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Amusement Parks: Holiday World To Auction Equipment, Antiques


Although Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are closed for the season, the parking lot gates will re-open to the public Saturday as the park auctions hundreds of useful, unusual and collectible items.

“A few months ago, I sent out the word for the staff to ‘clean house, ’” says park president Will Koch. “Year to year, we ‘retire’ various equipment and other items. We like to think our clutter could easily be someone else’s treasure.”

The list of auction items includes:
Electric Scooters   
Two Bumper Boats
Parking lot lights
Professional kitchen equipment
Surplus theming items from The Voyage’s station
Theatrical lighting and sound equipment
Antique double-sided “Red Brand Fence Authorized Dealer” sign
Antique oxen yoke
Antique flat-top trunk (purchased years ago from a traveling circus)  
A full list of items is posted here.

The auction is scheduled for Saturday, November 21, at 10:00 am CST at the Lakeside Picnic Shelter, which is adjacent to Holiday World’s “Raven” parking lot. Scott Dixon of Dixon & Dixon Auction Service in Tell City will be the auctioneer.

Visitors to the town of Santa Claus on Saturday will also have the opportunity to enjoy the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration, which runs weekends through Christmas: .

Holiday World, the world’s first theme park, will open its 64th season on May 1, 2010. Splashin’ Safari will open for the season on May 14, with the premiere of Wildebeest, the world’s longest water coaster. For more information, visit or call 1-877-463-2645.

See also:
Amusement Parks: ‘Voyage’ Engineers Design New Coaster Trains at Holiday World
Amusment Parks: Holiday World Finishes Best-Ever Season
Amusement Parks: ‘Voyage’ Voted World’s #1 Wooden Coaster at Holiday World

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