Holiday World 2018?

Monday, October 9, 2017 4:24 PM

I was at HWSS this past weekend and noticed that it appears that they are doing some remodeling of the old Pilgrims Plunge station. Looks like they are removing the siding on the side of the build that faces Thunderbird Plaza and the bay door on the back side (where the boats would exit the building) was open. Boats are still in the building. Any thoughts on what they might be up to?

Last edited by Kraven the Raven, Monday, October 9, 2017 9:24 PM
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Monday, October 9, 2017 8:49 PM
LJEdge's avatar

Michigan's Adventure and Dorney will soon get some of the high quality wooden thrills from Holiday World...

...for benches.

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Monday, October 9, 2017 11:01 PM

who knows what they were doing, but I was stunned to see a boat still in there. Not that anyone would want it, but WTH is it still doing there?

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:23 PM
Fun's avatar

Only so many hours in the day. I'm guessing they had other projects that were more important than removing the boats from the ride station. It's certainly not hurting to keep it there.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 1:50 PM

That was the odd thing. It wasn't all of the boats, looked like just two. Let's be honest the ride has been gone for years now. The "not enough time in the day" argument seems weak, given how much of the rest of the attraction's guts were removed. "...mmm, yeah, tear down all that steel, and remove the plumbing, Yeah don't touch the station building we'll find some use for it, and leave the boats at the load position while you're at it." Doesn't make sense.

Granted, I have no idea what one does with an unneeded flume vehicle. Kings Island's former "Enchanted Voyage" boats could be spotted around Cincinnati on ponds. However, a vehicle with actual locking restraints would be impractical if not dangerous.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:39 PM
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Why doesn't it make sense? The steel was worth scrap, the boats, who knows. Doing nothing with them is the cheapest thing to do.


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:41 PM
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Enh. I don't know anything about the site or have any numbers, but there is a cost to just letting them sit there and rot, especially if you're going to have to get rid of them eventually anyway.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:05 PM
Jeff's avatar

People have attics and garages worth of crap costing them nothing to leave there. How is this different?


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:22 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

My impression is that the boats are visible from the midway (in which case the cost is in aesthetics). Is this not the case?


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 5:23 PM
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Maybe they will use them to "model" or simulate something in the future; a new ride, lounge seats, haunt display, etc.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:04 PM

Jeff said:
People have attics and garages worth of crap costing them nothing to leave there. How is this different?

When you want to make use of the space; it costs you time and/or $$$$ to toss that stuff or store it. Assuming you don't want or need that space, then it costs you nothing. If HW wants to convert that space into a new attraction, or usable area, then there's definitely a cost to just leaving it there.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 6:41 PM

While truly not the most important question in this lifetime, but it's what we do here.

Why doesn't it make sense? It appears that only 2 of the boats are still there. The ride came with 5 (4?) boats if I'm not mistaken, so they obviously got rid of 3 (2?).

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.1222159,-86.9092725,123m/data=!3m1!1e3

That link to google maps shows how completely the rest of the ride's "guts" were removed. So again, why did some of the boats stay. While there is no cost to "letting them sit there", the natural thought would be "good riddance to bad rubbish", and if you're going to get rid of (N-x) boats, why not just get of (N) boats?

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:11 PM

Andy wrote: "My impression is that the boats are visible from the midway (in which case the cost is in aesthetics). Is this not the case?"

There is a bay door that covers the path the boats would take into the station. It's doesn't cover the entire entrance to the station, and the bottom of a boat is clearly visible from the midway, but really only noticeable if you know what it is you're seeing. Most patrons will just see a non-operational attraction station, that is still in good shape, it's not an eyesore by any means.

Last edited by CreditWh0re, Tuesday, October 10, 2017 7:12 PM
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:23 PM
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Jeff said:

Geauga Lake has acres worth of crap costing them nothing to leave there. How is this different?

Fixed it for ya!

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