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Holiday World renames RhinoBlaster as Hyena Falls ahead of 2013 debut

Hyena Falls concept art

Holiday World has confirmed that its new attraction for the 2013 season, originally known as RhinoBlaster, has been renamed as Hyena Falls.

Screamscape reports that the name change could be due to potential trademark disputes with two industrial firms that offer products under the name "Rhino Blast". Other than the name, the water attraction will remain unchanged, boasting four separate tube slides when it opens in Holiday World's Splashin' Safari water park.

The slides will be located on a hillside close to the Pilgrims Plunge water ride, which is set to host a number of other new attractions in the future. Pilgrims Plunge will itself be renamed to Giraffica, and will become part of Splashin' Safari rather than the main Holiday World theme park.

In addition to Hyena Falls and Giraffica, Splashin' Safari will also receive an updated entrance and 20 new cabanas. This continues a heavy focus on the water park that has seen the additions of the record-breaking Wildebeest and Mammoth water coasters in recent years.

Holiday World had been expected to have a fairly quiet 2013, having spent millions on the installation of Mammoth in 2012. The ride became the longest water coaster in the world, breaking the record set by Holiday World's own Wildebeest in 2010.

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