By HoliBlogger Nicollette V.

Prepare for a day of thrilling water rides, refreshing wave pools, and exclusive cabana comfort.

That’s right, we’re heading to Santa Claus, Indiana for a day filled with family fun at Splashin’ Safari! This ultimate water park adventure is not only packed with exhilarating attractions but also offers a range of amenities for everyone!

I’ve put together a few tips for spending a day at Splashin’ Safari, from exhilarating attractions to relaxing spots and mouthwatering dining options. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a water enthusiast, or simply seeking a memorable family outing, Splashin’ Safari has something you covered.

Let’s dive in!

Your Oasis of Comfort

Elevate your water park experience with a private cabana rental!

Splashin’ Safari offers comfortable cabanas that provide a dedicated space to relax, unwind, and recharge in the shade. We checked in as soon as we entered the park because it’s the perfect spot to safely store all your belongings and serves as a great meeting place for your crew. With amenities like lounge chairs, shaded seating, and personalized service, cabanas offer a little oasis amidst the busy excitement of the park!

Another cabana rental perk? Meal delivery!

Trade in the hassle of spending time hunting down something for everyone to eat. Order delicious meals and have them delivered directly to your cabana with the new mobile ordering service! It’s a hassle-free way to fuel up and satisfy your cravings without missing out on any of the action. The menu offers tons of options and cuisines.

Pro tip: you can’t go wrong with Splashin’ Safari pizza!

What to Ride

From towering water coasters to family-friendly attractions, Splashin’ Safari has something for everyone.

The spot our family always agrees to visit? The Bahari River! Our toddlers love splashing their way down the river while the adults have a leisurely float!

With a wide range of experiences available, everyone in your group will find something they love.

Here are a few recommendations if visiting with little ones:

  • Safari Sam’s SplashLand: When first introducing our little ones to the waterpark, this was their must-see spot. Last summer, we spent entire days camped out here watching them zoom down each of the toddler-friendly slides!
  • Kima Bay: Welcome to another family-friendly spot that will keep the kids entertained for hours! The towering play structure is filled with various water slides, sprayers and is topped with a bucket that tips tons of water every few minutes.
  • Bahari Wave: The shallow-to-deep entrance is perfect for all ages, making it safe for even the littlest swimmers. Bonus: life jackets are available, so no need to pack and haul around floaties or a vest for your little ones!


If cabana services and splashing through the wave pool don’t have you convinced, I have another trick up my sleeve.

Debatably, the best perk is how many FREEBIES are included with your visit. Splashin’ Safari keeps you hydrated with free soft drinks, water and a variety of sports drinks. There are multiple areas to grab an on-the-go beverage or fill up a tervis you picked up in the gift shop!

Guests can also skip on packing sunscreen thanks to the free SPF, available at tons of spots throughout the park.

My favorite new perk? The FREE Pre-K Season Passes! This is an online exclusive, so head to register your little one here prior to your visit.

Grab your swimsuits and flip flops – a day at Splashin’ Safari promises a fantastic blend of excitement, relaxation, and fun for the whole family! From thrilling water slides to the convenience of ordering meals right to your cabana, you’ll bask in the ease and memories made during your worry-free visit.

Get ready to make a splash – plan your visit here!

Enter to Win A Pair of Tickets to Holiday World!

Be sure to follow the adventures of the HoliBloggers. Each of their blog posts will have a giveaway where you can enter to win two tickets to visit Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari.

There are several ways you can be entered to win. Click any option below to get more details to gain those entries. You can enter to win through some options daily!

Entries accepted through Wednesday, July 19 at 8pm Central.


Reminder: Holiday World will never comment on a social media post telling you that you’ve won our giveaway. When our giveaway is over, the winner’s first name and last initial will be displayed in the giveaway above. Winners will be contacted at the email address they provided while signing in to earn entries.

This blog post was written by HoliBlogger Nicollette V.

Nicollette Vizuet, a native of Owensboro, Kentucky, is the brunette behind the blog The Frivolous Fashionista. Her love of style combined with her adventures as a mother to two busy toddlers makes for a space that offers something for everyone. She and her husband, Mario, have lived in many states and look for any excuse to travel. You may recognize her from publications in Owensboro Parent or from following along on Instagram. Her passions include trying new restaurants, anything involving bright colors, cramming in as many getaways as possible, redecorating, and “glamping” with the family at Lake Rudolph.

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96 Responses to “Fun In the Sun: Spending A Day In Splashin’ Safari”

  1. Jessica Wheeler

    My boys have been wanting to go to holiday world since they heard me talking about it last summer. Prices have gone up so much that we havent been able to go.. And I know they would love it alot

  2. Megan Allen

    We absolutely love Holiday World! Our favorite thing as a family is the river! But I personally enjoy all of the amazing water rides. We have never rented one of the cabanas..but you have me convinced..we MUST do that at our next visit! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beth Taylor

    I can’t wait to bring my son for his first visit, though I’m sad because it looks like one of my favorites is gone – the one that was a white-water rafting type ride. I have great memories of my very proper grandparents taking my brother and I as kids before Splashin Safari and getting soaked in their business casual attire!

  4. Shawn Boswell

    Favorite thing to do in Splashin Safari is hop in the Wave Pools!!!

  5. Michael Beth

    I would love to win two tickets to Holiday World and take a road trip down to Southern Indiana!

  6. Jessica Cazee

    I can not wait to get to visit Holiday World again and make awesome memories with my kids just as I was able to do as a child!

  7. Kaci

    My family and I love Holiday World!!! Seriously the cleanest and best managed place to visit ever!

  8. Hannah Marie Hicks

    My sister is coming in from out of town and Holiday World is the first thing she said she wanted to do! I hope I win so we can spend a fun day together.

  9. Shawn Boswell

    My Favorite thing to do in Splashin Safari is eat at Safari Sams Pizza!

  10. Tiffany

    It’s been a while since I have been but my boyfriend has never been that he can remember and I want him to ride my favorite ride witch is the Wilda-beast water coaster

  11. Lisa Haycock

    Luv, Luv, Luv Holiday World….We look forward to bringing our 5 grandkids every summer. We asked them each year what hey want to do…and Holiday World always wins hands down!

  12. Kalie Standish

    Float on the lazy river and enjoy the wave pools. The slides are my boys’ favorite!

  13. Jessica Wheeler

    I would love to win these tickets for my kids. This is all they have been talking about all summer. They seen a commercial and begged to go.

  14. Tiffany

    I love all the water rides but my all time favorites are the water coaster

  15. Hannah Marie Hicks

    Still hoping to win and get out there this weekend! Good luck, everyone! We all know how much fun Splashin Safari is!