Huge Holiday World Construction Update

Saturday, April 12, 2003 7:19 PM
Hey all, Bond and I headed over to Holiday World today to spend a little time with the Raven Maven herself, Paula Werne for a construction tour. We got up close and personal with Zinga, Hallowswings and Liberty Launch. In addition to those updates there is a bunch of other improvements to the park including more Waterless Urinals! Go check out the pictures at www.negative-g.com when you get the chance! Have Fun! Paul Drabek
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Saturday, April 12, 2003 7:26 PM
Wow, the Hallowswings look great. Not that this comes as a surprise, but it's nice to see.

Thanks for the update!

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 7:38 PM
This is a sort of related question (great pics, btw - really makes me excited to go this summer finally!). Is the new slide at SFNE a clone of this ride, or a completely different animal?

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Saturday, April 12, 2003 8:14 PM
*drool* I can't wait for SRM!!!

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 12:40 AM
Great update, Paul! The park is looking fabulous already. Wish I was visiting this year... ;(

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 5:03 AM
I'm looking forward to seeing Hallowswings lit up at night. There are a huge number of lights on it! Speaking of huge, Zinga's funnel is awesome.

I'm looking forward to my first SRM. Even this early in spring without leaves on the trees, or flowers in bloom, it's easy to tell by the pictures that HW is a very pretty park.

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 6:19 AM
Hallowswings looks just plain awesome!Thanks for the update, Paul.

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 6:32 AM
Hallowswings and Zinga look awesome. Hallowsings design with all the Halloween decorations looks great. Zinga's funnel is a lot bigger than I thought it was. That is going to be a great (and wet) ride:)
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Sunday, April 13, 2003 12:03 PM
Wow! Those updates were awesome!! Thanks! How did you manage to get to go into the park?

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 12:33 PM

nelson324 said:
This is a sort of related question (great pics, btw - really makes me excited to go this summer finally!). Is the new slide at SFNE a clone of this ride, or a completely different animal?

~me


SFNE's Tornado will be slightly more bland than HW's Zinga, because it does not have the helix.

You can find renderings of Tornado here: http://sfne.com/hh.php?id=renderings

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Sunday, April 13, 2003 3:13 PM
Paul D., thanks SO much for the updates on my favorite park...wish it was less than a thousand miles away, but the updates make me feel "closer to home". HallowSwings AND Liberty Launch in the same season was quite impressive, but then add in Zinga, and ALL the other improvements...amazing...:)
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Sunday, April 13, 2003 7:18 PM
Hey all,

No problem for the updates, keeping up my site is one of the things I do in the offseason to relax. It's just a blast to share it with everyone! Zinga's funnel is just insane and the first time we saw it both Carrie and I both exclaimed "OMG"! I so can't wait to give it a try! You all won't wait until SRM to give Zinga a look because I'll have some pictures up when it opens to the public.

Have Fun!

Paul Drabek

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Monday, April 14, 2003 8:46 AM

nelson324 said: Is the new slide at SFNE a clone of this ride, or a completely different animal?

It's my understanding that the two other ProSlide installations similar to Zinga (there's one going up in New Jersey as well) are 45 feet tall. Zinga is 80 feet tall. I believe all three rides will have a six-story funnel. Zinga's tunnel ride (which includes a helix) is longer, taller and more elaborate that the others.

Thanks, Paula
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Monday, April 14, 2003 10:30 AM
Paula - will you be giving out a prize [and band-aids, perhaps] for the first raft of ACErs to make it all the way around the funnel? With all our weight behind us you know we got a good chance ;)

Moosh

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Monday, April 14, 2003 10:35 AM
Stay home, Moosh. You're a danger to humanity!

:) Paula

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Monday, April 14, 2003 10:39 AM
LOL! You're just *now* figuring that out, Paula? ;)

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Monday, April 14, 2003 10:47 AM
Well...it's been rumored for several years...

Paula
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Monday, April 14, 2003 10:55 AM
After last year's experience with SRMers on ZOOMbabwe, they will undoubtedly enforce the same rule of limiting how many adult riders per raft. (Still chuckling at the number of "capsized" rafts that came down during ERT last year)

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Monday, April 14, 2003 10:59 AM
The rumors are true! Other rumors about Moosh that are true:

I'm sinking!

I'll be cut in half, with one half ending up at SFAW, the other at SFA.

There's really more to me than launch-top hat-brake run.

I sailed off the Belmont Dipper and landed in the Jack-in-the-Box across the street.

All the test dummies riding me came back headless.

I'll move my parking lot to the mainland so I can expand.

I will never remove my over-the-shoulder restraints.

I didn't really remove my loops because most park guests prefer a non-looping ride.

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Monday, April 14, 2003 11:02 AM
'Moosh...

So you're saying you're "loopy", hmm?

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