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Any speculation as to what could be coming for 2018?

 

I know they are vouching to the state of Indiana for starting public school later next year. Indianapolis schools went back July 31st and most public southern Indiana schools went back August 9th. That restricts HW's operating schedule to only weekends for 2017 from this point on.

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Any speculation as to what could be coming for 2018?

 

I know they are vouching to the state of Indiana for starting public school later next year. Indianapolis schools went back July 31st and most public southern Indiana schools went back August 9th. That restricts HW's operating schedule to only weekends for 2017 from this point on.

 

JULY 31st! Seriously???

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Any speculation as to what could be coming for 2018?

 

I know they are vouching to the state of Indiana for starting public school later next year. Indianapolis schools went back July 31st and most public southern Indiana schools went back August 9th. That restricts HW's operating schedule to only weekends for 2017 from this point on.

 

JULY 31st! Seriously???

Some of the schools in the Atlanta area (causing SFOG to go to weekend only operation) and Savannah area (where my niece and nephews go to school) went back on July 31st.

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^ Probably going to be another year of a smaller ride and more infrastructure improvements. With the amount of infrastructure improvements they've been making, it seems like they're gearing up for another expansion in 2019 or 2020.

I hope they get maybe like a Zamperla Hawk and put it in between Firecracker and Hollidog's Funtown where the basketball game is. Maybe they could move that game to the Halloween section.

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All these early school start times are appalling! My kids started on Monday. Good thing I have no issues pulling them out to do day adventures. (As long as they keep their straight Asian F and above average.)

 

Alana's step father is a Physician. Not only is he a way cool dude and a big believer in no perfect attendance, but he left us a stack of letterhead to print notes on. So my kids have an extra 12 days per year of days off.

 

On a side note, Sumner county is allowing all kids out for the eclipse. We are right in the path. Can't wait! It's gonna be awesome!

 

Now back to our regularly scheduled Holiday World discussion.

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That's fantastic that they're letting the kids out of school for the eclipse. Our kids go back on the 17th and we're just pulling them out for the day on the 21st. They'll lose their perfect attendance 3 days in. I'm not worried; I think they'd learn more seeing the eclipse anyway.

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For anybody else wondering, it turned out to be about a 50 minute wait. Also, voyage is a very close second to beast for best night ride.

 

Edit* Heres a debate for everybody. Voyage front seat at night vs. Beast front seat at night. Having just got off the front of voyage, my vote goes to Voyage.

That was the most kick ass ride I've ever had.

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That's fantastic that they're letting the kids out of school for the eclipse. Our kids go back on the 17th and we're just pulling them out for the day on the 21st. They'll lose their perfect attendance 3 days in. I'm not worried; I think they'd learn more seeing the eclipse anyway.

 

A little off topic, but that eclipse is going to be amazing. Apparently it's even better in Northern Utah, with 95.something visibility! Can't wait for the 21st. I love geeky stuff like this.

 

So yeah, anyway, back to Holiday World discussion.

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Heres a debate for everybody. Voyage front seat at night vs. Beast front seat at night. Having just got off the front of voyage, my vote goes to Voyage.

That was the most kick A$$ ride I've ever had.

 

 

Well, The Voyage is a MUCH better coaster than The Beast when you remove the factor of when it's ridden, so I'll definitely cast a vote for it being a better night ride than The Beast! I've also ridden it many more times than The Beast at night, including with no trims. For context, I have back to back (without getting off) rides on The Beast at night in the front seat after park closing at an enthusiast event, with the fog rising all around the coaster while we were riding it under my belt... And I still vote for The Voyage! So there's that...

 

BTW bluestreak, welcome to the club! The Voyage front seat at night rebirth is complete!

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^It is a bit of a tricky comparison since Voyage is a superior coaster. I still think the Beast is a more special and surreal night ride, but really, they both are! It's more of a night-and-day difference with Beast, since that's more of a "high-speed scenic train ride" during the day, but a magical must-ride at night. Whereas Voyage still brings it with the airtime and such during the day. Raven's the real night ride star at the park!

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I went to the park last weekend and expected the woodies to be rough but the Voyage especially was much rougher than I expected. Did I just get unlucky because it was almost unbearable to the point were the night ride was like a horror movie due to the rough turns. Never the less I still really enjoyed the park and the Voyage moved up in my ranking but not the point where people put it over Maverick and MF. Legend is also a really close second .

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^ Where did you sit on The Voyage? Just like any wooden coaster with PTC trains, the even rows are quite a bit rougher than the odd rows. This seems especially bad in the very back row of The Voyage. I've also heard that it runs worse this time of year. My only visits to the park have been in the spring and I can re-ride it numerous times.

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Does anyone know if the park has considered buying Timberliners for The Voyage?

 

Yes, they have considered it.

 

A few years ago (gosh, maybe it's been like what... 5 years now, or longer?), they had some Timberliners and were testing them on Voyage, but for whatever reason they stopped and it never happened. I can't remember why it never happened, but they have most definitely considered it.

 

EDIT: After some research, it turns out they were testing them in August 2010.

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Does anyone know if the park has considered buying Timberliners for The Voyage?

 

Yes, they have considered it.

 

A few years ago (gosh, maybe it's been like what... 5 years now, or longer?), they had some Timberliners and were testing them on Voyage, but for whatever reason they stopped and it never happened. I can't remember why it never happened, but they have most definitely considered it.

 

EDIT: After some research, it turns out they were testing them in August 2010.

 

According to Coaster-net.com, the Timberliners were scrapped because they ran slower due to their lighter weight. They claim Holiday World highly values the Voyage's intensity and the slower running trains took a lot of the bite out of the ride.

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Does anyone know if the park has considered buying Timberliners for The Voyage?

 

I laughed really hard at this because I thought it was a joke. Then I laughed even harder because I realized it wasn't.

 

Ohhhh the days of waiting for the Voyage to finally run with Timberliners...good times.

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^ Where did you sit on The Voyage? Just like any wooden coaster with PTC trains, the even rows are quite a bit rougher than the odd rows. This seems especially bad in the very back row of The Voyage. I've also heard that it runs worse this time of year. My only visits to the park have been in the spring and I can re-ride it numerous times.

 

I rode the front, back, and middle during my stay. That's what I thought that the ride is running worse into the season.

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