Today, the former Santa Claus Land area serves as the park entry plaza but does not contain any major attractions.
In 1984, the park was given its current name and expanded beyond the scope of Christmas to cover the Fourth of July and Halloween.
In 1995, Holiday World put itself on the roller coaster map by installing Raven, a wooden coaster in the Halloween area of the park. Although a ride on a smaller scale, I was still greatly impressed by this coaster and its wooded setting.
Along with the "Scarecrow Scrambler," the Hallowswings is a lavishly decorated Wave Swinger.
The Legend is the other wooden coaster in the Halloween area, and it opened in 2001. This was another spectacular ride that took me off-guard. It's currently my fifth favorite wooden coaster.
In 2006, Holiday World opened its largest expansion yet, a new Thanksgiving-themed area of the park.
The Voyage is the park's main attraction, and I had high expectations for this ride. I wasn't disappointed, as this 2006 ride - the second longest wooden coaster in the world - is now my favorite roller coaster.
The Thanksgiving section also features a shooting darkride called "Gobbler Getaway," in which you have to "call" (not shoot) turkeys that have escaped. But as you can see below, in the end, everyone just has pizza instead.
The last themed area in Holiday World is the Fourth of July, which is home to an assortment of typical flat rides. This was a park that I had wanted to visit for many years, and despite the less-than-ideal circumstances this year, I still enjoyed Holiday World and its three wooden coasters!