Liberty Launch goes vertical on Tuesday

Friday, December 6, 2002 1:39 PM

The folks from S&S will be at Holiday World on Tuesday to take part (along with four welders, two large cranes, and a partridge in a pear tree) in the hoisting of our Double Shot ride, Liberty Launch.

We'll have our webcam focused on the site (in fact it's been on the site most of the week), so if you want to catch the action please take a look.

The window for the crane work is 11 am to 1 pm Central Time.

The location of Liberty Launch is just east of the bumper cars, where the wax museum used to be.

Thanks, Paula


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

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Friday, December 6, 2002 1:42 PM

Wahoo, awsome news Paula. Can't wait to ride it!

--Ryan

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Friday, December 6, 2002 1:55 PM

Paula - which Partridge will be in the pear tree? Danny, Laurie, Shirley, Chris, Tracy, or Keith? Will Mr. Kincaid be there, too?

Moosh

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Friday, December 6, 2002 2:10 PM

Well, it can't be Shirley...'cause Mrs. Brady was born in Dale, just down the road. We would want there to be a cat fight or anything. :)

Speaking of the Brady Bunch, there's a tour group in town this weekend for our Christmas festival. The tour operator is Ann Davis. Isn't that Alice?

This is as off-topic as I believe I've ever gone. I'm so ashamed. Moosh, you've done it again!

Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
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Friday, December 6, 2002 2:13 PM

Yep...you've been Mooshed! Oh, and Alice was Ann B Davis...could be the same as she is still alive.

To get this back on topic, how's the work in the rest of the park progressing?

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 12/6/2002. ***

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Friday, December 6, 2002 2:20 PM

Last I heard Ann B. Davis had gotten very religious and was living far, far from Hollywood.

In the rest of the park...the structure for the Christmas shop is starting to go up. And work continues on the new walkway connecting Halloween and 4th of July. Lots of odds and ends in the water park--widening walkways and adding deck space. Zinga pieces haven't started arriving yet, though.

And to think we all get asked all the time: "Oh, do you work this time of year?" Ha!

Have a great weekend, Paula

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Paula Werne
Holiday World PR
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Friday, December 6, 2002 2:26 PM

You're correct, Ms. Davis has indeed embraced religion and moved from the glitz and sin of Hollywierd.

Then Paula said: "And to think we all get asked all the time: 'Oh, do you work this time of year?' Ha!"

LOL...you mean you don't have seasonal hours like the park?

Moosh - wishing Paula and everyone a great weekend as well ;)

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Friday, December 6, 2002 4:01 PM

I'm curious, what happened to the figures from the wax museum. I only got to go through it once (1996), and I recall that it was a pretty decent exhibit.

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Friday, December 6, 2002 5:20 PM

Strange irony:

No one has said a word about this freefall tower's name or model...yet everyone has been doggin' on SFOT's. Just more proof that Six Flags is bashed because it's Six Flags.

{Stepping off soapbox}

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Friday, December 6, 2002 6:05 PM

I say we have a coaster trivia contest, the Brady kids vs. Partridges (well, all the ones not in jail anyway) and whoever wins gets the *test ride* on Liberty Launch....

bill, assuming *Moosh's mantle* of Trouble Boy for this one thread....we don't want Paula to think he's *naughty* this close to the Holiday season...;)

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Friday, December 6, 2002 8:00 PM

Paula, You consider your job work??

And to think, I thought she just did it because she luvs us :)

Chuck, Saying every job has a bottom line________ A paycheck :)

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Saturday, December 7, 2002 5:11 AM

Seriously, HW could buy an SLC and people would be like, "Great idea!" "Awesome themeing!" "Another great addition by HW!"

Poor SF.

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Saturday, December 7, 2002 6:08 AM

Six Flags brings it on themselves by hyping every little move that they do as "something NEW and innovative". I gurantee that SFKK is pushing ViperWave as something never been added to another park before, and the GP there will eat it up - they don't know the difference. There case in point is why Six Flags deserves EVERYTHING they get.

(stepping of MY soapbox)

and yes this a great move for Holiday World

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Saturday, December 7, 2002 6:24 AM
Poor Six Flags my butt. SF should take more action like HW. Does SF have FREE softdrinks? No, you pay over 2.00 for a softdrink at SF. HW also has that home grown atmosphere that makes you feel like you are in your Own park. SF rakes in the bucks because everything in the park is soooo damn expensive. I like Great America in Gurnee because it's fun to go there, when i can afford it. At HW world you don't have to worry about busting your wallet like you do at a SF park. No, not poor Six Flags, rich Six Flags!

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Saturday, December 7, 2002 10:23 AM
Stoogemanmoe, try getting out a little bit more. Every major themepark chain charges $2.00 or more for sodas, including Hersheypark. Do you think B&M's and Intamin's come at a cheap price? Hell no. Don't get me wrong, I loved Raven and Legend, but, get back to me when Holiday World has as many coasters as a Great America, or a Great Adventure. You can't "give away the store" when the rides are costing upwards of $15 million dollars.
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Saturday, December 7, 2002 10:58 AM

Personally, I would be thrilled if any Six Flags park got a small S&S like this. I would also be disappointed if Holiday World got a big tower. IMHO, the big towers are nowhere near as exciting as the 80 foot tower at Indiana Beach.

Jacob

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Saturday, December 7, 2002 11:02 AM

True enough I-Fan...here's *my* point though. What's the difference in cost to the park between an employee handing me a soda *with a smile*. Probably in reality what we're talking about is a buck or two an hour to make "happy employees". If your employees CAN'T smile, they need to work "behind the scenes" or possibly for someone else. If they are people who work DIRECTLY with your guests, then they *are* GR for all intents and purposes...dealing with the public is NOT always easy, but it is ALWAYS terribly important. They may charge for their sodas at HP, but they smiled when they handed it to you....I had a great time, left with a *bunch* of HP souvenirs, and frequently get asked about the park because of a coffee mug or a shirt. Since I left with SUCH a positive impression, I have always advised anyone who asked to go there....there's other places that I left with the same or similar feeling (including, for those *playing* our home game, my first visit to KBF)...

the old adage says that what you gain from ten positive customer interactions is "balanced out" by ONE negative customer interaction....(it's EASY to lose customers)!

bill, leaving the soapbox

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Saturday, December 7, 2002 11:39 AM

Jacob Atkinson said:

Personally, I would be thrilled if any Six Flags park got a small S&S like this. I would also be disappointed if Holiday World got a big tower. IMHO, the big towers are nowhere near as exciting as the 80 foot tower at Indiana Beach.

Jacob



IMO there is no substitute for height when it comes to drop towers. They are all about scaring you by being really high up in a precarious little seat. No gimmicks, such as standing positions, tilting seats etc. make up for lack of height. After Supreme Scream every other drop tower seemed lacking. Having said that, of course it is not feasible for some parks to install tall towers, for a variety reasons, and the shorter ones are still good.

Oh, and typical SF bashing in this thread; all abit tiresome really.

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*** This post was edited by Mr Rush on 12/7/2002. ***

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Saturday, December 7, 2002 3:24 PM
It is a drop tower...

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Saturday, December 7, 2002 3:55 PM
And who brought SF into this thread? Why, the typical SF apologists, that's who. If any of us thought that HW could afford a top notch B&M, or if anyone with half a brain thought that a huge steel coaster would be appropriate at such a small family park, THEN maybe you'd see people complaining about the addition. As it is, HW is doing their best with a comparitively limited budget to provide top-notch thrills to their guests.

Maybe HW is a "sweetheart" park, but it didn't become that way because of chance. If any, and I mean ANY park treated guests the way HW does and maintained coasters the same way, I guarantee you, we'd all love it, regardless of the corporate name over the entrance.
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