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Address: 452 E Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579-6152
Phone Number:
+1 812-937-4401
10:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are a family-owned theme park and...

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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Our favorite theme park!

We have been coming to Holiday World off and on for 19 years. It is all 7 of our kids favorite theme and water park. They request coming every year. If we are able to find a... read more

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Cape Girardeau
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13 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been coming to Holiday World off and on for 19 years. It is all 7 of our kids favorite theme and water park. They request coming every year. If we are able to find a rental house we do it! Free drinks all day, sunscreen , bands for kids to wear in case of getting lost, and much... More 

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Nashvile, TN- Home of the Titans!
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So over the top crazy for what a great time our family had at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari . The drinks are not only free there are clean , convenient , drink stations all over the park . Great roller coasters and rides , wonderful shows and the water park is amazing ! We read the tips and did... More 

Thank Mom2acrew
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll start by saying, overall, the trip was good. We visited the park two days in a row. It's helpful to mention that when visiting with small children (8 and 3) plan rides a bit. We came at the beginning of the season so it wasn't super packed but there are a ton of rides for both of they are... More 

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Laconia, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My hubby and I bring our family of 6 to HW every year. Last year we were less than pleased with a few things, however, this year things were much better. Security at bag check was really helpful with my special needs sons required snacks. He simply filled out a blue tag and told me to show it to anyone... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I took 6 of our grandkids, that could call our judgement into question, to Holiday World water park for a day. I was surprised at how nice and large the park was. Our grandkids were really young, 4-7, and they had a blast. There were a limited of water park areas they could do but that was... More 

Thank Bill L
Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our family visited Holiday World a couple of weekends ago and when we arrived we saw that one of the parking lots was packed full with school buses and tour buses. There was some type of choir/band school show or competition going on. At first we thought, uh oh this is going to be bad. However, Holiday World is so... More 

Thank Jason W
Seymour, Indiana
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been to this park in the past, & enjoyed my time there. This year, it seemed that the employees themselves were a LOT slower moving when loading rides & checking rides for safety. Kind of like they were there all day, so it didn't matter how fast they moved, kind of thing. We waited in SHORT lines for... More 

Thank B L
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Hands down this is the best waterpark you will ever go to! The rides are insane!!! Holiday world is clean and affordable: free drinks all day! The rides are easier for families like ours with a wide range of ages. Our older children loved it because they can navigate around easily and there's lots of rides to keep them busy!... More 

Thank Beth2727
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5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free sunscreen and drinks provide a great first impression. The park, including the water park, is also very clean. We only spent a day here, but I feel at least two full days would be better. We only had the chance to ride the major rides: The Raven, The Voyage, The Wildebeest, The Mammoth, and Ottorongo. Just looking around the... More 

Thank LizzieTravelGirl13
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had gone to see the Ark Encounter, and our children had talked about going to Holiday World as a good place to visit, so we stopped on our way back home to Tennessee. I got my tickets discounted for being retired military, and the rides there were just up my wife's idea of fun. I rode... More 

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