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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