Holiday World Adding $3.5M In Attractions For Kids

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) - A southwestern Indiana amusement park announced its spending $3.5 million to add new attractions for children that will debut next spring.

Representatives of Holiday World & Splashin' Safari said an elephant-themed water play area called Tembo Falls and Tembo Tides will be added to the park.

Park president Matt Eckert told the Evansville Courier & Press the attraction was designed for children under 54 inches tall and will have eight junior slides and a wave pool.

He said the new play areas include the name Tembo because that's the Swahili word for elephant.

The theme park, about 40 miles east of Evansville in the town of Santa Claus, will also feature stunt shows and musical magic shows in the upcoming season.

The park has been set to open to the public on May 10, 2018.

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