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Holiday World Adding 8 Slides, Wave Pool, More

Christmas comes early in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana, as Holiday World announces a package full of goodies for their 2018 season.

“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. Tembo Falls and Tembo Tides are designed for children who are under 54 inches (137 cm) tall, but their older siblings and parents are welcome to enjoy the slides and wave pool with them.”

Holiday World will invest a total of $3.5 million in new attractions and other improvements for 2018. ProSlide is creating the waterslides, including Tembo Falls, a water slide complex with eight junior slides, including twisters, a helix, a mini-bowl, and two racing slides. Tembo Tides is a junior wave pool plus spray features for younger children.

Tembo Falls at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

The park also announced a huge themed maze for Happy Halloween Weekends. There will be all new entertainment, including a stunt show, musical magic show, and strolling brass band. Track improvements will be made for The Voyage, the world’s second-longest wooden roller coaster. They will add Riverside Retreats, mini cabanas in Splashin’ Safari waterpark. Also added is an electric car charging station.

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