iPhone App for "Holiday World & More" Released

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A free iPhone app is now available for folks planning to visit Holiday World Theme Park, the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, and Lincoln's Indiana Boyhood Home. The app includes roller coaster information and videos, menus from the parks' restaurants, park maps, plus information about other attractions in the town of Santa Claus and the historical sites associated with Abraham Lincoln's boyhood home in Indiana.

"Holiday World & More!" app

there's an app for that.

When Holiday World Theme Park visitors are curious to learn the speed of a roller coaster or height of a water slide, where to find the nearest funnel cake or the closest location for free soft drinks, they will now be told “there’s an app for that.”

The iPhone app “Holiday World & More!” is now available free from the iTunes App Store.

“I think the coolest part is the interactive map,” says park general manager Matt Eckert. “It literally provides a ‘you are here’ perspective, along with the ability to find other members of your party who are also using the app.”

The app includes practical information such as parks rules and services, food menus and prices, plus current weather conditions. It also provides photos and details about each ride and water slide in Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, information about shows, and tips for planning a park visit. The app also utilizes social media, with access to the park’s YouTube videos and Twitter feed, plus a portal to the user’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

“We developed this as a cooperative venture with the Spencer County Visitors Bureau,” says Eckert. “We’re hoping this will help Holiday World visitors learn about all the other fun things to do during their vacation here.” The two additional sections of the app detail lodging, attractions, restaurants and maps in “Santa Claus, Indiana: America’s Christmas Hometown” and “Lincoln’s Indiana Boyhood Home.”

The app is also available as a mobile site for use on other smart-phones, using the address: http://m.holidayworld.com. An Android version will also be launched soon.

Holiday World’s 65th season begins May 7, 2011, with the premiere of the new Rudolph's Round-Up children's ride. Splashin’ Safari’s opening day is May 13, with the debut of Safari Sam's SplashLand. For more information about Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, visit the parks’ website at http://www.HolidayWorld.com or call 1-877-463-2645.

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