Downtime at Holiday World

Saturday, May 30, 2009 6:56 PM

Hopman said:
You spoil the fun for us here! Now, when the heck are you guys gonna open a HW park closer to Concord, NH????? :)

Ask Kent at Wild Adventures how that worked for him

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Monday, June 1, 2009 8:03 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

Paula, It was awesome that you guys got the rides back up as fast at you guys did. I thought it was funny that the shipper called Will at his house to let him know the part arrived. Holliwood Nights was a blast this year. I'm still recovering from the exhaustion. Not sure how much I'll get done at work today. :)


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Monday, June 1, 2009 10:52 AM

the park mechanics worked very hard to get things up and going for the event and we actualy got to talk to one of the for a while and the general care they put into the rides all the time shows. for any one wondering legend broke a gear box on the lift and was up and running again in a little over 24 hours after a special trip to ohio to get it rerepaired. Then maintence was up super early on saturday to install a new motor decoder

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Monday, June 1, 2009 11:37 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I'm assuming the work on Saturday your referring to was the work on Pilgrim's Plunge. I think the ride went down sometime Wednesday. Thursday the part shipped from Switzerland it was in Philadelphia Friday and in Santa Claus early enough Saturday for them to get the ride repaired in time to run when the park opened at 9:30am.


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Monday, June 1, 2009 2:06 PM

Well, It's nice to know that HW is working their butts off to keep things running. Maybe CP could learn a lesson.


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Monday, June 1, 2009 2:08 PM
Carrie M.'s avatar

Hmmm, are you under the impression that CP doesn't work their butts off to keep things running? Is there a reference story that I haven't heard about?


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Monday, June 1, 2009 3:58 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, that was a pretty lame comment. CP is generally known for its uptime rate.


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Monday, June 1, 2009 4:20 PM

Okay, i'm wrong. Dope slap me if you need too. I was wrong.

I'm saying that CP's good, but HW's better. (Giving Paula's crew SOME credit here!!!!)


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Monday, June 1, 2009 5:43 PM
Jeff's avatar

You're making an arbitrary statement without data. So yeah, wrong is a good way to describe what you said.


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Monday, June 1, 2009 7:17 PM
LostKause's avatar

When I worked at Camp Snoopy at CP, Camp Bus broke down. Immediately, six maintenance workers started climbing all over that thing to get it back up, banging and lugnutting all over it. It was back up in a few hours, and this was just a silly kiddie ride that only gets a few hundred riders per day. It was an impressive sight to behold.

On the other hand, none of the big coasters were shut down at the time, so they all had the time to come fix it.

By the way, way to go HW! You are my next park to come visit soon.


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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 2:18 AM
WildStangAlex's avatar

I rode the voyage several times in June 2006. 2 of those times I was stuck on the lift. But each time, Holiday World's staff was there to fix the problem, and get things moving. I am sure the case is the same with Plunge :)


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