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I was really thinking that with people actually riding the timberliners they would be ready to go come spring ! Ordering another train seems like a huge waste of money considering two of the trains were sold, and like a sign that the timberliners are no where near ready... What will happen to the trains once the Voyage opens with the timberliners ?

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Ordering another train seems like a huge waste of money

PLEASE READ! Paula didn't say they ordered a "another train", she said they ordered some "extra cars." How do you know they may not have needed these cars anyway for Raven and Legend? I highly doubt that any park in the world is going to go spending the large sum of money that additional PTC cars cost if they didn't feel they needed them for something.

 

--Robb

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I cant wait to finally get some "human reviews" of these Timberliner trains. I hope they ride like a dream because personally i dont really like the "look" of them. I mean they look nice and all but they don't really look a wooden coaster train. Part of the reason I love the GCI Millenium Flyers is the classic single bench wooden coaster train look that they have on top of the incredibly smooth ride. The Timberliners just don't have that classic look to me, but if they ride as smooth and fast as the Flyers then eh, who cares.

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Ordering another train seems like a huge waste of money

PLEASE READ! Paula didn't say they ordered a "another train", she said they ordered some "extra cars." How do you know they may not have needed these cars anyway for Raven and Legend? I highly doubt that any park in the world is going to go spending the large sum of money that additional PTC cars cost if they didn't feel they needed them for something.

 

--Robb

 

Agreed. If I remember correctly one row from the original PTC train was removed so as to match Raven's train. If they bought new cars to even them out yet again then that would be an incredibly SMART move. Plus once it's all said and done the new cars could go on and the old ones used as parts. I see no problem with what they are doing.

 

I think some of you really don't understand what it takes to get a new product fully functional and operational.

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Ordering another train seems like a huge waste of money

PLEASE READ! Paula didn't say they ordered a "another train", she said they ordered some "extra cars." How do you know they may not have needed these cars anyway for Raven and Legend? I highly doubt that any park in the world is going to go spending the large sum of money that additional PTC cars cost if they didn't feel they needed them for something.

 

--Robb

 

Voyage runs modified PTCs, doesn't it? While those are backwards-compatible with Raven, they are more expensive than standard PTCs, aren't they?

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I read they bought 5 cars because....

 

Voyage used to have 3 trains with 7 cars. (21)

 

12 cars were sold to make up the 2, 6-car trains on Predator @ Darien Lake.

 

That left Holiday World with 9 cars.

 

Voyages trains are 7 cars, leaving 2 extra cars.

 

Add 5 more cars and Voyage has a 2nd, 7-car PTC train.

 

 

 

And I think that math makes sense! Of course I could be wrong, but this way Voyage has two 7-car trains ready to go and Raven can get it's train back! Smart move on HW's part

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Holiday World has sent us a press release regarding their latest act of philanthropy/charity.

 

With Abraham Lincoln’s birthday just around the corner, Holiday World’s Koch family today issues a $25,000 challenge gift to Lincoln Amphitheatre in memory of Will Koch.

 

“My oldest son was such an admirer of our sixteenth president,” says Holiday World matriarch Pat Koch. “Part of Will’s legacy is his dedication to seeing the story of Abraham Lincoln’s Indiana roots shared in Lincoln Amphitheatre.”

 

Abraham Lincoln grew up what is now Lincoln City, Indiana, from the time he was seven until he was 21. Lincoln City is located four miles west of the town of Santa Claus.

 

The Koch family and Holiday World are encouraging others to donate to Lincoln Amphitheatre in memory of Will Koch, who passed away last June at the age of 48. Thousands of friends and admirers from around the world who sent their condolences remembered him for his vision, integrity, and sense of humor. Will Koch was president of Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari for more than 20 years and also served as president of the Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association. His widow, Lori, now serves on the association’s board.

 

“We hope our gift will inspire others to make a donation as well,” says Pat Koch. “Our goal is to see today’s contribution double, helping to jump-start the amphitheatre’s upcoming fund drive so that they may continue telling the story of Lincoln’s Indiana years for many seasons to come.”

 

Lincoln Amphitheatre staff recently announced a planned “re-tooling” of the Lincoln: Upon the Altar of Freedom play, which is expected to return as a more family-friendly musical in 2012. Meanwhile, the amphitheatre will host a variety of outdoor films and theatrical presentations this summer, including a collaborative production of The Wizard of Oz with the Evansville Civic Theatre.

 

Donations may be made through Lincoln Amphitheatre’s website at LincolnAmphitheatre.com by clicking on the “Donate and Support” button. Lincoln Amphitheatre is located in Lincoln State Park and is operated by the non-profit Lincoln Boyhood Drama Association.

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There is a poll at about.com right now for Best New Water Park Ride for 2010. It's in the same group of polls that Robb has been mentioning. Wildebeest in running really close with Scorpion's Tail. If you also think Wildebeest should be number one, then vote HERE!

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We'll know more next month, when testing resumes. I'd tell you if I knew...

 

Paula

 

Hey Paula,

 

I was just wondering if testing resumed on the Timberliners yet? I think I missed any update if it did. I'm looking forward to riding the Voyage with them eventually.

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Since I hear/read this is THE place to go when you want a poll swayed (j/k) ... Have you voted for Wildebeest yet today? About.com allows once-a-day voting (just takes a sec): http://bit.ly/fCSYKS

Seriously, your help in spreading the word is sincerely appreciated!

Thank you! Paula

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The late Will Koch and ProSlide's Rick Hunter ... the proud creators of Wildebeest.

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