Holiday World water coasters win global awards; 3 wooden coasters in Top 25

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Three of the four best water park rides in the world are located at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, according to the most recent Golden Ticket Awards presented by Amusement Today.

Wildebeest was named the Best Water Park Ride for the 11th consecutive year, while Cheetah Chase took home Best New Water Park Ride of 2020-2021.

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Golden Ticket Awards rankings for the top five water park attractions are as follows:

  1. Wildebeest, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana
  2. Krakatau, Universal’s Volcano Bay, Orlando, Florida
  3. Mammoth, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana
  4. Cheetah Chase, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana
  5. Master Blaster, Schlitterbahn, New Braunfels, Texas

The “Best of the Best” in the amusement industry is chosen from a panel of voters at the Golden Ticket Awards ceremony presented by Amusement Today.

In addition, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is the only park in the world to have three wooden coasters in the top 25 of this year’s rankings. The Voyage was voted the No. 2 wooden roller coaster in the world, with The Raven ranking No. 17, and The Legend ranking No. 24.

Splashin’ Safari was voted the No. 2 Water Park in the world, and the parks ranked No. 3 in Guest Experience globally.

“No part of today’s results happened by chance,” said Leah Koch, Director of Communications and Fourth Generation Owner. “We have a coaster team that works diligently to keep our wooden coasters safe and to keep the ride experience excellent. We have a maintenance team that keeps our water coasters in top shape and makes sure these rides are ready to operate safely each day. And our team members keep the park clean and friendly every single day.”

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari recently returned to reduced daily attendance capacity, so guests should purchase tickets online before leaving for the park. Guests who already have tickets or season passes have guaranteed spots for the day and there is no need for an additional reservation. Guests are encouraged to review the full 2021 visit guide here before their visit.