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5 Reasons to Get A Season Pass

By HoliBlogger Courtney S.

As parents, we often try to find the best ways to maximize our family’s fun while also maximizing our money! Maybe you go to the same museum, zoo, or theme park every year. Maybe you’re looking to try something new.

Since my girls were little, I’ve tried to pick the most fun places, even on a budget, and make a huge day of it. To be honest, so many of the places that offer annual or Season Passes offer so much fun, you can’t possibly squeeze it all into one day.

This is why I’m sharing with you 5 reasons to get a Season Pass… not just anywhere, but at one of my favorite places ever – Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, of course!

Reason #1 – The Value

Just like many other places, you might be hesitant to go all in on a Season Pass without ever visiting before. Take it from me, you don’t need to hesitate about getting a Holiday World Season Pass. Here’s reason number one – THE VALUE!

One lovely thing about Holiday World is that they will credit the cost of your one-day ticket towards a Season Pass if you do it before you leave the park that day. If you only go one day, with regular admission, you’re paying around $70 per person ages 4 and up (3 and under are always free). Get any level of Season Pass, and it pays for itself in just 2-3 visits!

Plus, there’s a NEW FREE Pre-K Pass for 4 and 5 year olds in 2023 that sweetens the deal even more (available only online). If you get your Season Pass by February 15, 2023, you get $25 off!

Pre-K Season Pass | 5 Reasons to Get A Season Pass

Reason #2 – The Discounts

Discounts vary based on pass level, but they’re all great!

My personal recommendation is to go with the Platinum Season Pass. The food and souvenirs are so reasonably priced as it is, the 10% discount with a Season Pass or 20% discount with a Platinum Season Pass makes it feel like you’re not even in a fabulous theme park!

I’ve written several other posts as a HoliBlogger, and you’ll read about some of our favorite finds (like my teen daughter’s squid hat) and the best gluten-free funnel cake EVER (I would be there weekly to use my Season Pass JUST for that if we lived closer… Who am I kidding?! I’d probably eat it every day and then walk it off every day at the park).

Other Season Pass discounts include:

  • Discounts on locker rentals (a must when visiting Splashin’ Safari)
  • Discounts on food and beverage purchases
  • Discounts off gift shop purchases
  • Extra deals and discounts for pass holders throughout the season
Plymouth Rock Cafe Plate | 5 Reasons to Get A Season Pass
Platinum Passholders save 20% on food and beverage purchases. Season Passholders save 10%.

Reason #3 – The Perks

There are a ton of other perks. Check out the Pass Benefits Chart for more details and to compare the perks for each Season Pass.

Platinum-exclusive perk highlights for 2022 included:

  • Admission to Preview Night for Holidays in the Sky
  • Monthly $1 food specials
  • Platinum-Passholder Preview Day

Reason #4 – The Ease

Holiday World lets you purchase your Season Passes online, send in your photos ahead of time, and cut WAY down on your wait time at the park – what parent doesn’t love that?!

I have never had somewhere let you send in your pictures to get your passes printed ahead of time. It’s genius! You can upload a photo and have them either mail your Pass to you or hold it at Guest Relations to pick up on your first visit. We opted to pick ours up on our first visit. It was a breeze.

I also loved the fact that I could choose GOOD pictures of us and not have to worry about sweaty and disheveled snapshots at the gate (okay, maybe it was just my teen and I that cared about that).

Reason #5 – The Bring A Friend Tickets!

After seeing all of our fun on our first visit this past season, my teen started begging us to let her bring a couple of friends with her when we came back next. In 2023, Platinum Season Passholders and Season Passholders have bring-a-friend tickets where you get half off extra tickets when you visit.

Having somewhere so affordable – and so fun – to take the whole family (and lots of friends) is incredible.

If there’s anywhere I’d recommend getting Season Passes to this year, let it be Holiday World! You won’t regret it. We don’t!

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Interested in getting a Season Pass for 2023? Check out all 3 Season Pass options now!