Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterkid21 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:36 pm

Well this could be awesome. Kinda wished they didn't choose the name Thunderbird, but this looks like a pretty amazing coaster! Excited!

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby RyanTPM » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:36 pm

A launched wing rider, wow! it looks absolutely fantastic!

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby jarmor » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:36 pm

Launched winged coaster?????????
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"Cedar Fair will NEVER build a coaster taller than MF..." until 2015

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby kyleparks77 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:37 pm

Thunderbird! Excellent predictions
Top 8 (no order) - Thunderbird, The Voyage, Diamondback, The Raven, Kumba, Montu, SheiKra, Goliath (SFOG)

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby chargersmichael » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:37 pm

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby jray21 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:37 pm

IT'S OFFICIAL! Thunderbird is coming to Holiday World in 2015! Holiday World has just announced that their 2015 announcement is a launched wing coaster called Thunderbird, and it's slated to cost $22 million!

Official ride website: http://www.holidayworld.com/thunderbird/

Full Thunderbird POV Video:


Flyaround Video:


Thunderbird Train:


Compilation Video:


Announcement Video:


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Thunderbird, the nation’s first launched wing coaster, includes a 0-60mph launch in 3.5 seconds, plus multiple inversions and near-misses. Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through thickly wooded and hilly terrain, Thunderbird first loops high in the air and then hugs the ground – nearly missing trees, the ground, and other rides!

Thunderbird is the nation’s first launched wing coaster. It is Holiday World’s first major steel roller coaster, with a 0-60mph launch in 3.5 seconds, followed by multiple inversions – including a 14-story Immelmann loop, Zero-g roll, barrel roll, and loop. Continuing Holiday World’s tradition of sending roller coasters through thickly wooded and hilly terrain, Thunderbird at first soars and loops high in the air and then hugs the ground, surprising riders with rapid-fire “near misses” such as keyholes, themed elements, other rides, trees, and even the ground.

TRACK LENGTH: 3,035 feet

RIDE HEIGHT: 140 feet at Immelmann loop’s peak

RIDE ELEMENTS:

From start to finish:
Launch, using LSM technology
Immelmann loop
Loop
Horseshoe
Elevated Spiral
Zero-G roll
S curve
2 “headchopper” keyholes
Carousel
360 in-line twist (barrel roll)
2 Crossovers with The Voyage

SPEED: Thunderbird’s top speed is 60 miles per hour

RIDE TIME: 1 minute, 18 seconds (station to station)

RIDE VIDEO: http://HolidayWorld2015.com

TRAINS: Two trains, each with five four-person coaches

CAPACITY: 1,140 Guests per hour

HEIGHT LIMIT: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall

INVESTMENT: $22 million

RIDE DESIGNER: Bolliger & Mabillard (B&M), Switzerland

LEGEND: In 1620, as the Mayflower neared the end of its 66 days at sea, a mighty storm nearly capsized
the ship, taking it hundreds of miles off course. As passengers and crew feared all was lost, an immense bird appeared in the sky. The thunderbird, whose wings created the thunder and eyes flashed the lightning of the powerful storm, rescued the ship by launching it through the sky to the New World.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby GoBears » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:37 pm

As soon as one of their polls asked if it would be an upside down coaster, a launching coaster or terrain coaster, I kind of figured it would be a little bit of all 3.
My Top 5 Steel: 1. Maverick 2. The Incredible Hulk 3. Millennium Force 4. Dragon Challenge (Fireball) 5. Diamondback
My Top 5 Wood: 1. Outlaw Run 2. Goliath 3. The Beast 4. American Eagle (Red) 5. American Thunder

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby aCoasterStory » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:37 pm

Wait, did she say flywheel????
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby eddie200330 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:38 pm

Did she just say flywheel????
Life is a lemon and I want my money back????

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby chargersmichael » Thu Jul 24, 2014 6:38 pm

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