Hoosier favorite water park?

Is it us? Then please vote for Splashin’ Safari in this USA Today poll. They're asking for votes throughout the month of July to help them to determine America's Top 10 water parks. Meanwhile, here's the promised POV video of our four Hyena Falls slides. (Can you name them all?) Thanks again for your votes….

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Who’s laughing now?

Well, I can't tell exactly who it is laughing in this photo – but those blue feet sure make me chuckle. (And no, the water's not that cold – he's wearing swim colorful shoes!) See how this slide is named "Chuckles"? That because there are four slides and they are not in the same order…

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As we grow, so does Caleb

Remember Caleb? He's appeared on the HoliBlog a few times over the years. Lori invited Caleb over for a closer look at Hyena Falls last week. The skies were gloomy, but that didn't keep their spirits down. One of the best perks about working here is watching as the younger park fans grow up enjoying…

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Who will laugh last?

Surely you've heard that old chestnut: "He who laughs last, laughs best." Well, we're not concerned with who goes last, we want to know which one of these four finalists amuses you the most. That's right, we chose four finalists, instead of three, for our "Laugh Like A Hyena" contest. Let's start with where we…

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Will you giggle, laugh or chuckle?

… when you try out Hyena Falls for the first time? Our new water-slide complex opens May 10. And have you entered our Laugh Like A Hyena Contest yet? There are four ways to enter and we'll have three winners. The deadline is looming, so hop right on it!

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“Laugh Like A Hyena!” contest

Unless you've just awakening from hibernation, you know one of our fun new attractions is this wild and crazy water-slide complex called Hyena Falls. Here's the design: And here's a photo of the nearly-completed slides, including a "wave" slide that starts five stories up: Does looking at this photo, in anticipation of riding Hyena Falls,…

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Blame Canada

Look who sneaked into Splashin' Safari a little early! Hmmm … Canada geese. Do you know that ProSlide – whose designers created the likes of ZOOMbabwe, Bakuli, Mammoth, Bahari and Wildebeest – is based in Canada? Oh, and they are also the crazy creators of our new Hyena Falls. Perhaps these two waterfowl (who promised…

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Any more pieces over there?

Have you ever gotten toward the end of putting together a huge jigsaw puzzle and suddenly wondered if you had the right number of pieces left? It's always a relief to drop that last piece into place. We're getting toward the end of this huge puzzle, too. So far, so good!

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Skating along to the finish line

As of today, April 4, we're exactly one month away from opening day. That's for Holiday World; Splashin' Safari's first day is May 10. Let's take a look at Hyena Falls, as our crews finish up with the biggest slide – the one with the half-pipe feature. The fiberglass snugs up to steel structure, where…

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Words to live by

Measure twice. Cut once. When I first glanced at this, I thought someone had lost a contact. Been there!

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Six weeks to go!

Now that it's April, that countdown clock till opening is ticking louder and louder. Five weeks till Holiday World opens. Six weeks for Splashin' Safari. And Hyena Falls is pulling together, piece by piece. Let's take a look: Above is the end of the slide that has a Zinga-like half-pipe (or funnel) element to it….

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