The popular website just released its list of “Wacky Family Attractions” in a feature designed to encourage families to vacation closer to home this year “when time and money are in short supply.” Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is one of the eight family attractions recommended in the list.

“If Oprah wants to call us ‘wacky,’ we don’t mind a bit,” says the parks’ president, Will Koch. “Come to think of it, it is a little wacky for a theme park to play Jingle Bells in the middle of July!”

The article includes a photo of Santa Claus in his summer garb along with a brief history of the park and description of the variety of rides-and holidays-featured at the world’s first theme park. Other parks included in the feature are Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and Legoland in California. is one of the 2,000 most-visited websites on the Internet.

For more information, visit the parks’ website at or call 1-877-463-2645.

Released: 23 February, 2009
Media contact: Paula Werne,; 812-937-5209