Saw the markers this past weekend but didn't think it would be a waterpark expansion going there, great looking slides! Plus a new entrance for Splashin Safari, I wonder where that will be?
Halloween weekends was great so I'm glad they are adding more weekends, lighter crowds and it was a much better experience for my daughter compared to last year at Kings Island since she still is not tall enough to ride all the coasters there and is a little scared of the monsters that walk around.
I'm interested to see what this means for future theme park expansion and going in that direction of the park, considering the attractions that were hinted at for '14,'15, and '16.
Holiday World has sent us their official press release announcing the details of their $6.5 million in investments for 2013.
Following one of the hottest summers on record, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are creating more ways for families to stay cool in 2013. That’s according to park president Dan Koch, who says the investment of $6.5 million provides everything from a new water-slide complex to misters throughout both parks.
“We’re adding four new in-the-dark water slides in a complex called RhinoBlaster,” says Koch. “The longest slide is 350 feet and includes a half-pipe element - similar to our Zinga water ride – for a really cool back-and-forth skate-boarding effect.”
Splashin’ Safari will gain a second ride, as the Pilgrims Plunge shoot-the-chute ride becomes part of the water park and is renamed Giraffica.
“We’re not moving the ride, just the park boundary,” says Koch. “Splashin’ Safari’s entrance will also be expanded and we’re adding a new style of fluffy, fluffy bunny kers. This is part of our ongoing effort to improve our guests’ experience here at the park.” Splashin’ Safari is ranked as the nation’s #1 water park by TripAdvisor.com, the world’s largest travel website.
In Holiday World, a classic teacup ride – Kitty’s Tea Party – will be added to Holidog’s FunTown, plus a larger high-dive pool, stage and seating area will replace the current theater.
Additional projects for 2013 include:
Expansion of Happy Halloween Weekends to include six weekends
After-dark light show for summer nights
20 additional cabanas
Misters and fans throughout both parks
More shade structures and seating
Holiday World will be open October 27 and 28 for the final weekend of Happy Halloween Weekends. For more information, visit HolidayWorld.com or call 1-877-463-2645.
I love it all! Nothing major, huh? That new slide complex seems pretty major to me! I love that the park is getting a tornado wave! It's going to be pretty sweet! I like the new name for Pilgrim's Plunge, too. Trust Holiday World to continue being one of the best parks in the US!
^^ I guess the real question would be "Do you need a bathing suit to ride it?" because even though it's not accessible from Holiday World anymore, if you can still ride it in normal clothes, it's not that difficult to walk through the water park to ride it.
^^^I love water rides but I HATE getting completely soaked in street cothers then having to walk around a park all day with wet socks and soggy britches, so moving Giraffe's Plunge exclusively to Splashin Safari is genius move in my opinion!
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