Disability Connection


Holiday World

Holiday World

Holiday World is located in the middle of a corn field in Santa Claus, Indiana, 3 hours south of Indianapolis and  90 minutes west of Louisville.

Don’t let the location discourage you – this park repeatedly wins awards for being the cleanest and friendliest park in the world – that’s right, cleaner and friendlier than the Magic Kingdom.  It also earns rave reviews from serious roller coaster enthusiasts and families with young children.

In addition, Holiday World welcomes 2,500 children with special needs and their families for a reduced admission fee once a year, and for the rest of the season offers a boarding pass to individuals with disabilities.  The boarding pass allows an individual with up to 3 companions to pre-schedule a boarding time for a specific ride without waiting in line.  Matt Eckert, president of Holiday World, has said,  “At Holiday World, we strive to be a park where children and adults with physical and mental disabilities can feel comfortable and safe, and have a really fun time.”