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February 23, 2009

Holiday World On Oprah's List of Wacky Family Attractions

Santa Claus, IN -- The popular website just released its list of "Wacky Family Attractions" in a feature designed to encourage families to vacation closer to home this year "when time and money are in short supply." Holiday World & Splashin' Safari is one of the eight family attractions recommended on the list.

"If Oprah wants to call us 'wacky,' we don't mind a bit," says the parks' president, Will Koch. "Come to think of it, it is a little wacky for a theme park to play Jingle Bells in the middle of July!"

The article includes a photo of Santa Claus in his Holiday World summer garb along with a brief history of the park and description of the variety of rides—and holidays—featured at the world's first theme park. Other parks included in the feature are Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky and Legoland in California. is one of the 2,000 most-visited websites on the Internet.

Holiday World Theme Park opens its 63rd season on May 2 with the premiere of Pilgrims Plunge, the world's tallest water ride; Splashin' Safari Water Park opens May 15. For more information, visit the parks' website at

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