Holiday World Sets New 2020 Opening Date
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari located in Santa Claus Indiana, was originally scheduled to open for their 2020 season this weekend. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the park was forced to delay their opening day indefinitely. Today, park officials say they are now planning to open on Sunday, June 14th.
In an announcement posted on Holiday World’s website, Leah Koch, a 4th-generation owner at the park, also added that Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari are committed to doing everything they can to ensure the safety of park guests. While the specifics of those plans have not been revealed yet, Leah hinted at some changes that could be coming to the park.
“During his twenty-some years serving Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari as park president, my dad—Will Koch Jr.—never missed an opening day. Especially not when a new attraction was on the line. We do everything in our power to uphold his same standard—though circumstances this year kept us from our originally scheduled opening day.
We’re now excited to share that in accordance with Gov. Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana Plan, we intend to open our gates on June 14.
You may have a lot of questions, and we’re going to do our best to answer them below, but just know that if this alters your plans, we’re still going to take care of you.
We’re also changing our operations in ways you may or may not notice. We’re going to have hand sanitizer readily available all over the park, and we may ask your patience while we sanitize our rides. We’re even likely to limit park attendance while we figure out how to operate as safely as possible. Keep checking in at this page as we’ll be posting our official safety and sanitization procedures in a few short weeks. After all, we’ve been the cleanest park in the world for two decades. We’re going to do our best to keep the park as clean and as safe as possible.
Our small-but-mighty team is now excitedly working hard to get ready. As a family-owned park, we’re feeling the pressure, but we’re also proving how mighty we are when we work together. And now that we have a target date to work toward, we’re moving full-speed ahead.
We’ve got a lot of work ahead of us to be ready to welcome Guests, but in the meantime, please keep following guidelines from the CDC and your state. Summer is within our grasp if we can just be patient a little while longer.
See you in June, friends.
Fourth-Generation Owner and Director of Communications on behalf of the Koch Family”
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will debut an all new launched water coaster in 2020 called Cheetah Chase. The parks third water coaster will feature two ProSlide RocketBLAST powered racing slides totaling more than 1700 feet of track!
Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is set to open its gates on Sunday, June, 14. For more info including tickets, visit the official website by clicking here.
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