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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:43 am

Honestly, I've never been to Holiday World but I could probably spend a very large portion of my day on Raven. So, I could totally justify a full day there.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Raven Maven » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:41 pm

After being beaten to a bloody pulp on Facebook, I come over here and ... oh, my ! Supportive, positive comments.

(Isn't this one of the signs of the Apocalypse?)

Thank you!

To address/answer some of the posts:

1. You will be able to can get to Giraffica from either park when Splashin' Safari is open.
2. Yes, Robb, please wear clothes on Giraffica. Please.
3. We're adding to Splashin' Safari to try to get ahead of the crowds. That's the park that needs capacity attention right now. RhinoBlaster is a people eater. The new entry plaza and service area will be in the same location as what we've had the past 20 years - we're taking out the original river and two slides to make room. (We still have Bahari River.)
4. Timberliners have not been forgotten. It's just sort of embarrassing to re-introduce them, you know? GravityKraft will be on-site next week to test them.
5. Dan's "2014 - '15 - '16" quote in the paper referred to ongoing projects. He's really excited about one in particular...which was the impetus for the "big, big, big" comment.
6. For those who like the name "Giraffica," you have excellent taste. :)

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:45 pm

^ You failed to address this...

better_by_design wrote:
RoCo wrote:If they put a big giraffe head up on top of the former PP, that would be pretty damned awesome. ;)


I'd chip in on a Kickstarter to put a giant fire-breathing giraffe head on top of PP!

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Yes. You might as well just say you're doing the fire-breathing giraffe head as the world is ending and it won't matter anyway....
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby better_by_design » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:46 pm

Raven Maven wrote:After being beaten to a bloody pulp on Facebook, I come over here and ... oh, my ! Supportive, positive comments.

Thank you!

6. For those who like the name "Giraffica," you have excellent taste. :)

Thanks, Paula


No, thank YOU Paula! Holiday World is a great, GREAT park and I hope to make another HWN next year!

What we really want to know is though: fire breathing giraffe head on Giraffica: When? And where's the Kickstarter for it? :p
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Raven Maven » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:55 pm

Double0Kevin wrote:It's been 6 years since I've been to HW so things may have changed (and sorry if this was already answered, I didn't see it), but isn't Splashin' Safari free admission once you are in Holiday World? What is the concern about Pilgrim's Plunge if it moves into Splashin Safari, won't you still be able to access it?

I'm not a fan of water parks (though I know many are so I see no issue when parks add to them) so I didn't visit Safari when I was there and don't know what rules they have for it.


Yes, you'll be able to access Giraffica from our Thanksgiving section.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:11 pm

This is great news!

I was telling my Dad about this place and how good the reviews have been for Splashin' Safari & he REALLy wants to go next year. We love water parks and all the recent additions here during the past few years have me thinking that this is a must-do trip for 2013....can't wait!
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby BaMiTsPaT » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:20 pm

Raven Maven wrote:3. We're adding to Splashin' Safari to try to get ahead of the crowds. That's the park that needs capacity attention right now. RhinoBlaster is a people eater.


People eaters are good!

I can't wait to get to Holiday World, and it's awesome that the water park continues to grow and add high capacity rides, as low capacity water slides are my biggest problem with water parks in general.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby triggernel » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:32 pm

Two more quick questions:

1. Which slides are being removed? Are they the first ones you come upon on the right when entering through the main Splashin' Safari gate?
2. Will there be a logo released of Rhino wearing 2013 Glasses for New Years?
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby WildStangAlex » Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:55 pm

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby DBru » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:47 pm

Gasp! Sounds like a major change to the entrance of Splashin' Safari. This is a bit sad...but exciting!
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