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What are the stations like for the coasters as far as loose articles go? If I had a bag with me (for when the waterpark opens), can I leave it on the station platform or in a bin? Or do I have to rent a fluffy, fluffy bunny filled with medicine and goo?

 

Are there any issues in Splashin' Safari with wearing eyeglasses (with a strap) and/or water shoes on any rides?

 

If I head straight to Voyage at opening on a Sunday, how many rides do you all think I could get in before Splashin' Safari is ready to open? Is there time to beeline to Raven/Legend for a single ride and then still get a couple rides in on Voyage before the waterpark opens? Or is that just a terrible idea?

 

The Stations all have lockers and bins for loose items. DO NOT TAKE ANYTHING ON THE COASTERS. Sorry for the bold stuff, but this goes for everyone. This includes Phones, Cameras, etc. It is very possible to lose those items during the ride. Not only is it not the best idea, it is also a safety concern.

 

You can absolutely wear glasses in Splashin' Safari with no hassle, I advise a strap, although they aren't mandatory. Water shoes are allowed, ( I think, you'd have to ask Paula for 100% confirmation.) Swimsuits with Zippers are not permitted.

 

You should be able to get atleast 2-4 rides on the Voyage without much a wait early in the morning. Though it varies depending on how many Trains are operating. Everyone that I've seen usually heads to The Raven and Legend as they're closer to the entrance. I recommend riding The other two coasters in the afternoon, because there is little to no wait.

 

Hope this helps!

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^You've got much to discover here.

 

There's a time in the day when everyone's going to be in the water park, and Voyage can get to be a very small wait/near walk-on if you time it correctly. The longest waits are definitely going to be the park's water coasters near the back, so I'd be cautious and hit those as early as you can. Also, if you don't mind sharing rafts with strangers, do feel free to take advantage of the single rider lines for the two slides (less awkward on Mammoth)! It's always far shorter than the full regular line.

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Make sure you ride The Mayflower too. I was a bit disappointed when it was first announced, but after riding it, it's definitely my favorite flat tide in the park. It is Insane.

I love the look of the Mayflower, and it was a great choice (and an obvious one, too) for the park. It is a great family flat.

 

But honestly, if you've already ridden a swinging ship, skip it. The ride cycle was extremely short, the ride starts to slow down right after getting to its full height. And there is a rule that you can't put your hands up that makes zero sense to me. Like I said, it was a great choice for the park, and I love Holiday World, so I'm trying to be as positive as possible. I'd just recommend spending your time riding Liberty Launch or Sparkler instead.

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Try typing Full Throttle and this is what you get. Type NTG (New Texas Giant abbreviated) and this is what you'll get. I won't even get into what words pop up when you put the URL of another coaster site on here. They're quite humors. It's just all part of the fun of TPR and part of what separates this website from the other coaster websites, besides the much more intelligent discussions that happen on here.

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Has anyone noticed or mentioned that several of the screams and coaster sounds heard on the animation vid for Thunderbird are from this video? Particularly at 1:05 amd 2:55. Random, but interesting

Yes I had noticed that. As soon as I watched the POV I knew there were some sounds from GK (in particular the helix which was used for thunderbird's helix).

Fury 325 also uses sounds from Leviathan. (including coasterforce's POV)

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Six Flags released their new rides for 2015, and I'm not really Impressed. Thunderbird and Fury 325 are the only rides I'm excited for next year.

 

What, has the trolling moved from Fiesta Texas' thread to this one now? Awesome.

 

I'm not really getting my hopes up that Thunderco...bird will be my favorite of the Wing Coasters, but who knows. Either way Voyage will still be there and so will Wildebeest

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These are very different beasts. RMC gives that insane, out of your seat, out of control experience while B&M has provided smooth and fast. Comparing the two for what's better will be, in my view, extremely biased towards what one likes and can handle in a roller coaster. Any park with both will have quite the variety already!

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I'm not gonna even attempt to compare the two, B&M and RMC design completely different attraction. I'm not dissing RMC, I'm just saying that the Ibox overhauls don't interest me. It's personal opinion. I'm more geared towards Wing Coasters more than anything else, I'm not one for the extreme forces, and I love that flying feeling. That's why Gatekeeper is currently my favorite steel coaster. But, I do fancy a launch over a lift hill. So that adds extra points towards Thunderbird making it's way into my top 5. RMC isn't a bad company, but I'm not a fan of the overhauls. They're ground up coasters are much better.

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I'm not gonna even attempt to compare the two, B&M and RMC design completely different attraction.

Immediately followed by a comparison of RMC and B&M...

 

RMC isn't a bad company, but I'm not a fan of the overhauls. They're ground up coasters are much better.

 

Are their "overhauls" all that different from their "ground up" coasters? The layouts are entirely new. The only substantial difference is the RMC topper track as opposed to the IBox track style. Same designers, same trains, same overall experience.

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^^Yes, there is a notable difference in their built from scratch rides. The retrofits are forced to follow the path of the old ride, but their completely new models get to create their own pacing and sense of flow. It's hard to explain until you experience though. That's probably a discussion for elsewhere in any case.

 

I think Thunderbird is going to be comparable in terms of ride excitement to either of the new SF RMCs. I think B&M's are never done justice in concept artwork anyway, when everyone sees this thing in person it will be pretty awe-inspiring. They're just plain big rides.

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