How much land does Holiday World own?

Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:24 PM

My parents told me more than the park owns hundreds of acres, but I'm not sure that is true.

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Arrow, even the straight parts of our coasters hurt.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:36 PM
I'm not exactly sure, but I bet they own alot. Since it's really in the middle of nowhere.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:39 PM
A hundred acres really isn't a lot, IMO.

*** This post was edited by JoNoJ27 on 9/24/2002. ***

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 2:49 PM
I was wondering TOTAL land, not land that is already taken up.

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Arrow, even the straight parts of our coasters hurt.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 3:09 PM

Its looks as though there is alot of land around that place. While standing at the top of Zoombabwe I had a good look around and if the park has to grow tremendously in the future; it looks as if there is room. I'm not sure who owns all this vacant land though.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 6:03 PM

"A" hundred acres is not a lot.. But he said "hundreds" and that COULD be a lot.

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Getting a B&M will always beat out having to take a BM.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 6:16 PM
Raven Maven (Paula Werne) said 300 and some odd a while back.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 4:15 AM
If that is the case then they are NO WHERE near that in terms of what they are using. Do they need to use all that land....not yet. Maybe down the road MANY years they will. I just dont see them doing that since they want to maintain the small family park atmosphere.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 4:26 AM

Beast7369 while in all honesty I would love for HW to maintain it's small park charm. Sometimes demand out grows capasity.

HW is makeing the right moves by adding three attractions for next year as two of the three days I went this year it was very, very busy and lines were becoming very long. Except for Legend which they added a train for us :)

I forsee all of HW's parking lot on park side and possibly the employees parking lot someday becoming part of the park while still retaining it's world class family feel.

Of course, This is if they continue to do well and I for one am not going to stop spreading the words HW to everyone who's interested.

Chuck, still striving to get HW over a million in attendance.

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 5:15 AM
Even for a small park lots of land is an advantage as it increases the distance between the park and neighbors that might complain. Of course, so far the only neighbors near Holiday World seem to be deer, and they don't say much. Besides, they like the grass under Raven.
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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 6:52 AM

Jim, Please don't forget the Raccoons, They seemed intent on joining us for marshmallows last year and eventually got some when someone left the bag on the table :(

Chuck, just a critter too, Nungester

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:27 AM

True Chuck. Only time will tell. What I meant was the foreseeable future. I would not be disappointed if they expanded the park and managed to keep the small family park feel. Heck even Cedar Point has that feel to some degree....definitely more than a Six Flags park per se.

I for one would be excited to go to Holiday World again if they added nothing. But they are and wisely doing so to help thin out some of the lines. For some reason though I think that this may increase capacity but at the same time increase the ammount of people in the park. Hopefully that will mean more rides in the future!

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*** This post was edited by beast7369 on 9/25/2002. ***

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 7:30 AM

Isn't that the point? To increase capacity *and* increase attendance as well?

Moosh - aka Trouble Boy

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:04 AM

Quote from Will Koch to me Personally at SRM 2002.

"The more people that visit, The more we will build and add."

:)

Nuff Said

Chuck, who knows he speaks exactly what he means, Nungester

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Charles Nungester.
Is it about coasters or friends? I say both!

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:36 AM

Mamoosh said: Isn't that the point? To increase capacity *and* increase attendance as well?


Yes, that's exactly the point. And we're determined not to lose the small-park atmosphere.

By the way...as the wife of a farmer, I did want to clarify that the land surrounding Holiday World & Splashin' Safari isn't vacant. Actually, those plots of land are called "fields." :)

Paula

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Paula Werne
Director of Public Relations
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Ind.
JPWerne@holidayworld.com

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:39 AM

I was going to say the same thing Paula.

City Folk, go figure.

I am proud that I learned to drive a tractor pulling a plow long before I learned to drive a car.

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All I need is 4.5 million bucks and a half a mile long sliver of land and maybe someone could build me my very own Shivering Timbers. ;)

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:44 AM
Paula, you certainly couldn't expect 'Moosh to know about "fields", he only gets to see concrete and blacktop in SoCal. *If it isn't paved, where ARE you supposed to put your car*?
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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:46 AM

Paula - isn't it true that near the park is a farmer who plants only Wheat and Corn and calls his farm "WC Fields" ?

'Gator - I grew up in what was at the time rural Ventura Country. I remember shepherds bringing flocks of sheep down into the fields behind my house. We even had roadrunners, too. It was a great place to hike and in the fall when the grass would turn brown we'd slide down the hills on cardboard. No pun there, just wanted you to know I *do* know what a field is.

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 9/25/2002. ***

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:49 AM

A truly horrendous pun, *my little chickadee*.....

"We HAVE a Field in Chicago, it's the Field Museum"

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Wednesday, September 25, 2002 8:50 AM
This thread's getting a little too corny for me.

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