Holiday World Tips?

Friday, May 26, 2017 10:55 PM
CoasterCritique's avatar

Any and all are appreciated!


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Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:27 AM
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Make it a priority to ride Wildebeast and Mammoth as early as possible, as the longest lines in the park are those, not the wooden coasters. That's my biggest tip.

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 7:03 AM

Get there early, the waterpark opens 1 hour after the dry side.

Everyone goes to Halloween first, go to Thanksgiving instead.

Ride Thunderbird first, then Voyage and then get to the waterpark at least 15 min before opening so that you can be near the front of the hoard.

Ride Mammoth (twice if the line is short) and Wildebeast first.

Do any other waterslides you want to ride next.

Save Halloween for early afternoon, that's when the lines are the shortest.

Eat at Plymouth Rock Cafe.

Holiday World does a hard close, so the Voyage and Thunderbird lines will close early.


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Saturday, May 27, 2017 9:47 AM

It depends on when your going to be there. I was there last year the first Wednesday in June and the park was dead everything was a walk on the whole day.


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Saturday, May 27, 2017 12:42 PM
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Wear good walking shoes. Walking up the hill at the end of the day can be agonizing :-)


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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Saturday, May 27, 2017 1:02 PM
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The sunscreen is free, so take a jug and stock up for home.


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Saturday, May 27, 2017 8:38 PM
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Please remember to tip the parking valet!


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Sunday, May 28, 2017 1:47 AM
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kpjb said:

The sunscreen is free, so take a jug and stock up for home.

This is a site full of giant nerds that like to figure out this sort of thing, so...

What's the break even point on the ticket price? How much sunscreen do I need to nab to make my visit pay for itself?


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Sunday, May 28, 2017 9:01 AM
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Add a second jug to load up on soda.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to calculating how many bathrooms Deep Space Nine has. Fortunately, I'm not a nerd :-)


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 10:02 AM

This is a really complicated equation because you need to factor in the cost for lockers to store your jug-o-sunscreen when you ride the coasters.


But then again, what do I know?

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 11:05 AM
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Holiday World is classy and doesn't make you get a locker

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Sunday, May 28, 2017 5:35 PM
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Alright, you slackers. I'mma do it myself.

According to this blog post, Holiday World uses (used?) Ocean Potion Cool Dry Touch Sport Sunscreen SPF 30.

I found that sunscreen for sell by a third party on Walmart's website. It is $38.27 for 32 ounces. Or about $1.20 per ounce. (we're worried about the cost to us in this case, not what HW pays)

If I go in the next month, HW tickets range from $25.99 to $39.99 depending on the day thanks to their dynamic pricing structure.

That means at the beginning of June on a weekday, I need to score about 22 ounces of sunscreen to recoup my ticket price in skin protection cream. If I go on a Saturday later in the month I'll need to snag about 34 ounces of the gooey gold.

Fill a couple of empty water bottles and you've beaten the system, my friends.

This has been, Enthusiast Tips with Gonch. (cue music)


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Sunday, May 28, 2017 7:42 PM
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Vaguely related, the last time I had a sunburn was at Holiday World. Because I live in Florida, and get sunburned in Indiana. Some things in life I'm not good at.


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Monday, May 29, 2017 10:34 AM
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slithernoggin said:

Add a second jug to load up on soda.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to get back to calculating how many bathrooms Deep Space Nine has. Fortunately, I'm not a nerd :-)

I always assumed they used the transporters to beam your poop in to space.


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Monday, May 29, 2017 9:07 PM
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No, that would agitate the modulated gravimetric capacitators. :-)

Not to digress, but: how many Star Trek fans does it take to screw in a light bulb? 100. One to screw it in and 99 to argue whether it's canon or not.

Still not a nerd. Much.


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:02 PM
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Don't expect a theme park.


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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 12:31 PM
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slithernoggin said:

Add a second jug to load up on soda.



If I were you I'd be careful walking around a crowded park with a jug of white powder. It could get mistaken for illegal drugs, or even Anthrax. Now, if you wanted to fill an empty 2-liter bottle with *POP* you probably could, but it would go flat pretty quickly, so what's the point when it's readily available?

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 4:37 PM
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slithernoggin said:

Add a second jug to load up on soda.

Do not confuse your two jugs. (giggity)


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:11 PM
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Tommytheduck said:
.......so what's the point when it's readily available?

Because it's "free"! :-)


Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
-- Groucho Marx

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