Wednesday, August 8, 2001 3:34 PM
We made the trip from Michigan to Holiday World on Sunday night. Got into the race traffic between Indy and Louisville - I think the entire highway was drunk! 410 miles, six hours later, we were at the motel.
Anyway, the shoot was great. I think they only ran five loaded trains. We managed to get on three of them. One with Santa and Will Jr. in the "front" and the audio mic in our car, which I'm sure was quite a take with my wife's incessant laughter throughout the ride. The last two had the camera man on the lift hill. I think collectively we managed to look like a very enthusiastic bunch heading up the hill - probably because we were!
I hope the final cut makes the trip worth it...
Went over to the Legend and took one ride just after they let the GP in. Then to the gift shop. The park was packed, it was hot so a long ride in the air conditioned car to Indiana Beach sounded pretty good.
What an odd little park. I have never seen so much stuff crammed into such a small space!
The Hurricane rode well, but was surprisingly devoid of air for a CCI. The layout is great, however.
Then to Cornball Express. Saw a couple of guys we kind of followed up from HW coming off the ride and both just held up their thumbs and said "ride in the back!". And, man they were right! This is a great coaster. The thing has a surprise around every corner. The air is of the "pop-you-up" type; sudden ejector air hits just right. This is my favorite new ride of 2001.
It was another 3 hours back home. We arrived about 12:30 tired, but happy.
Thanks for reading.
So many coasters - so little time.
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 5:05 PM
Actually, I got some air on the Hurricane at night. Cool park huh?
Wednesday, August 8, 2001 6:42 PM
Me too! I thought it was odd because everyone else says there is no airtime.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2001 8:56 PM
Are they running Chaos at Indiana Beach or did they shut that one down too.
Don't Fight it, Ride it, RAGING BULL!
Thursday, August 9, 2001 5:57 AM
I've caught some air on the Hurricane, too. Different seats on different days, though. First and second trip the front rode the best, and on my last trip it was better in the back.
Olympic gold medalist Carmen Boyle, on the strategy behind luge: "Lie flat and try not to die."