Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday World Announces $3.5 Million Expansion for 2018

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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari has announced a $3.5 million capital expansion plan for 2018 that will see changes made in both parks, including a significant new attraction in the water park.

“We’re adding a fun elephant-themed water-play area for younger children,” says park president Matt Eckert. “When we discovered the Swahili word for elephant is Tembo, we named our new slide complex Tembo Falls and the junior wave pool Tembo Tides.”

Seen in concept art above, the new area will have two distinct attractions, both aimed at kids under 54 inches tall and their families.

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Tembo Falls is the water slide complex seen on the left of the above aerial view of the expansion.  There will be a total of eight new water slides added, each for kids.  There will be a variety of slide types added, including "twisters, a helix, a mini-bowl and two racing slides."

Kids will also love Tembo Tides, a junior sized wave pool that will have various spray features included in the shallow end of it.  Guests will also want to check out the new Riverside Retreats, described as "mini cabanas" in the water park.

Elsewhere in the amusement park will be all new live entertainment, including a "stunt show, musical magic show and a strolling brass band."  Various track improvements will be made to the Voyage wooden roller coaster, and an electric car charging station will also be added.

Along with the announcement came this video showing off the various additions, check it out below!