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Two new rides for Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 9 September, 2006
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Werne, 812-937-5209; firstname.lastname@example.org
TWO NEW RIDES FOR THEME & WATER PARKSANTA CLAUS, IN-----A seven-story family water slide tops the list of $4.5 million in additions for Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in 2007.
"Our Zinga water slide is the most popular ride in Splashin' Safari," says the park's president, Will Koch. "The new Bakuli will add a fun twist to that ride experience, as families will find themselves spiraling inside a gigantic, high-banked bowl."
Bakuli*, more than seven stories tall, will begin with riders careening down a nine-foot-wide, enclosed water slide. Using four-passenger cloverleaf inner tubes, families will ride in the dark, navigating sudden, tight turns.
"And then the bottom will fall out," Koch adds, "and into the sunshine and the 60-foot bowl you'll spiral." The purple, green and yellow bowl will be located on the island in the middle of Bahari River; the start tower will be to the north of the river.
Koch says Bakuli, which is the Swahili word for "bowl," will add capacity, which is again a priority in 2007, as attendance in 2006 is expected to surpass one million guests for the first time in the park's 60-year history.
Holiday World's new ride is Turkey Whirl, a themed tilt-a-whirl. The Thanksgiving section will also gain a new restaurant in 2007; the Plymouth Rock Café will offer cafeteria-style Thanksgiving dinners with outdoor seating for 300.
Koch predicts a five-percent increase in attendance for Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in 2007 and the need for 50 additional seasonal employees.
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari will be open September 9, 16 and 23. Then Holiday World is open September 30 plus October 1, 7, and 8. For more information about the parks, log on to www.holidayworld.com or call 1-877-Go-Family.