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“loads of fun”

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Santa Claus
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Lockers / storage, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase
Philpot, Kentucky, United States
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6 reviews
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“loads of fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Very Nice, Clean park and aways adding new things. Wonderful for kids... Free drinks and sunscreen too.

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Mount Washington, Kentucky, United States
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great family atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Free soft drinks, plenty of shade, great water park! Lots of fun rides and shows! Wonderful place all of my family loves to go to every year!

Visited July 2012
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Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“AWESOME :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

Loved the waterpark and the shows -- the pizza at kringles is really good IF they don't burn it -- we take our 1year old nephew with us and he loves the splashland and the lazy river. The cabanas look awesome and I think that is a great addition.

Visited July 2012
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Fall season”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

Many many pumpkins everywhere! Many fall halloween displays without the evil death crap. Great place for families wanting clean family fall halloween type stuff. Magic show was good also.

Visited September 2012
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Newburgh, Indiana
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Rollercoasters are Great, but Water Park Shines”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

Consistantly one of the friendliest and most family-friendly spots in the Midwest, without sacrificing a bit of "thrill." Two of the three wooden rollercoasters consistantly rank at the top in the USA for design and ride.

Their waterpark, however, has become a main focus. For a regional park, Holiday World continues to make the investment in the newest, tallest and longest.

Free sunscreen and free soft drinks are a real plus as well, and the restaurants have prices that are not typical for amusement parks.

The price for tickets is not cheap in comparison to discounted Six Flags tickets, but we find it worth it ESPECIALLY considering they don't charge the obscene parking lot prices Six Flags does...at Holiday World, the parking is FREE. Thank you for representing Southern Indiana hospitality well!

Visited June 2012
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