Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

The reason we dn’t re-ride was because my friend and I decided a front row ride was best way to end the day. Had I been alone I probably would if reroad easily.Oh I’ll be returning to HW again also but that will be for the water park also.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 12.6k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Holiday World posted a clue as to next year's theme in their HWN Facebook group... I couldn't pass up the opportunity...

So, I think i'm going to burst my HWN cherry next year and finally take the trip (before I get too old).  I've never did a several day coaster event so I have no idea what to expect.  I've also never

My tips are that you really don’t need two full days in the park if they’re running rides at full capacity, but they probably won’t be next year in time for the event given the vaccine schedule.

Posted Images

I can understand that reasoning. Makes sense.

 

We did the water park for a couple hours. First water park in prob 25 years. We enjoyed it. We did Wildebeast, Mammoth, and the big cone/funnel looking thing. They were all pretty neat. I doubt I'd ever do more than a couple hours at a water park but I did enjoy doing something different for awhile. The magnetic lifts are fun.

Link to post
Share on other sites
I prob liked Legend more than Raven. I really like the bell they ring as they send the train. Wife was beat up after a day of riding those woodies. (Edit: From the coasters...)

 

I love the wolf howl too as you're getting ready to drop, I can never help myself either because I automatically howl too without thinking about it.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Voyage was awesome. My daughter did not agree. After The Legend, I'm surprised I talked her into Thunder Run. The Legend is for masochists. The Voyage was closed soon after we rode it Friday. Not sure if it ever reopened or not.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ll be at Holiday World on Monday, July 8th for my first ever visit to the park. Have a few quick questions...

1) How busy should I expect the park to be?

2) Is Splashin’ Safari worth going to? I’m not really a waterpark person but I’ve read some good things about HW’s waterpark so I might have to consider visiting.

3) Any interesting or underrated flat rides I should check out?

Link to post
Share on other sites

^

1.) The park shouldn't be too terribly busy, however they're entering the peak of the season as far as crowds are concerned.

2.) I honestly think it's sacrilegious to go to HW and not go to the waterpark. You should at least go and ride Wildebeest and Mammoth. They're not only the 2 best water rides on the planet, they're two of the best rides anywhere.

3.) Liberty Launch has got some good pops of air and don't miss Gobbler's Getaway!

Link to post
Share on other sites
I’ll be at Holiday World on Monday, July 8th for my first ever visit to the park. Have a few quick questions...

1) How busy should I expect the park to be?

2) Is Splashin’ Safari worth going to? I’m not really a waterpark person but I’ve read some good things about HW’s waterpark so I might have to consider visiting.

3) Any interesting or underrated flat rides I should check out?

 

The above post has most things covered. I also recommend Frightful Falls. It's a good flume.

 

For food, I recommend the Plymouth Rock Cafe. The turkey is delicious.

 

Lastly it's worth noting they can close the lines off for the coasters early.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I visited Holiday World in June for the first time, the last stop on a 4-parks-in-3-days trip. As a 60-year-old woman who has only been riding coasters for 10 years, HW held my greatest challenge so far. I’ve been inching up gradually from Waldameer Comet, adding height, speed and laterals every season. I discovered I had a love of laterals 2 years ago when I worked up to riding Ravine Flyer II and Knoebels’ Twister, so I loved both the Raven and Legend. But, yikes, the Voyage! The height of that lift hill terrified me! And the fact that it was down when we arrived for “wildlife issues” made me almost bench myself. But having come so far and building up to it for so long, I swallowed my terror and cued up for the front seat.

 

In fact, I only ride front seats. I have to see the fear I’m facing in order to overcome it. Plus, for me, the front seat feels like the smoothest, least spine-crushing ride.

 

One fear I haven’t quite overcome is the fear of heights over 100 feet or so. At 173 feet, Voyage far exceeds that number. To avoid panicking, all I could do was look at my feet and breathe on the lift hill - and ask my husband to warn me when we approached the top. Once we crested that hill, I was good to go! I love an intense and muscular coaster and this was the pinnacle. I loved it and made myself re-ride it, even though, being the fourth park in three days, my spine was feeling it. As such, I skipped re-riding Raven and Legend. My favorite coaster element in general is a double helix, so I really would have loved another ride on Legend. I guess there’ll have to be a next time.

Link to post
Share on other sites

^ Congrats on all your riding at HW! I really started getting into riding coasters more, in my mid-50s. Now that I'm 66, I can fully appreciate any (literal) body in my age "range" getting into riding coasters more and more. And great to have your husband along for the rides and support! My partner can do only much milder coasters and nothing that has inversions. Such a wimp. I had a terrible fear of heights myself, but coasters and tower drop rides somehow seemed to make me feel easier about it. Until they stop dead on a lift hill etc.

 

Worst - fear - ever!

 

Again, good for you and keep on riding!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! I’ve only dabbled in steel coasters and haven’t been a fan so far. I have yet to enjoy an inversion, so I’ve only tried a few. I’m hoping to remedy that.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks! I’ve only dabbled in steel coasters and haven’t been a fan so far.

 

Have you ridden Whizzer at Six Flags Great America? Mild, exciting and super-smooth. One of the most comfortable coaster trains you will ever ride in. Here comes the Schwarzkopf plug:

 

I have yet to enjoy an inversion, so I’ve only tried a few. I’m hoping to remedy that.

 

May I suggest a Schwarzkopf!? Here are the cream of the crop:

- sooperdooperLooper, Hersheypark; very mild and one smooth loop

- Scorpion, Busch Gardens; small and quick, with powerful turns

- Montezooma's Revenge, Knott's; one loop, once forward, once backwards

- Shock Wave, Six Flags Over Texas; 2 strong consecutive loops and some good drops and curves

- Mind Bender, Six Flags Over Georgia; the masterpiece! 2 non-consecutive loops, 4 great drops, strong curves, and great terrain use (my personal #1 steel coaster since 1990)

 

All these have super-comfortable 70s seating; a simple lap bar (no head-banging!) and smooth flat seats where you can get a little gentle "lateral time" on the curves. They are like very smooth wooden coasters but with loops. Also, Revolution at Magic Mountain has one single (but rather strong) loop where the rest of the ride is an exquisite orchestration of mild swooping drops and curves. The new trains have lap bars only, but the seats aren't the same as the other Schwarzkopf trains.

 

Us Schwarzkopf fans have wanted one of these at Holiday World for years. Schwarzkopf is long gone, however Gerstlauer works out of the former Schwarzkopf plant and has all their plans. The can build a modern coaster but with the same track (flexing with hinges, don't see that anymore) and trains (simple and comfortable, non-bucket seats).

Link to post
Share on other sites

I’m at Holiday World right now and The Voyage has not opened so far today. Does it usually have a lot of mechanical downtime?

Link to post
Share on other sites
I’m at Holiday World right now and The Voyage has not opened so far today. Does it usually have a lot of mechanical downtime?

It would break down about every other hour for the few days i was there in 2016. Though it did open on time every morning. So i don't know whats going on for your visit

Link to post
Share on other sites
I’m at Holiday World right now and The Voyage has not opened so far today. Does it usually have a lot of mechanical downtime?

 

We were at the park about 3 hours and The Voyage was running for about an hour during our visit, with a brief maintenance break after the first train of the day with passengers. This was about 2 1/2 weeks ago.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Voyage finally opened at 2:45, got a ride in the front row and the back car, and I now have a new favorite wooden coaster! It’s everything a wooden coaster should be with a great first drop, some insane intensity/forces, and lots of strong airtime.

 

Been enjoying the rest of the park as well, Raven and Legend are both great wooden coasters, and Thunderbird is my new favorite B&M wing coaster, as it’s a bit more intense than the rest.

F29177B2-6732-4D8D-8243-F1F701D4AD95.thumb.jpeg.9d73320c7ba4f1c8e7bd0c698150cf33.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Voyage tends to have more down time out of all 3 woodies there, but that's mostly because it's got 6000+ feet of track. It's still open way more than it's down. If Voyage doesn't open with the park, it's typically track work that needs to be fixed before they'll open the ride. If it closes during the day, it usually tends to be brakes, sensors or wildlife issues.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Have not posted here in ages but figured now is a good time! HW is my home park.

 

A few years ago I suffered a stroke, however I was invited to go to the Thunderbird VIP media day (doctor approved). And had a blast. Unfortunately I have been unable to attend the park since mostly due to financial issues. However this morning I’m getting to go! This will be my first time I get to experience the WHOLE park and not just coasters since my stroke. (Doctor approved, he just said I’ll spend the next couple days recovering... but it’s worth it!). Holiday World has always been my happy place. I’ve been to Disney World and for me it’s very... blah.. compared to Holiday World.

 

Anyway I have gained some weight since I was last able to visit so I had some questions... for the bigger folks... were you able to ride the coasters? My two MUST RIDES are Thunderbird and The Voyage. Also, since I wasn’t always this size, I’m self conscious about removing my shirt in the water park... but the water Park is a MUST for me (#1 in the country!) .. how taboo or weird would it be to keep a shirt on in the water park? That would make me feel more comfortable I think but I’m afraid of getting stares either way. I guess just looking for some advice from any bigger folks here and some encouragement possibly.

 

I’m so so so so excited to finally be going back to my personal “happiest place on Earth!

 

 

Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's been a while since I've been but I don't remember seeing a lot of people being denied rides on the Voyage and B&M's have always been pretty forgiving.

 

As far as removing your shirt - I wouldn't sweat it. You can leave it on of course, but once you are there and see all of the other people who are larger you might very well stop being concerned about it! I'm super happy for you that you are getting to go and I hope you have an AMAZING Time!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like Holiday World has started their 2020 teaser campaign.

 

gRaLC5y.png

 

Probably waterpark.

 

Hoping for that Intamin Mega Lite

Link to post
Share on other sites

Definitely in the waterpark with that teased theme. Wouldn't surprise me one bit if they're rolling out some new prototype from ProSlide. Its definitely gonna be a decent sized addition or they wouldn't be teasing and announcing something this early if it wasn't.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Although maybe Halloween section, connection to Kitty Claws? That's a stretch, but including it just to be thorough.

 

 

I like this idea the best

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/