Holiday World Construction: Beside Liberty Launch

Wednesday, January 1, 2003 7:47 AM

I was wondering how the construction was going on at Holiday World. Have they even started on Zinga or HallowSwings? I would have thought that Zinga construction would have been already started. Maybe they were waiting for the New Year, 2003! I never drive down there to see how things are going, and I only live 30 minutes away!

Any new, anybody? Preferably Paula!

Edit: The reason I said beside Liberty Launch, is because clearly seen by the web cam, you can see that the tower is finished. But, what about all the electrical stuff. How far is it, or is it finished?

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*** This post was edited by Coaster_Enthusiast on 1/1/2003. ***

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:14 AM

I don't have much to update...we're all slowly straggling back in after a long holiday vacation. :)

HallowSwings won't be arriving from Italy until the spring...and so far we haven't received any Zinga pieces from ProSlide. But there should be some action in the water park soon.

Thanks for your interest! Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
www.holidayworld.com/srm

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 6:29 AM

Paula, I have a question for you - does Holiday World have an arcade?

I never once thought of this until now, but on my only visit last spring, I didn't see one. That's usually a huge part of my theme park experience, but I guess I was having so much fun, I forgot to look for one!

Anyway, now that every coaster enthusiast is into DDR, a tournament would be awesome for SRM! :)

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 7:45 AM

Merlin's Castle Arcade & Games is located right across from The Legend. We don't have DDR, though.

Thanks, Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
www.holidayworld.com/srm

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 7:48 AM

Well now that the new version is out, that might be a good investment, eh? ;)

Dennis (who realizes that the $5000 cost of a DDR machine is probably a significant portion of HW's yearly budget... :))

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 8:57 AM

Don't push is Den...;) I'd much rather see some more wood than an arcade game. :)

--Ryan

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 9:02 AM
Well, that goes without saying!

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 10:06 AM

But...if the arcade game$ bring in $ to build more wood...;).

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 10:16 AM
I would imagine that at 1.00 per play, a park could pay off that game very quickly. Doesn't sound like a horrible investment.
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Thursday, January 2, 2003 10:19 AM
They could probably pay the game off just during SRM weekend ;)

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Thursday, January 2, 2003 4:58 PM

You forget the arcade is closed during the ERT sessions. Hmm, maybe they could wheel a DDR machine out in fromt of Merlin's for the two nights. Be an interesting choice: Coasters or DDR?

Anyway, I would not be surprised if Holiday World outsources its video arcade to a local amusement machine exhibitor, who is generally more in control of what appears.

Although the park could request DDR, that would require the vendor to get the machine, and I wonder if the fine folks at Holidway World would consider it a family friendly enough game.

(Off topic thought: With all the amusement ride manufacturers in Italy, how comes there aren't more than a small handful of amusement parks over there)

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Friday, January 3, 2003 5:05 AM
DDR not family-oriented? I don't think a video game can get much more family oriented, really. Can you name another popular game that doesn't involve guns or fighting?

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Friday, January 3, 2003 9:08 PM
Whatever you do with the arcade do NOT eliminate pinball machines completely. I'm sure there's always enough support for one measly pinball machine. I have seen way too many places go to zero pinball machines completely alienating pinball fans losing that segment of the market. It may be oversaturating to put in more than one but there is no reason that one machine can't make any money unless it is very unreliable. I think there is enough people out there to fill one pinball machine with quarters.

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Saturday, January 4, 2003 7:03 AM

Are you writing this down, Paula? ;)

--Ryan

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Saturday, January 4, 2003 7:11 AM

Pink Floyd - You mean like PKI which went from a whole WALL full of pinball machines to ZERO?

I would not be surpirsed if we see some RCT pins take up residence in parks next summer. (crosses fingers) we can put it right next to the row of DDR machines!

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