Koch Tops in Customer Service, Staff Friendliest, Park Cleanest

Holiday World’s Will Koch received the “Publisher’s Pick” Award for Outstanding Customer Service at the annual Golden Ticket Awards ceremony. This top honor was announced today by Amusement Today publisher Gary Slade during a news conference at Ohio’s Cedar Point Amusement Park. “Under Will Koch’s guidance, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari have totally gone where…

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FamilyFun Magazine Names Parks #2 in Midwest

A top family magazine—FamilyFun—has named Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari the No. 2 Amusement Park in the Midwest. “This is a huge honor,” says the parks’ president, Will Koch. “To be ranked among the top amusement parks for families in the Midwest is a goal we’ve been working toward for years.” Koch notes such efforts…

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Two New Trains for The Legend

The #5 Wooden Roller Coaster in the World will undergo a number of improvements before it opens for the 2002 season. “The Legend is getting two new trains for next year,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari president Will Koch. “This will greatly improve capacity on this very popular ride. As a result, we hope…

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Holiday World’s patriarch leaves a legacy

The man who developed the world’s first theme park and built the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, passed away at home this evening at the age of 86. William Albert Koch, Sr. will be remembered as a man of great vision. From the development of Santa Claus Land (now called Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari)…

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Holiday World’s ‘Free Drinks’ Wins International Award

The International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions (IAAPA) honored Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari with the international association’s Best Promotion Award during the closing ceremony of its annual convention in Atlanta on Saturday, November 18. The Best Promotion Award honored Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari for the Free, Unlimited Soft Drinks program that was…

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Parks’ Admission includes unlimited soft drinks

The world’s first theme park now offers a one-of-a-kind perk to its visitors — every Guest at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari receives unlimited soft drinks throughout each visit. “This is a service we’ve offered to groups and company picnic customers for years and it’s been tremendously popular and appreciated,” says the parks’ president and…

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Raven Named Top-10 Ride

Holiday World’s wooden roller coaster The Raven is highlighted nationally in this month’s Forbes American Heritage magazine. “We are thrilled that a publication of this status would name The Raven one of the nation’s top ten coasters,” says Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari president Will Koch. “It says a lot to have The Raven ranked…

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