Park Adds to Special Diet Menus

Families visiting Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari this season will be able to enjoy meals together, even when one of the family members has severe food allergies or other strict dietary needs. Several of the park’s restaurants offer an expanded menu of pre-packaged food items which do not contain eight of the most common food…

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Funeral Arrangements Set for Holiday World’s Will Koch

Funeral arrangements have been set for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari owner and president, Will Koch, who passed away Sunday evening at his home. Visitation will be held at the Santa Claus United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 16, from 2:00 – 8:00 pm CDT. Koch’s funeral is set for Thursday at 10:30 am CDT…

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Holiday World First Park in Nation to Receive ‘SHARP’ Safety Award

Holiday World will be named the first theme park in the nation to achieve certification in the federally-recognized Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP) Thursday morning. Three staff members from the Indiana Department of Labor will visit the park Thursday morning to present the INSHARP award. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s full-time staff of…

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Holiday World Wins National Award for Food Allergen-Friendly Menu

The world leader in food-allergy awareness announced today that Holiday World is recipient of its national “Making a Difference” Award this year. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network (FAAN) announced the winners of the 13th annual Mariel C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference this morning. Holiday World is the only business to be honored…

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Voyage Named World’s #1 Wooden Coaster, Again

Holiday World’s Voyage roller coaster has been “re-elected” the #1 Wooden Coaster on the Planet. 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 the annual Golden Ticket Awards ceremony. “With so many amazing roller…

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Oprah Calls Holiday World ‘Wacky’

The popular website Oprah.com 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…

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Holiday World to ‘Twitter’ this Season

Three years after Holiday World premiered the first theme park-sponsored blog, the park is now the first in the industry to launch its own micro-blog, using Twitter. “We’ve had so much success with our HoliBlog, this seemed like the next logical step,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s president, Will Koch. “We’re looking forward to…

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USA Today calls Holiday World “Cheap Trick”

With the summer vacation season fast approaching and gasoline prices reaching record highs, editors at USA Today sought money-savings advice from top travel experts for a feature in today’s edition. The article, called “Cheap Tricks for summer travel” includes advice to visit Holiday World, plus a photo of the park’s Raven roller coaster. “When we…

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New Rides Announced on YouTube

The family ride line-up at Holiday World will expand to include a patriotic carousel and a bouncy spring ride in 2008. “We announced Kima Bay two months ago, with the promise of more,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari president Will Koch. “This morning we posted a video announcement on YouTube with the news about…

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Magazine names The Voyage #1 “Scare You Silly” coaster

A national magazine names The Voyage roller coaster at Holiday World the planet’s #1 “Roller Coaster That Will Scare You Absolutely Silly.” Real Simple magazine, which has a monthly circulation of nearly two million, lists the top coasters in April’s special travel issue. The listing, which is also available online at Real Simple’s website, declares…

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Consumer magazine names Holiday World ‘Top Value Park’

One of the nation’s leading consumer magazines names Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari the country’s “Top Value Park” in its current issue. Consumers Digest‘s March/April edition features an article titled “America’s Top Amusement Parks.” The six-page report names the Top Value Parks in North America, with Holiday World in the #1 spot. The article praises…

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Both Parks Smoke-Free

Holiday World is now a smoke-free park. “Our Splashin’ Safari water park has always been smoke-free,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s president, Will Koch. “Due to an incredible amount of comments from our guests in past years, we decided to require smokers to use designated smoking areas in Holiday World as well.” Koch says…

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Holiday World to be Question on Jeopardy!

One of the nation’s most popular and longest-running game shows will feature a question about Holiday World on Wednesday’s show. Or, rather, an answer. On Valentine’s Day, the syndicated quiz show Jeopardy! will include a category named “Theme Park Fun.” This is “Teen Week” on Jeopardy, which has a weekly viewership of 37 million. A…

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‘The Colbert Report’

Producers with cable’s popular The Colbert Report have invited Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s general manager Will Koch to appear on Wednesday night’s broadcast. Koch will be part of a five-minute segment about the connection Spencer County, Indiana, has to Abraham Lincoln. The nation’s 16th president lived in what is now Lincoln City, Indiana, from…

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Two new rides for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in 2007

A seven-story family water slide tops the list of $4.5 million in additions for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in 2007. “Our Zinga water slide is the most popular ride in Splashin’ Safari,” says the park’s president, Will Koch. “The new Bakuli will add a fun twist to that ride experience, as families will find…

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