SANTA CLAUS, IN-----The wildly popular YouTube.com website will host a theme park expansion announcement for the first time ever Thursday morning when a Holiday World video is made available on that site.
“We thought it would be fun to make a video and post it on YouTube, detailing what we’re adding to the parks for next year,” says Holiday World & Splashin' Safari president Will Koch. “Happily, we shot the piece in one take.”
Earlier this fall, Koch announced the addition of the Kima Bay water-play complex to Splashin' Safari. He and his mom, Pat Koch, reveal two ride additions for Holiday World plus a few more surprises in the ten-minute video.
The video will be available on YouTube.com beginning at 9:00 am CST (10:00 am EST) Thursday morning, using the title “Holiday World Announcement.” A direct link to the video will be provided on the HoliBlog, the park’s blog, at www.holidayworld.com.
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari will open for the 2008 season in May. For more information, log on to www.holidayworld.com or call 1-877-Go-Family.
The video is up!
More information on Holiday World's Holiblog:
Ride, fly and bounce in 2008
It's not only Santa who listens to your fondest wishes, we do too! You've asked for a carousel and you'll have one in 2008—in our 4th of July section! With beautiful horses and other lovely creatures to ride, Star Spangled Carousel will put a smile on your little patriot's face.
And in our Christmas section, Rudolph's Reindeer Ranch gets a fun new ride for the little ones. Reindeer Games will give children of all ages the chance to fly up and bounce back down, just like Santa's reindeers do!
And don't forget....
Kima Bay which has been previously announced, will also be opening in 2008!
DESCRIPTION: Kima (KEE-muh) Bay is a huge, monkey-themed waterplay attraction, opening in May 2008 at Splashin' Safari.
FEATURES: Kima Bay will feature seven water slides plus more than 100 water-play elements, including more than 125 water jets. A 1,200-gallon bucket will constantly fill with water, tipping periodically to create a four-story waterfall. A variety of playful monkeys will theme Kima Bay.
SIZE: The Kima Bay structure will measure 83 feet wide by 79 feet deep (front-to-back) by 43 feet tall.
Kima Bay, with surrounding deck area for seating, will take up an area larger than two basketball courts.
Kima Bay, plus a new Pepsi Oasis station and restroom building, will add two acres to Splashin' Safari, increasing the size of the water park to approximately 25 acres.