Holiday World opens this weekend

SANTA CLAUS, IN (WFIE) - Holiday World re-opens this weekend and workers are quickly adding finishing touches to the park's new attractions.

Holiday World President, Matt Eckert, says Mrs. Klaus' Kitchen and the new swinging ship ride, The Mayflower, will be ready to go by Saturday.

Eckert says the park's new retail store, Safari Outpost, will be open with Splashin' Safari on May 16.

The new restaurant, Wildebeestro, will open Memorial Day weekend.

"Everything will be done and ready to go.  It's like I said, those last few days, it may see like, 'Oh gosh. We're not gonna make it happen.' But we always do. We always pull it out. And I always say we have all kinds of little elves working behind the scenes for us, and getting ready to roll, said Mack Eckert, President & CEO, Holiday World.

The park officially opens at 9:30 Saturday morning.

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