With its original opening day in early June postponed due to the ongoing global pandemic, Holiday World in Santa Clause, Indiana, is now hosting its opening day digitally.

The online opening day is taking place on Saturday May 2. The theme park’s president Matt Eckert and owner Leah Koch will be kicking off the digital fun day at 9am, which will end with a firework show at 9pm Central Time.

Throughout the day there will be entertainment videos, alongside cooking tutorials based on recipes of food served in the park. There will also be special chats with Eckert, Kock and Lauren Crosby, another owner of Holiday World.

Leah Koch commented on this unique way of opening the theme park: “We may not be able to welcome guests through our gates on May 2 as we had originally planned, but we’re going to celebrate it just the same.

“Opening day is a special day that we count down toward every year. We can’t wait until we can open our gates to guests again, but until then we’re going to celebrate and help our guests bring opening day home,” Koch added.