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YouTube to host Holiday World Announcement

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


SANTA CLAUS, IN-----The wildly popular 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 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

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari will open for the 2008 season in May. For more information, log on to or call 1-877-Go-Family.

UPDATE! 11/29/07

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.

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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.

Good thing I have a computer class from 8:40-9:30.

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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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