Holiday World, May 6

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 4:18 PM
So I heard from a few people that something semi-interesting if happening this Saturday at Holiday World, and I'm just wondering what's going on.

Ha-ha. End sarcasm.

I, like many I believe, am going there this Saturday to ride the most flippin' awesome coaster to ever open. I'm just curious about how the crowds will be that day. I've never been to a park on an opening day (well, actually I have, but I don't think SFKK really counts), and I'm just wondering if somebody knows about how large of a crowd I can expect for this weekend. I'm assuming it's going to be rather large for the Voyage 'n all that jazz, but is it going to be insanely crowded?

I'm planning on arriving about 7-8ish that morning so I can wait with a bunch of other coaster nerds to ride the Voyage. How many people can I expect then? I would love to be on one of the first few trains on the Voyage; I know the first is reserved for the charity winners, but I'd love to get on a train soon after that one.

Well, anyways, I guess I'm just curious to see how mnay people will be there on Saturday. Man...only a few days left. I've been looking forward to this like the rest of you all since summer, and now it's almost here...sweet.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 4:25 PM
We'll have to wait and see how busy it is when the day finally comes.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 4:29 PM
It'll be busy. That will be a pretty obvious guarantee, if you think about it there.

1) Opening Day
2) New coaster (huge, I might add)
3) Probably decent weather

*you're screwed!*


Tuesday, May 2, 2006 4:39 PM
Rob's just jealous. But he's probably right anyway. :)
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 4:42 PM
I'm betting on big crowds but nothing the park can't handle. 1,2 & 3, may be true, but Splashin' Safari will not be open.

I haven't decided if I want to endure the mob walking down to Thanksgiving or sleep an extra hour. ;)

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 5:27 PM
just go to Raven and Legend first. :)
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 5:29 PM
What fun is that?
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 7:46 PM
Lots of fun!
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 9:24 PM
Also, keep in mind that this Saturday also just happens to be the Kentucky Derby and I'm sure the vast majority of the ~1,000,000 people that call Louisville home will be involved in that someway, somehow.

Even though some people would rather come to HW on opening day (I know I would if I still lived in Louisville), I think that's going to take a big chunk of the crowds away that first Saturday. The Louisville area has to provide a decent percentage of the park's daily attendance. The next weekend though, who knows?

In fact, I would think HW would almost do better having all the media stuff for Louisville next week since it's nothing but Derby, Derby, Derby this week there.

I've passed up several Derby days in the past so I could go to HW for opening and that was without something like The Voyage opening. *** Edited 5/3/2006 1:27:05 AM UTC by Cory Patrick***

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 9:30 PM

Acoustic Viscosity said:
Lots of fun!

Agreed. I'm sure Voyage will be kick butt and everything, but just imagine the effect on Raven's and Legend's lines.

Talk about heaven for anybody who loves wooden coasters... *** Edited 5/3/2006 1:30:18 AM UTC by matt.***

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 9:43 PM
I've usually been to at least one amusement park by this time of year. This year I'm not even going to IB on opening day. I'm saving my very first ride of the season for a night ride on Voyage at Holiwood Nights. I refuse to dilute that experience by riding something else first after 6 months of not riding.

I'd go on opening day but I'm making myself wait and its a 5 hour drive.

Tuesday, May 2, 2006 9:54 PM
Word from Paula in the Holiblog that while the Voyage has passed inspection and will be open this weekend, the Gobbler getaway won't be ready until next Saturday the 13th.
However, the Voyage by itself is enough to bring me down there.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 10:03 PM
Opening weekend is big but not normally huge. Get the rush to the Voyage over and give the crowd time to spread out and there will be plenty of rides for everyone I bet. See you all there.

Have Fun!


Tuesday, May 2, 2006 10:11 PM
You're going to be there Paul? That's a surprise. ;)
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 10:17 PM
I know.
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 10:19 PM
I hate HW!!!!!!

Not :)

Chuck, also saving for HW nights but will probably have ridden before dark. Their totally different in the dark anyways. Raven and Legend are. So my first two rides will be NEW TOO ME!


Wednesday, May 3, 2006 7:57 AM
I was planning on being there at HW on the 6th but now plans have changed as were trying to get a new bussiness open in a week. Will try to get there before then or i'll wait for HWnights.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 10:57 PM
So the park closes at 6 pm on Saturday. Since that's fairly early, does anyone know of any cool little interesting things to see or do in Santa Claus afterwards? Now I've been to HW before, but never hung out in the town of Claus. I'm interested if there are any roadside attractions, "odd" places, cool diners, or even any city gift shops with cool stuff in it. I probably won't be ready to immediately drive straight back home after the park closes, so I was thinking I might hang out a little while and any help from anyone would be appreciated. By the way, I'm not really interested in Lincoln's birthplace.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:21 PM
Chuck, I get what your saying, with the doors opening Friday at 5 for us I don't know if I can make it 'til night. I'd only been to one SRM event back in 02. I rode all day and still worked myself up into a state of insanity by 10:30. I think I ran into you there Chuck. I had recently rode SOB with you 36 times and drop zone a few time that April.

Thrillerman, Lincoln was born in Kentucky. I enjoyed looking around the living farm at the State Park though. He did live there as a child. I've been there 3 times. I like that old time rustic log cabin stuff though.

Wednesday, May 3, 2006 11:25 PM
Umm I guess I meant to say Lincoln's boyhead home.

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