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“Great place for the whole family”

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, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
columbus
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great place for the whole family”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

We went with another family and all had a great time. This is probably not the park for 20 year olds wanting wild rides (although there are a few big rides inc Voyager), but it is a great place for a group ranging in age and for kids 36-54 inches I'm particular. At parks there are usually not many rides for little kids, but here there were many. Some for you to go on with them and somewhere they ride alone. There was a corn maze and other fall activities too. The park was clean, the drinks free and the price very reasonable. Tickets are very reasonable and 5 dollars off online. Everyone had a great day!!

Visited October 2013
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Lakeside Park, Kentucky, United States
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42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great family day!”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

We had a wonderful day. The lines were short, the drinks were free and the food was very good! It was an easy relaxing day with the family. It is a very nice park that was set up really well for Halloween. The Zombies dancing show was fun to watch too! The Raven and Voyager were my 9 year old's favorite part of the day. My 7 seven year old loved the swings. They also loved the idea that they could get a drink anytime, anywhere they wanted.

Visited October 2013
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“Holiday World...WOW”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Clean, friendly. Raven and Voyage roller coasters are awesome! Open weekends in October. We will go back next summer. Looking forward to experiencing Splashin' Safari.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Nice cool day, short lines, awesome! It was incredibly clean, I found that fascinating. FREE drinks everywhere.

Visited October 2013
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Canal Winchester, Ohio
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34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Time At Holiday World”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Holiday World is a nice park. The water park (Splashin' Safari) is really second to none. The rides were great. It was very crowded so we could not ride all of them. Seems like the water park closed a bit early. The rest of the park really only has three big rides. They are all three wooden roller coasters. The Voyage was a wild ride. Wildest wooden coaster we've been on. Other than that, there are only a few other rides. The also provide free soft drinks. Never seen that before. So that was nice. All in all was a good place to visit. We are from Ohio and you can not compare this park to Kings Island and certainly not to Cedar Point.

Visited July 2013
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