Santa Claus, IN (population 2,041) is one of my favorite towns. Holiday World, a family owned amusement park is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. The new season opens on May 6th with the inauguration of the world’s top “air time” wooden roller coaster. Riders will experience 24.2 seconds of weightlessness during the 1.2 mile ride. The coaster will also hold the U. S. record for the steepest drop on a wooden coaster, at 66 degrees from the 173-foot-tall peak.
Holiday World is auctioning off 28 rides on The Voyage for one hour before the park opens to the public. Current bidding is at $150/ticket. Click here to go to the bidding which ends on Wednesday.