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August 23, 2003

Holiday World Receives Honors In International Survey

Santa Claus, IN -- The Raven at Holiday World remains the number one Wooden Roller Coaster in the world. This top honor was announced this morning by Amusement Today publisher Gary Slade at a news conference in New Braunfels, Texas.

"It's a huge honor to receive all three of these number one titles for four years in a row," says Holiday World & Splashin' Safari President Will Koch. "The Golden Ticket Awards are like the Academy Awards — it doesn't get any better than this!"

In addition, Holiday World's second wooden coaster, The Legend, was named the world's number five wooden coaster. This makes Holiday World the only theme or amusement park with two top-five wooden coasters.

Holiday World's water park—Splashin' Safari — remained the world's number two Water Park in this year's survey. Splashin' Safari's new Zinga took top honors as the number one Best Water Park Ride, while ZOOMbabwe was named the number three Water Park Ride.

The Golden Ticket Awards are based on surveys submitted by well-traveled park enthusiasts from around the world. For more information on Holiday World visit and for this year's complete survey results visit