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Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Aug 03, 2020 1:17 pm

^ I'm surprised they didn't mask the cat, too. ;)
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Postby KristenLeigh » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:58 pm

Anybody going Sunday or Monday??
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Postby tanthonyam » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:43 am

I have been reading quite a few negative reviews about this park elsewhere. Lots of complaints about the ride reservation system, and over crowding no social distancing, especially at the water park.A bit concerened since I am planning a visit there on a Sunday in a week or so.

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Postby grsupercity » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:51 am

There are def 2 sides of the spectrum. Some people see normal crowds and are totally fine, and others that are uncomfortable with the crowds. A lot of will depend on how you feel on the matter
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:53 am

On my visit, physical distancing was definitely an issue, but I actually quite liked the reservation system. My visit was on a Friday, and it was definitely busy. Not sure how bad the park is on a Sunday.

Most of the time thanks to the virtual queue I barely stood in line making distancing mostly feasible, though this was not help at the waterpark unfortunately, since as of my visit (a couple weeks ago) no water rides were on the virtual queue.

If it weren't for the virtual queue I would not visit the park, that virtual queue is the main reason distancing is possible.
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Postby teacherkim » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:51 am

We were there about two weeks ago and I agree with JG-77. The virtual queue was truly very easy to use and allowed you to spend very little time in the lines. If you can work a smartphone you can do the virtual lines.

Waterpark definitely a different issue and there were times in the lines when social distancing was not always adhered to, however I found this to mostly be kids and one mean teacher starte normally backed them off. The only time I was truly uncomfortable was during a rainstorm closure while waiting for Cheetah Chase when a lot of people tried to huddle under the station canopy. However, it was our choice whether to leave or stay of course. And if you want to ride Mammoth you have to have a minimum of 500 lbs in your party, which means unless you have at least 3-4 in your group you will have to buddy up with strangers or pass.

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Postby teacherkim » Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:53 am

I should add that we tended to wear our masks in the ride lines/stations and then just take them off once the ride was underway and while not everyone was doing that we experienced no mask shaming and everyone was very good about wearing masks during the crowded entry process, inside, and when we were all crowded up for rope drop.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:20 pm

No masks on the open air roller coasters? Murderer.

teacherkim wrote:And if you want to ride Mammoth you have to have a minimum of 500 lbs in your party, which means unless you have at least 3-4 in your group you will have to buddy up with strangers or pass.


Although, since it's Indiana, some guests may be able to pull it off with two riders.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:35 pm

teacherkim wrote:I should add that we tended to wear our masks in the ride lines/stations and then just take them off once the ride was underway and while not everyone was doing that we experienced no mask shaming and everyone was very good about wearing masks during the crowded entry process, inside, and when we were all crowded up for rope drop.


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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby ALT2870 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:27 pm

teacherkim wrote:And if you want to ride Mammoth you have to have a minimum of 500 lbs in your party, which means unless you have at least 3-4 in your group you will have to buddy up with strangers or pass.


Interesting, a few years ago (back when Valrvn opened) it was less then that. We rode it as two (I weigh about 150 and while I can't speak for the other person, he was less then 300) and it was a wild ride.
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