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YouTube to host Holiday World Announcement

Postby robbalvey » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:01 pm

‘YouTube’ TO HOST HOLIDAY WORLD ANNOUNCEMENT

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.

UPDATE! 11/29/07

The video is up!

More information on Holiday World's Holiblog:
http://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/holiblog.html

Ride, fly and bounce in 2008

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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.

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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!

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And don't forget....

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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.
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Postby AllenA07 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:19 pm

I think this is a smart move, let people see what you're adding for the new year, that way when planning the family vacation, you'll be more likely to include the park that has added a new ride. It's good to see that theme parks a really beginning to accept websites as a good way to advertise. I've noticed just since getting to this site, that some parks that had a rather frosty relationship with the web when I ran my site, have really become accommodating.

For the record, Holiday World was always one of my favorite parks to speak with!

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Postby Raven Maven » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:36 pm

Actually...we made the "big" part of the announcement (Kima Bay) a few months ago. We promised a secondary announcement when other decisions were made, and that's what's happening tomorrow.

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Postby almightyfire » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:49 pm

i hope its a steel terrain coaster that goes back in the woods also or a euro- fighter but a nitro would be a wonderful addition. I am a big wood fan but a park with nothing but tends to become monotonous

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Postby holyblakbelt » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:57 pm

^ I agree. Holiday world has only 1 steel coaster and I wouldn't be too suprised if they added a steel coaster. As for the Youtube announcement, it is a good idea since almost everyone goes on that site. If this works out well, maybe more parks will jump on the bandwagon and announce their new rides on Youtube also!

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Postby spaceace12 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:04 pm

Guess I will be late tomorrow for work.

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Postby Sticky Nicky » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:05 pm

I highly doubt HW is getting a steel coaster this year as Kima Bay is the largest addition being add this year with a price tag of $1.3 million. Steelies cost at least $3,000,000 and even that will only get you a small Euro-Fighter. I think HW might eventually get a big steel but not for another two to three years at the least. If and when they do get one within a few years, it will probably open on May 6, which will next be in 2017 since Raven, Legend, and Voyage all opened on May 6 in 1995, 2000, and 2006 respectively. But maybe they will break away from that tradition.
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Postby Space Salamander » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:45 pm

I really must appluade HW for knowing how to reach customers, and know what it is that park lovers crave--SUSPENSE! :b

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Postby Six Flags Addict » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:53 pm

I wonder what it is? Maybe a small flat or a kiddie ride? Whatever it is it will be good for HW.


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Postby Space Salamander » Wed Nov 28, 2007 3:59 pm

I think a high-capacity superflat would be perfect fo HW.

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