Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari amusement park in southern Indiana has set an attendance record, drawing more than 1 million visitors for the fourth year in a row.
Holiday World president Will Koch said attendance at the park near the town of Santa Claus grew by nearly 3 percent from last year’s record. Holiday World closed for the season on Sunday with a final season-attendance mark of 1,039,359.
Koch says the new Pilgrims Plunge water ride contributed to this season’s attendance growth. Next year, Holiday World plans to open the new $5.5 million Wildebeest, which the park says will be the world’s longest water coaster.