Travel Channel to Visit Southern Indiana Resort

April 12, 2012 by   - () Comments Off on Travel Channel to Visit Southern Indiana Resort

The Mammoth water ride at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari will open in May.

Producers for the Travel Channel will travel to Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Ind., in May to shoot an episode of “Extreme Water Parks.”

“We’re told Mammoth – our new water coaster – was top on their list for this new show,” park president Dan Koch told WFI-TV, Evansville, Ind. “We’re launching a video contest to search for featured riders for the upcoming shoot.”

The park’s “Super Fan Family” contest is explained on the park’s website: A family of up to six members will win season passes, HoliCash, use of a Bahari River Cabana, overnights in one of the new Rudolph’s Christmas Cabins at the adjacent Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, plus the opportunity to be the featured Mammoth riders during the Travel Channel shoot. Producers for the Travel Channel will judge the video contest.

“Anticipation for Mammoth has been huge,” says Koch. “We’re in the testing stage right now and the test dummies come back into the station smiling ride after ride.” Mammoth is a record-breaking one-third mile long, with seven hills, including a steep 45-degree drop. Six- and eight-passenger boats are propelled uphill by linear induction motors.

The Mammoth episode of “Extreme Water Parks” will air on the Travel Channel, which is available in nearly 96 million U.S. households, later this summer.

Holiday World will open its 66th season on May 5. Splashin’ Safari, named the nation’s  No. 1 water park by, will open for the season on May 11 with the premiere of Mammoth – the world’s longest water coaster. For more information about the parks, visit or call (877) Go-Family.



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