Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari Foodie Guide

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Spending the day at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, IN isn’t complete until you enjoy some delicious park meals. With plenty of food options available throughout all sections of the park, there is something for everyone.

Top Foods at Holiday World in Santa Claus Indiana

Just a 3.5-hour drive from St. Louis, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is a great weekend road trip for the family. While there, be sure to try lots of tasty foods!

From main entrees to desserts to snacks, the tasty bites do not disappoint.

As a foodie family, we put together our top 10 favorites so far this season.


Family Pizza Meal Deal available at Santa’s Merry Marketplace & Safari Pizza – This is a great lunch or dinner option for the family. The meal includes one 16″ pepperoni, sausage, or cheese pizza, 8 breadsticks, and 4 dipping sauces. During or after a long day at Splashin’ Safari, it is an easy tasty option. The kids said it was one of the best pizzas they have ever had, and that speaks volumes coming from preteen boys. Plus, this year the park added a dedicated line for the Family Pizza Meal Deal at Santa’s Merry Marketplace, making it extremely convenient & quicker to snag the deal.

Nashville Hot Chicken Tacos available at Sam’s BBQ – New this year, these soft tacos are filled with slaw, Nashville Hot Chicken, ranch, and a pickle on top. They pack just the right amount of heat with the perfect balance of ranch drizzle.

Turkey Leg Meal available at Plymouth Rock Café – A large turkey leg always comes to mind when I think about theme park foods, so I was excited to see them at Holiday World. You can upgrade a meal with the delicious juicy turkey leg (the meal also includes two sides and a roll or cornbread). A full Thanksgiving meal in the summer? Yes, please!


ThunderBIRD Bowl available at The Snackhouse – This snack is new this year and includes fried chicken tenders and fries topped with nacho cheese, bacon, ranch, and chives. A must-try item for the whole family.

Funnel Cake Fries available at The Snackhouse – We paired the ThunderBIRD Bowl with an order of Funnel Cake Fries which is a fun snack/dessert. Enjoy both snacks while watching the Thunderbird roller coaster launch riders out of the barn.


Strawberry Sunrise Float available at Sweet Stuff – A trip to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari should always include some dole whip. This sweet new dessert includes strawberry dole whip, orange juice, Sierra Mist, and a peach ring (or three). This is going in my top 3 and I will be getting it each visit.

Red, White, and Blue Funnel Cake available at Funnel Cake Factory – Another new 2022 item. This funnel cake has a patriotic theme and is topped with powdered sugar, strawberry and blueberry topping, sprinkles, and whipped cream. The toppings pair together harmoniously.

Red/Blue Twist Ice Cream in a Waffle Cone available at Udderly Blue Ice Cream – What better way to cool off on a hot summer day than with some cold ice cream? The red and blue ice cream from Udderly Blue is a fan favorite and a must-try if you haven’t had it yet.


ICEE Bubble Yard available at ICEE Mix It Up – You can purchase an ICEE Souvenir Bubble Yard for $9.99, then only pay $1.99 each time you want to refill it. Anytime any of our three kids see an ICEE sign, they request a cup, so purchasing three drink cup souvenirs was a no-brainer. Now each time we visit, they can refill their Bubble Yard with the flavor of their choice at a discounted price.

Frozen Hot Cocoa available at the Polar Expresso – This refreshing icy chocolate drink is another fan favorite. If you enjoy chocolate drinks, this is a must on a hot summer day.

We also truly appreciate all the free soft drink locations throughout the park.

An honorable mention is Ben’s Soft Pretzels available in Splashin’ Safari Plaza and the pretzel carts that are located in the Thanksgiving section and on the beach of The Wave. These pretzels are a highly-rated park snack that is almost always mentioned when park-goers are sourcing favorite food options in the Holiday World Fans Facebook Group.

View all the food options & locations here, which includes an allergen-friendly menu, gluten-free guide, and a menu of healthier options.

What is your favorite Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari food or drink?

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