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^ Just asking, but ... when does a birthday equal being a holiday?

I think they'd be more into National/Worldwide Holidays, etc.

Hmmm. Maybe an Easter Land, perhaps? Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, Bwah - Ah - Ahhhhh. 🐇

 

Or you were kidding all along, darnya!

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17 hours ago, Nrthwnd said:

^ Just asking, but ... when does a birthday equal being a holiday?

I think they'd be more into National/Worldwide Holidays, etc.

Hmmm. Maybe an Easter Land, perhaps? Bunnies, bunnies everywhere, Bwah - Ah - Ahhhhh. 🐇

 

Or you were kidding all along, darnya!

Well there's Christmas but we're not all that special.

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If I'm remembering correctly, there was a story about Will's father wanted a St. Patrick's Day section with a pub?  (Could have been a page back, not great at skimming) It wasn't happening, but I bet it would be nice!  But then it's Holiday World, it's gonna be nice.  It's also nice to be in a good mood and looking forward to the 2022 coaster season.  I'd better check out the Holiday World Podcast, been too long.

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So I'm planning a stop here as part of my "big park trip" this year, on Friday July 1st, and have a few questions:

1.  Is 6 hours enough time to hit all of the coasters, the dark ride, log flume and drop tower, and the water park?

2.  Will they group single riders with strangers on the water coasters?  Are there any sort of dividers between seats on the non-Mammoth ones?  I don't meet the minimum solo weight for any of them.

3. Anything else I should know about this park?

Thanks in advance. :)

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Not an expert but been enough times for some pointers.

I've never been RECENTLY In the heart of summer, but for a Friday, even with a holiday weekend, I don't think you'll have an issue getting everything given your itinerary. If it's nice weather your longest lines are going to be the water coasters, but, mammoth and wildebeest both have single rider lines and they will group you with others. Most people are family's and don't utilize it. I didn't notice if cheetah chase had one, but I don't think it did. That one was tough given the weight distributions for my party we had to find other people to ride with w/o the help of the ops. When you say water park, I'm just assuming the 3 water coasters and nothing else. You can spend all day in just the water park if you are doing all the other slides... easy. There are some other fun ones (but with no single rider lines be prepared to wait a LONG time for things in the waterpark), but really, for the truly unique experience just go with the 3 "coasters". There are dividers meaning people won't be in your lap for wildebeest and cheetah chase, but you'll still get people's feet near/to the side of you unless you're in the back row. Mammoth is a non issue and is very comfortable and you'll get on quick in the single rider line.

Don't make the rookie mistake of doing the dry coasters in order from the top of the hill when the park opens (UNLESS you can beat the rush) because pretty much EVERYONE goes to Raven first. And then when people see when that line is too long they go next on the pecking order to Legend. Etc. The lines for those two are long around opening time / the first hour or two until the water park opens.  Probably best to make the VERY long trek to Thunderbird (+ rerides) FIRST if you get there at open, then do voyage (+ retyides) and then do gobbler getaway right near the Voyage, then hop on over to the drop tower, log flume, and finally Legend and Raven. Then do the waterpark with single rider lines. Then if there is any extra time after the waterpark that's when you'll want rerides on the dry side and there will be no lines for Raven and Legend.

Let me know if you have any other questions. Some other locals might have better advice but that's generally what I've seen and my order of operations that I'd recommend to cram in as much as possible.

Don't forget the time zone difference from the rest of the area! Another rookie mistake, lol

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@anonymouscactusAwesome info, thanks!

I'll probably be also checking out tube slides (I don't really do body slides) and the lazy river in the water park.

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No body slides at Holiday World so no worries there. You'll have time to do some of the other slides, lazy River, wave pool, etc for sure, just don't expect super short lines for anything in the waterpark. Zinga (tornado slide) and the enclosed purple one (ZOOMBOBWAY) have notoriously long and slow lines. While fun, not worth it IMO and you might have trouble finding a group to ride with. Otto-ron-go, the enclosed black slides, are fun for single riders and lines are quick. As always in the waterpark, the more weight per boat/tube/etc the faster you'll fly. I think they have scales on everything now though that will give you a red or green light for whatever group you end up with, so long are the days when you could put 4 adults on the purple slide of death lol. I'll never, ever, ever forget that ride and the biggest mindf*ck I've ever had on a ride.... lol.

It's a fun park and fantastic water park for sure. Don't listen to Coasterbill who will poo poo on your parade.

If you like turkey and thanksgiving-like food, eat at Plymouth Rock. The food court near the entrance there is a large variety, the food is OK, but if you want some unique eats go for Plymouth Rock Cafe down near Voyage instead.

Take advantage of the free sunscreen and the  free drinks/Gatorade/tea. Also they have Dole Whip in the waterpark if you're into that.

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Beware...No diet Dr. Pepper right now in the park.  If the park is open after dark I can't recommend it enough.  Voyage at night puts everything else to shame.  

Everything else above is solid advice as well.  Enjoy your visit to this wonderful park.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, tndank said:

Beware...No diet Dr. Pepper right now in the park.  If the park is open after dark I can't recommend it enough.  Voyage at night puts everything else to shame.  

Everything else above is solid advice as well.  Enjoy your visit to this wonderful park.

No concerns about Dr. Pepper haha...I rarely drink sodas.  Unfortunately the park only closes at 8 on that day, so no chance of night rides.

Thanks!

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On 5/9/2022 at 6:37 PM, Mike240SX said:

So I'm planning a stop here as part of my "big park trip" this year, on Friday July 1st, and have a few questions:

1.  Is 6 hours enough time to hit all of the coasters, the dark ride, log flume and drop tower, and the water park?

2.  Will they group single riders with strangers on the water coasters?  Are there any sort of dividers between seats on the non-Mammoth ones?  I don't meet the minimum solo weight for any of them.

3. Anything else I should know about this park?

Thanks in advance. :)

It's really hard to plan how anything is going to go, the last couple years; nothing is "normal" or predictable and everything has to come with a mountain of salt and moderated expectations.

That said I hit HW on a Wednesday last summer, first week in August.  Raven was a 90 minute wait, Legend was two hours.  The flume was around 90 minutes too.  The Voyage was about 10 minutes.  No, doesn't make sense to me either.  Food at the goblin burger stand was 45 minutes (but good for a theme park burger, at least)

In six hours you can PROBABLY get all of the coasters, flume etc, but it's hard to say definitely, and the water park, that seems unlikely if it's anything like last year.

Of course, you could get there on a day when nothing has more than a five minute line too.  I miss parks being mostly easy to plan.

If it's an important stop on your trip and you really want to get everything in though, it might be better to try to plan more time so you're not disappointed, you're definitely gambling a little otherwise.

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On 5/9/2022 at 5:37 PM, Mike240SX said:

So I'm planning a stop here as part of my "big park trip" this year, on Friday July 1st, and have a few questions:

1.  Is 6 hours enough time to hit all of the coasters, the dark ride, log flume and drop tower, and the water park?

2.  Will they group single riders with strangers on the water coasters?  Are there any sort of dividers between seats on the non-Mammoth ones?  I don't meet the minimum solo weight for any of them.

3. Anything else I should know about this park?

Thanks in advance. :)

1. Normally it is. You can access the lockers and changing area for wp before park open so I would stash your wp stuff there first, go to the back of the park and do Thunderbird and Voyage then switch over to the wp, do what you want there, and then switch back over to the dry park in the afternoon when the crowd heads to the wp.

2. Yes, works like any other single rider line. You will be in close proximity with strangers in your swimsuits so if that freaks you out keep that in mind. No way will they let you ride by yourself whether you meet the weight or not. There are dividers but the legs of the person behind you will encroach into your space.

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31 minutes ago, mikeykaise said:

Any word on Holliwood Nights this year, this is about the time of year for it.

It's June 3 weekend. Had to enter and get selected in a lottery earlier this year. 

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