Well, the pestilence didn't get us (cicadas, in case you haven't been paying attention) ... but the floods just did.
Holiday World is fine...but Splashin' Safari is under water. :(
So...the water park will not be open on Wednesday. We've got loads of clean-up to do.
Holiday World, however, will be open tomorrow. And all non-season pass admissions will receive a free ticket to return when both parks are open. (I'll update our website as new information is available.)
Please say a prayer for us ... it'll be a long night!
Paula *** Edited 5/26/2004 2:21:18 AM UTC by Raven Maven***
All the best at getting it cleaned up.....My parents were flooded 2 times in less than a year, both times it got their business, the second time it washed it totally away(now they work for the state and live on a mountain here in WV).
But it amazes me, Holiday World is giving a pass to all non-season pass holders because of something they can't control, when most parks don't even do minor Rain Checks. Amazes me at the quality of your customer service, and I WILL visit one day for a first hand account.
Sorry, that wasn't me as I was swamped over here as well. The pond out back was overflowing, our front yard is now a lake and our street looked like Raging Rapids so I stayed put. You know it's raining hard when your gutters can't even keep up with the torrent. Hopefully the predicted t-storms for the next few days go away and stay away.
A question about damage from someone who doesn't know much about this; surely the damage from a water park being under water is not going to be that severe given that it's clearly designed to be wet? Or am I missing something blindingly obvious?
I'm sure there wouldn't be major damage to slides or anything, but damage to food stands, restrooms, etc could be extensive. Plus, floodwaters have the potential to bring in a lot of mud and debris, meaning there's a lot of dirt to clean up.
Well there is a creek that runs under part of the waterpark, so that is probably what had the flash flood. My guess is the areas nearest that creek were effected most. While further away I would suspect might not have been quite so bad. But that would depend mostly on elevations.