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Address: 452 East Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, IN 47579
Phone Number: +1 812-937-4401
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Sat - Mon 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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Outstanding theme park experience!

Well - part of the reason we chose Holiday World was due to the rave reviews on the internet - and we were not disappointed. Holiday World is really two theme parks in one - rides... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well - part of the reason we chose Holiday World was due to the rave reviews on the internet - and we were not disappointed. Holiday World is really two theme parks in one - rides and water. It does not take a long time after entering the park to realize that these fine folks are on top of their... More 

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed your first visit to our parks! We appreciate knowing you found everything to be clean, and you enjoyed Splashin' Safari. If you are planning another visit this season, be sure to check out our Park Hours page on our website. Our last operating day for the season is Halloween. We look forward to seeing... More 

Clay, Kentucky
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Holiday World is a great park. Free parking, free sunscreen, free soft drinks. It's probably the cleanest park you will ever go to and it has great rides all for a great price.

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a wonderful experience at our parks! It's exciting to hear you found everything to be clean and enjoyed our rides. We look forward to your next visit! More 

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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to have a good time,but got there only to find out that the main attraction, "thunderbird" was being worked on. We drove along way to ride this particular ride being advertised. The ride, " the ledgend" was also out of commission. The best answer I got was maybe later this afternoon they'll be up and running. So this created... More 

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with feedback about your visit. We'd very much like to follow up with a phone call to you. Would you please email us at fun -at- holidayworld.com? Thank you. We apologize for your frustrating experience. More 

Hawesville, KY
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Holiday World website says Saturdays are their busiest days, so you expect large crowds. They advertise their roller coasters as some of the best. So I took my granddaughter there August 29th and find three of the four coasters not running. The park was closed the previous five weekdays and opened on Saturday with three fourths of the main attractions... More 

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with feedback about your visit. If you'd like to speak to someone about your visit, please email us at fun -at- holidayworld.com and include your phone number. Thank you. We apologize for your frustrating experience. More 

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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

So I convinced my boyfriend to come here for our anniversary, as one thing we really enjoy doing is riding roller coasters. He was very iffy, telling me to stop thinking about it nostalgically. My first coaster was the Raven when I was around 8 or 9. But I didn't fall in love with coasters until much later. But I... More 

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

We're delighted you had a wonderful time! It's exciting to hear you enjoyed all of our coasters and were able to experience a night ride on Thunderbird. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Noblesville, Indiana
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114 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit to Holiday World, just me and my husband. We stated in Jasper the Friday night before, and it was a short 25 minute drive from there.. We arrived around 830ish, and practically got front row parking, which was FREE.The allowed us in the park at 9a and we waited inside until 10a. The kiddie rides... More 

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

Thank you! We're so glad you had a fun-filled, first visit to our parks. We appreciate knowing you had a wonderful flight on Thunderbird and enjoyed our gluten-free food options. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Nashville
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My Family & I (1 Senior Citizen, 1-27 y/o & 1-18 y/o) visited here and this place is truly fun for the whole family! Could not ask for a more fun visit than Holiday World! Cannot wait to come back! Our little water park here in Nashville has a lot to learn from Holiday World & Splashin Safari. We rode... More 

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

We're excited you had a wonderful visit to our parks! It's great to hear you found our employees friendly and enjoyed our healthy food options. We look forward to your future visits! More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Maybe I am a bit biased because I am 47 years old and have literally grown up going to Santa Clause Land now called Holiday World. I remember when the train and the shows were pretty much all they had to do BUT this is where the REAL Santa Clause spent his summers. :) I so looked forward to our... More 

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! It's wonderful to hear you've had lots of fun visiting our parks over the years. We appreciate knowing you enjoyed our four roller coasters and had a great time at Rock the World. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Cuernavaca
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Is a nice and warm park! Full of fun mostly for kids. Is a classic park with candies and fun!! The raven was my favorite!

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

We're delighted you had great time visiting our parks! We appreciate knowing you enjoyed the Raven. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Holiday World is by far the best amusement parks out there. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The park is super clean. FREE drinks and FREE Sunscreen! What other park offers that?! The Rock the World show was outstanding!! I will be planning ahead for next year, and I don't even know who will be there yet!!!

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HolidayWorldPR, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this review

We're so glad you had a wonderful visit to our parks! It's exciting to hear you enjoyed the concert and found our employees helpful. We look forward to your future visits! More 

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