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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:07 pm

Holiday World has sent us a press release regarding the relocation of the "Deutsch Evangelish St. Paul’s Kirche" to Santa Claus Park.

A moving company will very slowly transport the 1880 "Deutsch Evangelish St. Paul’s Kirche" for a distance of just under one-half of a mile to its new home in Santa Claus Park. It will join the newly-restored 1935 Santa Statue plus the Santa Claus Museum, founded by Holiday World matriarch Pat Koch, at the site of the original Santa Claus Park.

The church stands 70 feet tall (including steeple and weather vane). It will be moved with steeple and original church bell intact, along with the following contents: altar, cast-iron woodstove, Reed pump organ, native poplar wood benches and pews. The church, which weighs approximately 50 tons, will roll on three sets of dollies pulled by a tractor truck.

(Another historic building will join the church and statue at Santa Claus Park in another week. The original Santa Claus Post Office, built in 1856, will be moved in the same fashion from Holiday World, where it has served as a doll museum since the theme park opened in 1946.) Additional background information is posted here on Holiday World's blog.


They have also confirmed their involvement in a new revival effort for the former Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom led by several members of the Koch family. For more information on that park's developments, visit our Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom Discussion Thread.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby chargersmichael » Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:38 am

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:31 am

^I would love to see a slide like this at Water Country in Williamsburg. The Kochs do have a nice water park in Splashin' Safari.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOGdude25 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:56 am

Another Voyage update from Holiday World's Facebook!! http://www.facebook.com/HolidayWorld
The new track is coming along nicely!
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:56 am

Looking good! Nice to see that it still has a decent dip right there in that turn.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby chargersmichael » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:51 pm

^I agree...now these timberliners better cooperate this year! LOL
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Real » Mon Feb 20, 2012 4:54 pm

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:18 pm

^So is it banked more than it used to be? It still has that little hop coming out of the turn, so it's tough to tell what the difference is.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Jay20016 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:03 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:^So is it banked more than it used to be? It still has that little hop coming out of the turn, so it's tough to tell what the difference is.


Looks like the drop is smoothed out a bit and not as far down (could be the angle of the pictures I've seen of before/after though) as it seems to be a bit higher over the ground...

I've not ridden the coaster, but seen PoVs and it seemed like it hauled A$$ in this section... my guess would be that the weight of the trains coupled with the speed they're going just tore apart the first section of the turn...

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:50 pm

God that just looks so cool.
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