Holiday World 2012

Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:23 PM
Rick_UK's avatar

Voyage cost the best part of $10m didn't it?


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011 4:20 PM
rollergator's avatar

^ $8.5M, according to rcdb (2006 dollars). http://rcdb.com/3231.htm

Of note, Voyage utilizes a lot of the terrain in such a way as to need considerably less support structure - esp. on the return run.

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Saturday, June 11, 2011 10:15 PM
Valleyfair Enthusiast's avatar

My vote would have to be for a premier or mack launched coaster that hugs the ground through the wooded hills. HW has some wonderful terrain, and I REALLY hope they continue to utilize it as they have


Chance W Mitchell
2009: 43 parks; 73 days; 251 coasters; 2462 coaster laps; 1 epic summer

ALL HAIL THE TRIPLE DOWN!

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Monday, June 13, 2011 12:03 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

JoshuaTBell said:
Is it me or does that ride look semi-portable, not permanent?

Nope, not you Joshua! That would be an Anton 'Looping Star' model:
http://www.rcdb.com/8211.htm
There is one of them state-side at Frontier City in Oaklahoma, Silver Bullet. And the smaller version, an Anton 'Silver Arrow' at Busch Tampa (Scorpion). Great rides!


Billy
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 7:33 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

After riding Dragon's Fury at Chessington Worlds of Adventure last Fall, I think a similar custom spinner design would be great at Holiday World. HOWEVER, they need a looper first and foremost. The park guests have been asking for it for years now. Any kind of steel out&back or Mega-Lite would be pointless. Voyage already does that better than anything. Think different.

Of course now that the Timberliners are a reality, they could get their "looper" in wood form and even make it a launcher.

Some shots of my HoliLooper:
http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/matt515o/No%20Limits/3dlayoutnotrees.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/matt515o/No%20Limits/Layoutoverview.jpg

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c352/matt515o/No%20Limits/HoliLoo...951003.jpg

I envision this going between the water park and The Voyage. It's chalk full of airtime and a couple of good inversions. It could easily be made into a launcher and have additional inversions swapped in for some of the airtime hills. But I prefer drops and airtime over countless inversions. Something along these lines is my dream steel coaster for any park, let alone the one that has the greatest woodie ever built.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Tuesday, June 14, 2011 7:49 PM
LostKause's avatar

Where can I download that No Limits coaster, AV? I want to POV it on my computer!


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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 8:32 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^^Beautiful, AV!!! I have a 'mega mind bender' with an extra vertical loop, extra drops, etc. We think alike on loopers!

ps - rode Mind Bender another 15+ times today, it's like heaven.


Billy
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Thursday, June 16, 2011 1:03 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Send me your e-mail address and I'll send you a track file.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 3:34 PM

So what was all that *stuff* that was by Pilgrim's Plunge. If you road PP this year, you would have seen it beside the Voyage. It didn't look like anything substantial but it was something and there is a path leading toward that area that is currently a dead end.

Pat.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 4:25 PM
LostKause's avatar

E-mail is sent, AV Matt! I'm excited to "ride" your No Limits coaster!


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Saturday, June 18, 2011 12:29 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Thanks to Birdman for making me a pretty snazy video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek8bXAhF_rU

If you see a tree hit, it's just a special effect. ;)


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 3:05 AM

Oh I thought that bit was charming... ;)

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:26 AM
birdhombre's avatar

Nah, the tree was added during the Bizarro HoliLooper refurb. ;)

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 10:35 AM
LostKause's avatar

I really enjoyed the fantasy coaster. It had great pacing, and the length was just right. I could totally see Holiday World building something like that. (Are you listening, HW? ;) )


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Saturday, June 18, 2011 11:18 AM
rollergator's avatar

I never got to ride the original Revolution, but this (HoliLooper) is more of a great thing, the original airtime looper. An extreme example of utilizing terrain *and* incorporating inversions on an airtime ride. It's the weird love-child of Revolution, Tennessee Tornado, Mindbender, and Lisebergbanan...

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 11:50 AM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Thanks guys. I think more than any of the hundreds of designs I've made, this is the one I would most like to experience in real life.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Saturday, June 18, 2011 1:00 PM
JW Addington's avatar

Great Job! Any way of telling how fast the train is going down the long stretch of track, entering the first tunnel?


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Saturday, June 18, 2011 1:51 PM
birdhombre's avatar

Annoyingly, iMovie chopped off the very top of the video when I exported (probably to make it HD proportions, even when I changed the crop settings) so you can't see the stats.

Last edited by birdhombre, Saturday, June 18, 2011 1:59 PM
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Saturday, June 18, 2011 2:01 PM
LostKause's avatar

It reaches 58 mph after the fourth long drop, just before the loop at the end of the tunnel, which is the fastest section of the ride.

The lift hill looks to be about 160 feet.

The first drop is about 130.

The second, third, and fourth drops are about 100 each.

Last edited by LostKause, Saturday, June 18, 2011 2:23 PM
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Saturday, June 18, 2011 3:24 PM

That looks like a sweet ride. This is definitely my kind of coaster. Great job, AV.


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