Holiday World and Splashin' Safari announce 2011 improvements on YouTube

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2010 11:09 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Pat and Dan Koch appear in a YouTube video (below) announcing improvements to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari for next year. The park will restore a local landmark, install an indoor, air-conditioned addition to Plymouth Rock Cafe, put in a new kids' ride and a complex of family water slides.

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Friday, September 24, 2010 1:34 PM
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Why not just have slop ladled directly into your cupped hands and slurp the food right from there? ;)

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Friday, September 24, 2010 3:03 PM

The video mentioned that Holiday world bought the land that the statue is on . So it appears the statue will stay. It will simply get a major overhaul.

Looks like a lot of great additions.

Friday, September 24, 2010 7:58 PM

Pat Koch looks amazing for 79. I also would have guessed she was in her early 60s. I can't help but wonder if making all those people happy for decades has helped keep her looking so young.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 1:46 PM
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Lord Gonchar said:
Why not just have slop ladled directly into your cupped hands and slurp the food right from there? ;)

Your always coming up with the best ideas. :)

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:41 PM
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To be fair, he got that idea in line for the gravy buffet, so it's not entirely original.


Saturday, September 25, 2010 2:59 PM
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It's all about knowing your audience.

Sunday, September 26, 2010 9:48 PM

Chitown said:
Pat Koch is 80 years old? WOW, she looks nowhere near that age. I thought she was like in her 60's.

Sorry if I missed it in the vid, but are they relocating the Santa statue to the park when they re-condition it?

Yeah and she doesn't let it slow her down at all. She's always walking around and greeting and talking to folks there. She's an amazing woman and I have a feeling she will be around until she's 100 at least

Monday, September 27, 2010 10:25 AM

Regarding the statue ... we are going to have it restored, but haven't decided yet if it will be moved. We've got some really cool photos from back in the '30s when it was dedicated. Little Patty Yellig is in some of them. :)


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Monday, September 27, 2010 11:36 AM

If you're going to put it that way, you might as well tell the world her age...

Oh, wait... :)

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