Is The Banshee @ Holiday World still there?

Friday, January 24, 2003 2:36 PM

I was just curious, is the Banshee ride at Holiday World been removed from the park yet? Has anyone got any information on if they have started the construction on Zinga or HallowSwings?

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Friday, January 24, 2003 2:57 PM

No, It was removed due to high maintence cost and trouble getting parts. Hallow Swings is replacing it.

Chuck

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Friday, January 24, 2003 3:11 PM

I think the poster means currently. As far as I know, the Banshee was dismantled after last season.

A path is being installed in that area of the park, and Hallowswings has yet to arrive. This according to a video Will Koch filmed a week and a half ago that was shown at No-Coaster.

Shaggy

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Friday, January 24, 2003 3:11 PM

Chuck,

I think he meant has it been removed, as of this time. And, as such, only Paula would be able to tell us for sure. But my guess would be that yes, it has been removed as they are probably working on configuring the site for Halloswings.

In the NoCoasterCon video that Paula and Will sent up, there were already parts of Zinga on site, so I can guess that construction can't be too far behind...

EDIT: Darn-it Shaggy beat me to this by 13 seconds... ;)

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*** This post was edited by redman822 on 1/24/2003. ***

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Friday, January 24, 2003 3:52 PM
Where can I find the NoCoasterCon video, or is it not online?
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Friday, January 24, 2003 3:54 PM

I thought I heard Paula mention Hallow Swings was still getting some custom paint work done before it was shipped over to the US...

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:08 PM

Raven Xtreme,

The video was only for NCC...it is not online.

Donny,

All of Hallowswings paint job is custom.

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--George H
---Superman the ride...coming to a SF park near you soon...

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:41 PM

The Banshee was still onsite as of New Years Eve. Hallowswings is not expected until April. Banshee's new home has not been determined.

Carol

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 12:49 PM

Amusement Today Classifieds, January, 2003:

FOR SALE

1985 CHANCE FALLING STAR (extremely well maintained) $129,000

200 Gestlaurer Train (6 x 4 pax train used only 2 seasons) $109,000

45 Wax Figures (created by Louis Sorenson) $45,000

Holiday World Theme Park, Santa Claus, IN USA

*** This post was edited by gamndbndr on 1/25/2003. ***

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Saturday, January 25, 2003 1:00 PM

hehe, "extremely well-maintained"....at HW, that is an understatement of *EPIC* proportions...;)

Now, as for the Gerstlauer train, don't know why anyone would want one...except for the fact that that really IS a good price, and it DID run on Legend...maybe it absorbed some HW goodness thru osmosis?

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:30 AM

RavenXtreme said: I was just curious, is the Banshee ride at Holiday World been removed from the park yet? Has anyone got any information on if they have started the construction on Zinga or HallowSwings?


I wasn't ignoring you ... I just don't usually post from home over the weekends. Anyway...yes, the Banshee is dismantled. HallowSwings is being created in Italy -- won't see it till the spring. And most of the Zinga footers are in ... and the bright blue fiberglass is arriving.

Thanks for your interest! Paula

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Monday, January 27, 2003 11:48 AM

Paula, are we going to get a construction photo diary again this year? :)

--Ryan

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Monday, January 27, 2003 4:54 PM

this sucks!! if you wanna hear a FUNNY story, talk to Arrow Guy, MooreOn, heyisntthatrob, or Kicksthesky, and tell them about my little stunt on Banshee at the GOCC fall freak out event last season....ahh, memories :)

maybe later ill type it out....but its funny :)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 4:57 PM

Tells us what you did! We'll decide if it's funny or not. ;)

Eric

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:15 PM

whew, ok...here goes....

last year at the GOCC Fall Freak Out, i was with Kicksthesky, Robodud, MooreOn, and Arrow Guy....aka, Kristin, Rob, Chris, and Brad. anyway, after an incredible morning of Raven and Legend, we decided to hit some flats, and i was enamoured with Banshee, as i had never ridden a falling star before.

well it was of course a very fun ride, and so being the good enthusiast i am, i rode it again, and most of the group sat out. well....i am crazy, after all i love Togo and Vekoma, so i decided to go for three in a row! well, i was alone on that one, so Brad decided he wanted to get my ride on film. this family from somewhere in Kentucky sat beside me...a wife, husband, and two grade school aged kids....

well....being the jokster i am, i decided to take advantage of a golden opportunity. the woman was visibly horrified of the ride, it was obvious she had been dragged on. so with Brad videoing the ride, i began to make scary faces at the woman, pretending i was a monster...quite childish actually, but hey, it was making me laugh, and the rest of my group:)....

however, unknown to me, was that her husband noticed me doing this to his wife the whole time....and as the ride cycle was nearing its end, he turned and glared at me, almost grabbed my arm, and growled under his breath, "you aught not do that to my wife there boy!" in the most hickified, southern, redneck accent you can imagine! it took so much to hold my laughing inside, so when we finally got off, i took off running, laughing my head off!

ok, it was kind of a "had to be there" moment....but still...if any of the four who were with me see this post, back me up :) i mean...the guy was your grade A southern boy....haha....oh man, it was the greatest. im sure that Kristin or Brad still have that footage somewhere:)

Tim...who likes pissing off hicks and rednecks :)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:41 PM

You're definitely right about the hick part..he reminded me of the characters in a SNL skit from a few years back called "Who's more grizzled?" He had the whole look to him: the long hair and beard, the beer belly, denim overalls. I wouldn't say you were doing anything harmful..you didn't touch her, you were just making funny faces/gestures for the camera, but you had the misfortune of not knowing that her husband was sitting behind you. Apparently he didn't have much of a sense of humor. I think you were wise to get off the ride as fast as you did.. ;)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 7:02 PM

Do remind me NOT to sit anywhere NEAR Tim if we're ever together at any number of Southern/Rural parks....I don't even want to get *caught in the crossfire*....;)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 7:05 PM
Tim I can't wait till you get up here. I am LMAO

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 10:33 AM

Legend_n_Raven said: are we going to get a construction photo diary again this year?

Once Zinga starts going vertical, I'll get something on our website. Should be soon...

Thanks, Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
www.holidayworld.com/srm

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:02 PM

rollergator...probably wise. one day im gonna mess with some guy named Bubba and his wife Dixie, and im gonna get the snot beat outta me.....

but hey....all in good fun eh? :)

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(currently a Dorney Park homer though...thanks to college:))

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