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Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari earn pair of USA Today ’10 Best’ honors

August 1, 2020 | 12:06 am

Updated July 31, 2020 | 10:02 pm

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Holiday World’s Voyage wooden roller coaster and Splashin’ Safari water park earned high honors in the USA Today “10 Best” Poll. In the newspaper’s month-long online voting, fans were challenged to vote for their favorite wooden coaster and water park from among 20 nominated for America’s “10 Best.”

After extensive work on nearly 1,000 feet of track in the 2019 offseason, the Voyage lifted to No. 4 in the 2020 USA Today 10 Best Coasters Poll from No. 7 in the previous year. The 1.2-mile-long coaster is among the top two longest wooden coasters in the world. The Voyage also has three sections of extreme, 90-degree banking and five underground tunnels, which is also a world record.

Covering nearly 40 acres, Splashin’ Safari — one of the world’s largest water parks — earned the No. 2 spot of America’s 10 Best Outdoor Water Parks. Cheetah Chase, the world’s first launched water coaster, joined Wildebeest and Mammoth, solidifying Splashin’ Safari’s position as the water coaster capital of the world.

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August 1, 2020 | 12:06 am

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