Holiday World Attendance BOOM Question

Monday, August 12, 2002 2:54 PM
With the attendance up 21% from last year, and more people expected, do you think that Raven will possibly get a second train for the attendance BOOM???? I never really paid attention, does Raven have a second set of brakes for a second coaster???
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Monday, August 12, 2002 2:57 PM
I think Raven is too short for a second train to help much. But with HW's good crews, if it's possible to make it work they could do it.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 3:06 PM

I'll start the Paula countdown: 10....9....8....

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Matthew "mamoosh" Sullivan
[aka DaDoosh, thanks to pikfanatic]

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Monday, August 12, 2002 3:30 PM
Haha crummy little park only runs one train on one of the two things it has goin for it.

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Track Record: 142 and counting.....

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Monday, August 12, 2002 3:39 PM

Speaking of future plans, I gotta say I can't wait for SRM '03. Da Midget just keeps inching taller and taller and will more than top 48" by next May.

I wonder if a 6 year-old can handle it....but by then she'll have had training laps on the local hyper. We'll just have to see.

-'Playa

(already planning the 'No Excuses 2003' tour)

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

*** This post was edited by CoastaPlaya on 8/12/2002. ***

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Monday, August 12, 2002 4:21 PM

PatMan, if you're not mature enough to appreciate all the wonderful things Holiday World brings to the table, that's your choice, but it's very obvious from the great season they're having that you're very much in the minority. Holiday World is one of those gems that gets the attention of enthusiast and GP alike.

As for revamping Raven for two trains, I suspect the ride is short enough to not be worth the effort.

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Monday, August 12, 2002 4:22 PM

Another great insightful post, PatMan. Thanks.

Paula actually did say somewhere in another thread that the ride really isn't long enough to do it, and the actual amount of time it would even need the capacity is pretty much limited to Stark Raven Mad. ;)

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 11:19 AM

CoastaPlaya said: Speaking of future plans, I gotta say I can't wait for SRM '03.


Let the countdown begin! SRM dates for 2003 are May 30 & 31. Same basic format at this year's event.

As more information becomes available, we'll add it to www.holidayworld.com/srm.

Thanks! Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 12:45 PM

They sure have enough room for a transfer track, but I suspect they will never add a second train because of length, which is absolutely fine because of the "classic" stature of the ride. Most of the oldies run just one train (Blue Streak (CLP), Comet (WP), Screechin' Eagle (LeSourdsville)) and those parks mentioned have many "things" going for it. SRM '03......I better get the hotel reservations now.

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There's nothing like a woodie...

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 1:10 PM
I would like to meet this thing called PatMan007 in person and find out what his hang up is with HW. You have never been so why always comment about something you have know clue about. It just keeps reminding the rest of us of what a moron you realy must be.
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 1:36 PM
Yea I know. He doesn't mention anything about any other parks of Holiday World's size but he's said at least one thing in almost every HW post.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 3:45 PM
Patman: I'm convinced you're just saying this for attention... You've admitted that you never set foot in the park, so why are you trying to piss everyone off? How could one take you're opinion seriously if you aren't serious yourself?

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 6:16 PM

Hey CoastaPlaya,

Im sure your 6 year old can handle the raven. My 6 year old sister who was just barely over the 48" rode it and the legend, and she loved both of them. Kudos to HW for a great year!!

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 6:33 PM

I've never been to HW. How long are the lines for the 2 coasters usually?

Even if it is a short ride wouldn't 2 trains still make the capacity go a little faster.

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 6:41 PM
Other than brief peaks the rides are near walk ons week days and 30 minutes or so on the weekends in my limited experience.
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Sunday, September 8, 2002 7:41 PM

#1) As J. Fisher said, if Raven did have a 2nd train, the weekend waits for it would be bearable. But, with only one, 30 minutes is worth every 1:30 second of this ride.

#2) Wow! What a great year for HW, 21% attendance increase over the record breaker from last year. Outstanding.

#3) I realize that it's not my place, since I do not have moderator status AND I realize the 5th amendment is in place, but I'm tired of it. About two years ago, Jeff, who I hold in highest respect for what he does with this site, asked me to tone down my replies, which I did immediately and came to realize that THIS should be fun. It has been a year since "I've buried my hatchets" finding great leisure in reading your reports, posts, and news. When someone constantly annoys you to wits end, blantantly breaking #3 and #7 of our set rules, I wish we could do something about it. Many complaints last year from seasoned CB vets pointed to immaturity of new, young Buzzers who annoy just for the attention. 5 of you and the 6th being me, have fed the troll on this thread. Doctor's cut out the cancer, can we do the same with our fun-stripping Patman? I know what the words Public Forum are intended for, but after a summer of this, the frustration has reached a new level. Sorry if I vented about this and I know some of you feel the same, but this is why I didn't reply back to him on my first post, I didn't have any parasites to feed him.

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There's nothing like a woodie...

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Sunday, September 8, 2002 9:24 PM

CoastaPlaya said:

I wonder if a 6 year-old can handle it....but by then she'll have had training laps on the local hyper. We'll just have to see.



'Playa, we BOTH know there are no hypers out there that combine the furious pace and intensity of those coasters at HW....that being said, if there's ANYTHING at all resembling dad in C'Midget, she'll get off and run directly back in line...after getting some high-fives from the best crews on planet Earth...see you there!

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Monday, September 9, 2002 9:37 AM

Hahahaha. Dad at her age refused to board CP's CCMR and Bayern Kurve.

And while I have never and would never force a child to ride anything, even CBaby--who got sneak WT rides at 5--had to endure some serious teasing before she would board IOA's Hulk or BGT's Montu (her current fave).

So we'll have to see how VF preview weekends go before deciding to include Da Midget. She's cut from different cloth than her sister...

-'Playa

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The CPlaya 100--6 days, 9 parks, 47 coasters, 2037 miles and a winner.....LoCoSuMo.

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Monday, September 9, 2002 10:31 AM

I agree, can Patman. Even the Six Flags hatas have *something* intelligent to say now and then.

And on top of that, we can probably assume that they've *been* to a Six Flags park...

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Monday, September 9, 2002 11:06 AM
My point is the park is small and does not deserve all the credit it gets. I am sure the two woodies there are great, but thats the end of the park ride wise. I hear the customer service is great and the park is cheap, but maybe its the extra level of nice a tude that keeps the park from expanding. I mean the park opened before disneyland and only has two good rides. I also feel that it is lame for you all to complain about six flags and other parks running one train and yet when holiday world does it, its ok. There is your reason why i am against the little park in the middle of no where.
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