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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby rustyrar » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:52 pm

Holiday world just announced the new changes

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby kyleparks77 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:53 pm

ANNOUNCED:
- Retracking of Legend (working with GCI) for "smoother ride and additional airtime"
- Additional support structure on first drop
- New THEMED tunnel underneath Frightful Falls
- Reprofiling of helix exit to include a double down

- Extensive track work on Voyage

Full details here:
http://www.holidayworld.com/holiblog/2016/01/14/the-legend-reborn/

Graphics of Reprofiling of helix exit and turn before Frightful Falls:
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby HolidayWorldFTW » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:57 pm

Double down on The Legend!!! Also did anyone catch that they will be introducing a Holiday World podcast? That has me very excited!

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby rollercoasterpics004 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:58 pm

Yay for double downs and Legend retracking! It wasn't stated, but we might see the old rolling stock replaced by Millennium Flyers. Also, I hope that they don't touch the banking on those turns, we can't lose those CCI laterals!

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby rollercoasterpics004 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:58 pm

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroGravity55 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:16 pm

If they were switching trains, they would have announced it. They're lowering the turn right after you come under the lift and that turn already had some very strong laterals, so most definitely it'll get banked, but I'm guessing it'll carry about the same amount of laterals while getting more airtime going into the new tunnel.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby SFOGdude25 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:24 pm

Wow! A new double down on Legend!! And in a good spot too. The spot being renovated was the big dead spot on the whole layout. Should be a fun addition!
Whoever it was that said "Getting Closer Interested" meant GCI, you nailed it haha. This is exciting! It'll be Holiday World's first venture with GCI!

After thinking about it, the new tunnel's location makes a lot of sense, because it's going under Frightful Falls. Anyone who's ridden Legend may remember that water trickled down onto the track and occasionally riders would get splashed with water. Some water would also collect on the track and be soaked up by the wood. I can see why that would create some problems, so the tunnel should have some good functional use too helping the water run off to the side.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby mordecai-75 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:50 pm

^^ They said they would be back with more about thier 70th birthday, I wouldn't dismiss Millennium Flyer's so quickly.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroGravity55 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:02 pm

^ Paula just said on FB that they're staying with PTC's.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Koasterking48 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 8:18 pm

Looks to be a really great renovation for the Legend, as well as lots of retracking for the other too. Hopefully this partnership with GCI means exciting things for the park's future!

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