Park

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Routes 162 and 245
Santa Claus, IN 47579

Info

Operating since 8/3/1946

Rating
Visits270
Websiteholidayworld.com
TypeAmusement/Theme Park
Phone812-937-4401
Tollfree877-463-2645
Size120 acres
SeasonMay - October
Tab Content
Rides
Gallery (15)
Videos (187)
Timeline
Whats New?

Awards

  1. 09/2011: Golden Ticket Awards: Friendliest Park Staff
  2. 09/2011: Golden Ticket Awards: Cleanest Park
  3. 2010: Golden Ticket Awards: Friendliest Park Staff
  4. 2010: Golden Ticket Awards: Cleanest Park

Roller Coasters

Howler Steel Roller Coaster Operating since 5/8/1999
The Legend Wooden Roller Coaster Operating since 5/6/2000
The Raven Wooden Roller Coaster Operating since 5/6/1995
The Voyage Wooden Roller Coaster Operating since 5/6/2006

Rides

Blitzen's Airplanes Fixed Ride Operating
Comet's Rockets Fixed Ride Operating
Dancer's Thunder Bumpers Junior Flume/Chute Ride Operating
Dasher's Seahorses Fixed Ride Operating
Doggone Trail Fixed Ride Operating
Eagle's Flight Fixed Ride Operating since 1976
Freedom Train Fixed Ride Operating since 1946
Frightful Falls Flume/Chute Ride Operating since 1984
Gobbler Getaway Dark Ride Operating since 5/13/2006
HallowSwings Fixed Ride Operating since 2003
Indian River Flume/Chute Ride Operating
Kitty's Tea Party Fixed Ride Operating since 5/4/2013
Lewis and Clark Trail Fixed Ride Operating
Liberty Launch Fixed Ride Operating since 2003
Mayflower Fixed Ride Under Construction Opening 2014
Prancer's Merry-Go-Round Fixed Ride Operating
Raging Rapids Flume/Chute Ride Operating since 1990
Reindeer Games Fixed Ride Operating since 2008
Revolution Fixed Ride Operating since 2005
Rough Riders Fixed Ride Operating
Salmon Run Fixed Ride Operating
Scarecrow Scrambler Fixed Ride Operating
Sparkler Fixed Ride Operating since 5/11/2012
Star Spangled Carousel Fixed Ride Operating since 2008
Turkey Whirl Fixed Ride Operating since 2007

Past Rides

Banshee Fixed Ride Operated from 1986 to 2002
Firecracker Steel Roller Coaster Operated from 1981 to 1998
Paul Revere's Midnight Ride Fixed Ride Operated until 10/09/11
The Roundhouse Fixed Ride Operated from 1976 to 2004
Thunder Bumpers Fixed Ride Operated from 1980 to 2007
Virginia Reel Fixed Ride Operated from 1976 to 2005
    • Highlights from Holiday World's "Real Country" show (in HD)

      http://HolidayWorld.com Highlights of the 2012 Real Country show at Holiday World.


      08-29-2012 11:35 AM
    • Holiday World's "Rock The World" setup time-lapse

      http://HolidayWorld.com Have you ever wondered what a day's worth of concert setup looks like when it is compressed into under two minutes? We shot a time-lapse video out at our Rock The World concert site to show you.


      08-25-2012 04:04 PM
    • Holiday World's "Rejoice!" 2012 highlights

      http://HolidayWorld.com Highlight reel from Holiday World's 2012 "Rejoice!" show.


      08-23-2012 12:48 PM
    • Holiday World's "Happy Halloween Weekends" Corn Mazes

      http://HolidayWorld.com We hired a plane and went for a ride to see the 2012 Happy Halloween Weekends corn maze from 1,500' up and the view is amazing! Come along for the ride and see for yourself.


      08-16-2012 03:55 PM
    • Holiday World's "Vinyl Daze" 2012 Highlight

      http://HolidayWorld.com Highlight reel from 2012's show.


      08-15-2012 06:18 PM
    • Holiday World's Pat Koch Celebrates 81 Years!

      http://HolidayWorld.com Where else could Mrs. Koch celebrate her 81st birthday than at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari? There was no shortage of laughter or smiles surrounding this birthday girl! (And don't worry, she's scheduled for hip replacement surgery next week and will be back - good as new - very soon!)


      08-14-2012 05:09 PM
    • New! Holiday World's Happy Halloween Weekends 2012

      http://www.holidayworld.com/event/happy-halloween-weekends Rides, corn mazes, hayrides, trick-or-treat trail, Holidog's 3D Halloween Adventure, shows, and more! Weekends in October!


      08-11-2012 06:28 PM
    • 1995 video news release: Holiday World's "The Raven"

      http://HolidayWorld.com From the Holiday World Video Vault comes this video news release produced in early May of 1995 when the park opened its first wooden roller coaster, The Raven. Though not the tallest, longest or fastest coaster, The Raven was voted the #1 Wooden Roller Coaster on the Planet for multiple years back in the 1990s through 2002 (it was built in 1995) and continues to be a Top 10 wooden coaster for many.


      08-07-2012 04:52 PM
    • Holiday World's Legend wooden roller coaster POV (in HD)
      The Legend

      http://HolidayWorld.com The Legend was the top-ranked new wooden roller coaster when it opened in 2000 (#7 overall), according to the readers of Amusement Today, who named The Legend the #18 Wooden Coaster in the World in 2011. Using our GoPro camera, we shot this POV (point-of-view) Legend ride in HD on August 2, 2012. Please note: Guests are not - under any conditions - permitted to take cameras on our roller coasters and most other rides.


      08-02-2012 03:37 PM
    • Holiday World's Pilgrims Plunge Slowmo (in HD)

      http://HolidayWorld.com Slowmo video of happy families cooling off while riding one of the world's tallest water rides: Pilgrims Plunge, at Holiday World in Santa Claus, Indiana.


      07-28-2012 12:47 PM
    • Holiday World's Raven wooden roller coaster POV (in HD)

      http://HolidayWorld.com The Raven was voted the #1 Wooden Roller Coaster on the Planet for multiple years back in the 1990s through 2002 (it was built in 1995) and continues to be a Top 10 wooden coaster for many. Using our GoPro camera, we shot this POV (point-of-view) Raven ride in HD on July 11, 2012. Please note: Guests are not - under any conditions - permitted to take cameras on our roller coasters and most other rides.


      07-11-2012 03:22 PM
    • Holiday World's Voyage wooden roller coaster rear-facing POV in HD

      http://HolidayWorld.com The Voyage has been voted the #1 Wooden Roller Coaster on the Planet every year since 2007. This 1.2-mile coaster offers more "air time" than any other wooden coaster in the world. Using our GoPro camera, we shot this POV (point-of-view) Voyage ride in HD on July 3, 2012 - looking out from the back seat. Please note: Guests are not - under any conditions - permitted to take cameras on our roller coasters and most other rides.


      07-04-2012 04:00 PM
    • Holiday World's Voyage wooden roller coaster POV in HD

      http://HolidayWorld.com The Voyage has been voted the #1 Wooden Roller Coaster on the Planet every year since 2007. This 1.2-mile coaster offers more "air time" than any other wooden coaster in the world. Using our GoPro camera, we shot a POV (point-of-view) Voyage ride in HD on July 3, 2012. Please note, Guests are not - under any conditions - permitted to take cameras on our roller coasters and most other rides.


      07-04-2012 11:47 AM
    • Holiday World's "Rock The World" Christian Music Fest (in HD)

      http://HolidayWorld.com/RockTheWorld Are you ready to Rock The World at Holiday World? Our Christian Music Festival is on August 25, 2012.


      06-27-2012 06:23 PM
    • Crest The Voyage in Slowmo (in HD)

      Http://HolidayWorld.com Slow motion video of The Voyage cresting the lift hill and all the priceless facial expressions that go along with it. Complete with cheesy music!


      06-20-2012 05:39 PM
    • A Video Postcard from Mammoth to ... Switzerland! (HD)

      http://HolidayWorld.com Park president Dan Koch bumped into two Guests visiting us from Zurich, Switzerland, and offered to go for a ride with them on Mammoth.


      06-18-2012 02:00 PM
    • Mammoth POV (Point-of-View) in HD

      http://HolidayWorld.com We joined some families visiting Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and took a ride on Mammoth - the world's longest water coaster - together! Check out the rider's point of view (POV) with this GoPro video.


      06-07-2012 03:17 PM
    • Holiday World's Sparkler swing ride (in HD)
      Sparkler

      http://HolidayWorld.com Towering 65 feet, Sparkler swings families high above Holiday World's Fourth of July section!


      05-31-2012 07:39 PM
    • Holiday World's Mammoth: The World's Longest Water Coaster

      Have you seen Mammoth: The World's Longest Water Coaster? Take a sneak peek before your visit!


      05-26-2012 03:10 PM
    • Dan's First Ride on Mammoth Water Coaster (in HD)

      Park President Dan Koch kicks aside a test dummy and goes for the first ride on Mammoth: The World's Longest Water Coaster. Mammoth is now open!


      05-18-2012 02:06 PM
    • Mammoth testing, with comments from Dan Koch (in HD)

      Park President Dan Koch talks about the process of testing Mammoth: The World's Longest Water Coaster. Mammoth opens May 11, 2012. http://HolidayWorld.com


      05-09-2012 12:26 PM
    • An early look at Sparkler testing (in HD)
      Sparkler

      Crews test out the hydraulic system on the new Sparkler vertical swing ride at Holiday World, opening May 2012.


      05-07-2012 08:24 PM
    • Test Dummies' POV on Mammoth at Holiday World (HD)

      The Holiday World test dummies take Mammoth out for the first test ride of 2012. Mammoth opens May 11, 2012!


      04-30-2012 08:03 PM
    • First Voyage Rides of the 2012 Season in HD

      The Holiday World test dummies and some of our staff take Voyage out for the first test ride of 2012. (Please note: this video is the result of several test runs being edited together, with a different combination of riders each time. No dummies or humans were harmed in the making of this video!)


      04-16-2012 08:19 PM
    • Holiday World Test Dummies get all the fun! Raven 2012 in HD
      HallowSwings

      The Holiday World test dummies go on their first roller coaster ride of the 2012 season. http://HolidayWorld.com


      03-29-2012 04:12 PM
    • Liberty Launch Test in HD
      Liberty Launch

      The Holiday World test dummies go on their first ride of the season. More info and photos here: https://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/our-test-dummies-get-all-fun


      03-16-2012 06:08 PM
    • Sounds of Spring at Holiday World

      It may not look like spring has arrived yet but it sure does sound like it. The frogs are back! http://HolidayWorld.com


      03-06-2012 10:59 AM
    • Celebrating Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial's 50th Anniversary in HD

      Holiday World's matriarch, Pat Koch, shares her memories and reflections of the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial on the 50th Anniversary of it entering the National Park system.


      02-20-2012 05:03 PM
    • Neither rain nor snow ... moving Santa Claus's Post Office

      Video highlights of the moving of the first Santa Claus Post Office from Holiday World to the Santa Claus Museum


      02-15-2012 04:59 PM
    • Moving the historic Santa Claus Church (HD)

      2/8/12 Crews take on the daunting task of moving the 1880 Santa Claus Church to a new location.


      02-15-2012 10:06 AM
    • Mammoth construction update in HD

      A Mammoth construction update from Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. Shot 2/3/12. http://HolidayWorld.com


      02-06-2012 01:17 PM
    • Happy Holidays from Auditions in Memphis

      GM Matt, plus Entertainment Director Sandi and Manager Cory do a little (ahem! very little) entertaining of their own while attending auditions in Memphis. http://HolidayWorld.com


      02-04-2012 01:49 PM
    • Retro Holiday World Group Sales Video (circa 1995)

      A blast from our past that we just dug out of the Holiday World video vault. Looks like it's from 1995. http://HolidayWorld.com


      02-03-2012 12:23 PM
    • Holiday World's HoliCash How-To with Dan (HD)

      Park President Dan Koch takes you on a tour of our new HoliCash system. It will make your visit even more convenient by giving you the opportunity to go without cash inside our parks.


      01-20-2012 10:58 AM
    • Voyage Roller Coaster off-season track work (HD)
      The Voyage

      A behind-the-scenes look (in HD) at some track improvements being made on The Voyage roller coaster for 2012, plus a Timberliner train update. http://holidayworld.com


      01-11-2012 09:28 AM
    • Mammoth's first fiberglass is up!

      http://HolidayWorld.com Mammoth, the world's longest water coaster, opens May 11, 2012, at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari!


      01-09-2012 04:40 PM
    • Merry Christmas from Holiday World's Dan and Pat Koch!

      Mrs. Koch and Dan send along their holiday greetings from the Santa Claus Museum here in town. Dan finishes off this video with a musical Christmas wish, as he madly pumps on his family's player piano, now housed in the Museum. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! (His posture isn't really that bad! It just takes a lot of oomph to pump those pedals!)


      12-15-2011 01:54 PM
    • A few off-season fireworks at Holiday World

      http://HolidayWorld.com When Eric, our special events director, notified the staff there would be a brief fireworks display being testing in the Raven Parking lot last week, he never dreamed how short the show would be. Our fireworks vendor didn't waste any time starting - or ending - the demo. Communications manager Nathan had some fun saving the moment for posterity.


      12-01-2011 02:20 PM
    • How to cook Holiday World's Famous Green Beans

      Have you enjoyed the Green Beans at Holiday World's Plymouth Rock Cafe? Here's the recipe, thanks to Michelle: http://HolidayWorld.com


      11-11-2011 06:41 PM
    • Holiday World's search for Halloween fudge flavors

      With planning for the 2012 of our Happy Halloween Weekends, the Holiday World staff is planning, scheming and ... yes ... taste-testing. http://www.holidayworld.com/events/happy-halloween-weekends


      10-12-2011 06:40 PM
    • Holiday World's new Vertical Swing Ride

      New in 2012 - this 65' Zamperla Swing Ride! We're accepting entries in our Name The Ride contest through 10/18/11. More info here: http://www.holidayworld.com/node/3654


      10-12-2011 12:21 PM
    • Remembering Holiday World's Bill Koch 1915-2001

      On the tenth anniversary of the passing of Bill Koch, we remember his brilliance, his determination and his integrity. Rest in peace, Mr. Koch, we'll remember you always! http://HolidayWorld.com


      09-17-2011 10:21 AM
    • Holiday World's Dan Koch rides Wildebeest and gets fired up about Mammoth
      Wildebeest

      http://holidayworld.com Holiday World president Dan Koch has a blast on Wildebeest, the world's longest water coaster ... and looks forward to breaking our own record next spring with Mammoth the world's (newest) longest water coaster. Mammoth opens May 2012!


      08-12-2011 12:44 PM
    • From Santa Claus Land to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari - 65 years!

      This retrospective video was shown during the August 3, 2011, celebration of our 65th Anniversary. The song "Have a Holiday" is performed by our a cappella group Legacy. During this celebration, in the Holiday Theater, we announced that for 2012 we are adding Mammoth, the world's longest water coaster. http://holidayworld.com


      08-05-2011 03:13 PM
    • Mammoth Compilation
      Mammoth


      08-03-2011 12:30 PM
    • Mammoth Offride
      Mammoth


      08-03-2011 12:25 PM
    • Mammoth POV
      Mammoth


      08-03-2011 12:12 PM
    • Mammoth Aerial
      Mammoth


      08-03-2011 11:59 AM
    • Holiday World's Dan Koch practices for groundbreaking
      Mammoth

      Holiday World & Splashin' Safari's biggest ride announcement ever is tomorrow, August 3, 2011! Park president Dan Koch goes behind the scenes to practice for the groundbreaking. http://holidayworld.com


      08-02-2011 03:28 PM
    • Beachcombers at Holiday World

      Performing in Splashin' Safari daily except Wednesdays in 2011. http://holidayworld.com


      07-28-2011 10:01 AM