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Holiday World to Invest $6.5 million in New Projects for 2013


Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are set to invest $6.5 million in new projects in 2013, including a new water-slide complex and misters throughout both parks.

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Park President Dan Koch says, “We’re adding four new in-the-dark water slides in a complex called RhinoBlaster.  The longest slide is 350 feet and includes a half-pipe element – similar to our Zinga water ride – for a really cool back-and-forth skate-boarding effect.”

In Splashin’ Safari, ranked as the nation’s #1 water park by, the Pilgrims Plunge shoot-the-chute ride will be incorporated into the water park and renamed Giraffica. 

“We’re not moving the ride, just the park boundary, ” says Koch. “Splashin’ Safari’s entrance will also be expanded and we’re adding a new style of lockers. This is part of our ongoing effort to improve our guests’ experience here at the park.”

Other projects schedules for 2013 include:

  • Expansion of Happy Halloween Weekends to include six weekends
  • After-dark light show for summer nights
  • 20 additional cabanas
  • Misters and fans throughout both parks
  • More shade structures and seating

Holiday World will be open October 27 and 28 for the final weekend of Happy Halloween Weekends.

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