Holiday World adding new ride for 2014 season

Holiday World adding new ride for 2014 season

Holiday World adding new ride for 2014 season

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by Amy Stallings

WHAS11.com

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 7:44 AM

Updated Friday, Sep 6 at 8:00 AM

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Next May a Southern Indiana amusement park will look a little different as the owners said they plan to expand and add new attractions.

Holiday World announced Friday they will "add a classic swinging ship ride" named the Mayflower to its Thanksgiving-themed section of the park. The ride will hold ups to 60 riders and swing 54 feet in the air over a pool of water.

Park president, Matt Eckert, said Holiday World has a few projects set for 2014.

Projects for 2014 include:

  • Friday Night Fireworks (Friday evenings from June 13 through August 1)
  • Extended Splashin’ Safari hours
  • Summer Fun Card program, for multi-day summer visits
  • New restaurant and shop in Splashin’ Safari
  • Covered-bridge entry to Thanksgiving section
  • More cabanas
  • Additional benches and shade structures
  • Parking lot improvements


Eckert said the improvements will cost about $8 million and the cost will not translate to an increase in ticket prices.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will reopen to the public on September 14 and 15 after being closed this weekend for private outings. Happy Halloween Weekends begin September 21.

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