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October 9, 2000

Holiday World Completes Most Successful Season Ever

Santa Claus, IN -- Holiday World completed its 55th season Sunday with its highest seasonal attendance ever.

"The Legend roller coaster and our new free, unlimited soft drink program were enthusiastically embraced this summer," says Holiday World & Splashin' Safari president Will Koch. "We are ending the season with our highest attendance ever - 579,419 Guests."

Earlier in the season, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari also topped the parks' previous record for one-day attendance; on August 12 a record 15,360 Guests visited the parks.

Also during the 2000 season, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari were awarded three coveted "Golden Ticket Awards" from Amusement Today magazine. The publication's readers, who are park enthusiasts from across the nation, voted the southern Indiana parks the world's #1 Friendliest and #1 Cleanest. In the roller coaster category, Holiday World's The Raven was voted the world's #1 Wooden Coaster and The Legend was the highest ranked new wooden coaster for 2000, awarded the #7 position.

Holiday World, the world's first theme park, will open its 56th season on May 5, 2001. For more information about the parks and discounts for 2001 Season Passes, call 1-877-Go Family, or visit the parks' website at