The Holiday World theme park opens its 68th season this Saturday with the first sailing of the Mayflower swinging ship ride. The new family ride will carry up to 60 riders at a time, swinging in an arc 54-feet-high over a pool of water. Additional projects for this season include: • Friday Night Fireworks (Friday evenings from June 13th through August 1st) • And extended Splashin’ Safari hours. The cost of this year’s improvements totaled eight-million dollars. Ticket prices for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari have not increased from last season. Holiday World will be open weekends starting this Saturday. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will be open daily starting May 16th.