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I'm assuming you, like most people, mistook the severe laterals, which the ride is known for, as roughness.

 

When I think of severe laterals, I think of El Toro...which doesn't rattle my brain like this coaster did.

 

^ Yeah...severe laterals shouldn't shake you to death. Laterals or not, The Legend is pretty rough. I only rode it once in my visit to Holiday World while hitting the other two coasters numerous times. It's unfortunate how rough it is, as it has a really neat layout and could be a fantastic ride if it was re-tracked.

 

I'm not gonna sit here and say the thing was butter smooth or even comparable to Intamin or RMC woodies, because it wasn't. When I compare how rough a ride is, I always compare it to the ride I took on Mean Streak in the summer of 2010 and The Voyage that same summer. The Legend never came close to being that rough, nor did I get off thinking I had an overall uncomfortable experience. Yes, there were several potholes at the bottom of several of the valleys, mainly after the turnaround at Zinga, the tunnel after the double up, and right after coming out of the double helix. Those were the only areas that I found uncomfortable. Nothing that stopped me from getting back in line and riding again.

 

I don't think this has been posted. But it includes a bunch of details about ThunderBird.

 

Check the page on this thread that has the announcement on it.

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Just give coasterchitchat a break! He was nice enough to put a trip report together, and all we do is complain about it? Seems not right . . .

 

I don't know I think it's fair for people to complain, he stole other peoples photos and claimed them as his own for his TR, as some-one who spends time and effort when I visit parks like Everland and Lotte World to provide updates to parks that aren't visited often by people here, i'd be pretty annoyed too if some-one was using them as their own on another forum to pretend they'd visited and passing it as their own hard work. Look at Robb's posts when people took his SCAD tower video and didn't give TPR credit.

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^ Yeah he stole the majority of those pictures from the negative g website. Hell, one of them has a red Raven train from the 2010 season on The Voyage when they were going through that whole Timberliner fiasco. There is another one of Wildebeest where you can clearly tell Mammoth hasn't even been built yet. I might buy that he visited the park and used someone else's photos to describe his trip, but the way he worded that report, there is no way I'm buying that he visited HW.

 

Now back on subject. Does anybody else love looking at the webcam and being able to picture Thunderbird now? Don't get me wrong, I loved the mystery, but I hated the torture. Speaking of the webcam, they sure are moving a lot of dirt, like digging the dirt up around the footers.

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KK's faces last night at the annoucement:

@ The fact that it's a launched B&M coaster

 

@ the fact that it's a wing coaster

 

@ the fact that HW finally has a Large Steel Coaster

 

@ the fact that it has 4 inversions

 

@ the fact that HW dropped $22 Mil on a single ride!

 

Can't let this gem get buried just yet...so QFT!

 

I'm loving this I wonder if T3 will really attract more guests. ( Of course it will attract some people.) But I'm guessing not many. I'm hoping the new trains make the ride a much better experience.

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No. The most that could happen is someone asking the photos to be taken down.

 

...AND earn a lengthy timeout from posting to TPR. We will not tolerate someone stealing photos from other websites and claiming them as their own.

 

Well, I meant the owners of the photos but yes, TPR should stop those types of offenses.

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Now back on subject. Does anybody else love looking at the webcam and being able to picture Thunderbird now? Don't get me wrong, I loved the mystery, but I hated the torture. Speaking of the webcam, they sure are moving a lot of dirt, like digging the dirt up around the footers.

 

Just seeing where the Immelmann supprts are going makes me want time to go faster.

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Just give coasterchitchat a break! He was nice enough to put a trip report together, and all we do is complain about it? Seems not right . . .

 

I don't know I think it's fair for people to complain, he stole other peoples photos and claimed them as his own for his TR, as some-one who spends time and effort when I visit parks like Everland and Lotte World to provide updates to parks that aren't visited often by people here, i'd be pretty annoyed too if some-one was using them as their own on another forum to pretend they'd visited and passing it as their own hard work. Look at Robb's posts when people took his SCAD tower video and didn't give TPR credit.

 

^ Yeah he stole the majority of those pictures from the negative g website. Hell, one of them has a red Raven train from the 2010 season on The Voyage when they were going through that whole Timberliner fiasco. There is another one of Wildebeest where you can clearly tell Mammoth hasn't even been built yet. I might buy that he visited the park and used someone else's photos to describe his trip, but the way he worded that report, there is no way I'm buying that he visited HW.

 

Now I am on the same side as you. The photos were definitely taken from the Negative - G site, and it's just bad to make a trip report of someone else's photo's and claim that they are yours.

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^ No he basically got put in timeout. I found one of his posts from yesterday. Honestly, it's gonna be hard for him to post on here with any credibility now (at least in my mind).

 

Just wonder why they dug that huge hole around the footers the other day and now filled back up?

 

Same here.

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Just wonder why they dug that huge hole around the footers the other day and now filled back up?

 

I didn't see it, but I'm assuming it was to remove the formwork. If the hole they dug was sloped back all the way around, that was to comply with OSHA standards for trench excavation. It was essentially to protect the workers from a cave-in while they removed the formwork.

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Was at the park today and got these pics. About 10 pieces of track were on site and a few supports. Nice progress happening on one of the structures. Looks like the LIM house, but I'm not positive. Also got a peek of several cement trucks past the Voyage crossover point pouring footers. Enjoy!

 

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Here's a little animation I made showing the expansions from Santa Claus Land's opening in 1946 to Holiday World's opening of Thunderbird in 2015.

 

Great animation! I'm wondering... just how much land does the park own across the road (Legend lot area, which I've never been to)?

 

I always think it's strange when people complain that Legend is rough, but then have no problem with something like Maverick (pain! neck and/or head - ouch!). Legend has strong laterals (which ROCKS in my book), and constantly needs work, but it's hardly what I would call any sort of painful rough. It's my favorite of the three at the park; maybe I'm just stickin up for it.

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