Facility size: 8,732 sq. ft., 811 sq. m.
Scenes: 16 including pre-show
Track length: 495 ft., 151 m.
Ride cars: 12 four-passenger
Note: All Sally dark rides are flexible in size and configuration
Gobbler Getaway Facade at Holiday World
Scene 4 : The Village Vista
Scene 5 : The Village Square
Scene 7 : The Cornfield
Scene 8 : The Stable
Scene 9 : The Woods
Scene 10 : The Covered Bridge
Scene 11 : The Laundry
Scene 12 : The Tradepersons
Scene 14 : The Return
Scene 15 : The Feast
Scene 16 : The Turkey Celebration
Gobbler Getaway : Ride Layout
Find the Turkeys…Save Thanksgiving!
Black Light, Interactive, Family Fun!
Holiday World – Santa Claus, Indiana
Opened in 2006
This lively, custom-designed family dark ride is set in the Thanksgiving area of Holiday World. This is the location of Autumn Falls, a make-believe town where autumn colors glow all year ’round, and where, in Brigadoon-like fashion, visitors can step back in time and participate in an event that happened over two-hundred years ago when Farmer Van Snoodle’s flock of turkeys disappeared right before Thanksgiving.
Competition! Each ride vehicle is equipped with digital scoring consoles to track riders’ scores as they zap the ninety targets located throughout the ride, and turkeys pop up at the sound of the turkey callers.
Gobbler Getaway is designed with appeal for all ages: Fun, adventure, and fast paced custom music, along with all those silly turkeys, leave everyone from kindergarteners to grandparents with smiles on their faces.
“Sally has created a great family ride for us that really sells our Thanksgiving section. Our guests love it.”
– Will Koch
President and General Manager
Aunt Abigail explains that everyone gets a turkey caller to help round up the missing turkeys, which are hiding everywhere: popping up in the barn, in the cornfields, the hayloft, the stable…even from the well and laundry hanging on a clothesline. Each time a target is hit, a turkey reacts with something silly to say or do and guests watch their scores add up on the in-car scoring console.
After the runaway turkeys have been rounded up and brought home, Farmer Van Snoodle doesn’t have the heart to serve one up for dinner. Instead, he proudly unveils PIZZA! And his feathered friends celebrate with a Broadway style musical show.