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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:49 am

^Yes please. Or an expanded Halloween, as spinning jacks or something. Or Christmas, etc.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:42 pm

JT325 wrote:
ragerunner1 wrote:might just set them up for a new ride in Christmas in 2020


Or a new ride somewhere else. These classic Heart Flip rides are great, awesome to look at and fun for the whole family. Also, super rare. Nothing like a restored classic :lover:

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Speaking of new rides, I have a feeling we all have our long wish lists. Skyride, Schwarzkopf-esque looper or speed racer (classic trains for both, please), Large-scale train ride, whole park mini-train, family friendly haunted house, classic and large scale ferris wheel. Dreaming is free :lmao:


Watkins made some fun rides, but the aesthetics are very carny. Are these rides even made anyone, who owns the rights to the old Watkins rides? The manufacturer was at different times named Hi Lite Watkins Venture Rides. I tried to look up it online quickly but couldn't find the answer on the first two pages of my search.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:14 am

^I'm really not sure of the details, it's all fuzzy. But I do know that if a park really wants a ride, or a ride part - brand new and identical to the originals, they can get them. It costs money, but it can happen.

As for the carny aesthetic you mention, I agree partly, but that can turn to awesomeness and *charm* with nice fencing or a little scenery/greenery. It's all in the presentation. I've seen total carnival rides look great in a park (Bay Beach, Knoebels, Indiana Beach (pre-2009)); I've also seen them look junky/carny (think large circle loop).
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