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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6152
+1 812-937-4401
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Greatest Ever!!

Always have the best time here. Everything about this place is top notch. Cleanest park anywhere... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SooJBee
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Tons of fun!

We had a blast! The kids can’t wait to go back. Next time I think we will get a season pass so we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Josie S
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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are a family-owned theme park and water park combo located in Santa Claus, Indiana. Home of Thunderbird - America’s only launched wing roller coaster, Holiday World celebrates Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July with roller coasters, family rides, a huge water park, live entertainment, games, attractions - and Santa Claus, himself! Splashin’ Safari, ranked one of the nation’s Top Water Parks by TripAdvisor and USA Today, includes the two longest water coasters in the world, numerous family water slides, two wave pools, plus water activities for children. Both parks have been voted the World's Cleanest for more than a dozen years by the readers of Amusement Today magazine. In 2016, Guinness World Records certified Mammoth as the World's Longest Water Coaster and in 2013, TIME magazine named The Voyage the nation’s #1 wooden roller coaster. Live entertainment includes musical shows, a country band, high dive show, and Santa’s Storytime. Both parks offer guests free soft drinks, free parking, free inner tube usage, free sunscreen and free Wi-Fi. New for 2017! Firecracker is a classic Calypso ride, one of only a handful still in operation in North America.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free drinks” (388 reviews)
“water rides” (151 reviews)
“theme park” (176 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6152
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+1 812-937-4401
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always have the best time here. Everything about this place is top notch. Cleanest park anywhere, friendly staff, nice variety for food, snacks, ice cream and of course the free pop, sun screen and parking only add to the greatness of Holiday World/Splashing Safari. We...More

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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for all of your kind words. We hope to see you again this summer!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a blast! The kids can’t wait to go back. Next time I think we will get a season pass so we have time to ride all the rides. There is so much to do for all ages.

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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We hope to see you all again very soon (and hopefully all season long)!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean amusement park. Free parking and free cold drinks in park. Will visit this summer in 2018 too.

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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We can't wait to have you back!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Growing up I loved this place and still do. It had been 10 yrs since I had went. We all had fun. Never even made it to the little kids rides(my younger 2 would've enjoyed it more). Wish the seats where made a little wider...More

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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

We hope you all enjoyed your time in the park and hope to see you all again!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

It had been over 50 years since I had been here. I was just a kid and the park was called Santa Claus Land. I had a great time then but I think I enjoyed it even more 50 years later. This park is great....More

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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2018

Thank you so much. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Hands down the best park. Clean, free sunscreen, free drinks, lines are not an issue and too much to do! Something for everyone to do and keep occupied. Just go and check it out already!

2  Thank Melody M
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thanks so much. We hope to see you again this year!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

So it was a Stone belt event I had to say it was a long wait but we got through I was nervous for my first roller coaster but the line was not that long but we were going to wait we had to say...More

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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2018

We're so glad you had a great time during your visit - and congratulations on riding your first roller coaster at the park! We hope you come see us again!

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

You will not find a better value in an amusement park! Free sunscreen and sodas! 2 Parks in 1! The food is even reasonably priced!! I love this place so much!! It is one of my favorite places to go! Wish we could go more...More

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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you so much for coming to see us. We hope you're able to make the trip again this summer!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Holiday World has always been an amusement park that was super clean, super friendly, and super enjoyable. The park has arguably the world's best wooden roller coaster collection as well as a smooth launched steel roller coaster. In addition, Holiday World has one of the...More

2  Thank CoasterAddict
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thanks so much for your review. We hope you come see us again!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Free parking, free sunscreen, free inner tubes, free water park, and best of all FREE DRINKS! This park has great rides for the whole family! The Voyage and Thunderbird are great for thrill seekers and Holidogs Funtown is great for kids. The park is super...More

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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting. We hope you come back and see us again!

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Melinda C
15 October 2017|
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Response from HolidayWorldPR | Property representative |
Whenever you have a concern during a visit, you're welcome to stop by Guest Relations to speak with a member of management. They can check on ride status and fill you in. After the fact, please send an email to the... More
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Sara M
2 September 2017|
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Response from HWGuestRelations | Property representative |
We don't expect exceptionally large crowds, but typically Sundays are the busiest day of the holiday weekend.
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Joel L
11 August 2017|
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Response from HWGuestRelations | Property representative |
In general, we don't allow food or drink to be brought into the park. For more specific information, please see the Food section of the Rules & Services page on our website (sorry, TripAdvisor won't allow links in responses).
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