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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6152
+1 812-937-4401
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Fun for all ages!

The ticket prices are a little salty, but there is so much to see and do at this park, you can... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2014
Megan B
Worth Every Penny!

My wife and I decided to skip our annual pilgrimage to Wisconsin Dells and give Holiday... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2014
Tony B
Saint Charles, Illinois
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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, 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.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6152
+1 812-937-4401
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Reviewed August 1, 2014

The ticket prices are a little salty, but there is so much to see and do at this park, you can definitely get your money's worth. We primarily go to ride the water coasters and water thrill slides in Splashin Safari, we spend all day...More

1  Thank Megan B
Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I decided to skip our annual pilgrimage to Wisconsin Dells and give Holiday World/Splashin' Safari a shot. Best decision ever. This place blows Noah's Ark out of the water in my opinion. My 2 sons (7 & 6) are both over 42"...More

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Holiday World is awesome! We went with my 5 year old and she loved it. The park is very clean and the staff is friendly. Lots of rides for all ages. The water park was even better. The slides were great! They had big scary...More

Thank amison20
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We took 4 teenagers to the park for a 2 day visit. The water park is definitely the highlight of the park. It was crowded but lines weren't too bad. We spent the first day in the theme park and the lines were minimal there....More

1  Thank karinh371
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Clean park, friendly staff !!!! Free soda and sunscreen and great rides and activities. Water Park is AWESOME !!!!

1  Thank djbrm
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

To us the employees are always having a good time and ready for a laugh, but ready to work when need be. The park is super clean, family meals are actually reasonably priced! Which is super important when you have a family of 8! There's...More

2  Thank Natasha W
Reviewed July 30, 2014

We hadn't been to Holiday World in several years and decided to take our two youngest, ages 12 and 7. We just went for one day and we thought that was enough, still leaving with two hours remaining. We stayed in Jasper at the Holiday...More

Thank majphill
Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have been taking my grandchildren when they turn 5 to Holiday World. It is a very reasonably priced day, from admission, free parking, to food and souvenirs, not to mention the free soft drinks. The park is spotless! And there are tons of diverse...More

1  Thank Momkram
Reviewed July 29, 2014

We have been as a family to Cedar Point and Kings Island several times. This waterpark out ranks them by far. The whole park is so clean and welcoming. The atmosphere is much more inviting. Cabanas were great. A definite return in the future.

2  Thank Pamela C
Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Nineteen (mixture of kids and adults) of us arrived on Monday morning when the park opened. We stayed till 3 in the water park and then went to the amusement park. We finally left the park at 845 and went to our car and it...More

3  Thank Titans21
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Melinda C
October 14, 2017|
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Response from HolidayWorldPR | Property representative |
Whenever you have a concern during a visit, you're welcome to stop by Guest Relations to speak with a member of management. They can check on ride status and fill you in. After the fact, please send an email to the... More
Sara M
September 2, 2017|
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Response from HWGuestRelations | Property representative |
We don't expect exceptionally large crowds, but typically Sundays are the busiest day of the holiday weekend.
Joel L
August 10, 2017|
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Response from HWGuestRelations | Property representative |
In general, we don't allow food or drink to be brought into the park. For more specific information, please see the Food section of the Rules & Services page on our website (sorry, TripAdvisor won't allow links in responses).