Wildebeest named top water park ride

From Local Sources

SANTA CLAUS — Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari’s Wildebeest water coaster took top honors once again during the 2018 Golden Ticket Awards ceremony Saturday at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. 

For the ninth year in a row, the water coaster was named the World’s #1 Water Park Ride. The honor was announced by Amusement Today magazine, which presented the results of its annual survey of the “best of the best” in the amusement park industry. In addition, the park’s Mammoth water coaster was named the #2 Water Park Ride, and Splashin’ Safari once again claimed the #2 Water Park spot.

For the nineteenth consecutive year, Holiday World was named the #1 Cleanest Park, outranking such parks as Disney World, Kings Island, Dollywood and Cedar Point.

“For this award, we thank our hard-working Hosts and Hostesses,” said Matt Eckert, the park’s president. “We’re undeniably obsessive about keeping our parks clean — and always will be.”

In addition, Holiday World’s wooden coasters, The Voyage, The Legend and The Raven were named among the world’s Top 25 wooden coasters.

Amusement Today is an international monthly trade journal for the amusement and water park industries, based in Arlington, Texas. The Golden Ticket Awards are determined by surveys submitted by well-traveled park enthusiasts from around the world.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will be open to the public Saturday  and will be closed for a private event on Sunday. Happy Halloween Weekends begin Sept. 22. For more information, visit HolidayWorld.com or call 1-800-467-2682.

 




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