Legend was easily the smoothest of the woodies in my visit on Memorial Day weekend. I loved that ride. I could see how the intense laterals could get uncomfortable, but it wasn't rough.
Voyage was a bit of an endurance test on that return run unless you were in the very front, but I still loved that ride. Raven was the roughest of the three like you noted, but even still I still found it very reridable.
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I've gone to Holiday World for the past three seasons. One of my good friends (who frequents this thread often and will most likely see this comment CALLING U OUT) is a Ride Ops Manager. From what I understand, Holiday World does annual maintenance on all of the woodies every off-season and I can confirm that Voyage is AMAZING at the start of the season that it became my top wooden. I went to HoWo nearer the end of the season for the first time a few weeks ago and the latter half had gotten so bad that Legend became my favorite in the park. If you want to ride THE Voyage, try to get to the park at the start of the season.
^I'm sure all of the wooden coasters get necessary during the off season. This is pretty much standard for all parks. However, people have been complaining about Raven since early in the season. The complaints about Legend and Voyage are hit or miss, but also fairly consistent.
Canobie Coaster wrote:Voyage was a bit of an endurance test on that return run unless you were in the very front
I thought Voyage was the only good wood coaster in the park but I also sat in the very front row since I assumed (after riding the other two) that it would be awful and was trying to hedge my bet. Maybe that explains it.
New slides, wave pool, more for 2018 Holiday World to add Tembo Falls, Tembo Tides, and more
SANTA CLAUS, IND.—–Christmas comes early in the town of Santa Claus as Holiday World announces a package full of goodies for their 2018 season.
“We’re adding a fun elephant-themed water-play area for younger children,” says park president Matt Eckert. “When we discovered the Swahili word for elephant is Tembo, we named our new slide complex Tembo Falls and the junior wave pool Tembo Tides.”
Holiday World will invest a total of $3.5 million in new attractions and other improvements for 2018, including:
Tembo Falls – a water slide complex with eight junior slides, including twisters, a helix, a mini-bowl, and two racing slides Tembo Tides – a junior wave pool plus spray features for younger children Huge Themed Maze for Happy Halloween Weekends All new entertainment, including a stunt show, musical magic show, and strolling brass band Track improvements for The Voyage, the world’s second-longest wooden roller coaster Riverside Retreats – mini cabanas in Splashin’ Safari Electric Car Charging Station
“Tembo Falls and Tembo Tides are designed for children who are under 54 inches tall,” says Eckert, “but their older siblings and parents are welcome to enjoy the slides and wave pool with them.”
I love the idea of a junior wave pool. Kids love those, but the water can be too deep for them. This would allow the kids to play while parents relax, which is not at all possible with a normal wave pool. Plus more of the Safari Sam's Splashland type slides is always welcome. Most enthusiasts are going to pan this, but for those of us with kids who love Splashin' Safari, this is pretty exciting.
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