Holiday World on July 4th? How busy?

Monday, June 27, 2011 12:02 PM

I'm wondering if anyone here has gone to Holiday World in the past on the 4th and can comment on how busy it was at the time. I know it's going to be a busy day but would like to know if it's better to hit Holiday World on the 3rd of July instead?


Monday, June 27, 2011 12:43 PM

I was there on a July 4 weekend a few years ago and wasn't floored by the crowds. The water park was pretty busy but not terribly so.

Monday, June 27, 2011 1:51 PM

I've been on July 4th several times. Not too bad. Maybe first thing the rides might be a big wait but in the afternoon, NO PROBLEMS and waits still far less than the major themers.

The water park will be busy but keep in mind. Other than a few of the slides. They have two wave pools and two lazy rivers

Monday, June 27, 2011 2:10 PM

We get so many emails and fb posts expecting us to be "packed" on July 4th ... but in my 20 years with the park, I have never seen this. Of course, weather conditions can make a difference, but historically, it's the least busy day during the first week of July.

Plus ... fireworks!

Thanks, Paula

Monday, June 27, 2011 2:16 PM

Most people tend to do family stuff on days like the 4th, mother's and father's day, etc. Parks tend to be a bit light on those days.

Monday, June 27, 2011 2:28 PM

Yeah I was counting on that last year at Carowinds. The park was at or close to capacity, lol.

Monday, June 27, 2011 2:38 PM

This is good to know. I didn't think it would be. I know on the site it says that it tends to get busier in late July and through August.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011 7:08 AM

I'll be there on the 2nd and am bracing for heavy crowds. I'll be pleasantly pleased if I'm wrong. I went on a Saturday in August last year and learned that day just how big the overflow parking lot really is.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 7:58 PM

I was at SFoT yesterday (the 4th) and Titan and Freeze were a walk on. B:TR had a line because the policies were terrible (they sat everyone down and locked them in before considering whether anyone needed a height check). NTG had about a 20 minute wait but that was right after a breakdown, so wasn't indicative. Overall, I was astounded at how not crowded the park was. Especially since Six Flags gives out pretty decent coupons to season pass holders for "bring a friend cheap" for holidays.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 4:17 AM

HW ended up being not that busy on Saturday, way less busy than it was when I went in late July last year. Waited about 10 minutes for Legend, no more than a couple of trains for the other two coasters. The water park was decently busy, but not as bad as I've seen it. Overall a good day. :)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 2:30 PM

Oh Andy, it has only been a little over a week since were there, but I already miss SFoT.


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