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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

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Address: 452 East Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, IN 47579
Phone Number: +1 812-937-4401
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Description: New in 2015: Thunderbird - the nation's first launched wing coaster...
New in 2015: Thunderbird - the nation's first launched wing coaster! Located in Santa Claus in southern Indiana, this theme park/water park combo offers families a great getaway with all sorts of perks. Did you ever think a theme park would give away soft drinks? And not charge for parking? Use of inner tubes in the water park is free and so is sunscreen and Wi-Fi! No wonder Consumers Digest magazine named Holiday World and Splashin' Safari the Nation's Top Value Park. With three of the world's top roller coasters (including the #1 Wooden Coaster on the Planet -- The Voyage!), A huge water park (including Mammoth, the world's longest water coaster) all kinds of live entertainment, visits with Santa, yummy food, shopping, and skill games, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari offer loads of family fun all summer long!
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We went this summer and it was amazing! Bumper cars were fun, water park was really fun, food was good but not really filling, and it seemed like everyone around us including us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We went this summer and it was amazing! Bumper cars were fun, water park was really fun, food was good but not really filling, and it seemed like everyone around us including us was having a good time. Plus, there were free drinks. The only problem was that there were people who didn't look very family friendly and one guy... More 

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Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

what a great place to take your family, meet and greet with Santa himself all year long, rides rides and more rides, the water park in the best, free sun screen, free drinks, free parking, totally family oriented

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East Norwich, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited here one summer with my husband. Took a 16 hour drive from Long Island, but it was worth it. Staff is very friendly and pleasant and seem to want to be there unlike in other parks where the staff is sometimes rude and unfriendly. The free drinks all day give this park an extra star. Rides are typical but... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Holiday World may be on the smaller side (and a bit in the middle of nowhere!), but it packs in some of the most outrageously fun water coasters and water slides I've ever experienced (including ones at the big parks like 6 Flags and Orlando water parks). The amusement park section is pretty amazing, too, but what really impressed me... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We went the first week of July and stayed at the campground. Campsites are very close together, but quite nice. Our site was in the Dasher section on "Jolly", very close to the pool, the pool house (air conditioned!), toilets and showers. The bath house seemed fairly new and was really nice. It's also close to Blitzen's Kitchen with decent... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This family owned park is one of the best in the world. Fantastic roller coasters, marvellous friendly staff and a fantastic water park. How can you not have fun. Also free access to soft drink machines throughout the park. There is even free sun cream available in the water park ( tried it once but found it too thick and... More 

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Hartford City, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I have been here twice now, but this is my first review of this nice amusement park. The first time that I went was just the wife and I, the 2nd time was years later with our 2 children and my mom. Both experiences were great because this is a great family place with stuff to do for people of... More 

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Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Has to be the best theme park I have ever been to. Very, very clean with free pop filling stations and even sun block stations available. Well laid out areas and varieties of rides, activities. The water coaster rides have to be tried for the best experience on a hot summer day or ride the Voyage for the ultimate thrill.

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Holland, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

An excellent choice for an amusement park. Holiday World adds a major ride every year and puts a large percentage of the profits back into the Park. Holiday World is a big park with a small town atmosphere. The owner greets people as they arrive and might be seen with a broom and pan cleaning the Park. Her philosophy is... More 

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Crothersville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Great kid-friendly event. Not too scary and not too crowded. Temperature was the worst part of the weekend!

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