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This downloadable Accessibility Guide was compiled with the assistance of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center of Evansville, Indiana, in an effort to assist Guests in choosing rides during their visit to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. Please note: All Guests should be aware that, although remote, there is always the possibility that an emergency situation could occur which would necessitate evacuation from a ride or ride area. These occasions are rare; however, Guests should be aware of this and exercise good judgment before boarding Holiday World’s rides.
The Management at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari reserves the right to refuse to allow any Guest access to a ride which Management deems unsafe for the individual. Please observe all caution signs before entering ride queues.
Safety is designed into all areas of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. While most of our rides are accessible to those with disabilities, it should be noted that, in the interest of personal safety, some Guests may not be permitted to board certain rides.
Access criteria are based on any Guest’s ability to:
- utilize all safety devices and restraints;
- meet height restrictions;
- maintain proper riding posture throughout the course of the ride; and
- safely evacuate the ride, if needed.
- Accessibility Guide: Our downloadable Accessibility Guide is designed to assist Guests in choosing rides during their visit to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.
- Calming Room: A Calming Room is available for our Guests with special needs who will benefit from a quiet, relaxing break from the park’s sensory stimulation. The room, which includes bean bag chairs, a small tent, rocking chair, couch, plus adjustable lighting, is located inside our First Aid building (in Splashin’ Safari’s plaza). Guests may reserve the Calming Room on a first come, first served basis for 30-minute sessions at Guest Relations or First Aid.
- Casts & Braces: Guests with casts or braces may be restricted from riding certain rides where the cast or brace may present a hazard to the Guest or other riders. When a cast is permitted on a ride, the cast must fit comfortably within the ride vehicle and not interfere with the required riding position (including holding on) or function of the restraint, as applicable. Specific information about casts is included on individual attractions’ pages and in our downloadable Accessibility Guide.
- First Aid: Our red-roofed First Aid Station is located at the entrance of Splashin’ Safari.
- Parking: Convenient free parking for Guests with disabilities is available near the Front Gate and at the east end of the Legend Parking Lot on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Restaurants & Gift Shops: All Restaurants and Gift Shops in Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are wheelchair accessible. Check a park map for locations.
- Restrooms: Restrooms accessible to Guests who use wheelchairs are available throughout both parks. There are four Family Restrooms in Splashin’ Safari: next to Safari Sam’s SplashLand, near the fireworks viewing section in Thanksgiving, between Bahari Wave Pool and Bahari River, and between The Wave and Muziki Bay. The restrooms in the Legend Parking Lot also include Family Restrooms.
- Restrooms with Standard-Flush Toilets: Located here: Lakeside Picnic Shelter (Raven Parking Lot), Admissions, Christmas Plaza (next to Holiday Theater), Halloween, Santa’s Merry Marketplace, 4th of July (next to Eagles Flight), Thanksgiving (across from The Voyage), Plymouth Rock Café, Pilgrim’s Plaza family restroom, The Wave, Wildebeestro (near Bahari Wave Pool), First Aid
- Safety Restraints: Unless otherwise indicated in the Accessibility Guide, all rides in Holiday World have seat belts or other safety restraints.
- Service Animals: Holiday World complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), in which a service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability (for example, a person with diabetes may have a dog that is trained to alert him when his blood sugar reaches high or low levels, a person with depression may have a dog that is trained to remind her to take her medication, or a person who has epilepsy may have a dog that is trained to detect the onset of a seizure and then help the person remain safe during the seizure.) Emotional support, therapy, comfort, or companion animals are not considered service animals under the ADA.
- (no) Smoking: For everyone’s comfort and safety, smoking is permitted only in the parks’ five designated Smoking Areas. There is a Smoking Area in each of the four themed sections in Holiday World, plus a Smoking Area near Bahari Wave Pool and just past the lockers in Splashin’ Safari.
- Theaters: Holiday World has three theaters: Santa’s Storytime Theater in the Christmas section, Hoosier Celebration Theater in the Fourth of July section, and the Aqua Stadium in the Halloween section. Wheelchairs can be accommodated in all theaters. Check a park map for theater locations and show times.
- Questions or Comments? Send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-463-2645.
Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass
If a member of your party is unable to stand in the ride queues (lines) due to a disability, you are welcome to stop by Holiday World Services inside the Front Gate to request a Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass.
Any member of your party may take the Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass to the ride exit at The Voyage, The Raven, The Legend, Scarecrow Scrambler, Liberty Launch, Crow’s Nest, or Rough Riders Bumper Cars (the other Holiday World rides do not require a boarding time), and request a boarding time. Wildebeest, Mammoth, and Cheetah Chase in Splashin’ Safari also require boarding times. Please alert the ride operator, when you arrive at the ride exit gate, by holding up your Ride Boarding Pass. The ride boarding time is based on the approximate length of the line at the time of the request. The ride operator will record the ride time on the Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass. The party may then leave the ride and return at the appropriate time.
When it is time to ride, the Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass holder may be accompanied by up to three (3) accompanying Guests. One or more of the accompanying Guests must be physically able to assist the Ride Boarding Pass holder on and off the ride, if help is required. Ease of boarding rides varies and must be taken into consideration when deciding which rides to ride. Most rides will require that a Guest with a physical disability be lifted onto and off the ride.
Only one ride time may be acquired at a time. Rides not listed on the Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass may be ridden while the party is waiting for an assigned time. The rides not listed on the Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass tend to have shorter lines; the ride operator will let the Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass holder know when it is time to ride, usually within a few ride cycles.
The Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass holder must ride in order for the accompanying Guests to gain access to the ride through its exit. If the party is larger than four persons, the other members of the party are asked to wait in the queue and then the entire party may ride together when they reach the front of the line. Please be sure the ride operator is aware that this is your intent if you plan to ride with the rest of your party this way.
With the exception of Wildebeest, Mammoth, and Cheetah Chase, the Holiday World Ride Boarding Pass does not apply to Splashin’ Safari water slides, since the “exit” is the bottom of the slide. There are a number of water attractions – Safari Sam’s SplashLand, The Wave, Bahari Wave, Kima Bay, Tembo Falls, and Tembo Tides – that require little or no wait.
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