updated: 6/29/2012 12:50:41 PM
Businesses throughout the state continue to adapt to the excessive hot and dry conditions. The drought has prompted Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus to cancel a July 4 event. The attraction will not have fireworks on Independence Day. President Dan Koch says, "it's just not worth the safety risk."
June 29, 2012
SANTA CLAUS, IND-----With no end in sight to the extreme hot and dry weather conditions, Holiday World officials decided to cancel plans for fireworks on the 4th of July.
“It’s just not worth the safety risk,” says the park’s president, Dan Koch. “We sorry to disappoint our visitors, but we think they’ll understand. Meanwhile, we wish everyone a safe and happy Independence Day!” Koch added that despite the cancelled fireworks, the park will remain open an extra 30 minutes on July 4, until 9:00 pm CDT (10:00 pm EDT).
Holiday World is the only park in the nation with a “4th of July” themed section, with such rides as the Freedom Train, Liberty Launch, and the new Sparkler vertical swing ride.
For more information about Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and this season’s new Mammoth – the world’s longest water coaster, visit HolidayWorld.com or call 1-877-Go-Family.
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