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^^ That's cool...I think that is a great approach from HW. Build something original that will appeal to both the enthusiast and families that visit.

 

Don't think that anyone would ever expect a giga, pre-fab, or strata here. I think an Intamin Mega-Lite with unique elements would be more suited to this park's tastes. Perhaps something like Skyrush, but about 120' feet high with fun airtime hills, crazy banked turns and some tunnels....maybe even a couple of inversions or a good launch with a different style of layout?

 

Getting a Wild Mouse, SLC, Boomerang or some other lame cookie cutter coaster "just to have a steel" does not seem to be the theme for this park and I hope that they never get anything like that, IMO.

 

I'm very curious to see what they will eventually add though. This park intrigues the hell out of me!

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Since we're talking about possible steel coasters for Holiday World in the future, I have to say something along the lines of Powder Keg would be perfect for this park. I believe either Elissa or Chuck mentioned this coaster a while back and I have to agree. I believe it's a perfect blend of family thrills while also being budget-conscious. ...At least compared to B&M and Intamin.

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They had the survey a few month's back about what type of steel coaster we would like to see at Holiday World. Most people voted for a Inverted Terrain Coaster. I say 2013 we'll see a fantastic steel invert up the hill through the Voyage. Splashi'n Safari needs this, when I was there the end of July, wait times was much longer in Splashi'n Safari then the park. Most rides was 15-30 minutes and the slides in Splashi'n Safari was 45 minutes minimum. I can't wait, I for one Love Splashi'n Safari and The Wildebeest was a blast, so I am sure Mammoth will be the BOMB!

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Looks like a GREAT addition to the water park, and should help spread the people out a bit between the 2 water coasters. I'm typically not much of a water park guy, but Wildebeest and now Mammoth have me thinking that I might want to check these bad boys out! The park really seems to have its finger on the pulse of what guests there like and want.

 

I agree with you. I usually do not take the time to visit water parks when I go around to different theme parks, but on my midwest trip planned for next summer I have left a day for Splashin' Safari simply because it looks amazing. HW definitely knows what they are doing by adding this attraction for next year.

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They had the survey a few month's back about what type of steel coaster we would like to see at Holiday World. Most people voted for a Inverted Terrain Coaster. I say 2014 we'll see a fantastic steel invert up the hill through the Voyage. Splashi'n Safari needs this, when I was there the end of July, wait times was much longer in Splashi'n Safari then the park. Most rides was 15-30 minutes and the slides in Splashi'n Safari was 45 minutes minimum. I can't wait, I for one Love Splashi'n Safari and The Wildebeest was a blast, so I am sure Mammoth will be the BOMB!

 

How do you know what most people voted for? Did they post the results of the survey somewhere? Just wondering.

 

I filled out the survey and suggested something along the lines of iSpeed.

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Last year during my first ever visit to the park (during the MidAmerica trip) Wildebeast easily had the longest line I saw all day. Granted it was hot as hell and a brand new ride, but people seemed to love it, including every TPR peep I was with. I am sure the reaction to this will be the same. My only gripe is I wish it itertangled with Wildebeast next door, though it does do quite a few crossovers with itself. I also hope they plant more trees in the water park.

 

Paula, do you prefer riding these water coasters over the dry ones?

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Considering the Voyage is one of the largest and most intense wooden coasters around, and one of the most popular attractions at Holiday World, I don't think it's too far fetched to think that they would build a giga/hyper/launched steel coaster that is a very large and intense. I could see something like Millennium Force or Expedition GeForce working very well at Holiday World.

 

It is a family park, but when one of the most intense wooden coasters on the planet is the most popular attraction why not build something similar out of steel steel?

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I personally think that Holiday World should start a little smaller out on the steel coaster then going for a hyper or giga right away. I would LOVE to see a Mack or Maurer Sohne launched coaster with inversions. Something bigger but not huge. For instance maybe a 0-50mph launch with three to four inversions would be good for me.

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^baha too true, dude at Holiday World you're going to wait no matter what, they have 3 major wood coasters and flats, so the waits don't spread out too much like at CP or any bigger park that has lots of rides to spread out wait times!

 

As far at the new coaster, I think a medium sized steel is a good fit to start, something like a Eurofighter, Mega-Lite or even something on the same scale of Fahrenheit/Maverick. They have nice terrain to work with out there so they can definitely make something like any of those into a world class, top 10 ride without a doubt!

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I'm going to Holiday World soon. What's the best day to go with no lines? What rides do I go to first? Do I go to the water park first? Are there any lines for the coasters in the afternoon? Help please...my family hates waiting in line.

 

Holiday World opens at 9:30. Head directly to Raven. Then Ride a flat or two. The water park opens at 10:30, however, the lockers open at 9:30. Get your locker and change ahead of the water park opening. As soon as the water park opens, go directly to Wildebeest. Then you can do 1 or 2 other major rides with a very short wait. The coasters have short waits in the afternoon. Last Thursday we got on Raven, Gobbler's Getaway and Pilgrim's Plunge all before we went to get our locker and take off for Wildebeest. Voyage averaged 10-15 min wait and we walked on Raven and Legend in the afternoon.

 

I love this park. I can't say it enough. Everything they do, they do right. Food is slightly more costly than fast food, however it is very affordable compared to other theme parks, and is fresher, and tastes better. The best food there is Plymouth Rock Cafe, with full Thanksgiving Dinners (including Prime Rib) with air conditioned seating. The best food at the Water Park is Safari Pizza next to the Wave wave pool. The park is clean, and if you begin to think something is dirty, someone is already there cleaning it. The response to thank you, by employees, is My Pleasure! They'll take photos of your family in the park throughout the day and give you a card to access them much like Disney but they are free to download.

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I'm not saying they should get one, but i can actually see a mega-lite planted behind pilgrim's plunge. It would probably have some sort of custom layout though since Holiday World is all about original rides.

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They had the survey a few month's back about what type of steel coaster we would like to see at Holiday World. Most people voted for a Inverted Terrain Coaster. I say 2014 we'll see a fantastic steel invert up the hill through the Voyage. Splashi'n Safari needs this, when I was there the end of July, wait times was much longer in Splashi'n Safari then the park. Most rides was 15-30 minutes and the slides in Splashi'n Safari was 45 minutes minimum. I can't wait, I for one Love Splashi'n Safari and The Wildebeest was a blast, so I am sure Mammoth will be the BOMB!

 

How do you know what most people voted for? Did they post the results of the survey somewhere? Just wondering.

 

I filled out the survey and suggested something along the lines of iSpeed.

 

 

They released the results, most people wanted a Terrain Suspended. That's why I think they'll take that survey and run with it. They're about family fun adding Mammoth will help greatly, Splashin' Safari is more crowded then the park anymore. I've grown up around this park and watched it grow. I buy a season pass every year and visit several times a year, spending loads of money and don't regret it. Splashin' Safari is more crowded than last year and this one, was just as crazy last week. This is a much needed attraction for Splashon' Safari.

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I would be fine if Holiday World never added another coaster or water ride again, to be honest. Their coaster line-up is amazing right now, and the water park is something I usually just walk through once per visit to see what's there.

 

I do like their log flume and rapids ride, but I wasn't terribly impressed with Pilgrim's Plunge.

 

I'd like to see more flat rides, indoor attractions, and transportation/observation rides, personally.

 

But that's just me.

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It seems pretty clear to me, based on the park's past additions and the recent survey, that when Holiday World does add their steel coaster, they'll be out to make it the best of the best.

 

I don't understand why people keep throwing out "Eurofighter" and "medium sized coaster"...Holiday World strives for records, rewards, and satisfaction. I feel confident in saying that their upcoming additions won't disappoint anyone (who is sane).

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I do like their log flume and rapids ride...

 

I'd like to see more flat rides, indoor attractions, and transportation/observation rides, personally.

 

But that's just me.

 

 

Really? I Thought their River Rapids Ride was Pretty Lame

Agree with Flat Rides. It looks like the park is horrible when Splashin Safari is Closed. With Their Halloween Event, Crowds are probably gonna be BAD.

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I'd like to see more flat rides, indoor attractions, and transportation/observation rides, personally.

 

But that's just me.

 

The Halloween section could definitely use a good, old-school haunted-house ride.

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From screamscape.

2011 - Racing / Dueling Wooden Coaster - (9/1/11) In a very strange twist, PTC has posted on their Facebook page that they have begun production on four new coaster trains for the OTC Wuhan racing coaster in China. When the coaster was first announced, a key feature was said to be in the inclusion of the Gravity Group Timberliner trains. While I know Holiday World held off an extra year before adding Timberliner trains to The Voyage coaster in Indiana (USA) the Timberliner trains have been a surprise hit at Quassy this past summer on the Wooden Warrior coaster. So anyone know what happened in Wuhan to change their mind?

 

Wuhan nixed the TL's....does this make anyone else nervous?

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