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Scenic photo of a boat on Bakuli water slide with Cheetah Chase and The Voyage in the background at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.
Riders enter the splashdown pool on Bakuli water slide at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.
A family slides around the bowl of Bakuli water slide at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.
Riders anticipating the splashdown on Bakuli water slide at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.

Bakuli

Water Ride Wild Splashin’ Safari

Spin up some fun! Enjoy a wild rafting experience on Bakuli (pronounced bah-COOL-ee). Hop on board a tube with your family and journey into the dark tunnel before being propelled into a giant bowl for a few high-speed spins. “Bakuli” is the Swahili word for bowl.

42” Guest must be at least 42” to ride with a companion
48” Guest must be at least 48” to ride alone
Find Bakuli on the park map

Tips for your visit

Hold on tight!

Pay attention to the signs showing how to ride (don’t let your backside drag).

The early part of the ride is in the dark. Be sure to scream – it echoes!

For safety reasons we do not permit single riders.

A group peers into the tunnel for the final splashdown on Bakuli water slide at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana.
Height 73 ft
Bowl Diameter 60 ft
Enclosed Slide 325 ft
Attraction Type

“Bowl” ride

 

Boats

4-passenger “cloverleaf” innertubes

Number of Riders

2-4

 

Translation

Bakuli (bah-COOL-ee) is the Swahili word for “bowl”

Accessibility Information

Weight Requirements

Max: 700 lbs. per boat

All riders will be weighed as a group prior to boarding.

 

Pool Depth

Up to 3′ (36″)

Ride Description

A moderately aggressive tube slide connected to a bowl-like flume; rider experiences enclosed and dark spaces, high-speeds, steep drops with freefalling sensations, multi-directional forces, and rotating motion. The ride ends in a splash pool up to 36” deep.

Attraction Access & Riding Position

Guests must have the ability to sit upright in the tube and maintain control of upper torso, head, and neck.
Physical and cognitive ability is required to maintain the riding position. Guests must be able to upright themselves in a strong current and exit the tube and pool with or without assistance. At minimum, Guest must have sufficient arm remnants to grasp at least one handle on the tube, along with sufficient leg remnants to maintain the riding position.

Guests must be able to climb the stairs of the slide tower and pool exit and enter the tube with or without assistance. 

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