Holiday World Announcement to be in September!

Saturday, August 28, 2010 4:12 PM

Yesterday, Paula posted a video of the 2007 Kima Bay announcement, and said that the 2011 announcement will be coming next (September) month.

That specific video is when Pat mentioned a steel coaster, and Will said, "Don't give up!"

Is it possible, is this the year Holiday World gets a steel coaster?

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 5:32 PM

Led Zepplin, perhaps? Or something much smaller?

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 6:19 PM

Interesting. If they build something compelling I may need to plan a trip back so I can finally ride The Voyage as well!

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 6:21 PM

LostKause said:
Led Zepplin, perhaps? Or something much smaller?

That's what I was thinking, but if they're gonna buy some HRP/Freestyle steel, I'm thinking LITFL/Iron Horse might actually be a better fit for them. Much as I loved the Zep coaster, I also liked that mine train.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 6:37 PM

They could buy the zepplin coaster and re-name it the Rudolph the red nose Reindeer coaster and have it play chuck berry's run run rudolph ;) or the Trans-siberian orch. Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

http://youtu.be/KCTeXUkTFwQ

Last edited by Talonstruck, Saturday, August 28, 2010 6:41 PM
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Saturday, August 28, 2010 6:55 PM

Holiday World is a theme park that caters to families. Why in the world would they build a gargantuan looping coaster that would appeal to a fraction of their visitors?

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 8:01 PM

And Voyage appeals to whole families?

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 8:46 PM

I can't imagine why they wouldn't just buy something new, customized to the location they have in mind. It's not like they don't have the money given their attendance bump this year.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 8:57 PM

While I think that the HRP/Freestyle rides would fit Holiday World to a T, they are not for sale YET. I can't imagine them making an announcement while the foreclosure case is still unsettled.

I would love to see a steel coaster at Holiday World and think Zep would be perfect. I only hope that it is something that has great capacity. The other Indiana park has a certain pig of a ride that will back up to 30+ wait when everything else in the park is a walk on.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 9:50 PM

Then don't hope for Zepplin! ;) even when it was a one train wait the wait would be about 15 minutes.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010 10:54 PM

You're going to have to explain that one to us. The winkie face didn't quite make me understand what you are talking about.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:26 AM

Great innuendo Dave! haha. Not quite up to par with Paula's rock solid puns, but still. Speaking of which, I'm surprised she hasn't chimed in yet.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:55 AM

LostKause: Two words--Mandatory Preshow.

Even worse, the day I was there it was about 90 degrees in the shade, and 115 in the un-air-conditioned Led Zeppelin pre-show hotbox.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 2:25 AM

I'm heading to the park tomorrow to check out the construction site and have a quick conversation with the Dippin' Do...excuse me, Mini Melts...guy. Hopefully, I'll return around 9pm with all of the 2011 attraction details.

That, or I'll just squeeze the info out of Paula. She stands no chance against my irresistible charm... ;)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 9:31 AM

Thanks, Rideman. It makes much more sense now. :)

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 9:44 AM

eightdotthree said:
Interesting. If they build something compelling I may need to plan a trip back so I can finally ride The Voyage as well!

In my opinion Voyage in and of itself is more than worth the trip. Regardless of how far away you are. That ride is as close to perfection as I've seen a coaster get.

More on topic, I would really love to see what HW could do with a custom wooden coaster snaking through the wooded hills behind Splashin Safari. I'm thinking low to the ground, fast, pops of air, quick turns... Essentially something like Maverick, but with a much more vast layout to truly utilize their awesome terrain.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:36 AM

So... a custom wood coaster or a custom steel coaster?

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:39 AM

RideMan said:
LostKause: Two words--Mandatory Preshow.

Even worse, the day I was there it was about 90 degrees in the shade, and 115 in the un-air-conditioned Led Zeppelin pre-show hotbox.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Wouldn't that make for awesome ERT?

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:41 AM

Windseeker!! Oh wait.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 12:38 PM

Valleyfair Enthusiast said:
I would really love to see what HW could do with a custom wooden coaster snaking through the wooded hills behind Splashin Safari. I'm thinking low to the ground, fast, pops of air, quick turns...

...and they could name it, The Legend! :)

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