Question about Lake Rudolph -- 21 y/o policy

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 11:15 AM
Hey guys, I am planning a trip to Holiday World and Lake Rudolph with three of my friends, but I just noticed on the website it says you must be 21 y/o to make a reservation.

All 4 of us are (responsible) 20 year olds, however, I don't know how strict they are, if they will check ID's, etc. I'm assuming if I reserve by phone I would have no problems getting the reservation, but they can't just turn me down at the gate, can they? I guess that's my question. I understand that "rules are rules", and they obviously shouldn't let us, and you have to break a point somwhere, but it's unfortunate that I had to read that little statement after I talked to all my friends and having them all hyped up for the trip.

I have been to many-a-hotel's not knowing the age restrictions in my time since I was 16 and never had any problem with my own credit card, but have been never asked for an I.D. when checking in, and I wanted to know if it would be the same sort of thing in this case.

-- maybe I could get some kind of parent waiver or something? -- The only thing is, if they don't allow that and I ask, I probably wouldn't be able to make a reservation to begin with :-P so I thought I would ask here first.

I havn't been camping since I was a real young lad, and would love to get back to Holiday World and venture into camping for two nights, rather than stay at a hotel again. Holliwood Nights was fun, but I would love to bring 3 new HW virgins [and non-coaster enthusiasts in general] w/ me :)

Any help would be appreciated. I think if we weren't able to do the camping, that we would not be able to go at all, unfortunatly :(
*** Edited 7/5/2006 3:17:11 PM UTC by SFDL_Dude*** *** Edited 7/5/2006 3:27:13 PM UTC by SFDL_Dude***

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 12:53 PM
Chances are you would never have a problem, but there is that chance that you could be asked. And they could just turn you away at the gate.
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 1:38 PM
I'd just reserve something that you know you can get. They certainly can turn you away if you show up with a reservation---even a pre-paid one, provided they refund your money.
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 1:44 PM
I checked with them and they *do* require at least one member of your party to be 21 or older.

Hope you can find one more slightly-older friend to come along!


Paula Werne
Holiday World

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 1:57 PM
Paula to the rescue!
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 5:03 PM
Thanks for the help!

It looks like we will be going to Lincoln state park to camp, as they only require someone in the group to be at least 18... and i didn't realize that it's pretty darn close! Reservations have been made and we'll be at the park on the 29th.

All is well. :)

// alan "mmm... night rides" jacyszyn

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 6:06 PM
Unfortunately, Or fortunately depending on how you look at it.

Your gonna find this policy at many hotels and campgrounds that want to keep a trouble element down. It isn't presuming you would cause trouble but it assures at least one member of the party is older. I know most of CP's hotels have this policy and a lot of other places.

The thing that strikes me as bad about it is your old enough to fight for your country and it's buisnesses but they won't accept you because your too young for them.

Rough break IMHO.
There is a state park about a half hour east of HW on I-64 that has camping at a much cheaper price. Hoosier national forest. Check it out.


Wednesday, July 5, 2006 9:47 PM
WildStangAlex's avatar Linclon State Park is really nice! It took 7 minutes to drive from the Legend Lot all the way to the back of the Lake Lincoln Electric Campground. They also have a huge amphitheater with concerts and such for like $20 in case you want to do something outside of Holiday World. As of June the gift shop and camp store were full operaional as well. Plus, you cannot beat the price! Hope you guys enjoy!

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us."
-Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:03 PM
I stayed at Lincoln in late May, and it is a nice campgound....and cheaper as well. I don't think there is as much to do there as Lake Rudolph, but thats what HW is for. They do have a pretty nice lake/beach where you can swim and rent paddle boats as well. If you get the chance you might also want to check out the Lincoln Boyhood Memorial right across the highway from the Lincoln Park entrance. It's very well kept up, and interesting as well if your into that kind of stuff. Hope you have a blast!
Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:11 PM
Thanks for the tips, it sounds like we will have an awesome trip :)

Everyone is really excited to go; the hardest part will be waiting until the end of the month... -- it's nice to do something different than just take a trip to go ride coasters. And I can get away from all my geek coaster friends for once [just kidding ;) -- i had a blast at HW nights] and finally go on a trip with some new people. I think camping will be a fun experience for all of us. Not that i'm not looking forward to riding the rides or anything...
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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:30 PM
Well voyage is running even better now, Raven is kicking butt and Legend, Well it's being finikie but we did get at least one great ride monday.

1.2 and the backseat of Legend and Voyage :)

Have fun!


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