Consumers Digest Names Holiday World ‘Top Value Park’

TripAdvisor Awards Park Certificate of Excellence SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–A leading consumer magazine has named Holiday World the Nation’s Top Value Park. In its June issue, Consumers Digest states Holiday World earned the top “bang for the buck” ranking with its “charming retro holiday theme” along with free soft drinks, free parking and free sunscreen. The…

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Splashin’ Safari is #1 Water Park, says USA Today poll

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–According to USA Today, the best water park in the nation is located in Indiana. Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari took top honors in the newspaper’s month-long online voting, which challenged fans to vote for their favorite water park from among 20 nominated for America’s “10 Best” Outdoor Water Parks. The newspaper reports votes…

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$350,000 raised during park’s ‘JDRF One Walk’

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari hosted the park’s 12th annual “JDRF One Walk” 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 individuals, families, and teams who raised donations for the Walk. Holiday World has helped raise $3.6…

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Park Opens Season with new Firecracker ride

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Holiday World opens for its 71st season on Saturday, with a new (to the park) family ride. Last fall, park officials decided to restore a classic Calypso ride that delighted riders at another park long ago. “There are only a handful of these rides left in North America,” says park president Matt Eckert….

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Lifeguards win top Safety Award

SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–The team of lifeguards at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari received official notice this week that they earned a Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award in 2016. The crew of 150 lifeguards received “exceeds” scores in all categories of their third-party safety audits last season. “Only ten percent of the aquatic teams who underwent…

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Park announces ‘Rock the World’ lineup

Dove Award Winner ‘Skillet’ to headline ‘Rock the World’ E-Auditions underway for Regional Bands SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–The Dove Award-winning Christian rock band Skillet will headline Holiday World’s “Rock the World” concert in August. This is the sixth year for Holiday World’s Christian music fest, which includes a day at the park, plus an evening concert. In…

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Park celebrates 80 years of service

SANTA CLAUS, IN—–Seven employees at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari were recently honored for their 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,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari president Matt Eckert. “It’s this…

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Mannequin video reveals 2017 plans

SANTA CLAUS, IND — Full-time staff from Holiday World froze in place this morning for a mannequin video designed to drop dozens of hints about the 2017 season. “Hints and ‘Easter eggs’ are everywhere in the video,” says park president Matt Eckert. “By carefully watching the video, viewers will learn that we plan to restore…

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2016 Golden Ticket Awards

WILDEBEEST NAMED TOP WATER PARK RIDE HOLIDAY WORLD VOTED CLEANEST PARK SANTA 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…

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‘Bert the Conqueror’ to air Tuesday

TRAVEL CHANNEL TO FEATURE HOLIDAY WORLD’S THUNDERBIRD ON ‘BERT THE CONQUEROR’ TUESDAY SANTA CLAUS, IND —– The host of the popular reality show “Bert the Conqueror” will try to “conquer” Holiday World’s Thunderbird roller coaster and Mammoth water coaster this Tuesday on the Travel Channel. Comedian Bert Kreischer* is an “everyman” who travels the country conquering…

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TripAdvisor: Splashin’ Safari #4 in Nation

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 #4 park in the nation and #13 in the world, following…

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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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