Wildebeest-Bahari-LegendSANTA CLAUS, IND.—– Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s Wildebeest water coaster took top honors once again during the 2016 Golden Ticket Awards ceremony, held this weekend at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio.

For the seventh year in a row, Holiday World’s Wildebeest water coaster was named the World’s #1 Water Park Ride. This top honor was announced by Amusement Today magazine, which presented the results of its annual survey of the “best of the best” in the amusement park industry during Saturday evening’s Golden Ticket Awards ceremony. In addition, the park’s Mammoth water coaster was named the #2 Water Park Ride, and Splashin’ Safari once again claimed the #2 Water Park spot.

For the seventeenth consecutive year, Holiday World was named the #1 Cleanest Park, outranking such parks as Disney World, Kings Island, Dollywood, and Cedar Point.

“My family has really taken cleanliness to heart,” fourth-generation owner Leah Koch said in her acceptance speech. “The heavy lifting, though, is done by our Park Services team and all of our Hosts and Hostesses.”

In addition, Holiday World’s wooden coasters, The Voyage, The Legend and The Raven were named among the world’s Top 16 wooden coasters,

Amusement Today is an international monthly trade journal for the amusement and water park industries, based in Arlington, Texas. The Golden Ticket Awards are determined by surveys submitted by well-traveled park enthusiasts from around the world.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will be open to the public next weekend, September 17 and 18. Happy Halloween Weekends begin September 24. For more information, visit HolidayWorld.com or call 1-800-467-2682.
Released: September 10, 2016
Media Contact: Paula Werne, fun@holidayworld.com