National Geographic Channel to visit Holiday World

Posted Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:47 AM | Contributed by Raven Maven

(news release) A crew from the National Geographic Channel will visit Holiday World on Friday to film construction of The Voyage wooden roller coaster.

The day-long shoot will include a series of interviews about the design and construction of the park’s record-breaking coaster, due to open in May of 2006.

The two-hour documentary, "Coasters: Riding Into the Extreme," will take a look at the science behind roller coasters. The show will examine the evolution of coaster design, materials used in construction, and the physics behind what makes coasters so fun to ride.

Shot in high-definition format by a four-member crew, "Coasters: Riding Into the Extreme" will delve into the sensation of “air-time” or weightlessness experienced on some coasters. The Voyage will hold the record for the most “air-time” of any wooden coaster, at 24.2 seconds.

The documentary will air in the spring or summer of 2006; an air date has not yet been announced.

Link: Holiday World

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:23 AM
cool
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:44 AM
Hmmm, I don't think my room-mates cable has that channel in hi-def.

Anyone know the steel record holder?

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 11:56 AM
That's interesting, they were just at Cedar Point last week.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 2:14 PM
Parks closed on Friday. Do you want a bunch of us to come and ride the Raven and Legend all day so that it will add some "background" to the shots?
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 5:34 PM
Thats Cool!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 6:59 PM
The Cedar Point one was cancelled as Dragster was not open as I understand.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:42 PM
Only Friday, the day they were shooting Dragster, was canceled. They still shot MF, Raptor, Magnum, and Mantis.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 8:46 PM
Holy crap!!! That is SOOOOOOO ironic!!! CBS channel 26 was just filming at Boomers in Illinois a couple days ago!!!!

*roll eyes* is this really news?

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Tuesday, September 20, 2005 10:04 PM
The crew was at Dollywood today.. what I REALLY would like to know is when this thing will air, which sadly seems to be a TBD.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 8:13 AM
Jophish - i agree! I'm in the UK and will probly end up getting this sometime next year, and probably on Discovery or Sky Travel as opposed to National Geo!!!!!

EDIT: mmmmmmmm HDTV.... must... buy..... new.... tv....*** This post was edited by Bazzanoid 9/21/2005 8:14:28 AM ***

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 10:00 AM
I understand the crew will visit PKI sometime next week....

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Wednesday, September 21, 2005 12:17 PM
I'll probably watch it as the last show NGEO did on coasters was pretty good.At least this will make up for the lack of coaster shows on discovery channel in the past two years(damn that american chopper crap).
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Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:44 AM
I am still waiting for the "Coaster Theme Bike"..........
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Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:57 AM
"*roll eyes* is this really news?"

PR is a form of news, no?

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 4:32 PM
It's certainly not "breaking news," but it is definitely a "human interest" tidbit.

National Geographic Channel airs in 55 million homes, so hosting a crew for an upcoming documentary does interest some people.

Now I might not be an expert, but I'd consider a news release that garnered statewide mention for Holiday World and construction of The Voyage to be "news."

Paula (sometimes I roll my eyes, too :))

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Thursday, September 22, 2005 10:45 PM
it'l be at PKI on the 27th 28th and 29th.

27: IJST shoot with no riders
28: SOB/FOF/TopGun with riders
29: SOB/FOF/TopGun with riders (I'll be there)

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