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.
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***
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.
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.
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.
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.