Holiday World has once again garnered national attention!

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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

If you live in the Tri-State area, there's a very good chance you have been to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari at some point in your life.  I grew up in the Evansville area, and I have many fond memories of going to Holiday World when I was younger. It was always a special treat when my parents would take my brother and me to Holiday World to spend a fun day enjoying the park and soaking up some sun in the water park.

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Now that I'm a parent myself, I love that Holiday World is known for its cleanliness and one that you can enjoy for a great value.  I mean how many other parks offer free sunscreen and free soft drinks?

 

Holiday World Gets National Attention

Holiday World took to Facebook today (February 27th) to announce that they ranked among the top 17 amusement parks in America according to U.S. News. The report boasts big names in the amusement park industry as well like Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, and Universal Studios, so it's really cool to see southern Indiana's Holiday World ranked among big names like those! In their report on the top amusement parks in the country.

Ryan O'Bryan
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Here is what US News had to say about southern Indiana's own Holiday World:

Located in southern Indiana, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari aims to offer family fun for thrifty travelers. Guests get complimentary soft drinks, sunscreen, Wi-Fi and parking at the property, and admission includes access to both the amusement park and the adjoining water park. Famous rides include the Thunderbird steel roller coaster, which propels riders from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, as well as the Cheetah Chase water coaster, which sends families on a wet and wild ride filled with a water-powered launch.

You can read the full article and see the other top amusement parks in the nation, here.  I love that Thunderbird got a shoutout too, I got to ride the Thunderbird when it first opened for its media day and my goodness is it a blast!

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