Holiday World 2010

Friday, July 31, 2009 12:47 PM

That ride looks painful.

I would love to see a steel coaster at holiday world. A small/ medium B&M looper would be sweet.

Friday, July 31, 2009 1:24 PM

Lets hope not. While I am not looking for them to put in a B&M hyper, I would love to see something along the line of Maverick.

Friday, July 31, 2009 1:41 PM

Maybe a vertical or launched woodie coaster--first of its kind! haha

Friday, July 31, 2009 1:59 PM

As much as I like a good wooden coaster, I still think they need a steel coaster as well to round it all out a little.

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:16 PM

I agree crazy horse.

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:21 PM

This is just a thought but how many announcements over the last say 10 years has HW done in July and Aug. I'm thinking 2. I wanna say Legend was in July or Aug. July 13th I know was the Voyage. The "thing" is on August 13th. I might sound crazy or be in the minority but I think we will be seeing Holiday World with some steel from intamin.

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:29 PM

That doesn't sound crazy to me. I could even imagine this ride and Pilgrims Plunge having been part of a package deal.

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:29 PM

Why would you say intiman? Why not another company?

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:39 PM

Exactly what Dave just said. All the ties are in place with Intamin.

I was rereading the newsletter that came out yesterday. One thing I just noticed is the announcement will be inside and not on site where the new ride will be. I'll have to go to the park next week to see if I can gather up somthing.

Last edited by wes jorden, Friday, July 31, 2009 2:44 PM
Friday, July 31, 2009 2:48 PM


Just because they built an intiman water ride, does not mean that the next coaster they build is going to be an intiman. Ties or not.

Friday, July 31, 2009 2:51 PM

Makes me wonder if they wouldn't build a steelie along the lines of Dragon Mountain at Marineland. Not in the sense of the head-cringing inversions, more in terms of a low-slung design that never gets more than forty feet above the ground but that makes use of the park's sprawling acreage and topography. That would be one way to keep the cost down.

You may now insert your own "huge tracts of land" jokes...

Friday, July 31, 2009 3:01 PM

For all we know, it could be an s&s tower and not even a coaster.

Friday, July 31, 2009 3:30 PM

It could be an S&S tower...except the park already has one.

Friday, July 31, 2009 3:41 PM

Holiday World is good at targeting all people that come to their park. They know what has worked in getting us all excited. What I love about the park is they seem to add something almost every year. Whether it be a world class coaster, which they have three of in my opinion, or a water park attraction, it seems their thought process is always something that generally works for everyone.

Two prototype style rides stretches it a bit in two years. I really don't think if its a coaster it has to be steel. I think their identity has been set with wooden coasters. I really think its going to be a flat ride or water slide of some sort, but its gonna appeal to us all. I should have gave up speculating a long time ago, because im always wrong.

Friday, July 31, 2009 4:05 PM

I just don't see how any flat would could fit the billing of 2nd largest ride project.

I also believe that Voyage is a bit to much for many of the GP. Having anouther thrill that is 1 step down would be a great idea.

Friday, July 31, 2009 4:29 PM

One thing we know for sure: Paula will give hints, and her hints will have the usual spin.

Friday, July 31, 2009 4:33 PM

Moosh spilt it Holiday World 2010: Virginia Reel v2.0!

Edit: Forgot the ;).

Last edited by Touchdown, Friday, July 31, 2009 4:45 PM
Friday, July 31, 2009 4:35 PM

I'm just trying to be punny. You should all be accustomed to that by now.

Friday, July 31, 2009 5:15 PM

2010 would be about the year for a new coaster. In 1995 Raven opened, 2000 brought us Legend, and 2006 was Voyage. Voyage was a year off but the park was really working on their water park in 2005 with adding the Bahari wave pool. Therefore, it would be time for a new coaster, as far as type I have no clue.

As far as the definition of largest ride in the newsletter, looking at the Voyage press release it shows, "INVESTMENT: $6.5 million, the largest ride project in Holiday World's 60-year history." and Pilgrims Plunge press release, "INVESTMENT: $4.3 million, the second largest ride project in Holiday World's history. Part of an $8.4 million expansion project for 2009."

Friday, July 31, 2009 5:29 PM

So in essence you are saying that it will be less than $6.5 mill and greater than $4.3 mill?

If that is true it would most likely rule out an Intamin or B&M...


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