Rob Ascough said:
Hey, Beast has feelings, ya know!
This is very true. And with respect to The Beast's feelings, I will go out there and say that, even with at least two noticeably abominable sets of trim brakes, I found it to be the most enjoyable coaster I rode at PKI last Sunday.
And, as a postscript, with respect to The Voyage's feelings, it blows almost every other roller coaster, period, out of the water. I was a little worried about anticipointment, but I heard the hype, and I am now a believer. :)
They are pulling a IB and building two woodies in two years.
They are adding a third action river.
oh boy, what fun we'll have for the next nine months.
It's been pretty well know that Will doesn't like to do the HUGE projects every year, or even every two years. Rather the years in between smaller projects have been done. Things like moving/adding a flat ride, adding the smoking areas, more trash receptacles, and general things to make the park more family friendly. So it's hard for me to believe Holiday World would be up to anything too large anytime in the next year or two.
Then comes this rumor of construction/clearing going on near the 2nd drop on the Voyage. My first thought is just finalization of the Voyage construction like someone mentioned above. Case closed...or so I thought.
Now, Paula starts teasing everyone again by stating that Will has signed one new contract and will be signing a secound one soon. Now this just confuses me even more. I can't see Paula dropping hints like this ALREADY if this was a small project...of course again I could be wrong. However, I do remember some talk on the Holiblog some time ago about either moving or replacing the tilt-a-whirl to the Thanksgiving section and/or a possible new flat all together. Are these not possibilities still? Wouldn't this also require a contract of some sort?
I'm still thinking this is a smaller project, maybe a flat or two expansion in Thanksgiving. But Paula dropping hints like that just makes you wonder. I can't believe that here it is a year later and we are ALREADY and AGAIN into a guessing game of whats coming next at HW. If any park knows how to get the enthusist crowd talking about their park with little to go on its definatly HW. It just amazes me what they have done in the recent years...in such short time at that. For those of you who had visited HW prior to the Raven or even Splashin' Safari, you surely know what I mean.
BTW Paula, if your reading this.... It's roughly mid-season. Do you know how close the park is to attaining that 1 million visitors goal for this season yet? Or is that info available only on a need to know basis?
John - Who is confused and just rambling on at this point.
P.S. Has any one else seen clues or gets the feeling that maybe in the not so distant future HW may build their own Hotel?
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HoliJohn said: The rumor I got from him then (which of course I never believe until I see it from Paula, read it in the local paper, or see it in the holi-blog) was that the new Thanksgiving section was perceived by Will as the future geographical "center" of the park.
That's not a rumor, but a direct quote from Will that appeared, if memory serves, in an Associated Press article back in the spring.
We have about 90 undeveloped acres to the north.
^ That's WHY I mentioned Beast, moosh... ;)
BeastTamer, perhaps? I only go by memory, never learned how to search... :)
Cookie for Gator ;)
Raven Maven said:
Actually, Will did sign a contract just yesterday. A second contract is in the works.
I'll guess Sellner is one of them, for the turkey-themed Tilt-a-Whirl that was mentioned last year. The other I'll say is ProSlide, because something new has been added to Splashin' Safari several years in a row and the last three slides of all been from ProSlide. Looking at their catalog, a bowl or rocket would make a nice addition.
- Aaron K
Of course, what would really rock is more river - specifically, a terrain inspired ridesportation system that pulls you up the hill on a conveyor belt, and lets you go down a whitewater "lite" type course back down to the main bahari river. They built something like that in the Dells this year, at the Wilderness.
Personally, I think HW's next coaster should be some sort of family coaster, like a wild mouse, or a powderkeg-esque mine train. Or maybe even an Aquatrax. Even though I hope it will be something that will top voyage. :)
It's a hundred million dollar outfit.
As for a mouse? I suppose TGG could come up with a wooden mouse :) Or sometype of Lost coaster ride with a bit better capacity.
That said, I think Splashin' Safari is in desperate need of some simple body slides and/or speed slides. A shoot-the-chutes could be nice too.
- Ryan - http://www.tideblue.com/painter/
- Aaron K
Stew and gravy coming
Of course, we'll pay for the gravy in one lump sum.
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