14 Hours Later....Holiday World

Monday, August 17, 2009 12:39 PM

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We left around 11:30/11:45pm EST on Friday night and arrived in Santa Claus, Indiana[url][url] around 6:45am EST 5:45am CDT. The park opened at 9:30am CDT.

We were driving around, and discovered there was NOTHING for about a15-20 mile radius, as far as food and Wal*Marts. We ended up going to aDenny's in Dale, Indiana to eat breakfast. Also we purchased ourtickets at the Citgo gas station in Santa Claus for $35.95 a piece.$4.04 off the gate price.

Parked pretty close to the entrance and waited the 1.5 hours we had to wait for the park to open.

I must say that this park does a lot of things better than most. Theylet guests inside the Christmas area of the park about 1/2 hour beforethe rest of the park opens, and have ropes blocking off the pathwaysuntil an employee comes and moves it.

Our plan of attack was to hit up all the coasters in the Front Seat first, then hit a couple rides as well as the water park[url][url], and hit the rear seats in the reverse order we had done before.

First coaster was: THE RAVEN

THE RAVEN: (Front Seat, 5 Minute Wait) #98
This is a fairly short coaster, but it is an awesome little bugger.Experienced a lot of airtime, and for the front seat, it was a verysmooth coaster. If it would have lasted another 30 seconds or so, theywould really have a fine coaster on their hands. But being short wasthe only downfall I had about this coaster in the front seat. 10/10

Onto THE LEGEND

THE LEGEND: (Front Seat, 10 Minute Wait) #99
WOW! I was not expecting anything this coaster had to offer. From thealmost vertical first drop to the flying through tunnels and massiveamounts of airtime, it was insane. I kept saying "Oh my God!" the wholeride, and when I got off, I had to sit down to catch my breath.Amazing! 10/10

The coaster I've been waiting for: THE VOYAGE

THE VOYAGE: (Front Seat, 10-15 Minute Wait) #100
Nothing I could have done would have ever prepared me for this coaster!I kept looking at the lift hill and saying to my dad, wow this coasteris 2 feet higher than Mean Streak, but that 2 feet seems to make a bigdifference. Also I kept telling him about how Ravine Flyer II was setup, since they are sister coasters and all. Not even going on RFIIthough would have prepared me for this coaster. Airtime like crazy,zero g experienced was similar to what I have experienced on MillenniumForce and only the second coaster I have rode to give me butterfliesAFTER I have gotten off. 10/10 and Number 1 favorite wood!

We hit up the dark ride, Gobbler Getaway.

GOBBLER GETAWAY: 10 Minute Wait
Good thing about this is waiting in the A/C! This was a fun littleride. It was like The Winnie The Pooh ride, meets Buzz Lightyears AstroBlasters. But it was a fun little ride to say I've at least gone on itonce. 9/10

My dad hit up Pilgrims Plunge, but I was not too sure about riding, andthat feeling of uneasiness only increased when I watched the boatssplash down.

We headed over to Splashin' Safari, where I only hung out in the Wave.
THE WAVE: Lifeguards in this park do not play with safety. There was ayoung boy who hit his head, and they immediately stopped the waves andhelped the young man out of the pool. Also there was a child who wenttoo far into the deep end, and they turned off the waves again untilthe child was in safer waters.

We headed back into the park and made our second rounds on the coaster.

THE VOYAGE: (Back Seat 10 Minute Wait)
The line moves pretty quickly on this coaster! We actually got to quethrough the part of the line which goes past the tunnel and I triedsnapping the picture as it was going by. I must say that the back is aTOTALLY different experience than the front. I have bruised ribs thanksto the coaster...lol 10/10

THE LEGEND: (Back Seat >5 Minute Wait)
WHOA! The back is even more intense than the front, which is usuallythe case, but this coaster amazing in the back. Fun times on this ride,and I love how smooth this coaster is, for a woodie. 10/10

THE RAVEN: (Back Seat 1 Train Wait)
The lines had died down significantly when we got in line for thisagain. Everyone had migrated to the water park and water rides. Theback of this coaster isn't for those weak bodied. I have not beenbanged around this badly since earlier this year when my dad and I rodeMean Streak trimless. My already bruised ribs got another dose...stillwell worth it! 9/10

I took a trip on Raging Rapids, before taking my last spin on The Voyage.

Raging Rapids was a nice way to cool off. No Thunder ,but still a fun ride, and my dad said there was an old man teaching thechildren when to shoot the guysers to get people comepletely soaked.10/10

THE VOYAGE: FRONT SEAT 15 Minutes
Final ride, andbest of all by myself. I looked courageous doing this. It was awesome,and front seat has to be my favorite on this coaster. Another 10/10performance.

Overall the trip was AMAZING! I have a new favorite Amusement/ThemePark, and would love to have the opportunity to work there. 98/100

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Monday, August 17, 2009 1:23 PM

Sounds like you had a great time. Its good to hear you enjoyed the Voyage, personally I favor the backseat, I like to try them all out when I go.
The Legend seems like it has been running really good all year, I am ready to hit up the fall affair. Did you get any fudge?

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 3:26 PM

It was an amazing trip for my first time there.
Legend was running amazing, but I don't have anything to compare...lol

I did not get any fudge, but I did get a funnel cake that was amazing.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009 5:44 PM

"E"Coster Gurl said:

THE VOYAGE: Nothing I could have done would have ever prepared me for this coaster! 10/10 and Number 1 favorite wood!

Glad you had a great time. Welcome to the COVEn!*

(*Church Of Voyage Enthusiasts)

Last edited by Mamoosh, Wednesday, August 19, 2009 5:45 PM
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Thursday, August 20, 2009 7:00 PM

COVEN? COST? How many churches do I belong to now?

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