the coaster up considerably. Of course, Voyage is already fast, but it's believed the coaster this year is running five seconds ahead of its previous top speed.

However, the biggest change you'll see at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari this year is the fact that the park has gone cashless. And, to help make this transition as smooth as possible, the park has installed ReadyStations around the park. For your ultimate convenience, some of those machines are located at the front entrance and gates.

Here's what the machine looks like!

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The machine does exactly what it promises. It converts your cash to a card that you can use throughout the park- for food, souvenirs and more.

Though it's relatively self-explanatory (you insert cash and the machine will dispense you a card that's loaded up with your cash), here are the step-by-step instructions provided by the park.

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Here are the approved methods of payment for the 2023 season:

  • Discover
  • Master Card
  • Visa
  • HoliCash
  • ReadyCARD, available through the above cash-to-card kiosks

For more information about Holiday World, the park's hours of operation, attractions and ticket pricing, CLICK HERE!

 

Photos from The Great Cheetah Chase Race

The finals of The Great Cheetah Chase Race were thrilling at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. teams from 92.5 WBKR, 99.5 WKDQ and MY 105.3 went head-to-head in an NCAA tournament-inspired bracket aboard Cheetah Chase, the world's first launch water coaster. Here are some photos from the event!