More classiness from Holiday World

Thursday, October 23, 2003 7:33 AM
I know this topic has been overdone, and everyone knows how great HW is, but I have to give props where they're due.

If you read my TR from August, you know that me and the people I was with had problems with our hotel reservations, the same problems we had had at the same hotel two years earlier.

My brother was pretty steamed about it at the time, and in his anger, he e-mailed HW and let them know that a hotel advertised on their website was not offering good customer service. They e-mailed back immediately and assured them they'd look into it.

Now, two months later, he gets a *follow-up* call. Someone from the park called him to ask if everything had been straightened out with the hotel, and to assure him that they're working with the hotel to fix the apparent problem with the reservation system. My brother said they ended up talking for 20 minutes about the park, and about how PKI officials visited Splashin' Safari to give them ideas about Boomerang Bay, etc.

So - yet again - super-huge kudos to Holiday World. My brother said after that call, he just wants to go back more and more.

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 7:42 AM
Thats great to hear! I never get tired of hearing Holiday World "love" threads. They only reasure my love for the park and its employees. I'm glad everything worked out for you and your brother.

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October 28, 2003--Nickelback in concert with Trapt in Akron!

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 7:51 AM
Well to be honest, everything *didn't* work out - the hotel, for the second time in a row, only made one reservation for us when we had asked for two rooms (and had the confirmation to prove it). So we had to stay together in one room (which for two couples, really sucks. ;)).

Not only that, the best they would offer us is a discount on the rate of the one room. I thought they'd comp the room, AND give us gift certificates without hesitating, but apparently Holiday Inn has different customer service standards than Holiday World. :)

But of course, none of that crap is the park's fault, and they're doing *much* more than anyone could possibly expect.

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A day is a drop of water in the ocean of eternity. A week is seven drops.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 7:59 AM
Guess it's a good time to mention that HW's announcing on Monday! :)
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Thursday, October 23, 2003 8:55 AM
OK, Rentzy, you wanted some negative comments about Holiday World? Here ya go:

1. They need to be open later more often so that everyone can experience the two best night rides in the country.

2. Their free beverage service can be very taxing on the bladder.

3. They need to be a HELL of a lot closer to Southern California, so I could go there every weekend!

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Mike Miller - has a nice big backyard available if Holiday World decides to open a California branch.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 11:05 AM
My only negative comment about Holiday World is that their waterpark was too crowded. But, as we soon discovered, that's when you go ride the coasters with low lines:)
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Did anyone ever bother trying out the seats on the KMG Tango? And if so, were they male?
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Thursday, October 23, 2003 11:15 AM
Intiman Fan,
I have a bet you are not the only one who noticed the lines in the Waterpark. I have a hunch that at least one attraction will be added to the waterpark. I would even bet it might be a people eater ride like Zinga and Zoobabwe are. They might add something to the main park to but my bet is that they focus more on the waterpark as that seems to be their real draw. Sure the rest of the park is wonderful too.

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Zero G Thrills - Moved and Improved

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 11:44 AM
Burp! Free Pepsi :)

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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 1:03 PM

rollergator said:
Guess it's a good time to mention that HW's announcing on Monday! :)

A new ride?

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I'd like to thank the academy , and my mom , and my fans,and.....oh forget it , I hate you all.

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 3:24 PM
Holi World definitely rules! I can't wait to hear the announcement on Monday. It's been so low key and undercover. It would be cool if it was a steel looper through the woods ala SFOG's Mind Bender.

And here I was thinking all the announcements for 2004 had already been made.
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Nashville needs a theme park!

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 6:50 PM
It's anyone's guess. I can't wait to hear the announcements!

Rentzy, you gotta get out to HW next year...no excuses! :-) Everything you have heard is true, but you must see for yourself. :-)

-Tina

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Gimme speed, height, airtime and plenty of LAUNCH!!!

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Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:51 PM
Thank god Holiday World respects our opinion so adding any form Vekoma is out of the question, I'd like to see them do a mine train, man that would be one of the best mine trains in that thick woods and lake rudolph, of course if they contracted GCII to do another woodie I definately would not cry, especially if they make it as wonderful as Ozark Wildcat. On the real side, them adding a huge ride seems a little out there, but Holiday World is growing, and fast might I add.
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Thursday, October 23, 2003 10:54 PM
I can't help but ask, how many years has Raven been the #1 coaster, I know of 3, but were there more. I'm always cheering for it since the only other competitor on the Golden Tickets is a overated hunk of wood up in a true hell hole called Muskegon. JK, Well kinda.
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Friday, October 24, 2003 12:27 AM
Holiday World Rules! Too bad I've never been there. :) No, it sounds like a really great park though. People always have the greatest things to say about it. I need to try and make it there for sure in 2004. Along with about 10 other new parks! ;)
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Friday, October 24, 2003 6:14 AM
Holiday World is the One park that I will always make the long drive too every year from now on. I was blown away by the park. My mother who normally Hates parks Loved it! She has even said that she will make the drive back out to go there again.

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October 28, 2003--Nickelback in concert with Trapt in Akron!

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Friday, October 24, 2003 7:28 AM
Vekoma mine trains rules! They're smooth, comfortable and lots of fun! Too bad there are none in North America... (if they'd add the standard Vekoma mine train, like at Six Flags Belgium, its a 3 trains operations.)
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Friday, October 24, 2003 7:35 AM
How about a Morgan mine train? Heard good things about Quicksilver Express at Bonfante....

Honestly, HW could add "jack squat" and I'd still make it a point to go....now that I think of it, doesn't GAdv have a *virtual SBNO* Huss Jump already named "Jumpin' Jack Squat"....:)
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Friday, October 24, 2003 11:00 AM
You're sick, Gator....sick!

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Friday, October 24, 2003 11:20 AM
....and to show this kind of "classlessness" on a HW thread....for SHAME....:)

Honestly, I'm just trying to clean out SF's boneyards of the rides still worth keeping...it's not MY fault that GAdv's "boneyard" happens to be INSIDE the *guest areas*....;)

And now, to begin the chanting: Sal-ly, Sal-ly, Sal-ly!
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Friday, October 24, 2003 11:34 AM
Absimilliard said:
Vekoma mine trains rules! They're smooth, comfortable and lots of fun! Too bad there are none in North America... (if they'd add the standard Vekoma mine train, like at Six Flags Belgium, its a 3 trains operations.)

Both Big Thunder Mountain Railroads in North America are Vekoma mine trains. Vekoma certainly does some things right, and I certainly wouldn't be opposed to a Vekoma mine train or Invertigo at Holiday World. It'd also be wonderful if HW replaced that awful Zamperla with a nice new Vekoma rollerskater.

-Nate

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