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Holiday World to display fun, not family feud

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SANTA CLAUS, Ind. (AP) — Visitors to a southern Indiana amusement park will find new rides, a redesigned entrance and even a new name for one attraction. But operators say they won’t see any signs of the feud that has divided the park’s founding family.

Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari opens in May with new water slides, a new pool for a diving show and other changes that CEO Matt Eckert says will continue the park’s reputation as a “cut above.”

The park has been the focus of a court battle over an effort by founder Louis Koch’s grandson, Dan, to buy shares in the park from his brother’s widow. Will Koch died in 2010, and his wife, Lori, has refused to sell the shares.

The park was founded as Santa Claus Land in 1946.



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