A Spencer County amusement park has once again recieved a Certificate of Excellence Award.

Santa Claus-based Holiday World and Splashin Safari have won the Certificate of Excellence award for the third year in a row. The award, from TripAdvisor.com, honors excellence in hospitality and is only given to businesses that consistently earn outstanding reviews from travelers on the Trip Advisor website.The award is only given to businesses in the top 10 percent of performance as listed on TripAdvisor.com.

Holiday World media relations director Paula Werne says the award is indicative of many people giving the park high marks following their visits:

Businesses must have an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least a year in order to qualify for a Certificate of Excellence. Also included in the criteria is the volume of reviews that have been received in the last year.

This year’s award means that Holiday World has now received the Certificate of Excellence in each of the three years that it has been awarded. More than 700 visitors have reviewed the park on TripAdvisor.com.

Splashin’ Safari was designated the #1 park in the country by TripAdvisor back in 2011. That designation has not been awarded to any other park in the years since.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are open daily for the season. For more information, visit the park’s website at www.HolidayWorld.com or call 1-877-463-2645.