Holiday World announces new water slides for 2013

Posted Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:53 AM | Contributed by Vater

[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt of a press release. -J]

Following one of the hottest summers on record, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are creating more ways for families to stay cool in 2013.

That’s according to park president Dan Koch, who says the investment of $6.5 million provides everything from a new water-slide complex to misters throughout both parks.

“We’re adding four new in-the-dark water slides in a complex called RhinoBlaster,” says Koch. “The longest slide is 350 feet and includes a half-pipe element - similar to our Zinga water ride – for a really cool back-and-forth skate-boarding effect.”

Splashin’ Safari will gain a second ride, as the Pilgrims Plunge shoot-the-chute ride becomes part of the water park and is renamed Giraffica.

“We’re not moving the ride, just the park boundary,” says Koch. “Splashin’ Safari’s entrance will also be expanded and we’re adding a new style of lockers. This is part of our ongoing effort to improve our guests’ experience here at the park.” Splashin’ Safari is ranked as the nation’s #1 water park by TripAdvisor.com, the world’s largest travel website.

In Holiday World, a classic teacup ride – Kitty’s Tea Party – will be added to Holidog’s FunTown, plus a larger high-dive pool, stage and seating area will replace the current theater

Read the entire press release from Holiday World.

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Monday, October 29, 2012 10:06 AM
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I'm pretty sure they were ego driven when it came to Dick Kinzel.


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Monday, October 29, 2012 12:55 PM
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Anticipointment was a moosh word. RIP.


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Monday, October 29, 2012 10:20 PM

djDaemon said:

I'm not saying they don't want their steel coaster to be special. But special doesn't require $25 million.

Out of curiosity, what is an example of a special steel coaster that you could see Holiday World getting? The original intent of my question was asking what I could expect out of HW's steel coaster knowing little about the park's metrics.

If someone asked me if Michigan's Adventure could support a $25 million steel coaster, I'd tell them, "no."

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Monday, October 29, 2012 10:35 PM

But that would be for lack of trying.
:)

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Sunday, November 4, 2012 1:17 PM

Jeph said:

djDaemon said:

I'm not saying they don't want their steel coaster to be special. But special doesn't require $25 million.

Out of curiosity, what is an example of a special steel coaster that you could see Holiday World getting?

Eurofighter. Or a Stengel spinner

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Sunday, November 4, 2012 6:16 PM
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A euro fighter ONLY if they go with lap bars.


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012 4:34 AM

I vote (and think!) they go with a full-train Gerstlauer* or Mack. Those are looking good.

*Gerstlauer is working out of the old Schwarzkopf facility.

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