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Holiday World Removing Giraffica Flume Ride From Splashin’ Safari

Santa Claus, IN, USA (April 18, 2014) — Holiday World has confirmed on its park blog that Giraffica, the Intamin Hyper Splash that opened in 2009 as Pilgrim’s Plunge in the Thanksgiving section of the theme park is being removed.  In 2013, the ride was rezoned to the waterpark and renamed Giraffica.  According to the park’s blog:

“. . . it’s time for us to let you know that Giraffica, the ride formerly known as Pilgrims Plunge, is no more. The tower is being removed this week.

“If you’re one of our super-fans, you’re probably not surprised. You’ve noticed the ride has not been open as often as we all would have liked. We sincerely apologize for the disappointment.”

The flume ride featured a 135 foot vertical elevator lift, culminating in a chute with a 45-degree drop.


Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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