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“This Park is Made For Families!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Santa Claus
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari is a family-owned theme park and water park combo, located in Santa Claus, Indiana. Holiday World celebrates Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July with roller coasters, family rides, live entertainment, games and attractions. Thunderbird, the nation's first launched wing coaster, has been featured on the Travel Channel, HGTV, and in USA Today. TIME magazine named Holiday World's Voyage the nation's #1 wooden roller coaster. Splashin' Safari, rated the nation's third Best Waterpark by TripAdvisor, includes the two longest water coasters in the world - Mammoth and Wildebeest - plus numerous family raft slides and water slides, two wave pools, and water activities for children. Consumers Digest magazine has twice named Holiday World the Nation's Top Value Park: Both parks provide guests with free soft drinks, free parking, free inner-tube usage, free sunscreen and free Wi-Fi.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Lockers / storage
Kentucky
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“This Park is Made For Families!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

It's as if the owners made it their goal to cater to every family's need when they designed this park. The staff is friendly, the place is clean, the parking, soft drinks AND sunscreen are all FREE, and the rides are a blast for kids. There's some fun grown-up rides, too like the Voyager and other wooden coasters. My husband and older stepson really enjoyed those. I'm not much of a water park person, but I know people who've been at the water park and have really enjoyed that side of the park as well.

Also, the food is very reasonably priced. Instead of jackin' up their prices like other amusement parks, they were fairly similar to fast food joint prices.

Don't miss out on this hidden gem of a park! My kids can't wait to go back this summer.

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Thank Kristin78Kentucky
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HolidayWorldPR, Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review, 6 March 2012
Thank you - that's exactly what our owners did! You really figured us out. :)
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Santa Claus, Indiana
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26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“FUN!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

This awesome park lives up to the advertisments! Gets much better every year!

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Thank K F
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HolidayWorldPR, Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review, 6 March 2012
With our new Mammoth water coaster, we hope to keep up that momentum - thanks for the great review!
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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“GREAT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

I love this place! We are so lucky it is close to home. One of the best in the country!

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HolidayWorldPR, Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review, 6 March 2012
Thanks a bunch - we appreciate your kind words!
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Evansville, Indiana
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“Cleanest & Friendliest Park in the USA!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

Holiday World has been voted many times over as the cleanest and friendliest park in America. It's a gem of a place with great roller coasters and a fabulous water park! It's a great place for families and thrill seekers alike. New rides are added every year. Highly recommended

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Thank Rachel W
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HolidayWorldPR, Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review, 6 March 2012
Many thanks - we appreciate you taking time to review our parks. Hope you can visit again this year and try out our new Mammoth water coaster. :)
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Terre Haute, Indiana
2 reviews
“loved it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

its fun kids loved the water park only thing bad was it was A little packed in the water park best time to go is in Aug. less people

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HolidayWorldPR, Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review, 6 March 2012
Thanks so much! Our "slowest" time tends to be weekdays in May and June. Early August is usually pretty busy until schools are back in session.
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