Wednesday, February 25 2009
Southern Indiana’s favorite family park has gotten thumbs up from Oprah Winfrey. Although her title to the story is “Oprah's short list of 'wacky' vacations”, the management at Holiday World is happy to be included in this list. We have been to the park numerous times and we can certainly recommend a visit if you have not done so already. Enjoy your trip to Holiday World.
Oprah's short list of 'wacky' vacations includes Holiday World
The folks at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari aren’t going to quibble with talk show queen Oprah Winfrey who has included the Southern Indiana theme park on her just-released list of eight “Wacky Family Attractions” cash-strapped families should try this year.
“If Oprah wants to call us ‘wacky,’ we don’t mind a bit,” says the theme park’s 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 popular website Oprah.com, which is one of the 2,000 most-visited websites on the Internet, included Holiday World in a story suggesting families vacation closer to home this year “when time and money are in short supply.”
The article includes a photograph of Santa Claus in his Holiday World summer garb along with a brief history of the park (established by the Koch family in 1946) and a description of the rides and holiday areas.
Other parks mentioned in the piece include Mammoth Cave National Park near Bowling Green, Ky., and Legoland in California.
Holiday World begins its 63rd season May 2 with the premiere of Pilgrim’s Plunge, the world’s tallest water ride.