I'm not so sure I would want to see one there. There's something about the park that almost makes a big modern steel coaster seem out of place. I wouldn't mind seeing a Wildcat or something smaller like that, though.
They had a steel coaster once, a Galaxi called Firecracker.
I wouldn't expect to see a large steel coaster there simply because of $$$. Why spend $10,000,000 plus for a big piece of steel, when a total of $5,000,000 gives you 2 of the top 5 wooden coasters in the world!! (According to Amusement Today.)
If I had $5,000,000 I'd sure take two CCI woodies like those! (Legend cost 3, Raven was 2) Heck, I don't even think $5 mil can buy a simple Boomerang today! ------------- - Peabody
I'm sure if they get a steel coaster, it won't be towering. They seem to like terrain coasters, which is a good thing. I'm sure if they do get a steel coaster, they will make it go along with what the park is like, correctly themed, and terrain. I doub they would get one though, because IMO wooden coasters work better for terrain than steel.
------------- Intamin: Steel gifts from the gods. CCI: Wooden gifts from the gods.
I don't know how The Raven beats out The Legend. I rode both yesterday. I was rather disappointed with The Raven in the morning, but it got a lot better at night...but not as good as The Legend. That was a lot rougher than I had expected.
It got even more intense and fast in the afternoon and at night. The ERT on that thing was freaking awesome! So great it gave me a head ache. :) They shut off all the lights for us, and we over-shot the brakes by about 20 feet, so we got a re-ride! If Cedar Point gets anything like this and makes it a little more smooth, it would be awesome!
I don't think that a steel would fit in the park (not space-wise). I just think that the park should and will make woodies.
I don't really want to see a steel coaster at Holiday World, other than a mouse like Jeff said. I would be perfectly content for them to build yet another world class CCI coaster. To have three top ten CCI's would be a great honor for one park, and would definately solidify them as one of the ultimate enthusiast parks imo. Of course, this is just my opinion. :)
StealthmF5m3 said: "Holiday World needs to stop building wood coaster"
I'm sure anyone who has been to HW will STRONGLY disagree with that!
StealthmF5m3 said: "They need to "move up the latter." "
Do you mean ladder? They are at the top! Just look at how many Golden Ticket awards they got this year. (And how many they have had in the past!) I would like to hear someone who has been to the park say they need to "stop building wood coasters"!!! ------------- - Peabody
I think an "old fashioned" steel coaster like SFOG's Mindbender or SFMM Revolution would be great there. Maybe even an old intamin shuttle loop. But defintely NOT a B&M of any kind. Nothing against B&M, love 'em, but they are just too much $$$ for too little bang (alot of strong +G's aren't bang for me at least).
the ting is they can't theme it, i mean the park used to be called santa clause land, and so far everything big like coaster is in the halloween section, if they somthing new look to the water park or some other section.