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So uh... this years' Holiwood Nights turned out to be a most attended ever, with reportedly between 900 and 1,000 people. It was nuts! Holiday World did a snap up job with operations, especially considering. It is impressive to see them constantly show up and knock it out of the park, even when things go horribly wrong.

I KNEW there was something fishy with the amount of people there. I wasn't sure if it was because of new precautions reducing capacity on the rides or if there really was more people at the event. An hour wait for Voyage during ERT was SUPER suspect. I figured there would still be a decent turnout, but I didn't expect what they got.

 

Nonetheless, even with the larger crowd, HW still managed to produce a fantastic event this year. I'd still say I had a faaar better time during exclusive event times than I did when the park was actually open to all guests, because Saturday was pretty packed too. I still hold the event up as my #1 favorite.

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Many have seen our theme for HoliWood Nights 2021: The Wizard of Ahhh...hs. But did you know we're doing some major work on one of our wooden coasters in 2021? It's more than 500 feet of eight layers and more than 100 feet of the top two layers.  I'll give you three guesses. 😉

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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 been to Holiday World so I really don't know what to expect.  Any tips, suggestions?

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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.

We went for the first time in 2019 and it was an incredible event, Friday and Saturday night ERT’s were insanely good with untrimmed Voyage having ~10 minute waits. But once we got there on Friday and rode everything in the park we realized quickly that we didn’t need 2 full days. 
 

In the future we’ll come in Friday night for some Voyage laps then enjoy the park on Saturday. Even as a 30 year old the untrimmed Voyage rides really take a lot of energy out of me... I haven’t slept so good in years as I did after those. 

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I'm planning on making my first trip out to Holiday World this year as part of a larger trip. I'm not sure how much time to plan spending there. We are looking forward to enjoying both the park and Splashin' Safari. Do you need multiple days to enjoy both?

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I don't believe the park is using the virtual queue this year.  For that reason, it's definitely possible to do both in one day.

I would recommend going on the water coasters at Splashin' Safari immediately after the water park opens.  If you knock those out early, you will avoid the longest waits.  In my experience, the water coasters always have longer lines than the roller coasters.  In most years, the coaster lines max out around 15-30 minutes.

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If you go on a weekday and stay until close, you will not need to go two days. It's a small park. Get to the water park as soon as possible. Go straight to the water coasters.

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As others have said, most days the water park is busier so make sure you're dressed and ready for it at opening!  Don't take forever with lockers and changing, be ready!

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In some random park related news legendary professional wrestler/aspiring Rockstar Chris Jericho's band Fozzy just released a new music video that was filmed at Holiday world. Probably not a lot of professional wrestling fans here but the video is pretty cool 😆.

 

Shout out to Holiday World for letting them throw a guitar off of the lift hill of The Voyage lol.

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I'd prefer a Robb Alvey commentary reverse POV vs. bad lip syncing.

Favorite Robb youtube quotes:

"My titties ar jiggling!!"    (Dodonpa)

"HOOOLY F**K!!"     (Chimera)

It's a bit ironic such a hardcore video was themed at one of the most family oriented parks in the US. Seriously though, thanks for the share.

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Heads up for anyone going to HoliWood Nights. The park announced earlier today in the HoliWood Nights group on Facebook that Thunderbird is having issues and will probably be down through the weekend. To help compensate they are going to allow attendees a return visit any day later this season, will be keeping other rides on ERT open longer, and if you didn't purchase the all day Friday ticket you can now enter the park at 3PM in stead of 4:30PM.

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They make it sound like the 3pm entry was in some way connected to TB being down. But it was posted days before it actually went down. 

Looking forward to a great weekend. 

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Sad news tonight with a unfortunate event on the Voyage. You can check HW's social (Holiwood nights group). Out of respect to the injured, Voyage is closed tonight. Sad news indeed. 

Update: Unfortunately, it appears the guest did not survive.

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Had my first visit to the park last night. I now have a new definition of what wooden coasters are lol. I also got to experience 3 new water coasters!  I love water coasters. . .

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Sad to hear about the news on the Voyage yesterday. Cool music video by Fozzy on the ride though.

On 5/28/2021 at 6:45 AM, prozach626 said:

It's a bit ironic such a hardcore video was themed at one of the most family oriented parks in the US. 

It is but The Voyage is aggressive so the song and video fits the ride well. 

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