Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Santa Claus

4.6
#1 of 14 in Theme Parks in Indiana
The four sections at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari allow you to partake in amusement park rides, food, and music all themed around a different major holiday. The complex's unusual name comes from the inspiration of its host town, Santa Claus, Indiana. You can travel through areas dedicated to Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the Fourth of July as you progress through the park, regardless of the time of year. Thrill-seekers can indulge in the three classic wooden roller coasters, a signature attraction. Don't miss the site's water park, which offers water slides, wave pools, and what's claimed to be the world's longest water coaster rides. Make Holiday World & Splashin' Safari a part of your Santa Claus vacation plans using our Santa Claus travel route builder app .
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  • This was our first visit to Holiday World and we ended up having an excellent time. It started off looking rough--it was SO hot, and July 4th week is (obviously, I suppose) a super-busy time for them ...  more »
  • The roller coasters were amazing. They far exceeded expectations for this place in the rural Midwest. The waterpark could have more staff working on a weekday to keep the lines moving. Overall, it is ...  more »
  • Holiday World and Splashin' Safari is a great place for families to visit, even with young children. The park is clean and staff is always friendly. We have visited mid-week the past 6 years and the c...  more »
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  • Holiday World is a great theme park! They have three world-class wooden coasters and an amazing steel coaster. They have a variety of rides for all ages and they offer free soft drinks all day everyday. Free parking and free sunscreen too! The water park is top-notch as well! We usually ride some coasters to start the day, then head to the waterpark for the bulk of the day, then return to the amusement park to finish the night. I'd recommend avoiding weekends and holidays if possible as the park is relatively small and fills up quickly. The folks who own this place really know how to run a quality business. Excited to see them grow!
  • Cleanest Park, Fun Rides, Great for kids, Summer Fun Cards are awesome for the summer season (best value within 100 miles). I have never had a bad experience at Holiday World. They have rides from the least extreme to the extreme. Their water park is second to none and they put an emphasis on their cleanliness. The free soft drinks (including Gatorade) are a treat to your pocketbook. My favorite little safety treat, is when they water the sidewalks on hot days to keep them cool. For families on a budget, there is a covered picnic area in the parking lot so that you can eat and reenter the park.
  • Really great amusement park! When we visited didn't get to ride the big coaster(s) because a storm came in but this is a very family friendly place and the unlimited drinks are imo the best part! Anytime you are thirsty you just go to a drink station and fill up your cup! Definitely a place worth visiting for some family fun.
  • Everyone was so friendly! I'd not visited since I was a child so we somehow missed an entire section& MUST go back soon. Love the free sunscreen& drinks. Very clean place. Amazing mixture of water fun and roller-coaster thrills! Also enjoyed a free show while we took a break from exploring, very talented entertainers.
  • What's not love about Holiday World?! There is so much fun to be had by the whole family! Both parks are super clean, the staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, and the water park is the best! We also love the wide variety of games with great quality prizes, roller coasters, and of course endless free drinks and sunscreen! Can't wait to go again this year!
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