Holiwood Nights!!! / Coasterbuzz event?

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 1:43 PM
Is there going to be a Coasterbuzz event at Holidayworld this year? I'm planning on going to Holiwood nights, but the coasterbuzz thing last summer was great - not too crowded.

ACE events and CP's 'coaster mania' events got so packed over the years, you sometimes wait longer during ERT than in regular park hours. Is there a limit to the # of peeps that can register? Hey Paula!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:19 PM

J7G3 said:ACE events and CP's 'coaster mania' events got so packed over the years, you sometimes wait longer during ERT than in regular park hours.

What ACE event are you going to where this happened?

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 2:40 PM
There's been a few where that's been the case....the PKD/BGW Con, for example, lines never seemed to be over 15 minutes during the operating day....during ERT, they more than doubled...

Thought here (totally unrelated to HW but along the vein of *events* in general) is if you have "pre-registration", you should be able to figure attendance, and capacity, and decide what you need to have open...other thought is that ONE coaster rarely makes for a good ERT session (with notable exceptions).

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:01 PM

Coasterman Mike said:

J7G3 said:ACE events and CP's 'coaster mania' events got so packed over the years, you sometimes wait longer during ERT than in regular park hours.

What ACE event are you going to where this happened?


It's been a loooong time since I've been to an 'ACE' event... I'm talking back in 1990 and even the 80's.

I went to CP's coaster mania a few times, the last times in '97 and then '00 for millenium force, and the crowds at ERT were worse than the parks open hours.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:06 PM
While it's true that like 2001 SRMs with one train on each coaster cause half hour to fourty five minute lines early in ERT. By nights end it was about five, ten minutes.

HW now will have 7 trains to handle a crowd of much more than the event will have, I reckon most will be down at Voyage anyhow leaving Legend and Raven as walkons except for front and back seats.

11 hrs of ERT, A full days addmission to the park and waterpark and two and a half meals, Not to mention a photo tour of voyage for 36.95.

See you there! www.holidayworld.com/clubs

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 3:17 PM
Although I already have three voyages to Holiday World planned for this year, I hope the CB Fall Affair returns this fall. :)
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 4:20 PM
I don't think it will return till next year.
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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:19 PM
Worried about lines at Holiwood Nights? With 7 trains running they can pump about 2,000 people an hour when you combine the capcaity of all three coasters.

Heck, Voyage alone can probably do about 900-1,000 people an hour.

While I think the event will be popular I don't think they'll top 2,000 attendees. But then I've been wrong [many] times before. Still, I don't think lines is something you'll have to worry about.

Besides...at ever event at HW I've been to standing in line is a great fun, too. Lots of talking, seeing old friends, joking...the electric vibe in the air is almost palpable.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:30 PM
'Moosh, that isn't electricity in the air, it's *humidity*.

I don't think I have ever been to an event at Holiday World that wasn't incredibly humid, even that one year when it (surprise!) wasn't terribly *hot*!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2006 10:55 PM
Must be relative...I've never noticed the nights being excessively humid, just the days.
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:23 AM
I think you might be underestimating Voyage's capacity, Moosh...at 80 second intervals (which I'm assuming is reletively close to being right), they can send 45 trains out in an hour, with 28 people per train, that's 1260 right there. 1,200 pph is certainly in reach for that ride.

Not to mention, Raven with two trains now? That ride is so short and I'm SURE the crew can throw trains outta that station on time, every time, so I wouldn't think anything less than 1,000 for that ride.

And then Legend, at least 900-1000pph as well...you're looking at not overly long lines, folks...like Moosh said. ;)

jc

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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:39 AM
I know, Joe ;)
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 9:52 AM
What about the Howler though? ;)
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 10:01 AM
There will not be a CoasterBuzz event at Holiday World this year, but we've had some early discussions about doing one next year. Enjoy Holiwood Nights!
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Thursday, March 23, 2006 12:59 PM
Please make it a *DEW POINT* to make this even! I don't wanna hear no *Storming* over missed opertunities.

Chuck

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Friday, March 24, 2006 7:01 AM

Mamoosh said:

Besides...at ever event at HW I've been to standing in line is a great fun, too. Lots of talking, seeing old friends, joking...the electric vibe in the air is almost palpable.


My thoughts exactly. It's all about seeing your friends and being sociable. Oh, and a few coaster rides here and there. :-)

-Tina

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