Wooden roller coasters are fun because they’re alive. They contract and expand in the weather. Depending on what time of year you visit, the time of day, how many trains are running, where you sit, the experience can be totally different. They have a mind of their own. Wooden coasters are demanding and high-maintenance attractions. […]
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 […]
Since opening day for Holiday World has been postponed to early June due to COVID-19, the park will be hosting a Digital Opening Day. On Saturday, May 2, Holiday world will kick off the event with a welcome from park President Matt Eckert, Fourth-Generation Owner Leah Koch, and end with a firework show followed by […]
After lots of teases and speculation, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has officially announced Cheetah Chase – an all new Racing Launched Water Coaster for 2020! Holiday World’s third water coaster will feature two ProSlide RocketBLAST-powered racing slides totaling more than 1700 feet of track. Riders will experience a water-powered flat launch before racing against […]
It’s the middle of July (the 17th to be exact) and parks are beginning to hype up campaigns for their new attractions in 2020. Today, Holiday World released their first teaser about a new 2020 attraction at the Indiana park. 7/24 – Holiday World 2020 teasers start: In a post to Facebook, the park asked […]
HolidayWorld is known for their awesome thrill rides, great employees, and community outreach. Yesterday, HolidayWorld held their annual May Day event, “Play Day”, where the park was only open for guests of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center of Evansville. The event, which started in 1993, was the brainchild of HolidayWorld’s late owner and president, Will Koch. Play Day has […]
In case you missed our previous Voyage off-season re-tracking story, Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari is investing $3.5 million in new attractions and other improvements for 2018 including the Tembo Falls complex and Tembo Tides wave pool. However, the park recently provided us with an update on the new Tembo Falls complex. The new slide complex will be placed in-between […]
Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari have always been known for their unique holiday theme-ing and award wining rides, but those rides don’t just sit in the snow and wait on guests each winter. It takes a lot of hard work and maintenance to keep rides running safely… and SMOOTH! During the off season, Holiday World announced […]
Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari has always been known for their unique theming and awaed wining rides. With the release of a new video, they just took their uniqueness to a whole new level! Rather than just telling us their plans, they let us figure it ourselves by dropping a whole bunch of clues into a “Mannequin Challenge” […]
ONE MILLIONTH Thunderbird Rider is expected Wednesday during American Coaster Enthusiasts event at Holiday World in Santa Claus Indiana. In 2015, Holiday World debuted Thunderbird, the nation’s first launched wing coaster. The ride includes a 0-60mph launch in 3.5 seconds, plus multiple inversions and near-misses. Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through thickly wooded and hilly […]
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