Holiday world to get something BIG for 2002!

Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:01 PM
Lets stop the speculation. Is it impossible for you people to wait a week? One week isn't hard. One year would be, but this is only 1/52nd of a year, not 1 year.
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:02 PM
Wasn't it supposed to be a major expansion for the waterpark next year, with some new attractions over there?  I remember hearing that from someone before, and not just the Dippin Dots guy.  ;)  I hope it's a coaster, I'm hitting SRM for the first time next year and another coaster would be icing on the cake!  :)
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:06 PM
I don't know what it is, but the latest ACE News mentioned something about HW saying their 2002 attraction would be something ACErs would really enjoy ERT on.  (Could be coaster, could be something else.  Whatever it is, I'm sure it will be great.)

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:20 PM

Incidentalist said:
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Raven, Legend, a scrambler, octopus, tilt-a-whirl, bumber boats, bumber cars, round-up, whatever Rush Street Flyer at SFStL is, old time cars, log flume, rapids ride, a water park, a kids area with a small coaster, flying eagles (don't know what it's called but PKI has them also), and I know I'm missing some more but that's most of it.

And that is almost exactly what Funtown USA had, until they added their Turbo Drop.
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:23 PM
I think there looking at somthing for the water park.  But you know you can even make a coaster for a water park so who knows, but we will all know on the 4th, so just sit and wait.
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:23 PM
There big news two years ago was free pop.( Big news if you ask me). Maybe this year their big news is free food for everyone ;).
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:24 PM
I heard that it was going to be a Master Blaster type water slide.
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:28 PM
I'm thinkign either a Master Blaster or, perhaps, a newly homeless Schwartzkopf.
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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:40 PM
Yeah but you have to understand, big, means somthing totally different to HW then say CP or PKI.  I mean I rember when they got Raging Rapids and that was supposed to be a huge expansion.
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Montu, God Of Coasters
Raging Bull, Don't Fight It, Ride It

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 7:59 PM

chris away said:
"Didn't someone say a while back that SRM was going to be later this year so that the 2002 addition, located in the waterpark, would be open for the event? Was it Lynch who said this?"

Yes, it was. I saw a post a while back from Raven Maven on RRC. She's the Holiday World PR rep, and keeps everyone wonderfully updated.

The topic of conversation was next year's SRM, and since it's apparently getting too crowded for some people's likings, she was entertaining ideas of how to thin out the crowd. Some suggested a limit on the crowd, but that doesn't really seem like a fun way to work it out, so they thought of having it over two days instead of just one.

Then, it was mentioned that SRM could be moved to a later date in the year. Why? Raven Maven said they'd like to have the weather a little warmer for next year, because she thought the attendees would want and probably would receive ERT on their new-for-2002 Splashin' Safari attraction.

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Thursday, September 27, 2001 8:39 PM

chris away said:
Didn't someone say a while back that SRM was going to be later this year so that the 2002 addition, located in the waterpark, would be open for the event? Was it Lynch who said this?

Paula, THE RavenMaven, has gone on record as saying the new addition IS to the waterpark.  She posts to URC all the time, and I'm pretty sure were looking at one of these items: either NGBS(?) waterslide, Royal Flush, Surfing pool, or something along those lines - or, a Giant Shoot-the-Chutes.  Sorry to those of you expecting hyper, or some such, this is a FAMILY park, on a family budget.  Two days at HW for SRM 2002!  I'm working hard to get Jeff Hammersly on stage - he's a woodie-lover's best friend...

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Friday, September 28, 2001 6:02 AM
Well I just visited the site a minute a go. I'm quesing it maybe a giant B&M of some sort or a huge wooden coaster.
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Friday, September 28, 2001 6:04 AM
I would just like to point out that, chances of a large steel coaster for this park are very slim due to the budget. Allthough I think the addition will be Water Coaster like Buzzsaw falls at SDC, I would like to point out that they have a great relationship with CCI and a large wood coaster is not out of the question. They already have two world class coasters from CCI and a third would really put them on the map.
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Friday, September 28, 2001 6:43 AM
Whatever it is, they will do it right.  Not that I know that from personal experience at the park, because I have not been to HW, but all I hear/read about HW is good things, so this addition will probably put me "over the edge" in deciding to somehow get there next year.
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Friday, September 28, 2001 7:31 AM
The point is, Holiday World is on the map. And they are growing. They continue to get national recognition on TV, and they must be drawing from quite a distance. I believe they can afford more then one might think for the size of the park, and show a relitively quick payback. 

I personally hope they never put in a B&M...

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So many coasters - so little time.

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Friday, September 28, 2001 7:37 AM
Was just over to URC. Raven Maven confirims it's a "new waterpark ...thing". And there will be ERT on it at SRM.
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So many coasters - so little time.
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Friday, September 28, 2001 8:01 AM
I wish they could install a nice carousel and a large ferris wheel along with a yo-yo.

to to www.rides.com for picts of what would be good

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Friday, September 28, 2001 8:08 AM

MambaTim said:

Mamba IS the best hypercoaster. According to who? The people who wanted SD2K, they liked Mamba better than MF!

The contract had been signed and SD2K was under construction before MF was completed, so there is no way that they could have selected Morgan over Intamin on the basis of having ridden MF.

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Friday, September 28, 2001 9:29 AM

News release below:

Santa Claus, IN (October 4, 2001): Six Flags announces the acquisition of Holiday World and Splashin' Safari theme parks.

Six Flags, Inc, the largest theme park chain in the world, has purchased the nation's first family theme park, Holiday World and Splashin' Safari. The holiday-themed park features two world-renowned wooden roller coasters in The Raven and The Legend, and features an assortment of other rides that the whole family can enjoy together. According to Six Flags President Gary Storey, for the 2002 season, "Holiday World will receive an unprecedented expansion package that will bring the park up to the quality associated with the powerful Six Flags brand." An amazing $20 million will be invested into this park and will bring the following additions to the newest Six Flags property:

Boomerang: Coast to Coaster- a 125-foot supercoaster that throws riders through six inversions, three forwards and three backwards, all in less than 90 seconds!

Batman: The Ride- a suspended looping roller coaster that will invert guests a record SEVEN times, even though the course only contains five inversions. This thrilling new ride will be located in the new Gotham City themed area.

Santa's BobSleigh- An exciting bobsled run-styled roller coaster featuring dragon-themed cars that will send guests around thrilling banked turns at exhilirating speeds!

Plus, guests to Six Flags Splashin' Safari can expect a new tropical theme that will give guests the illusion of being in a town that has just been hit by a hurricane. Palm trees and weathered buildings will reside amongst the already popular water attractions. A new slide called "Viper" will also make its debut. Guests will ride in giant 4-passenger innertubes and be swept away through dark tunnels with special effects such as fog and mist.

Admission to these two thrilling worlds of adventure is just $39.99 and includes unlimited use of most rides and attractions for one day. Parking is $10 per car. New employees will be trained in the Six Flags Hospitality School to greet guests with a smile when the park re-opens next spring.

Please be advised that the above is all just a joke and was a way to kill time while at work today. I would NEVER wish this upon Holiday World or any other smallpark for that matter!

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Friday, September 28, 2001 9:40 AM
WOW Ray, if you're that bored at work, you can come to DC and do some of mine! ;)

Anyway, it's going to be a waterpark thing. PERIOD! If you are going to speculate, make sure that your guess takes that into consideration.

My original guess, back when this was first brought up on URC was a 'Royal Flush' type attraction. However, now I am thinking that the new HUSS Delirium would be *perfect*. The whole family could ride together, it's moderately thrilling, and (duh!) you get wet. I'd love to see it.
jeremy

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