Posted Monday, April 24, 2006 9:54 AM | Contributed by Paul Drabek
Things are really ramping up for Holiday World's 60th season, starting in just a few weeks. This construction update includes photos of Gobbler Getaway, Thanksgiving and photos and video of The Voyage in action.
Monday, April 24, 2006 10:51 AM
Great update, Paul.
Monday, April 24, 2006 12:01 PM
Watch the video of the ride! It's FLYING at the end! I cannot wait to get out there.
Monday, April 24, 2006 12:25 PM
Wow. It really does fly over that second hill. Still trying to figure out a way to get there from Pittsburgh this year.
Monday, April 24, 2006 2:37 PM
My god that thing looks amazing! Can't wait!
Monday, April 24, 2006 2:38 PM
Did you speed that video up or something? =)
Seriously, I can't believe how fast it's going through the ending... I knew it was going to be fast, but I didn't expect it to be that fast!
The speed over the second hill seems pretty Timbers-ish, at least from the video (that's a really good thing). It's just the ending is mind-blowing.
I can't wait for some POV on this thing!
*** This post was edited by Cory Patrick 4/24/2006 5:27:17 PM ***
Monday, April 24, 2006 5:43 PM
It reminds me of Avalanche, but on steroids. Sick!
Monday, April 24, 2006 6:40 PM
There's no speeding up of the film going on. That is actually how fast it goes. Pretty sweet, eh?
Monday, April 24, 2006 7:41 PM
Jesus H. Christ. That thing looks amazing. Wooden roller coaters can really turn and twist like never before. It kind of reminds me of that Chrystal Beach Clone thing... Only I dont think that Voyage is going to be a death-trap.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 12:37 AM
The video seems to have been removed(?).
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 1:48 AM
Yeah I couldn't get the video to either.
BTW, why do people say "Jesus H. Christ?" Is there more than one Jesus Christ as to warrant providing a middle initial? :)
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 1:53 AM
Nevermind I got it. It must not work in Firefox, only IE.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 2:24 AM
WOW! I have to assume that was a weight-loaded train because if it wasn't.....KATHUD (sound of me fainting).
I don't care what gas costs...I am going to have to make it there somehow.
Pink Floyd Fanatic
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 2:56 AM
H must stand for "Holy"
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 7:42 AM
The video is still up. It's a WMA file and also it is 6MB so you've got to give a little time for it to download. The only way I'd take it down was if it was about to kill my bandwidth for the month.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 9:20 AM
The video doesn't show up for me. All I see is a broken image.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 9:37 AM
Here's the link to the video:http://tinyurl.com/gdh22
Paul, you might want to just put a link to it on the page instead of embedding it.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006 5:25 PM
Man, I won't be able to make it down there this year. I got fired from my job today and lost 3 weeks of paid vacation time.