Holiday World Halloween
The Holiday World Halloween section is a pretty spectacular area for people that love Halloween and themed environments. The Halloween area isn’t like a traditional themed area, but it’s more of a theme of a theme. A good theme park takes you out of the real world. Undoubtedly, the best themed places in theme parks are New Orleans Square at Disneyland, the Morocco Pavilion at Epcot Center and the Diagon Alley area of Universal Studios (in Florida). These places force you to forget that you are inside a theme park.
Even the images on the sign for the entrance to the Halloween section are classic representations of the holiday.
Holiday World Halloween – For People That Love Halloween!
In the case of Holiday World Halloween, the theme is based on the ideals of a classic Halloween from years past. Iconic images of classic monsters and an amazingly abundant use of orange, black and purple creates a Halloween theme that is nostalgic and charming.
You never forget that you’re inside a theme park, but you do think of how it’s possible to make everything related to Halloween in some way.
The image of the Scarecrow Scrambler shows off the use of orange and purple against the overtly brown that represents fall and the changing of the leaves.
The Hallow Swings is just a great overlay for a typical swing ride. Did you notice the bats?
Added in 1995, The Raven is a great wooden coaster that takes cues from the poem by Edgar Allen Poe.
The building displays a New England-style replete with a widow’s walk and a steep angle on the roof. The design for station of The Raven is much more sophisticated than the building for The Legend rollercoaster, but there’s a good reason for that.
The Legend is the second coaster for the park and is based on the Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving.
Edgar Allen Poe published The Raven in 1845. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was published in 1820 and reflects an earlier time period in American history. You can see that reflected in the building for The Legend with its simpler lines and color scheme.
Holiday World Halloween Themed Bathrooms!
Who doesn’t love themed bathrooms?
Actually, the interiors of the bathrooms aren’t themed, just the building. The Merlin’s Castle building houses the bathrooms, which is spread out over two wings. The front of the building offers a few games of chance to play, as well.
But check out the fantastic icons for the men’s and women’s restrooms!
Goblin Burgers! What a fantastic name for a Halloween-related food service. It’s a play on words, get it?
Plus, the building looks like a witch’s house and sort of like a witch’s hat.
Holiday World Halloween: Definitely More Treat Than Trick!
Even just a quick stroll through the Halloween section of Holiday World shows how much fun that the theme park has with the buildings and the attractions, especially with the names. It’s still a theme of a theme, which makes sense if you think about the idea of Halloween from the standpoint of the 1950s and 1960s. The Halloween section is not frightening and it’s not meant to be scary at all; it’s a charming section of the park meant to invoke Halloweens of the past.
When you’re inside the environs, you don’t feel as if you’re transported somewhere else. That’s not even the point of Holiday World. The theme invokes the charm of a family holiday with a little something for everyone.
And a lot of orange.