Interested in going to HW for first time ever

Thursday, May 29, 2003 5:27 PM
I myself have been an Indiana Beach veteran, going many times a year for basically my whole life. Well, it wasn't until I started getting on CoasterBuzz a couple years ago that I even realized that there was another amusement park in Indiana, let alone, one with a CCI coaster in it (I live way northwest). It wasn't until after Holiday World built Legend, I wanted to take a ride down to Santa Claus, Indiana to visit this interesting looking amusement park.

Well, I just got out of school for the summer and I've been driving for more than a year and I really want to go with a friend in the next couple of weeks. According to Mapquest, from where I live and where Santa Claus is, it's a 6 hour drive. Probably a little more if we needed to stop to eat or something. I really want to do this though. We don't want to stay the night down there either, which means we would have to be on the road by 4:30 AM or so. And we could leave a little before the park closed and be home before 2 AM. Crazy? Yes. But I really need to ride Raven and Legend because A) They are in my home state and B) they were made by CCI.

So, does anyone have any suggestions for me (besides making sure I have enough sleep, heh)? Like is there anyone from around the NW part of Indiana on here that travel to Holiday World? I'm really excited! It would just make my day if I could get down there soon. I'm also going to Cedar Point again this summer, so if I made it to both, I'll be one happy camper! Thanks in advance for any tips or help!

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-Eric
According to the general public, lots of coasters go straight down.
*** This post was edited by Glitch01 5/30/2003 4:19:44 AM ***

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Thursday, May 29, 2003 5:41 PM
Six hours for me here too just south of Cleveland. Worth every minute of the drive. If you can't hit Stark Raven Mad (I get the impression you won't be there), come join us in the fall!

http://www.coasterbuzz.com/pdf/cbfallaffair03.pdf

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Thursday, May 29, 2003 5:43 PM
I'm in the NW part of Indiana here in Lafayette (45 minutes from the beach) and it takes somewhere around 3 hours to get to Holiday World. Those Mapquest directions are usually off by quite a bit, so you should just look at the number of miles and make more of an estimate from that. I'll be going down there tomorrow for Stark Raven Mad and I know I'm excited.

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Thursday, May 29, 2003 5:57 PM
I'm 45 minutes away from Indiana Beach as well, but it takes us about an hour and a half to get to Lafayette, so we probably should still plan on 5 and a half to 6 hours (considering we've never been there before, so I'll probably get lost at least once, heh).

And Jeff, if all goes well on my first trip, I'm strongly considering CB event in the fall! By the way, I'm assuming yes, but when you go, you don't get a hotel and drive the whole 12 hours?

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-Eric
According to the general public, lots of coasters go straight down.

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Thursday, May 29, 2003 7:20 PM

Well I am from the southwest suburbs of chicago and it is bout a 7 hour drive for me. Worth every minute just like Jeff said. SRM is the highlight of the year.

You may want to reconsider and get a room for the night after you visit HW. As I can attest... there is no way I would dare make the drive home directly after leaving the park. Those coasters will drain every bit of energy you have and youll be dead tired after the adrenaline wears off. But that is my opinion.. I could be wrong.
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Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:04 PM
I would strongly recommend getting a room. Also, don't skip the water park.
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Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:58 PM
Well, you see, my friend and I are both under 18. I'm 17 and she's 16, so getting a room would technically be impossible! I wont mind the drive, if we have to leave earlier than originally planned, we just might so I wont be too drained. Like I said, crazy, but it will be an adventurous fun time, I'm sure!

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-Eric
According to the general public, lots of coasters go straight down.

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Thursday, May 29, 2003 10:51 PM
Eric - you might not be able to get a hotel room but you *can* get a camping spot at Lake Rudolph Campground, right next to the park.

Most of your questions will be answered by going to the park's website, www.holidayworld.com

mOOSH

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Friday, May 30, 2003 12:29 PM
That might sound like a possibility Moosh! I'm so excited now, Holiday World looks like such a fun place! Thanks for all your guys' help!

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-Eric
According to the general public, lots of coasters go straight down.

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