Fall Affair 2011 at Holiday World: Registration form posted!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 5:49 PM

Get it while the bits are still warm...

http://i.coasterbuzz.com/pdf/holidayworld2011.pdf

This year's bonus: You can attend the Golden Ticket Awards!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:01 PM

Awesome, I just posted it on the GOCC facebook page and our editor just told me the flyer will be going out with our next mailing very soon.

The Golden Ticket thing suprised me. That's pretty cool.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:37 AM

If we have a extra ticket (I get free ones from work every year), but no season pass, can we go for the SP price? I love the perk of being able to go to the Golden Ticket Ceremony. I missed HWN this year, but won't miss this.

Last edited by spaceace12, Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:37 AM
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Thursday, June 30, 2011 7:40 AM

I know the park has allowed that at Holiwood Nights. Paula would have to make that call though.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:54 AM

Yes, the "season pass" price assumes you already have a way in to the park.

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 10:21 PM

Thanks for the information, can't wait for the event.

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Friday, July 15, 2011 8:31 AM

Just so we're clear...the Golden Ticket awards means there will be PR folks from all sorts of parks there. Do these folks get to actually talk/present? Or is it just a photo op for the most part?

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Friday, July 15, 2011 1:26 PM

No idea. I assume it's more of a photo op than anything.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 2:32 PM

The Golden Ticket Award ceremony will be held in the Holiday Theater--it follows the format of the awards shows for the entertainment industry--a few songs, a few stories, a few bad jokes...

The presenters are folks in the industry - and parks are represented by owners, CEOs, GMs, and PR folks.

Anyone in the park that day is welcome to attend. :)

Thanks, Paula

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Friday, July 22, 2011 11:45 PM

I guess this thread is as good a place as any to plop the following comments, without opening a new one.

First of all, I have to state publicly and for the record: I love, love, love, love Holiday World. It's such an amazing place, and the hospitality and genuine welcoming attitude of most, if not all, of the employees is a delight and a huge change of pace. The food is terrific, the waterpark is awesome. Love me all those Pepsi oases, the free sun tan lotion, free parking, etc. and so forth. HW is the bomb.

But...

The woodies aren't what they used to be.

There, I said it. I'm sorry. I'll hand over my enthusiast credentials upon demand. I didn't want to post that. But it's still true.

The last time I was there, The Voyage was in its inaugural season. I remember it being intense, moderately rough in a good, woodie-sort-of way, but still great fun and very re-rideable. Legend was not bad at all, while Raven was the roughest of the bunch -- but still a coaster I was able to ride a number of times without difficulty.

Fast forward to last Friday, when I brought my daughter back to show her the wonderful woodies she was too small to ride way back when.

What a difference a few years make. Voyage beat us up to the point that I could barely talk Ava into a second round, after which she was completely done with it. Don't get me wrong, it wasn't SOB or (pre-2011) Mean Streak rough, but it was bad enough. I found myself riding defensively, hunkering down and waiting for that final brake run to make the jarring and rattling stop. Legend also seems to have deteriorated, while Raven felt about how I remembered it being on the original trip.

I'm trying to figure out what could have made our visit such an outlier of an experience, compared to the opinions of the vast majority of folks on here. Could it have had something to do with the highs that day being in the 90's? Could the extreme high temps have worsened the ride experience through swelling or flexing of track?

To reiterate, I still love HW, and Ava appreciated the park despite our bad rides. But I don't think we'll need to go back for a few more years, given our experiences.

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Friday, July 22, 2011 11:51 PM

Ensign Smith said:
HW is the bomb.

But...

The woodies aren't what they used to be.

There, I said it. I'm sorry. I'll hand over my enthusiast credentials upon demand. I didn't want to post that. But it's still true.

Dude! Are you insane!? Bad enough you'd press your luck, but you're doing it in the shadow of another direct violation of the enthusiast manifesto just earlier today.

Somebody must've put something in the water. I'm laying low for a while...just to be safe.

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Friday, July 22, 2011 11:53 PM

I wasn't expecting the Enthusiast Gestapo!

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Friday, July 22, 2011 11:54 PM

Meh. It's no secret that after HWN this year voyage was not very good.

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 12:01 AM

In the front seat, Voyage was good I thought..

in the back.. oh boy.. hang on..

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 9:32 AM

^^^ No One Expects The Enthusiast Gestapo!!!

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 11:01 AM

Yeah, I doubt anyone who went to HWN would disagree that Voyage was pretty brutal this year. However, I did think Raven and Legend were in top form (especially in the back and front seats, respectively), and I'm one who, until this year, had *never* had a good ride on Legend even as others were loving it. I really, really hope V gets some TLC during the off-season... or Timberliners. ;)

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Saturday, July 23, 2011 6:43 PM

Captain Hawkeye said:
^^^ No One Expects The Enthusiast Gestapo!!!

That made me laugh. :)

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 4:44 PM

OK, I have a crazy family of up and coming coaster enthusiasts. My 48.5" six year old and my 53" eight year old fell in love with Holiday World on our first visit there in the spring and now they both proudly wear their "I conquered The Voyage" T shirts everywhere they go.

As it happens, the Fall Affair fits into our drive down to Disney from here in Canada and the family's pushing me hard to sign up.

Now my wife and I and the two oldest boys are all members of coasterbuzz and will certainly enjoy the ERT so I'm prepared to register the four of us. But my question is what about my five year old and two year old? Can I just buy a normal admission for the five year old that morning and would it be any problem if they joined us for the meal? (they don't eat much)

Last edited by Smith0338, Thursday, August 18, 2011 4:45 PM
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Thursday, August 18, 2011 7:24 PM

FWIW, I thought Legend was running as well as it has since the SRMs. I would note that Voyage was pretty brutal this year. I would also note that I just saw a HW job posting for a year-round full-time coaster maintenance technician.

If I could make it, I would...

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Friday, August 19, 2011 12:07 AM

They won't serve you food without a meal ticket, so at the very least you'd have to buy the "season pass" ticket option from us and a junior ticket at the park. However, that would be more expensive than just buying the ticket from us in the first place. If you're a CB Club member, the price is $38, which is only five bucks more than the junior ticket anyway.

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