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I felt bad about that survey... it's extremely unrealistic for them to think that a large gathering will happen in August. Just FYI - Kentucky Kingdom is honoring refunding requests for their event that was tied to Holiwood Nights. Holiday World says your ticket will remain valid or you can trade it for 3 normal non-event tickets.

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^ My biggest reservation is that I get one free flight change on my original flight and I genuinely have no idea if or when things will reopen this year. I have no doubt there will be changes with regards to how they operate if they are able to open at some point.

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it's extremely unrealistic for them to think that a large gathering will happen in August.

 

They're sharp cookies, they will be ok Maybe it will be a small gathering. Either way, kudos to them for always putting their best foot forward. A friend of mine was flying from LA to go to his first Holiwood Nights; if this year doesn't work out, onward to 2021! HW will be celebrating 75 years in 2021, I wonder what they have up their sleeve.

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^ Considering they are losing money right now and will be for the forseeable future rather than making millions as they expected, probably nothing. I don't mean to be a debbie downer, but all additions are going to be the first things to be cut. This is pretty much the absolute worst case scenario any theme park could have imagined.

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^You're probably right in terms of a new addition, but I'm sure it will still be an important celebration year of sorts for them. Being a HW fanboy myself, they can do nothing and I'll still show up. Love the place!

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Based on Indiana’s Governor’s plan to reopen the state, it appears HW will be able to open by June 14th and maybe even at 50% capacity on May 24th. It really depends how HW is classified by the state. They’re located in such a rural area with no other tourist destinations, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out. They could be the first park to open back up.

 

https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/new-indiana-coronavirus-order-wont-ban-tighter-local-rules/2264999/

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From what I understand from the medical professionals, mid- to late-June is an appropriate, responsible time to reopen given the state of the curve and the new treatment options. Good to see Holiday World is doing this in a thoughtful manner, and I hope everything goes well for them.

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HW has now officially designated June 14 as their target opening.

 

https://www.holidayworld.com/covid-19

 

If this stays true... Looks like we will finally make it out to visit this park. We had been talking about it... Then all this crap happened. If they finally open June 14th (or some where around there) will be there!

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HW has now officially designated June 14 as their target opening.

 

https://www.holidayworld.com/covid-19

 

If this stays true... Looks like we will finally make it out to visit this park. We had been talking about it... Then all this crap happened. If they finally open June 14th (or some where around there) will be there!

It's a really nice friendly park and the voyage is one of the best wooden coasters in the world.

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Interesting that they chose a Sunday to open. Perhaps this is a "test day" so they can make necessary changes immediately during the week before opening again.

 

Hope all goes well.

 

Holiday World didn't choose Sunday, the governor of Indiana chose Sunday for the first day of Phase 3, they're just setting their opening date for the first allowed day.

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Interesting that they chose a Sunday to open. Perhaps this is a "test day" so they can make necessary changes immediately during the week before opening again.

 

Hope all goes well.

 

Holiday World didn't choose Sunday, the governor of Indiana chose Sunday for the first day of Phase 3, they're just setting their opening date for the first allowed day.

 

There is always a hidden meaning! This probably means HW is getting a super awesome RMC next year!

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^As much as I understand plenty of peeps on here would love to see an RMC at Holiday World, they still have a huge hole in the "family coaster" department. Raven is already like 5x the intensity for a family ride. Think Lake Winnie Cannonball, Kingdom Coaster at Dutch Wonderland, Whizzer at Great America... all perfect intensities to fill that spot. Plus, all those rides have classic feels/set-ups. Gerstlauer works out of the old Schwarzkopf factory and has used/can use the classic prints/with modifications. Think about how popular something like Whizzer (or Zambezi Zinger) would go over - it would be a massive hit for HW. But then anything they do is going to be a massive hit for their guests.

 

And then we still need that awesome skyride, ferris wheel, haunted house...

Lots of daydreaming these days!

 

(Oh yeah, before anyone says it, those awesome little coasters built by Gravity Group are also significantly too intense to be labeled family rides )

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There is always a hidden meaning! This probably means HW is getting a super awesome RMC next year!

 

Did you really think he was serious. Because it sure sounded like you took it that way when you typed this:

 

^As much as I understand plenty of peeps on here would love to see an RMC at Holiday World, they still have a huge hole in the "family coaster" department.

 

Not trying to be demeaning, just pointing out the obvious joke.

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^As much as I understand plenty of peeps on here would love to see an RMC at Holiday World, they still have a huge hole in the "family coaster" department.

 

Not trying to be demeaning, just pointing out the obvious joke.

 

I didn't think it was demeaning, but I still don't get the joke :/

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Whats the construction going on beside Thunderbird new ride maybe

 

That's the new Mack/Proslide collaboration to premier in 2021. It's a launched spinning coaster that transitions into a water coaster larger than Mammoth maybe

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It'll be interesting to see how HW handles operations considering their nearest big competitor an hour away doesn't have a slated date from the governor yet on when they can open. It's hinted that their opening would occur likely in July.

 

I'm most interested in how limited HW might have operations set to, both for attendance numbers and for new ride capacity.

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