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The New Elevated Experience for Holiday World’s Drone Show

By HoliBlogger Alli A.

After a fun filled day of roller coasters and water coasters, the best way to end the day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is with the Holidays in the Sky Drone and Fireworks Spectacular.

And the best way to enjoy the show is with the Elevated Experience!

An hour before the start of the show, the gates to German American Bank Party Plaza in the Thanksgiving Section open to the public. Once inside, we took the ramp to the left, showed our wrist bands, and entered the private, spacious, and relaxing premium seating area for the Elevated Experience.

During the hour leading up to the show, we had access to finger-food, bottled water, and a great view of the DJ Dance Party.

The wristband to get into the Elevated Experience Party Deck
An empty Elevated Experience Party Deck before other Guests arrived.

We started our experience by heading down to the light up dance floor. The first half hour of the party features family friendly dance music from all eras, certain to get everyone on their feet and dancing along. Our two-year-old, equipped with the Holiday World Bubble Wand, was the life of the party, blowing bubbles for all the other kids to enjoy, while everyone showed off their best dance moves.

It wasn’t long before other children started blowing bubbles with their own wands, adding to the fun! We never had to worry about him running out of bubbles and having a potential toddler tantrum on our hands, as staff members were standing by, ready to offer refills to anyone who needed one.

After cutting a rug on the dance floor for about half an hour, we made our way back up to the Elevated Experience premium seating area to enjoy some snacks and watch the Light the Night DJ Dance Party.

HoliBlogger Allie's son on the dance floor
A view of kids on the dance floor

We were very impressed with the selection of snacks offered. There was a variety of fruit, various cheese cubes, an assortment of cheesecake and brownie bites, along with cupcakes and cookies! Not only were the snacks delicious, but it allowed us to make the drive back home later that night, without stopping for a snack on the way. Bottled water is also included.

There is a Pepsi Oasis just a few steps from the Elevated Experience, and we LOVE free soft drinks throughout the day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, but sometimes at the end of a long park day, an ice-cold bottle of water hits the spot.

As we enjoyed our snacks, we looked down below at the DJ Dance Party which had commenced.

Once our toddler finished his oranges and cookie, he went back to waving his bubble wand, which is interactive with the Dance Party! From the Elevated Experience area, we could see all the Holiday World bubble wands, lighting up and blowing bubbles in sync with the music. The bubbles flowing into the spotlights made the sky look like it was sparkling!

HoliBlogger Allie with her son

The DJ and Dancers knew how to keep the crowd involved, doing popular TikTok dances, playing the floor is lava, and hitting beach balls throughout the crowd. The Elevated Experience offers the choice of taking it all in and watching everyone’s hands in the air from a very unique and private vantage point or going down and joining in on the dance party fun yourself!

Once the Light up the Night Dance Party concludes, the lights go off, the drones start to fill the night sky.

We had the best seats in the house.

The drone show was fantastic. I really can’t put it into words, it’s just something you must see for yourself.

My whole family loved it. My toddler sat still for the first time all day and spent the whole 15 minutes pointing and exclaiming “Whoa!” and “Wow!” Even with every holiday covered from New Year’s to Christmas, nothing made him as excited as seeing his pal Holidog lit up across the sky.

It truly is an excellent show and great way to end a fun day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari and the Elevated Experience is the perfect way to enjoy it!