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

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.

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

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This thread makes me remember why I LOVE Holiday World. They really do care about the patrons and that is amazing.

 

Voyage = Bliss for me. Yeah - it's crazy, psychotic, a bit rough, and all over the place, but man-oh-man do I find it awesome. I can't really marathon it (4 rides in a row would be about it for me at one time) but that's part of what I like about it.

 

Paula - thank you ever so much for keeping us up to date on everything and responding in this thread. This is what I meant about Holiday World caring! Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks with the TPR Middle America tour.

 

David

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So Raven went from two trains to one and Voyage from one to two to help with capacity. Just clearing things up

 

I wondered why Raven was only running one train when I was there in June. That makes so much more sense now.

 

As for the Wildebeest queue, it was most definitely a nasty one. Concrete + blistering sun + no shade for half the line = not happy me. That said, once I got on the ride, I forgot about the queue since Wildebeest is just so freakin' awesome.

 

I loved Holiday World and am quite sad that it's so far away from me. Otherwise, I'd be going there all the time.

 

EDIT: I also want to say thanks to Holiday World for selling Voyage's PTC trains to Darien Lake. Predator is soooooo much better because of it.

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Wow, I guess I got really lucky with Holiday World...other than Liberty Launch being down every ride was open and the weather was gorgeous. Im glad we went on Tuesday and not next Tuesday like originally planned. Also, those who are saying Voyage is rough, I have no idea what yall are talking about. It is really smooth but just extremely aggresive, which is why it is soo amazing. Sad to see Legend go down though, I liked it almost as much as Voyage.

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You definitelt make a good point, as I can see how a smaller person than myself could get beat up by all of the throwing around that occurs. I just dont get why people says its rough...there is a difference between rough and aggressiveness! I guess being a larger rider isnt a bad thing

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I've ridden rides that are more "aggressive" that the Voyage that aren't as rough. Yes, the Voyage has lots of sudden changes in direction and high g forces, but so do other intense rides such as untrimmed i305, X, and El Toro. However, on The Voyage those tight turns are also just plain old bumpy. There's a definite vibration on The Voyage that just kills my neck, back, and head that the other rides I listed don't have.

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Holiday World has sent us a press release about their latest award for one of their park's newest additions, Wildebeest.

 

The world's longest water coaster will be named one of "America's Five Best Roller Coasters" during Saturday's "The Early Show" on CBS network.

 

"Wildebeest instantly became the most popular ride in the park the day it opened back in May," says Matt Eckert, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari's general manager. "We're thrilled that travel expert Peter Greenberg chose Wildebeest as one of his top picks."

 

One-third of a mile long, Wildebeest begins with a conveyor ride up the water coaster’s lifthill. Following the four-story drop at a 45-degree angle, linear induction motors propel the four-person boats up seven additional hills, through two underground tunnels, and around a helix. Wildebeest covers more than two acres; its top speed is 36 feet per second. Wildebeest’s tallest elevation is 64 feet higher than its lowest drop; the conveyor-style lifthill replaces any slide-tower stairs, making the water coaster accessible to riders who might have difficulty walking up stairs.

 

CBS Travel Editor Peter Greenberg will announce his choice for "America's Five Best Roller Coasters" tomorrow morning during the 8:00 am EDT (7:00 am CDT) half-hour on "The Early Show."

 

Holiday World & Splashin' Safari are open daily through August 15 and then select weekends through October 10. For more information, see the park's website at HolidayWorld.com or call 1-877-Go-Family.

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Sorry, but it's 'extreme agressiveness' that you admit to beats the poo-poo out of me.

 

Yep.

 

But congrats on the award, Holiday World! Wildebeest is a really fun ride, and an excellent addition to the park.

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I thought the same thing, but the front of the car had no dummies in it. If the ride goes that speed when they open officially with the Timberliners yeesh Voyage is gunna suck. I find it weird though cuz about a year ago they ran the Timberliner prototype with only three or four cars on Legend and it ran really fast. Who knows what's going on but I'm worried now

 

(edit)Just watched it again there are three rows just running the wheels with no seats on them and five rows have no dummies, wonder why that is?

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I thought the same thing, but the front of the car had no dummies in it. If the ride goes that speed when they open officially with the Timberliners yeesh Voyage is gunna suck. I find it weird though cuz about a year ago they ran the Timberliner prototype with only three or four cars on RAVEN and it ran really fast. Who knows what's going on but I'm worried now

 

(edit)Just watched it again there are three rows just running the wheels with no seats on them and five rows have no dummies, wonder why that is?

 

 

Fixed!!!

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When I heard the news that Hoilday World's newest ride called "The Wildebeest" was going to be named as one of the top five new coasters, I had to do a double take.

 

Did I read that right? The Wildebeest is a coaster? I thought it was just a water slide that makes you go up and down and all around, and it to be named as a "coaster"? Folks, I don't know whether I should laugh or cry at this; I mean, when Schlitterbahn released its "Master Blaster (remember,kiddies, this was the first ever ride of its kind), did it ever get named as a coaster?

 

I don't want an answer to that, at least not yet. I think I want to go to Hoilday World, ride the Wildebeest, and make up my own mind. Regardless of whether that ride is a coaster or not, at least it looks like "A FUN RIDE!!!"

 

"The Wildebeest: is a coaster or not a coaster? Why not sleep on it?"

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Take a closer look. The reason there are a few rows of test dummies missing is that it appears the seats in those rows are missing. I'm pretty sure I spotted two rows (second row and another about 3/4 of the way back) without any seats.

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I thought it was just a water slide that makes you go up and down and all around, and it to be named as a "coaster"? Folks, I don't know whether I should laugh or cry at this; I mean, when Schlitterbahn released its "Master Blaster (remember,kiddies, this was the first ever ride of its kind), did it ever get named as a coaster?

 

Master Blaster isn't a complete circuit ride.

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