HOLIDAY WORLD & Splashin’ Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana (Abbreviation: HW)
Park News - (7/8/21) The cause of death has been released regarding the death of a woman who returned back from a ride on The Voyage in an unresponsive state at Holiday World last month. According to the report the death was caused by a torn artery on the outside of the rib cage that resulted in internal bleeding, caused by the normal force of the ride.
According to the Coroner, “It had nothing to do with the ride itself, but it basically was just the force,” and the “reaction her body had from riding the ride … It had nothing to do with a malfunction or anything”.
The deceased was a 47-year old coaster enthusiast who had ridden The Voyage and many other coasters previously. The incident took place as she was riding next to her 17-year-old son, who said she had been “fine the whole entire day” prior to the incident.
(6/6/21) Sad news for Holiday World this week, as a 47-year old woman riding The Voyage Friday night (during the park’s Holiwood Nights event I believe…) returned to the station in an unresponsive state. Park EMT’s arrived three minutes later to give first aid and had her transported to a hospital for treatment.
According to an update posted by the local news, the guest passed away at the hospital later that same night. An autopsy has been done and the announcement of the results are pending. Meanwhile The Voyage was inspected and found to be operating normally and should be back open to guests.
(5/30/21) Holiday World fans, coaster fans and fans of Fozzy, take note! The band has released an all new music video filmed entirely while riding The Voyage at Holiday World. Good times ahead, so check it out below.
(5/25/21) Holiday World has confirmed that the park is no longer using any kind of reservation system to visit the park for the year, and that there are no amusement park or water park capacity restrictions in the state of Indiana.
(3/2/21) Holiday World has confirmed that the theme park will reopen to guests on Saturday, May 15, 2021. You can also look for the Splashin’ Safari waterpark to open the following week on May 21, 2021. If you are a passholder however, you can visit the park early. Platinum passholders invited to visit on May 8th and all Season Passholder levels can visit on May 9th.
“For 75 years, four generations of my family have grown this park with slightly differing visions, but always with the same goal: to give families a break from reality. We are eager to open our gates and welcome back our Kids World and Happy Halloween Weekends events in 2021,” said Leah Koch, Director of Communications and Fourth Generation Owner.
Tickets and Season Passes to visit the park are now on-sale through the park’s website.
(2/13/21) Holiday World has shown off some images of a new paint job guests will enjoy on the park’s Raven roller coaster this season.
(12/2/20) Holiday World has confirmed that they are performing some much needed retracking to The Raven wooden coaster. According to the blog post the job is so big that they are calling it “The Raven Evermore” project. So far all of the track has been removed from the lake turn and will be replaced, and they note that some of the wood just removed was actually still original wood from when The Raven was built back in 1995.
By the time The Raven reopens in 2021, nearly 25% of the coaster’s track will have been replaced. There is more information to come as well, as they dropped a teaser that another aspect of the The Raven Evermore project will be revealed in the future.
2021 - 75 Anniversary Celebration - Nothing is known at this time...