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“A True Family Amusement 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: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 20 August 2014

First off, this is not the usual mega-park run by Six Flags or Bush Gardens, and that IS a good thing. This is a quaint little family owned amusement park that comes with amy perks the big places just can’t touch. From the park’s common sense dress code to the nativity depiction in Christmas world, you’ll soon realize this is the kind of place you want to take your children to! With 3 great roller-costars, tons of water slides and plenty of games a good time will surely be had by the whole family!

Positives - Free Parking plus all the sun tan lotion and sodas you can drink - seriously the tan lotion is all over the park in gallon sized ketchup dispensers.

Negatives - You may have to drive a while before and after the day as hotel options in Santa Claus IN are a limited.

1  Thank brimil
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

We took our kids to try out the park years ago and ever since our daughter has asked to back for her birthday in June. The park is fantastic! First of all the parking is FREE, I don't know of any park that does that. There are lockers to store your things for the day, they are $10 (2014) and there are plenty, they install more each year it seems to keep up with demand. You also can have all the FREE pop that you want, thankfully they also give a choice of gatorade or water. The 30 spf sunscreen is also free. As for the park it is as good as any water park I have been to yet. There are plenty of rides for the whole family. One section is for toddlers and small children. It has slides that parents can ride along if needed going into a wade pool. The best part for our family is the two water coasters,they are fabulous! Fast, wet and thrilling. The park has several other slides that offer plenty of thrills, a lazy river, two wave pools and much more. The food is not bad and not a bad price. The park is always clean, the staff very friendly. You can also rent Cabanas to hang out in and chill while the kids go and play.

Thank Colie134
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Reviewed 18 August 2014

I read the reveiws, I searched the web and thought this place can't compete with Disney's service...I was WRONG! EVERYONE at the park was nice and helpful. You can tell they are all trained to a certain standard of service. FREE parking...who does that anymore! FREE soda ( there's also lemonade, fruit punch and water -we're not soda drinkers so this was nice) and FREE sunscreen stations (we brought our own, so we did not use this service- but it's nice that it's there) CLEAN! I thought who would REALLY notice...yes we noticed...but we never saw anyone cleaning, but yet, it was always clean...hmmmmmm. Food was not overpriced and the lockers to stow your stuff while on the ride..GENIUS! (Again free) You can rent a locker for the day for a fee. The Cabana is a nice option for the water park as well.
We will be goiong again. The water park was GREAT and our kiddos loved it!!

1  Thank ShellyE41
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

Kids had a blast doing everything. Only issue we had was a few rude girls that were running the slides.

Thank wendy r
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

It was cool but the kids loved it the day me and the fam went the line was to long but went i call a day before thay said that it woundnt be that way that way a lie. The food way to much and not good at all was going to stay 2days but it turn into a one trip im from nashville tn it was no way i going to stay one more day in this over rated park like i said it was cool but the kids love it(Will visted again just cause the kids love it )

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