Holiday World's Midnight Ride (an Octopus) was totally gone from its pad as of yesterday (Saturday, October 4). The sign said "Sorry Closed For The Day") but there's no ride there at all. We saw the central motor housing sitting outside the maintenance building down the hill from the Bumper Boats, and several of the cars were visible inside the maintenance building.
Even though I've never been to your park, I wish there were more parks like yours. It's refreshing to see a marketing department so "up front" with the public. It's just one more reason that your park is so high on my "must get to list".
Those Eyerly Spiders are great, the only problem with them is parts are starting to become harder to get. Since crowds are getting larger at the park I was wondering if the Spider still had a place there seeing you have to stop it three times to load, and it has low capacity.
The reason...is that we already had the "spider" back when the park was called Santa Claus Land. When the park was divided into three themed sections (1984), that ride was already located in the area that was to be themed around the 4th of July.
Paula ------------------ Paula Werne Holiday World PR www.holidayworld.com
Yeah, like millrace, I was surprised when I saw the spider in the 4th of July section. It seemed like it belonged in Halloween to me too. I guess it is painted black because of it being named "Paul Revere's MIDNIGHT Ride", but maybe it should be painted red, white, and blue. Just a thought. ------------------ Nashville needs a theme park!
I think all Eyerly Spiders are black. I see the tubs in other colors (Cedar Point has orange, Lakemont has yellow, etc., yes I know those examples are technically Monsters but same idea) but the rest of the ride always seems to be black.
Well true that there are two coasters in Halloween, but there are only 4 rides (Raven, Scarecrow Scrambler, Legend, HallowSwings). 4th of July has it's fair share of thrillers. (Round House, Liberty Launch, and come on Lewis and Clark's Trail is a definite E-ticket ;) )