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“The best of both parks for one price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
452 East Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus, IN 47579
812-937-4401
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Santa Claus
Type: Amusement
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Owner description: 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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Olive Branch, Mississippi
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“The best of both parks for one price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

Very Clean!!! We got their when they opened and left at closing time. Had a wonderful time.

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Champaign, IL
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“Wow! Can I Give More Than Five Stars?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2010

My husband and I recently visited Holiday World and Splashin Safari. We have been on mulitple vacations and traveled a lot. We both agreed though that Holiday World was our favorite trip/vacation ever! The reason why? The park is so relaxed and clean! The rides are amazing! So fun! Hint: If you wait until about an hour before the park closes there is no wait for the coasters! Food was incredible and priced right! I highly recommend Plymouth Rock Cafe. We were very unsure about this place but the food was better then any resturant and some homecooking I've had! It was out favorite!

I can't say enough about the park, they make you feel welcome, they value family and provide memories that will last a lifetime! Can't wait to go back!

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indianapolis
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“Crowded on weekends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2010

visited last weekend with my family. Arrived at park around 11am. Took tram to the park. First headed to the water park . IT was very hot and needed to cool off. Swam in the wave pool. Nice. Rode the water slide . Fun. Took a break for lunch . Very busy but food was OK. Visited the rest of non water park areas. Not as crowded which was nice. Incredible Lincoln collection , since Lincoln's boyhood home was not far from the park. The exhibit was donated by a collector. Impressive. Finished up with Lazy river. and more time at the wave pool. Would go again but not on a weekend.

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Beaverton, OR
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“Maybe the best smaller amusement park in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2010

Spotless facilties, very nice staff, free pepsi fountain products, extremely high quality wooden roller coasters, free parking, free suntan lotionample restrooms, easy to get to off freeway, you can not go wrong at this place. I just wish it was about 10 degrees cooler the day I was there

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A wonderful weekend trip! 6-12-10”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2010

First thing to love was the free drinks, all throughout the park they have Pepsi Oasis Stations where you have access to unlimited self serve soft drinks, Gatorade, and Iced tea. All of the stations were clean, well stocked, and bug free. They also have free sunblock stations. The entire park was clean, super clean. Bathrooms weren't disgusting, just clean. All the employees we encountered were nice and helpful. Two members of our group are vegetarians and they had a veggie burger that tasted even better than the hamburger at Kringle's Kafe. The food wasn't expensive for 6 people, we spent $32 on lunch(pizza, burgers and fries) and about $13 on snacks(funnel cakes, ice cream, and nachos). It was extremely hot the day we went so we spent our time at the water park which was very crowded but that was to be expected. The kids still had a great time. We will visit again maybe in the fall when it is cooler an we can ride the amusement park rides then. No complaints at all.

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