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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6152
+1 812-937-4401
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A Really Great Park

It had been over 50 years since I had been here. I was just a kid and the park was called Santa... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SmokiesJunkie
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Fishers, Indiana
The BEST park!

Hands down the best park. Clean, free sunscreen, free drinks, lines are not an issue and too much... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melody M
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Lexington, Indiana, United States
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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are a family-owned theme park and water park combo located in Santa Claus, Indiana. Home of Thunderbird - America’s only launched wing roller coaster, Holiday World celebrates Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the 4th of July with roller coasters, family rides, a huge water park, live entertainment, games, attractions - and Santa Claus, himself! Splashin’ Safari, ranked one of the nation’s Top Water Parks by TripAdvisor and USA Today, includes the two longest water coasters in the world, numerous family water slides, two wave pools, plus water activities for children. Both parks have been voted the World's Cleanest for more than a dozen years by the readers of Amusement Today magazine. In 2016, Guinness World Records certified Mammoth as the World's Longest Water Coaster and in 2013, TIME magazine named The Voyage the nation’s #1 wooden roller coaster. Live entertainment includes musical shows, a country band, high dive show, and Santa’s Storytime. Both parks offer guests free soft drinks, free parking, free inner tube usage, free sunscreen and free Wi-Fi. New for 2017! Firecracker is a classic Calypso ride, one of only a handful still in operation in North America.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6152
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+1 812-937-4401
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It had been over 50 years since I had been here. I was just a kid and the park was called Santa Claus Land. I had a great time then but I think I enjoyed it even more 50 years later. This park is great....More

2  Thank SmokiesJunkie
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best park. Clean, free sunscreen, free drinks, lines are not an issue and too much to do! Something for everyone to do and keep occupied. Just go and check it out already!

2  Thank Melody M
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much. We hope to see you again this year!

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

So it was a Stone belt event I had to say it was a long wait but we got through I was nervous for my first roller coaster but the line was not that long but we were going to wait we had to say...More

Thank Tommy C
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're so glad you had a great time during your visit - and congratulations on riding your first roller coaster at the park! We hope you come see us again!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

You will not find a better value in an amusement park! Free sunscreen and sodas! 2 Parks in 1! The food is even reasonably priced!! I love this place so much!! It is one of my favorite places to go! Wish we could go more...More

1  Thank Mandolinmoon
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you so much for coming to see us. We hope you're able to make the trip again this summer!

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Reviewed 25 November 2017

Holiday World has always been an amusement park that was super clean, super friendly, and super enjoyable. The park has arguably the world's best wooden roller coaster collection as well as a smooth launched steel roller coaster. In addition, Holiday World has one of the...More

2  Thank CoasterAddict
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Thanks so much for your review. We hope you come see us again!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Free parking, free sunscreen, free inner tubes, free water park, and best of all FREE DRINKS! This park has great rides for the whole family! The Voyage and Thunderbird are great for thrill seekers and Holidogs Funtown is great for kids. The park is super...More

1  Thank tanner-likes-coffee
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thanks so much for visiting. We hope you come back and see us again!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

My family and I live about 3 hours outside of Indiana and it’s worth the drive. They offer free parking, soft drinks, sunscreen. The park is very clean and well maintained. They have several smaller rides for younger kids as well as some of the...More

2  Thank Kevin W
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

We hope you enjoyed your time during Happy Halloween Weekends and just know that you'll love Splashin' Safari when you visit!

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

T be honest it was very hot, unexpectedly, when we were there. It seemed like the lines were long for off season. The coasters were good. The food was meh, and long lines for that also. Perhaps better when water park open to cool off.

Thank 2cajun
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

We hope you still enjoyed your time with us in the park. I'll be sure to get your feedback passed along to our management team. If you have other comments you'd like to pass along, you can email them to comments@holidayworld.com Thank you.

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I take a group every year the first weekend of Holiday World's fall pricing. The lines are short and the temp is usually pretty low. My group had a great time. Definitely recommend. They need more shade, but a great park. Free drinks!! Nothing more...More

1  Thank DaleS820
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thanks so much for making us a part of your fall traditions. We hope you keep coming back to see us for years to come!

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

The nice, no, very nice, staff at Holiday World could be their strongest characteristic. But, the roller coasters would have to take the top spot. Amazing. The water park is fantastic, too. However, they could staff it a bit more aggressively to keep the lines...More

Thank Pro698
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HWGuestRelations, Public Relations Manager at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thanks so much for visiting and all the kind words. We hope you come back and see us again!

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Melinda C
15 October 2017|
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Response from HolidayWorldPR | Property representative |
Whenever you have a concern during a visit, you're welcome to stop by Guest Relations to speak with a member of management. They can check on ride status and fill you in. After the fact, please send an email to the... More
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Sara M
2 September 2017|
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Response from HWGuestRelations | Property representative |
We don't expect exceptionally large crowds, but typically Sundays are the busiest day of the holiday weekend.
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Joel L
11 August 2017|
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Response from HWGuestRelations | Property representative |
In general, we don't allow food or drink to be brought into the park. For more specific information, please see the Food section of the Rules & Services page on our website (sorry, TripAdvisor won't allow links in responses).
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