Splashin’ Safari voted best in U.S.

From local sources

SANTA CLAUS — Holiday World’s Splashin’ Safari is the best water park in the nation, according to USA Today.

The park took top honors in the newspaper’s monthlong online voting, which challenged fans to vote for their favorite water park from among 20 nominated.

The newspaper listed Splashin’ Safari’s two water coasters, family water slides and wave pools, plus the park’s free soft drinks and sunscreen, as outstanding features.

USA Today reported tens of thousands of votes were cast. Following Splashin’ Safari on the list were Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, Texas; Noah’s Ark, Wisconsin Dells, Wis.; Great Wolf Wilderness Lodge, Williamsburg, Va.; Wilderness Territory, Wisconsin Dells; Water World, Denver, Colo.; Water Country, Williamsburg; Raging Waters, San Dimas, Calif.; White Water Park, Branson, Mo.; and Wet ”˜n Wild Emerald Point, Greensboro, N.C.

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