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.
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 TripAdvisor.com, 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.