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“Cleaniest Amusement Park In the World”

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: Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Lovington, Illinois
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Cleaniest Amusement Park In the World”
Reviewed September 9, 2013

We wanted to take our first family vacation since we had quadruplets. The only place I could think that would be family friendly and clean was Holiday World. We had discovered this place on a vacation we had back in 2011 with our 1year old (now 3) and 10 year old (now 12). This place was awesome and clean once again. We had fun in the small pool areas were we could entertain the 3 year old with the 12 year old going down slides and each adult (mom, dad, grandma, and uncle) had a 13 month old a piece in the shallow water. So much fun. Very affordable food and free drinks cant be beat. We also cant forget to mention the roller coasters. They are great for the coaster junkie in any family. All and all this was a great place for our family to have our first vacation together. We will be back for years to come.

Visited July 2013
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Lincoln, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Holiday World”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We went to Holiday World the begining of July with our 2 1/2 year old daughter.We were sure what to expect, but were pleasantly surprised. The park was wonderful and had a lot of a rides a little one could go one, plus plenty of rides for adults. The water park was pretty amazing too! Since it was just my husband and I we couldn't go on a lot of the water rides, but they looked like fun! I also enjoyed all the free soda/water you could have. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an amusement park with young kids!

Visited July 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome water rides!!!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Holiday world has one of the best water parks! And you get free sunscreen and free soft drinks! The food is moderately priced (funnel cake is bomb!) Fun for all ages, yet see this amusement park more entertaining towards little ones (4-12 years old).

Visited May 2013
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
“Great staff, great park!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We recently visited the park with my family (8/25/13). First off, let me just say the staff is extremely amazing. Everyone was eager to help, knowledgeable, and of course, very friendly! One young lady went out of her way to make our visit extra-special, though. She was a lifeguard. Her nametag read "Lacey". She was walking into the area as this happened. My five year old daughter was playing on the slides at splashland. She tripped and scraped her knee on the concrete. She started crying. Lacey walked up and asked if there was anything she could do for us. I asked her if she could direct us to the nearest place to get a bandaid. Instead, she was kind enough to go out of her way to find a bandaid for my daughter! She was extremely friendly about it and even talked to and made my daughter smile! It made our day. It was just one of the many little things that keep us coming back to Holiday World! We absolutely love the park and the family friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended. Lots of great rides for all ages as well, and very reasonably priced!

Visited August 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent family place”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

A very nice clean park and very family oriented. The cost to get in is very reasonable and the food prices are really good. The free sodas and free sunscreen is a real treat. We will definitely go back,

Visited August 2013
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