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^Anyone who has ridden Hades 360 says its absolutely terrible. I think a new company could be a better option.

 

I dont think it was RMC fault, Mt. Olympus gave RMC and Hades a certain budget and only wanted them to do so much

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No, they make them good now. /ducks

Forget throwing a guitar off the ride, judging by the musical style, it seems he got to ride Voyage in 2003!

Holiday World posted a clue as to next year's theme in their HWN Facebook group... I couldn't pass up the opportunity...

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^Anyone who has ridden Hades 360 says its absolutely terrible. I think a new company could be a better option.

 

I dont think it was RMC fault, Mt. Olympus gave RMC and Hades a certain budget and only wanted them to do so much

 

You mean Gravity Group.

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Glad to finally see a swinging ship at my home park! Mayflower is such a fitting name!

 

As for the "starting with" comment in the video, I'm putting my money on saying that they are "starting with" more additions to Holiday World over the next few years rather than Splashin Safari. Hopefully, though, I'm wrong and we see another flat announced as well.

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^Anyone who has ridden Hades 360 says its absolutely terrible. I think a new company could be a better option.

 

I dont think it was RMC fault, Mt. Olympus gave RMC and Hades a certain budget and only wanted them to do so much

 

Its Gravity Group, and budget aside, their coasters don't age well at all. That's more of where I was coming from.

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^Anyone who has ridden Hades 360 says its absolutely terrible. I think a new company could be a better option.

 

I dont think it was RMC fault, Mt. Olympus gave RMC and Hades a certain budget and only wanted them to do so much

 

Its Gravity Group, and budget aside, their coasters don't age well at all. That's more of where I was coming from.

 

RMC is the company that comes in and fixes all the CCI/Gravity Group coasters. You could probably make a argument that RMC wouldn't exist if it wasn't for CCI/TGG. But that is a argument for another day.

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^Anyone who has ridden Hades 360 says its absolutely terrible. I think a new company could be a better option.

 

I dont think it was RMC fault, Mt. Olympus gave RMC and Hades a certain budget and only wanted them to do so much

 

Its Gravity Group, and budget aside, their coasters don't age well at all. That's more of where I was coming from.

 

RMC is the company that comes in and fixes all the CCI/Gravity Group coasters. You could probably make a argument that RMC wouldn't exist if it wasn't for CCI/TGG. But that is a argument for another day.

 

LOL, I know what RMC is.. But I wasn't saying RMC should do anything. Any company other GG I think would be a better idea for a NEW coaster. Not to fix the coasters that are there.

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^ Lol probably shouldn't of full quoted that! I was actually responding to jk1w.

 

Yes I know that the Hades wasn't built by RMC, but RMC did come in and fixed it into Hades 360. (sorry should have been a little bit more clear)

 

Any company other GG I think would be a better idea for a NEW coaster. Not to fix the coasters that are there.

 

^True, though some park's just like to fix what they got rather then worry about taking out or making room for a new coaster, just saying lol

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^ Lol probably shouldn't of full quoted that! I was actually responding to jk1w.

 

Yes I know that the Hades wasn't built by RMC, but RMC did come in and fixed it into Hades 360. (sorry should have been a little bit more clear)

 

Any company other GG I think would be a better idea for a NEW coaster. Not to fix the coasters that are there.

 

^True, though some park's just like to fix what they got rather then worry about taking out or making room for a new coaster, just saying lol

 

No they didn't... Gravity Group built the original coaster, and Gravity Group came back to make Hades 360. RMC has NOTHING to do with Hades 360. Now, back to the Awesome Holiday World announcement.

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Yes I know that the Hades wasn't built by RMC, but RMC did come in and fixed it into Hades 360. (sorry should have been a little bit more clear)

 

No they didn't, The Gravity Group added the inversion and overbank turn.

 

http://thegravitygroup.com/gravitycast/gravity-group-sends-wooden-roller-coaster-upside-down/

 

Ah ok, I thought I read somewhere that it did, but proves me wrong lol

 

But anyway back to Holiday World

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^ I think it was made pretty clear when Robb did the interview at IAAPA, they were not involved in it since he asked for their thoughts on the project:

 

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RIDE FACTS

Type: Chance Rides swinging ship

Opening: May 3, 2014

Ride Height: Mayflower swings riders in a 54' arc

Height limit: Minimum 48" to ride

Capacity: up to 60 riders

Ouch, 48 inches is too tall to be considered a family ride in my book. Let's hope HW changes it to something more reasonable.

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^ I was looking at Chance Rides website, and it only listed 48 inches without an adult. It said nothing about a child riding with an adult. I'm wondering if they leave that height requirement up to the park to decide. If so, I think most rides at HW, where a child can ride with an adult is 36 inches.

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A good swinging ship ride is slways welcome--they're classics, and such a ride makes sense for Holiday World's family audience.

 

Swing Ship's do provide a good Family experience and fits in Perfect in " Thanksgiving"

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The other additions sound great too, especially the added restaurant in the water park. Holiday World certainly seems to have a long term commitment to the guest experience, as they continually upgrade their infrastructure and amenities.

 

This is what sets Holiday World apart from most parks. I'm glad that they're spending their money wisely, and not throwing a bunch of rides down in a field, without thinking about what the next 10-20 years are going to look like.

 

 

So True, they're not it for the Now, they know that got that made. They look towards the Future and what it may bring.

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I was trying to figure out which parks have a Chance ship, and I ran across this nugget on Wikipedia:

 

 

which looks like a milder cousin to the old "stand up swings" (I can't remember the name of them right now) - the really dangerous looking stand up rocking swings that can't exist in parks today. That's a whole other discussion though

 

Which parks have Chance ships?

 

Edit - aha! I found a pic of the flying swings:

 

 

Kiddieland in Schererville, Indiana had one, but I don't remember seeing people on it.

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^ I actually still see the stand up cages at those olden-time style fairs where people go to show off their steam engines, those and those big old swings were each side pulled the rope to make it swing quite high.

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