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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:42 am

Holiday World has sent us a press release about this year's "Holiday World Walk to Cure Diabetes."

The sixth annual “Holiday World Walk to Cure Diabetes” will be a homecoming of sorts, as Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler returns to his hometown of Santa Claus to serve as the walk's grand marshal.

Cutler, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 21, will join in the walk’s opening ceremonies on Saturday, May 14, and will lead an anticipated 2,000 walkers through Holiday World Theme Park.

Cutler and the walkers will also honor the late Will Koch, who was Holiday World’s president until his diabetes-related death at age 48 last June, by presenting a special award to Koch’s family.

Over the past five years, the “Holiday World Walk to Cure Diabetes” has raised nearly $1.5 million for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) through the donation of tickets to walkers who’ve raised funds for the organization. This year’s goal is to raise an additional $376,000 for JDRF. Visit the JDRF.org website for more information and to sign up for the walk.

The newly engaged Cutler will be accompanied by fiancée Kristin Cavallari throughout the day, which will also include an evening event at Santa’s Lodge to raise money for the Jay Cutler Foundation.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 9:46 am

Must resist urge to fire off a string of Jay Cutler jokes. Must resist urge to fire off a string of Jay Cutler jokes. Must resist urge to fire off a string of Jay Cutler jokes.....


I do wish Holiday World the best with the event though!
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Airtime&Gravity » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:28 am

So, is Holiday World going to have to bring in a replacement halfway through the event?


Good luck to Holiday World with the event, and hopefully they can continue to be successful with this event. It's great to see how involved Holiday World is in the community, and it just shows what a great park and organization it is.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Wed Apr 27, 2011 10:57 am

I thought it was well known by now that Cutler suffered a torn MCL before halftime, and tried playing through it to start the second half.

Kudos to Jay. He recently did a similar event here in Naperville to promote an active lifestyle/combat childhood obesity.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:14 am

Ed Farmer wrote:I thought it was well known by now that Cutler suffered a torn MCL before halftime, and tried playing through it to start the second half.

Yes, his "medial collateral labia." :wink:







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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:28 pm

BeemerBoy wrote:
Ed Farmer wrote:I thought it was well known by now that Cutler suffered a torn MCL before halftime, and tried playing through it to start the second half.

Yes, his "medial collateral labia." :wink:







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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOGdude25 » Tue May 17, 2011 8:45 pm

Went to the park today. It was cold and cloudy, and there were a few brave souls that went to the waterpark.
Operations were not exactly great. Raven and Legend were running one train, Liberty Launch opened late, and there were some slow ride ops, but overall it wasn't bad.
The Raven was running great. The roughness was next to none, and the drops delivered. I now consider this to be the best ride at the park simply because it has been kept in great shape after all these years and is the most enjoyable/re-ridable coaster.
The Legend was a little rough but still very enjoyable; strong laterals, as well as the best first drop of the three coasters.
As for the Voyage? Those timberliner trains can't come soon enough. The ride was so rough that it was rather difficult to enjoy all the airtime. I really appreciate Holiday World being so patient with getting the new trains, and I really hope that the ride can be restored to its former glory. I still remember my first rides back in 2006. Voyage was smoother, faster, and way more enjoyable back then. It is now a little slower, and a lot rougher. On the other hand, it was kinda nice to see brand spanking new PTC cars. They almost had a new-car smell to them. :)
Overall, the visit was nice. Holiday World continues to do a good job of keeping the park clean and pretty.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Snoopy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:21 am

For those who attended HWN this year, you know that HW is looking for suggestions on what to build for a steel coaster. What did you fill out on your surveys? I recommended an Intamin airtime machine.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Jakizle » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:35 am

I don't know why, but I've always thought if one park was going to get a MegaLite in the US Holiday World might be the best fit...and for some reason I don't see them as a park that needs any sort of looper. Interesting to hear, though!

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:40 am

Snoopy wrote:For those who attended HWN this year, you know that HW is looking for suggestions on what to build for a steel coaster.

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