Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Holiday World!!

Right at the close of school, our family packed up and decided to do a little two day trip to a place we had never been: Holiday World!

Tom and Jen had been before, as well as several other people we know, and raved about the place. We've always wanted to go, and thought now was as good of a time as any! We decided to head down together and let the kids experience the fun!

Checking out the lazy river!

Our kiddos! What a cute little bunch :)
Aiden, Cameron, Ethan, Colin, Brooklyn, and Lola.

The fam--ready for a water adventure!
(possibly one of my new favorite family shots)

I should have known to trust this girl. Holiday World was as great as she said it would be!

I don't have a ton of pictures from day one, because we were in the water all day. The kids were exhausted by the time the park was about to close, so we grabbed something quick to eat, headed back to the hotel, and everyone was asleep in no time. Good thing--we needed good rest to get up and do it all over again the next day!

Holiday World is in a town called Santa Claus, Indiana. 
So, you can guess what the theme of the one hotel in town was, I'm sure!

The kids in Santa's sleigh

Cameron and Ethan were so excited--today we were going to ride some "land" rides--their favorite!

Love this family picture at the entrance of the park!

Colin did a very big boy ride (after muuuuuch convincing)--the Raven.

Then Daddy took the boys on the Scrambler.
I almost throw up just watching that ride. *shudder*
But they loved it!

The big (BIG) boys went on another coaster....

....and then did this one! I like to call it the Super Soaker.

Yeah....this geyser got them GOOD!

We did a few more "baby" rides for Lo and Ethan..... 
(Poor guy--he was just shy of the mark to ride the bigger boy rides. Like by 1/4 inch!)

{My amazing helper....Colin just adores his sister and would do absolutely anything for her!}

Even though they were meant for the littles, the bigs even had a good time riding them!

The canoe

Lolee girl loved this one!

I braved the one ride I can handle with the boys....

....the swings!
I was only sick for a few minutes afterward. LOL

The kiddie coaster

They loved this one, too. Could have ridden it 10 times.....oh, that's right. They DID!

While Daddy took the big boys on a few other rides, I took Ethan and Lola on the train.
The space was as cramped as it looked. I don't know how regular sized grownups fit in here....
seriously you don't want to know how long it took me to get back out.

But the effort of getting in the train was worth it for the smiles on these two's faces!

Holiday World was awesome, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. We will definitely try to make this a Summer tradition with our two families!


Julie said...

BAHAHAHAHA @ "regular sized grown-ups"!!

That looks like a really fun place, thanks for sharing all the pics. I really wish often that we lived closer. We could have so much fun!

Mary Ann said...

I'm so glad that you all enjoyed Holiday World! Mike & I, plus my dad, my siblings & their families will be headed down there in about a week. We always rent campers at Lake Rudolph & spend several days together. It will be hard this year without my mom but I hope that the tradition continues. I can't wait to ride that new swing ride!

Julie said...

Ooh, that place looks cool! I'm going to have to check it out! Thanks

lovinsanta said...

It is one of the best! I love that it is only 5 mins from my house. This is where all the kids in town usually get their first job!

We don't have much in our little town of Santa Claus, but we have one of the best amusement parks. Lake Rudolph Camping is the most fun at Halloween too.

You can't beat the price with free parking, free drinks and sunscreen :)

Heather in Santa Claus IN