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“The perfect place for everyone!”

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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 5 February 2012

I've been here several times throughout the years, and it never gets old! It has a very friendly atmosphere and is very affordable. It also has world-class rides. I got a season pass last year and didn't regret it at all! I recommend Holiday World to everyone of any age!

Thank Amy R
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HolidayWorldPR, Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2012

Thanks for the wonderful recommendation - we truly appreciate it (and you!).

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Reviewed 2 February 2012

This place has lots of great things to offer to everyone. Free parking, free drinks, and free sunscreen! The admission is around 40 dollars but is completely worth it.

The rides are outstanding and boast 3 of the most spectacular wooden roller coasters in the world. The waterpark is great, but can get pretty crowded on hot afternoons. Food prices are great as well as merchandise.

I would recommend this for any traveler.

1  Thank musicguy8
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HolidayWorldPR, Director of Communications at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2012

Thanks very much for recommending us - we truly appreciate it!

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Reviewed 30 January 2012

Love this park. who else gives you free soda & suntan lotion & parking? The park is so clean, friendly and well groomed park attendants. You can spend all day on the rides or at the water park, or split it up between the two. Great shows & good food & fun shopping. Have your picture taken by the giant Santa just inside the entrance...we have a collection over the years.

Thank AJoeytraveling
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

We absolutely love HW & SS! We have season passes and it is a great deal. It is a great place for folks of all ages!

1  Thank rland
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Reviewed 26 January 2012

I would put this place right up there with Magic Kingdom, minus the character experiences. Great bang for the buck. Free soft drinks and sun screen. Awesome water park! Almost need two days to do it all it's getting so big, but still has the feel of a family park. Go, go, go!

Thank pickymomEvansville
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