Holiday World plans food and beverage improvements for 2019

October 11, 2018, 5:04 PM · Southern Indiana's Holiday World is planning $5.5 million in infrastructure improvements for the upcoming offseason, starting with a complete revamp of one of the park's signature restaurants.

Holiday World began as "Santa Claus Land" in the 1940s, so the Christmas land is the heart of the park, even though recent years have seen much more development in the surrounding lands, as well as in the adjacent Splashin' Safari water park. For 2019, Holiday World is transforming Christmas' Kringle Kafe into Santa's Merry Marketplace. The park's Lauren Crosby explains:

"With Santa's Merry Marketplace, we will start a new tradition at Holiday World, as Santa Claus greets park Guests each morning from the bell-tower balcony," Park President Matt Eckert said in a press release. "We also plan to work in some reminders of our Santa Claus Land days and other magical surprises."

The park also will work on track improvements to its biggest wooden coaster, The Voyage, as well as adding a Candy Cornucopia store and Dippin' Dots Sundae Shoppe in the Thanksgiving land. Holiday World also plans a "Kids World" event for five weekends, starting next August, though it did not reveal any additional detail yet about that new event.

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