E! Entertainment calls ZOOMbabwe "Hot"

Posted Wednesday, May 15, 2002 4:36 AM | Contributed by Raven Maven

[Ed. note: The following is a press release issued by the park.]

Along with "Men in Black 2" and Cartier watches, E! Entertainment Television names the new ZOOMbabwe at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari one of the hottest crazes for the summer of 2002.

The new television special "Hollywood Heatwave," described as "a guide to what’s sizzlin' in summer entertainment," will include movies, music and fashion, plus this season’s top new rides at the nation's theme and amusement parks.

ZOOMbabwe, which opens to the public on May 18, is the world’s largest enclosed water slide. Called a "purple monster" by the New York Post, ZOOMbabwe soars ten stories high. Rafts carrying up to five family members careen wildly through the water ride in total darkness.

"ZOOMbabwe is a family thrill ride and we're a family theme park," says Will Koch, president of Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. "But it sure is fun to have Hollywood call us 'hot.'"

Hollywood Heatwave premieres on E! Entertainment Television this Friday, May 17, at 10 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. CT. The E! Entertainment network is available to more than 66 million cable and direct-satellite subscribers in the U.S.

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari are open daily beginning May 18. For more information, visit www.holidayworld.com or call 1-877-Go-Family or 812-937-4401.

Link: Holiday World

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 5:01 AM
That is an awsome slide.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 5:48 AM
Oh great. Now Holiday World is going to become the next "in" Hollywood destination. Pretty soon People magazine will be snapping shots of Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz bumping each other in buffalo-shaped bumper cars. ;)

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 7:01 AM
Mamoosh's avatar

Wow...Paula was right...she *is* a media 'ho.' Get it? Santa Claus...ho...LOL!

Matthew

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 7:04 AM
So, when will there be a "Wild on Santa Claus, Indiana" episode?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 11:01 AM

Pretty soon People magazine will be snapping shots of Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz bumping each other in buffalo-shaped bumper cars.

Yes, all of mankind will be visiting soon. ;)

Actually, I'm teasing Will Koch that my next project is to get People Magazine to name him the Sexiest Man Alive.

Yeah, we're hip. We're happening.

Ho! Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 12:30 PM
rollergator's avatar

nobody deserves all this great (and free) publicity more.....you guys are the greatest!

P.S. If the "Wild On" crew does manage to get to HW, I want to make sure and do those "bumper cars" with Brooke Burke....just don't tell Jill....;)

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Wednesday, May 15, 2002 1:04 PM
It's great that HW is getting some national televised publicity. Yeah Paula, thats right.. I will be visiting the park soon..hehehe

HAVE A NICE DAY!!!!! ;)

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 5:24 AM

Would anyone happen to know how dark it is inside?

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 5:55 AM

It's pitch black. Dark as night. No light.

Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 5:55 AM

Hey--does that mean we finally have a dark ride? :)

Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 6:20 AM
rollergator's avatar If CP can get their first launch, first shuttle, and first backwards-traveling coaster all in one (WT), there's no reason to say this isn't the "world's tallest dark ride"....way to go, Paula!
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Thursday, May 16, 2002 8:24 AM

Yeah, I guess that would qualify it as a dark ride, but you cant usually say dark ride without the words Sally in there somewhere..hehehe The Great American Dark Ride company :)

Ahhhhhh....15 days until my head gets chopped off by the horseman!!!!!

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WCUSA-The World's largest theme park is coming!
Theme parks will NEVER be the same!

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 9:56 AM
Mamoosh's avatar

Sorry Paula but you don't get off that easy. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a nice, multi-level Sally dark ride on that grassy knoll between Raven and Legend's helix by the high dive arena.

Hey...I can dream, right?

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 10:13 AM
Yeah, a dark ride is definitely something that HW is in need of.. a nice family attraction to add to its spectacular ride collection. There are some awesome themes in that park they could go with.. a haunted house themed one or even a santa claus themed one.. Man, my head is racing with ideas here..hehehe

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Theme parks will NEVER be the same!

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 10:19 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Chris - I don't think HW *needs* a dark ride, but it would be cool if that had one. How about this: they could theme it to the coaster news group rec.roller-coaster and riders could shoot trolls! LOL!

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 10:31 AM
How about they shoot fanboys.. rounding a turn a little 14 year old pimple faced kid pops out and says " SFGADV is the greatest park in the world, all others are CRAP!!" Quick moosh, let him have it!!!! :)

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 10:37 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Chris - troll...fanboy...what's the difference? LOL!

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Thursday, May 16, 2002 10:29 PM

Another question. How wet do you get on this ride?

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Friday, May 17, 2002 7:02 AM
Mamoosh's avatar Beast - Zoombabwe is not a ride, its a water slide in a water park...how wet do you think you'll get? LOL!

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