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Maybe what did santa bring us? is a giant anagram

 

I put it into a solver and it couldn't make any solutions with all of the letters but one result that might fit is "bathing suits". I'm not sure how that fits with what is going on at HW but it was the only result that seems to be a remotely possible clue. Here is the full list.

We're all insane.

 

In my mind, people who aren't like us are the insane ones.

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Maybe the new tunnel will be themed like a covered bridge to go along with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow story. I had never thought about it before, but are the tunnels on The Legend already supposed to be covered bridges? I think it would be really cool if there was a themed covered bridge tunnel at the end of the ride.

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Legend, as it now terrifies me as a backwards coaster. The ride is already hard on your body because of all the lateral Gs so going backwards through those parts would probably make it worse because you wouldn't be able to anticipate those turns quite as well.

 

That being said, if they were to renovate those turns to make the lateral forces less "destructive" and make the overall ride smoother than I can totally jump on the backwards train idea and I can totally see Holiday World doing it especially since, like another commenter said, Six Flags has seen a great deal of success with the backwards trains.

I can agree with this. Thunderation had backwards cars for several years (and SDC is a better analogue for HW than Six Flags is), and they were quite popular. I don't think I personally would want to ride Legend backwards though. I took my first ride on it in the dark, and the dark there is so dark I couldn't see a thing. I didn't like it at all. It wasn't until I went back the next morning when I could see where I was going that I liked the coaster. With significant changes to the layout, backwards could be fun. But not on the current layout.

 

Oh didn't know SDC ever ran Thunderation backwards... I agree they are a much better analogue than Six Flags!

 

Legend backwards? That sounds fun but painful.

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Maybe what did santa bring us? is a giant anagram

 

I put it into a solver and it couldn't make any solutions with all of the letters but one result that might fit is "bathing suits". I'm not sure how that fits with what is going on at HW but it was the only result that seems to be a remotely possible clue. Here is the full list.

We're all insane.

 

In my mind, people who aren't like us are the insane ones.

 

Maybe bathing suits means a splash down on the legend?

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Maybe what did santa bring us? is a giant anagram

 

I put it into a solver and it couldn't make any solutions with all of the letters but one result that might fit is "bathing suits". I'm not sure how that fits with what is going on at HW but it was the only result that seems to be a remotely possible clue. Here is the full list.

We're all insane.

 

In my mind, people who aren't like us are the insane ones.

 

Maybe bathing suits means a splash down on the legend?

 

Those only exist in Roller Coaster Tycoon. Like balloon stalls.

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Maybe bathing suits means a splash down on the legend?

 

Those only exist in Roller Coaster Tycoon. Like balloon stalls.

 

Balloon Stalls should be a thing.

 

Anyways, the GCI idea definitely carries the most weight. The "Getting Closer, Interested?" seemed awkward and now it would make sense why it's phrased like that. It would also make sense seeing all of the track coming off and the type of material delivered. A GCI retrack would maintain the traditional coaster feel but make for a much more enjoyable ride with the laterals (see the GCI Coney Island Cyclone refurb as an example).

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I think the clue that Paula says we missed in the video was that of the coaster train. Seems like some of you caught it.

Millennium Flyer trains?
...GCI is retracking Legend and it is possibly getting Millennium Flyer trains.

 

The video shows (briefly) what looks like Millennium Flyer Trains. Some of you might say that it is just a simple coaster shape they found to use in the video, but we all know how detailed oriented Holiday World is.

 

Here's a still from the part of the video I'm talking about. thumb_image_71.png

 

Here is the best side profile photo I could find of a GCI Millennium Flyer.

 

It's not exact, but it is close. With new trains and retracking... Legend could be better than ever before.

 

As far as the possibility of those stakes being for footers let us not forget that even a tunnel would need footers...as would any structure.. all the way down to a fence. It could be anything.

 

I'm still curious as to how this plays into what Will had originally wanted.

 

I guess we shall see!

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^ The train in the video is clearly a PTC-like with two rows per car. Go on Youtube and

at 0.25 and you'll see.

Although I do definitely think the hint was GCI indeed.

 

Those only exist in Roller Coaster Tycoon. Like balloon stalls.

 

once had one. See toward the end of the POV.
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HW's coaster cats will be doing the re-tracking/whatever else they're doing from everything I can see, but if GCI is indeed involved, they were brought in for the engineering. I would venture out to say that the PTC's will stay. If they were doing Millennium Flyers, the ride would be getting a reprofile much like Ghostrider's as GCI has requirements that the structure of the ride must meet before they would put their trains on said ride. GCI did do the engineering on the re-profile of Boulder Dash a few years back and it still uses PTC's. It seems that ride as held up really well since they did it and it didn't get neutered one bit (I could be wrong on that). Here's another little note: HW has relationship with Skyline Attractions and the guys at Skyline Attractions are the former lead engineers at GCI and they still do engineering work for GCI from time to time.

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HW's coaster cats will be doing the re-tracking/whatever else they're doing from everything I can see, but if GCI is indeed involved, they were brought in for the engineering. I would venture out to say that the PTC's will stay. If they were doing Millennium Flyers, the ride would be getting a reprofile much like Ghostrider's as GCI has requirements that the structure of the ride must meet before they would put their trains on said ride. GCI did do the engineering on the re-profile of Boulder Dash a few years back and it still uses PTC's. It seems that ride as held up really well since they did it and it didn't get neutered one bit (I could be wrong on that). Here's another little note: HW has relationship with Skyline Attractions and the guys at Skyline Attractions are the former lead engineers at GCI and they still do engineering work for GCI from time to time.

 

Here are a couple interesting things to read about Skyline Attractions, Skyline Design, and GCI.

 

http://www.skylineattractions.com/?p=design

http://www.iaapa.org/news/funworld/funworld-magazine/next-generation-of-creativity---july-2015

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