Holiday World teases coaster changes for 2016

Monday, December 7, 2015 8:02 PM
TheMillenniumRider's avatar

Sorry, got plans with Ms. Parton this spring.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 5:55 PM
CoasterFreak225's avatar

If the project actually is on Voyage then perhaps an overbanked turn in the place an existing 90 degrees turn? I just can't see them adding an inversion... just no.

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Thursday, December 10, 2015 11:13 PM
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TheMillenniumRider said:

Not just butter, but deep fried butter. So amazing.

Booter n ole

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/weekend-update-paula-deen/n13453

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Sunday, December 13, 2015 4:52 PM
Shawn Meyer's avatar

Well hopefully they're not taking any of those turns out? I like the out of control feeling Voyage gives you. Plus If they modify it, then it will be like a new roller-coaster again.

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Monday, December 14, 2015 9:45 AM
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https://twitter.com/HolidayWorld/status/676401561325711360

Piles of wood arriving at Holiday World. (Normally not news, but the tweet gives it meaning. :)


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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 7:04 PM
Shawn Meyer's avatar

Maybe they're taking my idea into consideration. Rebuilding the Big Dipper at Holiday World! ::Wishful Thinking::

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 9:09 AM
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If that statement made me face palm any harder, I'd have given myself a full frontal lobotomy.


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Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:28 PM
Rick_UK's avatar

From the Twitter...


Nothing to see here. Move along.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:00 PM
Shawn Meyer's avatar

Raven-Phile said:

If that statement made me face palm any harder, I'd have given myself a full frontal lobotomy.

Ok, so my idea was crazy. My bad!

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Friday, December 18, 2015 12:11 AM

If there was ever an awesome ride that deserved a re-do it's Legend. It's a particularly interesting coaster in that Will Koch, after his (surprise?) hit coaster Raven, was striving for an experience that would be appealing and thrilling to all, but would have appeal to enthusiasts as well. Well traveled and trusted enthusiasts were consulted in its design, in fact. Will's last hurrah (sadly) was Voyage and I think Legend then became somewhat overshadowed. But it's got a great layout, particularly from the turn off the lift into the first drop and then clear through the out and back section, really. The tunneled helix and the return to the station add unexpected length to the ride, and in my opinion Legend is quite satisfying.
Unfortunately, the last ride I had on it was brutal, but 'back in the day'? It was great. I remember some coaster event when the ride was new, probably a HoliWood Nights, when we rode it 29 times in a row until what, 1 a.m.? So if the original experience can be closely restored (and I don't care how) it would be fantastic.

Oh, and I doubt that I'll ever ride it 29 times in a row again, but a time or two (or three) would be great....

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Friday, December 18, 2015 1:07 AM
Walk-Off HBP's avatar

Might they be going for a first drop that doubles as an inversion (as seen on Mexican Medusa & Kentucky Kingdom's Storm Chaser just down the road)?


The trick was to surrender to the flow.

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Friday, December 18, 2015 9:42 AM

No... My opinion (and hope, actually) is they do some serious track work, or maybe a new track system, and the ride will stay the way it always was. No inversions, no major alterations, just improved comfort.

I guess we'll know soon enough.

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Friday, December 18, 2015 12:56 PM
Walk-Off HBP's avatar

I'd rather they stay away from alterations like that as well, just wondering if it's a "Keeping up with the Jonses" kind of deal with Kentucky Kingdom doing it just down the road. I think Thunderbird takes care of that need (inversions).


The trick was to surrender to the flow.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 9:42 PM
Shawn Meyer's avatar

Has anyone heard when Holiday World might make their announcement? Also does anyone think that Legend might be the first coaster at Holiday World to get the topper track treatment? That would be cool!

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 1:06 AM
Jeff's avatar

Did you think that if you deleted your post from 12 days ago and reposted it today that no one would notice, or you would be more likely to get a response that isn't already common knowledge?


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Friday, January 1, 2016 7:03 PM

I was there the first week of June. The Voyage was coming to a dead stop before the triple down . When the train stopped people were like whats up?!But The Legend was running off the hook. Fast and furious. It doesn't need to be changed. The left side of my body was sore as hell from the lateral g forces.

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Friday, January 1, 2016 8:32 PM
Shawn Meyer's avatar

^ Was that due to the Legend or Voyage?

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Friday, January 1, 2016 9:01 PM
Jeff's avatar

Legend and Voyage are both too much to be re-ridable for most people. I know this is shocking to enthusiasts, but most people do not want to be beat up.


Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

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Friday, January 1, 2016 9:32 PM
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Wait -- what? Parks build rides for the general public, not for enthusiasts?


Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep.
--Fran Lebowitz

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Friday, January 1, 2016 11:48 PM

Admittedly I have only been to Holiday World once and at the time I'd only heard of the Raven and the Voyage. I was however blown away by the Legend. I think I may have enjoyed it even more than the Voyage and was shocked that I hadn't heard people singing its praises before.

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