Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
4.5
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Temporarily closedClosed until May 3, 2024
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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, 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. 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 coaster. Live entertainment includes musical shows, a high dive show, and Santa's Storytime. Both parks offer free soft drinks, free parking, and free sunscreen.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • George U
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Clean, Friendly & Fun
    This is a very clean and family friendly park. Everywhere you go they have free and unlimited drinks and the lines for the rides are not bad at all. The park is fun, not stressful and very clean. The Voyage Roller Coaster was amazing. It never ended and it was so much fun, but be ready to be scared too. It's a thrill roller coaster and I was glad to get off, but it was really fun.
    Thank you so much for the kind words. We sincerely appreciate it!
    Written October 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 1, 2023
  • AllieJjetsetter
    Indianapolis, Indiana51 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time at Holiday World
    Holiday World is a great park, it is very clean and an excellent value for the money. The park offers free soft drinks, which were a bit watered down, but a great gesture. We enjoyed the variety of attractions and if we had more time we would have watched the shows as well. The food options are affordable and of great quality. The wooden coasters can leave you feeling rattled and whiplashed, but that's part of the experience. Splashin' Safari is a great park, these are true water-coasters not just slides. They are pretty intense but fun. The rides are longer in duration than many of the major parks, which is fun. Overall, we would happily return to Holiday World.
    Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully you will be able to return next year and enjoy our new family roller coaster...Good Gravy. :)
    Written October 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 1, 2023
  • Sapperlady
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family weekend getaway
    Accessing the park and not having to wait forever to enter was a big plus! Loved the free non alcoholic beverages all day long! Many good food choices. The water park was the biggest hit with our grandchildren but the rides were great too. You need more than a day to experience both. Suggest you buy the two or three day pass. We’re retired military and this was so affordable for us with the kiddos and their babies. Happy that we discovered an amusement/water park that is so close to us. Should have done it sooner!
    Thank you so much for the kind words. We work so hard to make this a special place for everyone to visit. Hopefully you will be able to visit next year and enjoy our new family roller coaster called Good Gravy. It's a little corny, but that's just one thing that makes us special. :)
    Written October 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 4, 2023
  • hepburngal
    Nashville, Tennessee4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family Friendly and Fun!
    Holiday World and Splashin' Safari are a fun, family friendly clean park to visit. We decided to add it onto a trip to the Indianapolis area as we were so close to it. Tickets were easy to purchase online, the crowds were low mid-week and we were able to get into the park quickly without any complications. I would like to see some healthier food options available in the parks, but overall I would rate it a 9/10.
    Thank you so much for the kind words. I'm not sure if you are aware of this, but we have our Healthier Food Options listed on our website. If you have suggestions on other options, please let us know at comments@holidayworld.com. We are always interested in improving what we offer.
    Written June 25, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 7, 2023
  • Krystal W
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Midwest family fun!! Mom of 2 small children
    Absolutely my favorite theme park. Friendly employees and sooo clean. Like seriously very clean. The theme park and water park are so much fun. I brought my little girls and they could do so much. If your children are at least 36 inches than they can do quite a bit but no worries there is still plenty for under 36 inches. Also I left my phone with my credit card and a season pass and the employees in water park brought it to me in the front entrance when I realized I didn't have my baggie and was at the opposite end of park. I felt very safe here and that the employees care about great service. Holiday world is for those of us that want a zero stress family fun time. So much thought went into this place. This was my first visit and will not be my last.
    Thank you so much for your kind words. We work so hard to make this a wonderful place. We firmly believe we have the best employees in the industry!
    Written June 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 9, 2023
  • Brittney W
    Lafayette, Indiana44 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good Clean Park
    We have been to Holiday World yearly for the past several years and always have a good time. The lines can get a little long at times and the food costs have been creeping up, but that's amusement parks at large. We will be back again next year.
    Thank you so much for your kinds words. We work really hard to make this a special place to visit.
    Written June 13, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 11, 2023
  • Jeramie
    Marion, Illinois878 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Remains A Consistent Theme Park Option
    This is not my first review of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. It remains a consistent option and a good choice for Midwest families seeking a nice theme/water park. However, I can remember it “being better” when the elder Koch family were onsite. I can remember Mrs. Pat Koch (Original Partner) greeting guests at the front gate! Nevertheless, it’s still a fun packed day for families!
    Thank you so much for the kind words. We truly appreciate it. I still see Mrs. Koch from time to time, and I will let her know that you mentioned her. I'm not sure if you know this, but her grandchildren are managing the park. They are here every day like she was helping various areas throughout both parks. We are very blessed to have such an active family in operations.
    Written October 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2022
    Traveled with family
    Written June 14, 2023
  • Deborah C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun, Exciting, Friendly
    This is a fantastic family vacation. There is something for everyone. The place is clean, employees are helpful and kind. If you don't have a good time here it's your own fault, because it was a blast! Can't wait to go back next year.
    Thank you so much for the kind words. We are so glad you had a blast. Your "blame game" gave me the chuckles. :)
    Written October 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Patty R
    Lansing, Michigan67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved every minute!
    This park is amazing! We totally enjoyed every minute. The employees we encountered were all very friendly and serious about their jobs, making sure everyone was secured in their seats! Went to the Alamo for lunch and the tacos were terrific. The park is very clean, including the restrooms. I didn’t think the price was out of line at all, especially when you take into consideration getting something to drink, any time you want, and also sunscreen provided in the water park. Plenty of shade from trees around the park too!!! Not our 1st visit and for sure will not be our last! ❤️
    Thank you so much for the kind words! We work exceptionally hard to make this a wonderful place to visit.
    Written October 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 16, 2023
  • Tammy F
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not for diabetics!
    The walking was hard because most of it is up hill. The lines were not bad ( we went on a Wednesday) but the steps were so hard and steep. I'm diabetic so my legs don't work as they use to! The staff is very young but very friendly. The food is not that great but not horrible. The prices at the gift shops were not bad but the food prices verses the quality was outrageous! It is free drinks and there is a lot of them so you never go thirsty.
    Thank you so much for providing a review. I hope you enjoyed your day, though. We try to make this a special place to visit.
    Written October 4, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 22, 2023
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Heidi A
Pleasure Ridge Park, KY11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I went here with my family last summer before school started. This place is the freaking best.

I like the water slides and the lazy river. I rode on the Wildebeest with my family which is the 2nd scariest water slide there. I wasn't a big fan of it (because I don't like up-and-down rides). My brother was shaking in fear after the ride because we didn't know what was coming. If you like roller coasters, I highly recommend the Wildebeest or the Mammoth water slides.

The rides there are safe and fun for the family. I will highly recommend the food and the environment is GREAT! Everything is so clean and they have good staff there that care about you.

I would highly recommend this place other than Kentucky Kingdom (which is in my hometown).
Written February 24, 2024
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Thank you so much for this amazing review. We try so hard to make this an exceptional place to visit. I hope you will try Good Gravy! We cannot wait to open this season. We've been missing our Guests and Seasonal Staff tremendously.
Written February 26, 2024
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Kerry Hale
Charleston, WV71 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
The waterpark is top-notch. The park has a couple of great coasters and family rides. The theming is beautiful. The problem is that, even on an ideal day in July, the water park closes at 6 and the main park at 7:20. You can’t take a night ride on the Voyage or anything else for that matter. I’ve never been to an amusement park that closed so early. It was bizarre and lowered the value significantly.
Written February 8, 2024
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Thank you so much for the kind words! We try so hard to make this an exceptional place to visit. I'm not sure when you last visited, but perhaps it was in 2020 when we had limited hours. For the majority of the season (including the bulk of June and all of July), Holiday World is open until 8pm or 9pm depending on the day.
Written February 12, 2024
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Chrissy R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
This is a great family friendly amusement park. We enjoy the free parking and soft drinks. In the summer free suntan lotion for you while you enjoy the park. The water rides and slides are great. We rented a cheetah chaise lounger for our stay in the summer when we went. A lot of the water slides are for multiple people at a time. The park is very clean and we loved the themes. They have different treats depending on the time of year. The roller coasters are great, there's plenty of rides for all levels of adventure. For Halloween they had a corn maze and drone show, fun house and a haunted 3D house.
Written October 30, 2023
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Thank you so much for your extremely kind words. We appreciate it very much!
Written November 1, 2023
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Holly L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Always a great experience! The park is clean and affordable and there is something for every age! Already looking forward to our next visit.
Written October 29, 2023
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Thank you so much for the kind words! We truly appreciate it. Have a safe and wonderful Halloween!!!
Written October 29, 2023
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Nomad67153703967
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Such a clean, friendly park! Great employees and loved the freebies! Rides were run efficiently and employees seemed on top of all safety procedures! Drone show was amazing!
Written October 24, 2023
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Thank you so much for the kind words. We work so hard to make this a special place for everyone to visit. Have a safe and happy Halloween!
Written October 25, 2023
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Ronald M
Fort Mitchell, KY1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Had loads of fun. There are many rides for the little ones in the family while the big ones enjoy the coasters. Old people will take pictures of the smiles on their happy faces. Don't forget the free soft drinks all day long at kiosks throughout the park.
Written October 23, 2023
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Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy that you had fun while you were here.
Written October 23, 2023
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Marissa B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The rides are good, and there is a lot for little kids to do as well; in addition the lines/wait were not terrible (20-25 minutes).
Written October 22, 2023
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Thank you so much for reviewing us. We hope that you had a wonderful time while you were here.
Written October 23, 2023
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Steven C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Holiday World takes every other theme park behind the shed and quietly and lovingly executes them with all the gentleness and care of a surgeon-samurai.
Written October 22, 2023
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And Steven C., you do the same, but with reviews. Thank you!! :)
Written November 1, 2023
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Thejadeforest
Evansville, IN11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
The kids had lots of fun, but the food prices are insane. $7 for one piece of pizza, $14 for three chicken strips? Hard to enjoy myself when prices so inflated.
Food prices are similar to Disney World.

We really enjoyed the drone show.
Written October 22, 2023
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We truly do appreciate it, and we are happy to know that your kids had a lot of fun. We are crossing our fingers for a drone show in 2024. They have been pretty amazing! And please know that we try to keep our food prices as low as possible. We are a family-owned park and do not have the buying power that corporate parks or chain restaurants have. We just want to provide quality food at a reasonable price. The free soft drinks are an amazing perk, especially when other parks charge $4-$5 per drink. We hope to see you again next year!!
Written October 23, 2023
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Amanda P
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Had a fun time! Loved that we could come in late the night before our tickets because of the Halloween weekend ticket!
Written October 16, 2023
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Thank you so much for letting us know that you had a fun time. The "Twilight Ticket" has been a huge hit this fall. Hopefully we will see you here next year!
Written October 23, 2023
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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM


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