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“5 Star Theme Park”

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 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This was by far the best theme park I've ever visited. Very clean, well maintained, and had plenty of ride options. You actually get two theme parks for the same price! Holiday World is the dry portion of the park which features the roller coasters such as: The Raven, The Legend, and The Voyage. All of which are wooden coasters, and in my opinion, way more fun than steel. Plus you get what I call the water portion of the park called Splashin' Safari, which is the best water park I've ever visited! Tons of rides, slides, and two water coasters! While you're at the park you get free soft drinks, free sunscreen, free use of tubes for the water rides, and free storage areas prior to getting on the rides to help prevent you from losing smaller items such as your phone or sunglasses. Every staff member I talked to was friendly, and very helpful, no matter which portion of the park I was in, and no matter what time of day it was, everyone was absolutely a pleasure to talk to. I can't wait to return to this park, and I've been putting in a good word about Holiday World with a lot of my friends and family. Thank you for all of your hard work!

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a very nice park for water slides and for roller coaster enthusiasts. The park is family owned and operated. It is very clean and they provide sun lotion for all throughout the park. They also provide free drinks throughout the park. The prices at each snack center make it very affordable to families. The roller coasters are some of the best ever!

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Reviewed 8 July 2014

The park has a lot to offer for families of all ages. Lines for rides were a bit long but we were there July 3rd so I expect the holiday increased the number of visitors. The staff was friendly and the park was very clean, including bathrooms. The offer cabanas for the waterpark which is a great option if you want a spot to yourself. I liked the fact that they had free sunscreen available as well as unlimited Pepsi fountain drinks.

Thank lcshea
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Lots of water slides and water play areas. Wave pool, kiddie pool, two kiddie play areas with lots of slides in the both of them. Multiple sprayers in them and run through areas of water coming out everywhere. The water slide rides had mostly closed in slides. There was a play area in the non water park area that had dry play such as a park and a water geyser run through area and a kid roller coaster. FREE PEPSI drinks throughout the park all day long. Lots of cover and shad throughout the park.

Thank Samara G
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

Our family had a great time at the park. There is a good mix of thrill and easy-going rides that worked well for everyone in our group. The wait times for everything were reasonable enough that the kids didn't complain, and the free drinks are great!

Thank sissykrys
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