Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is one a kind family owned theme park located in small town of Santa Claus (less than 3000 inhabitants) in Santa Claus, Indiana, USA.
And it so for 4 main reasons: First, it combines a top water park with three world class wooden roller coasters: The Raven, The Legend, and The Voyage. Second, the tickets are affordable, food is not overpriced and you don’t pay for extras. Third, the safari-themed water park includes the world’s two longest water coasters: Wildebeest and Mammoth, numerous family raft slides and water slides, two wave pools, a lazy river, two family “tipping bucket” water-play attractions, plus dedicated children’s slides and play areas. For these reasons a park located almost in the middle of nowhere and operated by the same family since 1946 has a large fan based travelers each summer.
The water park is way batter than the themed park and deserve world recognition. Mammoth is the star ride for trill seekers and is the world’s longest water coaster at 1,763 feet (537 m) long. The ride includes a conveyor-style lift hill, a five-story first drop and six-person circular rafts.
In 2015 the park opened Thunderbird, a new Wing Coaster that reaches speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (62 mph) in 3.5 seconds and features the tallest vertical loop on this type of coaster.
As for organization everything runs smoothly in the park. Holiday World is very clean including the bathrooms and staff members are incredibly courteous and friendly. Ticket prices are affordable (around 40USD) and they offer free parking, free wifi, free sunscreen, and free Pepsi and Gatorade drinks.
Holiday World bills itself as “#1 for Family Fun”, and we have to agree: great roller coasters, really fun water rides and freebies makes this park ranks very high in our preferences.
By Paulo Vilarinho. Updated 26/02/2016
Location: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are located at the junction of Highways 162 and 245 in Santa Claus, Indiana. Our street address is 452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus IN 47579.
Tickets: Tickets for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are available online at the discounted price of $39.95 (reg. $44.95) for General Admission and $34.95 (reg. $36.95) for Guests-under-54″ (measured with shoes on) and Seniors (60+). Children ages two and younger get in free.
Opens from May to OctoberTop Rides
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