I want to ride the Virginal Reel at HW..

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:11 PM
In today's HoliBlog- "When Santa Claus Land became Holiday World, the ride's name was changed to the Virginal Reel, as it was in the 4th of July section."


Funny typo, but I was curious if the new Tilt-a-Whirl was definitely pushed back another season or if I'm misreading something. The new area and additions will still be amazing.


Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:47 PM
Id ride too but it'd wouldn't be virgina=l after you Danny. J/K

Anyhow, I thought they were getting a turkey themed version?? Was that scrapped?


Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:54 PM
They are thinking about adding a new one for 2007 saying, "that slid over to the 'Maybe Next Year' column".
Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:03 PM
Well, Since we're taling 2007. Maybe they'd change the Tilt to a Mondial Shake :)

That way we'd be turned to stew and have gravy too! *** Edited 10/21/2005 2:03:59 AM UTC by Charles Nungester***

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:31 PM
My question: If the new Tilt has been pushed back until later...are they then keeping the old Tilt and moving it into the new section? I'd hate to see them go the way of Parks Known In this region where they lose rides for every addition...

(there are a couple of parks around here that if they keep adding rides at the current rate, by the end of the decade there won't be anything left!)

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:37 PM
Dave, I honestly think it's just a matter of KEEPING a hard buget of 13.5 mill and moving replacing something the next year under a much lower budget.

Anyhow, HW is getting THREE to the removal of one still even if they don't replace it in 2006.

The Bahari River, The Darkride, Voyage.

Unlike mass removals one less replacements we see at some BIG parks around here.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:52 PM
Kings Island has lost Keelboat Canal, King Cobra, Phantom Theatre, the speed slides, the Antique Cars, and the Flying Eagles to Tomb Raider, Delirium, Scooby Doo and the Haunted Mansion, racing slides, the Tornado slide, and Italian Job Stunt Track. I love the park, but that's really lame when you're taking out rides and not making up for park capacity much and bringing loads of people in.


Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:13 PM
Still, I am sorry to see that they are not replacing it next year. I always ride it when I visit. I can't wait till May!
Friday, October 21, 2005 1:08 AM
Can't imagine replacing a Sellner with a new T-A-W unless it had become a maintenace problem....maybe kinda like Banshee, the park's old Falling Star. But that was Chance, this is Sellner.

Since the ride had been at another park, virginal is definitely out of the question... ;)

I still feel the need to *name* the Darkride...since I pushed so hard to get one...LOL!

Friday, October 21, 2005 3:42 AM
Already done! http://tinyurl.com/8kjlt
Friday, October 21, 2005 9:58 AM
That's fun and all, but that's the *official name* of the ride....it remains to be "monikerized".


Friday, October 21, 2005 9:59 AM
Sellner has made a lot of changes "under the hood" to the Tilt since 1957 (when Holiday World's Tilt was built...see the Holiblog...

Holiday World's Tilt-N-Hurl has a wire rope wrapped around the ends of the sweeps to propel the ride. The wire rope comes off the sweep and goes around a drive wheel which is connected to the drive motor via a differential and a hand-operated clutch. The configuration works pretty well, but it isn't without deficiencies. For starters, it requires that the operator stand next to the ride motion envelope, inside the ride fence to operate the ride. Next, it is a mechanical clutch, which means that every time the operator starts or stops the ride, there is a certain amount of wear. Also, the clutch gives the operator a little more control over the ride than some owners might prefer, if you know what I mean. Also (though this is easy enough to fix) the railings and fences around the ride are built to 1957 standards instead of 1997 standards. And I think the tub brakes have been redesigned a few times.

Sellner has changed over to a direct electric drive for the Tilt, which is supposedly simpler and more reliable (not that reliability is a particular problem for a Tilt...). Besides which, Holiday World was talking about having the tubs themed to look like turkeys anyway.

I still won't be surprised if the old Tilt gets installed in Thanksgiving as a placeholder for the new Tilt. Unfortunately that isn't what is implied by the Holiblog...!

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

Friday, October 21, 2005 11:43 AM
Dorney just replaced their Tilt w/ a brand new model 2 years ago..
Friday, October 21, 2005 12:57 PM
I agree, I certainly hope that since there will not be a new Tilt next year, that the current one can find a new home somewhere in the park until they replace it. I am the coaster geek in the family and could spend the whole day on the three woodies, but my wife and son are both a little on the chicken side, and spend the day on the flats, with the tilt being the ride of choice. With it gone, getting them to make the trip to Spencer County will be not be easy. The other flats at HW are great, but one of our favorite "family" things to do is to see who can do the most "leaning" to create the most spin. The tilt is by far the best of all flats in that every ride is different, and one of the only rides that allows the rider to have some control over the outcome of your ride. Granted, the spider offers most of these same elements, but you can never get as much spin, and the line for the spider is always one of the longest and slowest in the park. And from the fact that the tilt always has a long, fast moving line at HW, alot of other families must agree with mine. And the tilt at HW is one of the best I have ever riden. The older Sellners give a much better ride that any of the newer models.

PLEASE Paula, get Will to leave the tilt somewhere in the park. (If not, can I have it for my backyard?) *** Edited 10/21/2005 5:00:41 PM UTC by Kraven the Raven***

Friday, October 21, 2005 1:26 PM

+Danny said:
I love the park, but that's really lame when you're taking out rides and not making up for park capacity much and bringing loads of people in.


Especially when only about 3/4 of the land you own is actually being used.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 1:33 AM
That can't be any worse than this...

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