Southern Indiana Theme Park Eyes $5.5M Expansion
Holiday World Theme Park and Splashin’ & Safari Water Park in Santa Claus, Ind., will undergo a $5.5 million expansion, according to Inside INdiana Business.
A formal announcement is expected later this week from parks’ president and CEO Wil Koch.
The theme parks are adjacent to Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort.
Koch said the popular Indiana tourist attraction is seeing a jump in some aspects of its business despite the weak economy and relatively mild summer. He believes the increase has been triggered by families staying closer to home for entertainment and vacation during the recession. He does say there has a drop in the number of company events at the park.
Pilgrim’s Plunge opened in the spring. Koch believes the world’s tallest water ride made a big difference in drawing crowds to the park.
Aug. 16 will be last day for daily operations at Holiday World. After that, the park will only be on open on the weekends through Labor Day. Koch notes Holiday World will be closed Sept. 12 and 13, but after that it will stay on its weekend schedule through Oct. 11.