Thunderbird’s millionth rider expected tomorrow

1,000,000th Thunderbird Ride Expected Wednesday during American Coaster Enthusiasts event World’s Largest Coaster Club’s convention includes ceremony to honor The Raven SANTA CLAUS, IND.—– Hundreds of roller coaster enthusiasts from around the world will flock to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari this Wednesday and Thursday as part of the American Coaster Enthusiasts Coaster Con XXXIX….

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Guinness World Records Certifies Mammoth

Also, park receives ‘Certificate of Excellence’ from TripAdvisor SANTA CLAUS, IND – Just in time for summer, Guinness World Records – the global authority on record-breaking – confirmed that the World’s Longest Water Coaster is Mammoth at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. One of two water coasters at Splashin’ Safari, Mammoth’s record-breaking length is 1,763…

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Holiday World Celebrates 70th Birthday Season

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–With the start of Holiday World’s new season on Saturday, park guests will recognize both “something old” and “something new” during their visit. “With last year’s addition of Thunderbird, the nation’s only launched wing coaster, we took a huge leap forward,” says park president Matt Eckert. “This year, we want to take time…

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Park named #3 in TripAdvisor’s ‘Travelers’ Choice Awards’

SANTA CLAUS, IND—–The world’s largest travel site – TripAdvisor.com – just announced the nation’s top water parks, with Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari very close to the top of that list. The 40-acre water park, among the largest in the world, was named the #3 park in the nation and #10 in the world, following…

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‘Rock the World’ artists announced

Dove Award Winners plus American Idol finalist to headline ‘Rock the World’ SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–The Dove Award-winning Christian rock band MercyMe and American Idol finalist Colton Dixon will headline Holiday World’s “Rock the World” concert in August. This is the fifth year for Holiday World’s Christian music fest, which includes a day at the park,…

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Park launches Crowdsourcing Project for ‘Memories Mosaic’

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—– In celebration of Holiday World’s upcoming 70th Birthday Season, the park plans to create a Memories Mosaic by crowdsourcing thousands of photos. Park president Matt Eckert says the public is invited to submit their family photos from Santa Claus Land and Holiday World by March 11. “For our Memories Mosaic, we need…

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Park announces Return of Original Ride in new Podcast

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—– In celebration of Holiday World’s upcoming 70th Birthday Season, the park just announced the return of its original ride, The Freedom Train, for display following a three-year absence. Park president Matt Eckert, who remembers riding the train when the park was still known as Santa Claus Land, released news of the train’s…

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Park Celebrates 210 Years of Service

SANTA CLAUS, IN—–Fourteen employees at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari were recently honored for their many years of service with the world’s first theme park.                     “Each year, we present Service Awards to employees who have been with our park family for multiples of five years,”…

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At Happy Halloween Weekends, the theme is ‘not so scary’

SANTA CLAUS, IND—–The four holiday-themed sections at Holiday World will present a single theme on Saturdays and Sundays starting this weekend, as the park premieres this year’s Happy Halloween Weekends on September 26. “Holiday World is all about family fun and making memories – even during the Halloween season,” says park president Matt Eckert. “We’re…

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MythBusters Stars ‘Test’ Thunderbird’s Thrill Factor in New Travel Channel Show

SANTA CLAUS, IND—–Holiday World’s new Thunderbird roller coaster will help launch a new Travel Channel show this week. Thrill Factor premieres Wednesday evening with former MythBusters stars Kari Byron and Tory Belleci each gathering a team of “lab rats” to test Thunderbird’s forces with them. Thunderbird is America’s first launched wing roller coaster, which takes…

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Newsboys at Rock the World 2015 | Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

‘Rock the World’ Performers Hail from Near and Far

SANTA CLAUS, IND—–The Dove Award winning Christian pop-rock band Newsboys will headline Holiday World’s “Rock the World” on August 22. The Grammy-nominated group, which originated in Australia, includes guitarist Jody Davis, who grew up in Petersburg, Indiana. Other main-stage performers for Rock the World include: Crowder, from Texas Sidewalk Prophets, with ties to Terre Haute…

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Past Holiday World Performer & ‘American Idol’ Finalist to Visit Park

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–A former Holiday World performer who finished fourth in this year’s American Idol competition will be at the park Friday afternoon to meet fans and sign autographs. Rayvon Owen performed in the park’s Rejoice! show as well as the Legacy acappella group in 2011. Also a songwriter, his “Brand New Day” is featured…

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Park awarded ‘Certificate of Excellence’

Park honored as a Top Performing Attraction as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site SANTA CLAUS, IND – The world’s largest travel website, TripAdvisor, has granted its 2015 Certificate of Excellence to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding…

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$350,000 Raised During Park’s ‘Walk to Cure Diabetes’

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari hosted the park’s tenth annual “Walk to Cure Diabetes” today, raising more than $350,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Holiday World donated tickets to JDRF for today’s event; those tickets were “earned” by more than 1,300 individuals, families, and teams who raised donations for the Walk. Holiday…

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