Consumer magazine names Holiday World "Top Value Park"

Posted Monday, March 26, 2007 9:08 AM | Contributed by Raven Maven

[Ed. note: The following is an unedited press release. -J]

One of the nation’s leading consumer magazines names Holiday World & Splashin' Safari the country’s “Top Value Park” in its current issue.

Consumers Digest’s March/April edition features an article titled “America’s Top Amusement Parks.” The six-page report names the Top Value Parks in North America, with Holiday World in the #1 spot. The article praises the park’s “enchanting holidays theme, an attraction-packed water park and some of the country’s best wooden coasters,” plus the park’s ground-breaking free soft drinks program, free sunscreen, free parking, and no extra charge for Splashin' Safari admission.

“This designation validates all these crazy programs we’ve launched over the year,” says Holiday World & Splashin' Safari’s president, Will Koch. “Other parks told us we were crazy to give away soft drinks, but we’ve felt all along it was the right thing to do for our Guests.”

The Consumers Digest report also includes a prediction that The Voyage, Holiday World’s record-breaking wooden coaster that opened in 2006, is “destined to become a classic.” The Voyage was named one of the Top Five “Can’t Miss Attractions” in North America.

Holiday World opens for the season on May 5, with the premiere of Turkey Whirl, a themed tilt-a-whirl ride; Splashin' Safari opens for the season on May 12 with the new Bakuli family water slide.

Link: Holiday World

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Monday, March 26, 2007 12:48 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Would Holiday World being named the 'best value' park by anyone be a surprise?

That one's pretty much a no brainer. :)

Monday, March 26, 2007 3:36 PM
Iwould think it would be a park that has more rides like Knoebels or even Lake Compounce
Monday, March 26, 2007 3:37 PM
janfrederick's avatar Guess it works for them. Personally, I think they should forget scoring these accolades and charge for parking at the gate instead of rolling up those costs in the price of admission. ;)
Monday, March 26, 2007 5:50 PM
LC also has free drinks but they charge for parking.

By the way, did KW make the list? What about CP which is one of the lowest priced megaparks even with all of those coasters?*** This post was edited by Arthur Bahl 3/26/2007 5:53:46 PM ***

Monday, March 26, 2007 9:32 PM
Uh, Yeah, Even Disney.

Click a link once in awhile Art :)

Monday, March 26, 2007 9:58 PM
So does this mean in next month's issue, there will be a story called "The Myth of Free Parking at Amusement Parks?" (accompanied by nifty looking maps and all sorts of calculations about the REAL cost of going to a park). Get cracking, Gonch. :)

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