Lodging For Holiwood Nights?

Thursday, March 23, 2006 3:30 AM
This has probably been covered elsewhere but I tried to get a room at the Dale Motel 6 for the event and they are already SOLD OUT.

Does anybody else have some local hotels they can reccommend? Early indications are that lodging is going to be at a premium for this event.

What are the neighboring towns that one can stay in as well?

Thanks,

Barry J.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:05 AM
You might try the Comfort Inn in Ferdinand. It's about 6 miles from the park. Rooms are around $98.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:11 AM
The only drawback to this event is that it's scheduled on Memorial Day weekend so all the area hotels are booked. The area campgrounds are requiring 3 night stays because of the long weekend, which isn't good if you're heading down to Beech Bend for their event on Sunday. I had the same frustrations in finding lodging in the area, but found a reasonably priced Days Inn in Jasper and another hotel in Bowling Green, KY.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:13 AM
You can also try Corydon. There's a decent and reasonably priced Super8 there. It's a bit of a drive from Holiday World but doable.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:19 AM
Barry,

Go Here

Scroll down to Holiday Inn Express, you can book your room by clicking More Information.

I just checked and there are a few rooms left, so you're still in luck. It's about 20 minutes from Holiday World, but hey, its lodging right?

The wife and I will be staying there with our son Jacob

~Rob Willi

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:08 AM
Try the Jasper Inn if Tell City is booked.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:13 AM
I camped at Lincoln State Park back in 2001 for SRM. I didn't reserve ahead of time and they let me pay for just Friday and Saturday at $8 a night. I'd say 80% of the sites in the primitive area were open. I realize that some people do not care to camp. I have more money now so I can stay in a motel this year.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:19 AM
This is exactly why I won't be going to Holiwood Nights. I knew I'd have to wait until April to see if I could afford a trip and being Memorial Day weekend, I knew hotels and campgrounds in the area would be booked by the time I could make a decision.

As much as I would have loved some night rides on The Voyage, Raven and Legend, I'm going to have to deal with a couple of weekdays in (hopefully) early May.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:46 AM
I'm going to repost my thoughts from the other HWNights thread because they apply to CPLady and Barry Williams:

I fail to understand why more people don't do this: regardless if you know if you can make an event or not as soon as one that interests you is announced why not make a hotel reservation? Reserve it on a credit or debit card...they do not process the charge until 6pm the day of check-in. 99% of the time you can cancel it*. If it turns out you can go you're set and not left searching far away for rooms. If you can't go, you cancel without penalty.

Simple! I do it ALL the time.

mOOSH

*Many hotels do require you to cancel within a certain time period, i.e. by noon that day or one day prior for example. Make sure to check each hotel's policy. Unless you're using Priceline or other bid/auction prepay site you reservation[s] can be cancelled and your card not charged.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 10:45 AM
I just booked the family suite at Santa's Lodge, for Holiwood Nights. Hell, the way that the rooms are selling out, I had no problem taking it.

It can sleep 6, and so far there's only 2 of us going. So that means I have 4 spaces available at $50 per person per night.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:18 AM
I booked the Baymont Inn the day the event was announced. I don't think I will be able to make it to the event, but if I do get to go, I know I have a hotel. Now I just need to find friends to share the room with and then I will be able to go! :)
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 11:31 AM

Mamoosh said:


I fail to understand why more people don't do this: regardless if you know if you can make an event or not as soon as one that interests you is announced why not make a hotel reservation?


While usually this is a good point and a good plan, I made an exception in this case.

Because I was 98% sure that I was not going to make it to this event, I didnt want to "hold a room hostage" from some other enthusiast. I, at least tacitly, consider y'all 'pals' of mine, and I didnt want to make life hard on someone on the far out chance that I would go.

I generally have no problems doing this to strangers, but I decided it against it in this case. Had there been more of a chance I would go, I indeed would have reserved a room, but this year's chances were almost beyond remote.
lata, jeremy
-resident hypocrite

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:14 PM
Well, Moosh, usually I'm a lot like you, booking a hotel well in advance. But, I've had a lot of other things going on this winter BESIDES roller coasters and, well, wasn't exactly certain I, too, would be able to attend the event in question and like another blogger wrote, wouldn't have wanted to take a room hostage until I was certain I could do do.

An event that is still 10 weeks out is a relatively healthy lead time for booking a room anywhere. Memorial Day folded into the event @ HW has made for a very busy and booked Santa Claus, Indiana.

Would that I could have the kind of foresight and cunning that you possess.

Barry J.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:16 PM

ShiveringTim said:
The only drawback to this event is that it's scheduled on Memorial Day weekend so all the area hotels are booked. The area campgrounds are requiring 3 night stays because of the long weekend, which isn't good if you're heading down to Beech Bend for their event on Sunday. I had the same frustrations in finding lodging in the area, but found a reasonably priced Days Inn in Jasper and another hotel in Bowling Green, KY.

After meaning to book for about a month...I did two days ago at Lincoln State Park. It does suck that they require 3 nights but I just payed for the 3 nights and will just stay 2 since it's only $84 for 3 nights. Mapquest says it's only 11 minutes to Holiday World and most are the hotels that close are either booked or are upwards of 150 per night. Having attended Coaster Con back in 2000, I know that I wanted to be as close to the park as cheaply possible. I'd just suggest visiting Holiday World's Hotel and Camping page *** Edited 3/23/2006 5:17:29 PM UTC by Alex Nagel***

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:29 PM
$98 bucks a night at a Comfort Inn?!?!??

What on earth? Those are like $50 a night here!

Oh yeah, you could always try Santa's Lodge... *** Edited 3/23/2006 5:30:27 PM UTC by pkidelirium***

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:32 PM
I just booked a room at "santas lodge" for $89 a night. Not too bad.

I guess this is the closest hotel to the park, it is a 1/4 mile away.

The phone # to the hotel is 1-812-937-1902

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 1:32 PM
I live by Moosh's philosophy of booking the rooms early and cancelling if need be.

With that said, I booked our room at Santa's lodge shortly after the event was announced.

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 2:56 PM
used the "Daylight Savings No Cancel rate" at the Days INN in jasper for $51 a night (plus taxes...)

something tells me the system didnt know it was a holiday weekend?

(shrugs)

// alan j

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 6:26 PM
Thank you Moosh! We made our reservations back the second week of February, and we didn't know if we could even go yet do to work. Most hotels/motels will accept cancellations up to 72 hours before with no charge, (some just need 24 hours we've discovered).

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Friday, March 24, 2006 6:54 AM
I do the same thing, Moosh, especially with PPP. I already have my room booked for that one. ;-)

I booked Motel 6 in Dale as soon as the event was announced. It has been sold out for at least a few months now. I am sure some of the other motels are as well.

-Tina

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