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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Mega Mack


Child-friendly improvements for 2011 After another successful season in 2011, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana, is investing $5.2 million (€3.7m) in new attractions for 2011. According to park president Dan Koch, the additions and enhancements can be divided into two categories: children and comfort. Safari Sam's SplashLand at Splashin' Safari waterpark will feature eight colourful body slides for smaller children, plus dozens of water play elements in a shallow pool. As well as the new Plymouth Rock Café, there will also be more waterpark shade and seating plus 500 new lockers.


The new sleigh ride by SBF


At the main Holiday World theme park, there will be a new family sleigh ride from SBF, taking passengers in a circle and up and down. It will be located in Rudolph's Reindeer Ranch in Holiday World's Christmas section.


More restrooms, changing rooms and family restrooms will be added in both parks, plus improvements to the parking lot, a new maintenance shop, paint shop plus two new break rooms for employees.


Holiday World finished the 2010 season by setting a new attendance record, up nearly 14% from the previous record, set only last year. With a final count of 1,182,636 guests, the growth is credited to the addition of Wildebeest, the world's longest waterslide coaster, plus the parks' ongoing free soft drinks programme and


commitment to cleanliness and friendliness. “This is the fifth year in a row we've


topped one million,” notes Koch. “As far as we're concerned, it takes more than great rides and shows to make a park worth visiting. We are very appreciative of our hard-working staff.”


www.holidayworld.com Rock & Roll …with a modern twist


The ride vehicle you see here owes its fresh, modern styling to students from the Italian design school SID. Ironically, it will be used on a ride with a retro name: Rock & Roll. The compact coaster, measuring 30 x 20 metres, has been built by Technical Park for a park in Caracas, Venezuela. Standing 12-metres tall, it features a total of 300-metres of track. The partnership with SID, in Padova, is part of an ongoing collaboration with Technical Park. Based in the small town of Melara, south of


Verona, the manufacturer is currently celebrating 30 years in business. The company previously traded as Mel Park.


www.technicalpark.com


Entering the “big coaster” market was a major step forward for Mack Rides, and now the gamble is paying off. Following the success of Blue Fire at Europa-Park (above), which opened in 2009, the German manufacturer is to supply two more mega coasters in 2011, including one to Etnaland in Sicily, Italy. Other confirmed rides for 2011 include a powered coaster with Bobsled cars for Ocean Park in Hong Kong, a number of water rides and two unconfirmed projects in Italy.


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NOVEMBER 2010


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