CEO Mark Calitri speaks: Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari announced this week that it is adding Cheetah Chase, a third water coaster.
Matt Eckert, Holiday World’s president, said the $7 million investment will make the Spencer County, Indiana, theme park “the undisputed Water Coaster Capital of the world.”
And that’s good news for Owensboro.
“We are extremely fortunate to be only 35 minutes away from Holiday World, which is one of the best amusement parks in the entire country,” Mark Calitri, president of the Owensboro-Daviess County Convention & Visitors Bureau, said of the announcement. “Holiday World is a great asset to Owensboro.”
He said, “It’s a great additional amenity for the guests that are already in Owensboro attending a sporting event or convention at the Owensboro Convention Center. And, with Owensboro’s proximity to the park, we are seeing Holiday World visitors looking to add value to their trip by visiting O.Z. Tyler Distillery, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and our amazing Riverwalk scene.”
Visit Owensboro is the official destination marketing organization for Owensboro and Daviess County Kentucky. www.visitowensboro.com Mark Calitri serves as President/CEO.