From: Holiday World CAROUSEL, FAMILY SPRING RIDE ADDED FOR ’08 SANTA CLAUS, IN----- The family ride line-up at Holiday World will expand to include a patriotic carousel and a bouncy spring ride in 2008. “We announced Kima Bay two months ago, with the promise of more,” says Holiday World & Splashin Safari president Will Koch. “This morning we posted a video announcement on YouTube with the news about our Star Spangled Carousel and Reindeer Games ride.” Star Spangled Carousel, which will be added to the park’s 4th of July section, will include a mixture of 30 horses and other animals, plus two chariots. “Our guests have implored us to add a carousel for years,” says Koch. “We think this beautiful ride will make a lot of families very happy.” The second ride, Reindeer Games, is a smaller version of the popular Liberty Launch drop ride. Located in the park’s Christmas section, the three-story “spring ride” will give children of all ages a chance to leap in the air like reindeer. Rounding out the announcement is a series of improvements including additional restrooms and another Pepsi Oasis in Splashin Safari, a tram for the Legend Parking Lot, and a number of outdoor clocks in both parks. In September, Koch announced a monkey-themed family waterplay attraction would top the list of $6 million in additions for 2008. Kima Bay, in Splashin Safari, will feature seven water slides plus more than 100 water-play elements, including more than 125 water jets. The four-story interactive structure will be topped by a 1,200-gallon ever-filling, ever-tipping bucket of water. “Kima is the Swahili word for monkey,” says Koch. “We think children will especially enjoy the fun monkey theming, nearly as much as all the climbing, splashing and sliding in store for them at Kima Bay.” Koch says Kima Bay, Star Spangled Carousel, and Reindeer Games will add a considerable amount of capacity, which is an ongoing priority at the parks. He predicts the need to hire an additional 50 seasonal employees for 2008. Holiday World & Splashin Safari will open for the 2008 season in May. For more information about the parks, visit www.holidayworld.com or call 1-877-Go-Family. The wildly popular YouTube.com website will host a theme park expansion announcement for the first time ever Thursday morning when a Holiday World video is made available on that site." "We thought it would be fun to make a video and post it on YouTube, detailing what were adding to the parks for next year." says Holiday World and Splashin Safari president Will Koch. "Happily, we shot the piece in one take." Earlier this fall, Koch announced the addition of the Kima Bay water-play complex to Splashin" Safari. He and his mom, Pat Koch, reveal two ride additions for Holiday World plus a few more surprises in the ten-minute video. The video will be available on YouTube.com beginning at 9:00 am CST (10:00 am EST) Thursday morning, using the title "Holiday World Announcement." A direct link to the video will be provided on the HoliBlog, the parks blog, at www.holidayworld.com. Holiday World and Splashin Safari will open for the 2008 season in May. For more information, log on to www.holidayworld.com or call 1-877-Go-Family.