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A lot of parks are announcing their 2017 projects and I notice Holiday World hasn't announced anything. Even though it must be nothing major I still love my former home park and I can't wait to see what is in store. With living 4.5-5 hours away, I haven't been since 2011 and look forward to going back next summer for a couple of days. They've added quite a few rides that I have never experienced, including Thunderbird!

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A lot of parks are announcing their 2017 projects and I notice Holiday World hasn't announced anything. Even though it must be nothing major I still love my former home park and I can't wait to see what is in store. With living 4.5-5 hours away, I haven't been since 2011 and look forward to going back next summer for a couple of days. They've added quite a few rides that I have never experienced, including Thunderbird!

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Yeah they are adding something, as tykunkel pointed out earlier, there will probably only be one addition of anything remotely significant. But with that said, it is sort of weird we haven't heard ANYTHING yet. Not on the podcasts, or anything.

As far as location, I'm 90% sure something is going where their current 70th birthday plaza is in 4th of July, because that won't be there next year obviously. But the 4th of July section could use something to spice it up more as it's by no means "dead" per say, but it's probably the least active of the four dry park sections. Personally I'd love to see another thrilling flat go there, across from Liberty Launch. As far as what that could, well there are a lot of things I'd be ok with . But something, regardless of how significant, is going there for 2017 because I doubt they want an empty lot there even if it's just for a year.

Then of course is the former Pilgrims Plunge area, and honestly I don't see that being touched as far as a new attraction for 2017. I'm fairly certain when they do build on it, it's going to be something big. There's a lot of space there regardless of what they put, so 2017 is probably too early.

And my final place for something new would be the Hyena Falls area of Splashin' Safari. HW said they don't like the capsule slides as much because they're less family oriented, which I can see to an extent, but c'mon HW it's not that big of a deal lol. HOWEVER, I have heard rave reviews about capsule slides as well as pretty negative reviews like people hurting their back on the transitions and stuff. So if they do decide to add that I hope they get it right, which I trust they will. But it could just be another slide complex or even lazy river that circles the area out there.

Those are just my 3 areas of interest for 2017-18 additions. Obviously Splashin' Safari has room other places to add things too but I think Hyena Falls should be one of their first targets. But yeah.

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^ I have one request. Please go with Proslide if a body slide gets installed (it probably will be due to there relationship with them)

 

 

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Yup actually every water slide or slide complex HW has or has gotten has been made by pro slide. So that's actually cool as yeah it's safe to say they're the best water slide manufacturer and it''s also safe to say pro slide will do whatever the next slide/slide complex is at HW.

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The park kinda addressed 2017 on their podcast this week. They hinted that an announcement regarding additions to the park in 2017 will probably come this fall and that those who listen to the podcast will probably know first. I don't know if that means that they will announce the additions on their podcast or not, although that would be a great way to get people to listen to it.

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Though I don't know for sure, I would think that it would fall under Paula's job description to be in charge of the announcement, and since she's in charge of the podcast, too, I would think it likely we would hear on the podcast. But since Paula lurks on these forums, we might let her say for sure. Paula, do you have anything you're able to say at the moment?

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hello everyone,

 

I am planning a trip to go to the park on saturday october 15th. how are crowds on saturdays during october? All I have experienced is Kings island / cedar point during halloweekends and it gets pretty crazy, does holiday world see very large crowds as well?

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I just watched a video on youtube that claimed Holiday World had a park section themed to some asian holiday called Lunation back in the early 90's. It said that they had a Vekoma SLC named Luna that killed like 80+ people in it's 4 years of operation. I'm pretty sure it's just internet bulls#!t, but i was just wondering if anyone knows if this was ever a thing? The youtube channel is called thrill central for people that want to look up the video, i'm not computer savvy enough to post a link or i would have. It seemed made up to me, just wanted to get some knowledge if anything is even remotely close to being true about this.

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I just watched a video on youtube that claimed Holiday World had a park section themed to some asian holiday called Lunation back in the early 90's. It said that they had a Vekoma SLC named Luna that killed like 80+ people in it's 4 years of operation. I'm pretty sure it's just internet bulls#!t, but i was just wondering if anyone knows if this was ever a thing? The youtube channel is called thrill central for people that want to look up the video, i'm not computer savvy enough to post a link or i would have. It seemed made up to me, just wanted to get some knowledge if anything is even remotely close to being true about this.

 

I know the person who makes these and he says they are supposed to be so ridiculous that everyone knows their a joke. He has several ones like that and their all hilarious

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I just watched a video on youtube that claimed Holiday World had a park section themed to some asian holiday called Lunation back in the early 90's. It said that they had a Vekoma SLC named Luna that killed like 80+ people in it's 4 years of operation. I'm pretty sure it's just internet bulls#!t, but i was just wondering if anyone knows if this was ever a thing? The youtube channel is called thrill central for people that want to look up the video, i'm not computer savvy enough to post a link or i would have. It seemed made up to me, just wanted to get some knowledge if anything is even remotely close to being true about this.

 

Surely no one would believe or even think such a thing existed.

NO Holiday World has never had a Vekoma SLC and NO the park has never had an Asian holiday area and NO 80+ have not died on anything at Holiday World.

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