Holiday World attendance up 8%

Posted Monday, October 8, 2001 4:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Despite an allegedly slow economy, family-owned Holiday World experiences gains in attendance 8% over last year.

"A lot of the credit goes to the incredible service and hospitality provided day-in and day-out by our outstanding hosts and hostesses," says Will Koch, president of the park. "It really doesn't matter how great your rides are if the employees are rude and the bathrooms are filthy. We are very grateful to our hard-working staff."

In July, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari were awarded three coveted "Golden Ticket Awards" from Amusement Today magazine. The publication's readers, who are well-traveled park enthusiasts from around the world, voted the southern Indiana parks the world's #1 Friendliest and #1 Cleanest again this year. In the roller coaster category, Holiday World's The Raven was again voted the world's #1 Wooden Coaster and The Legend rose to the #5 Wooden Coaster. In addition, Splashin' Safari was voted the World's #3 Water Park.

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