Now that SFGAm saved a junior woodie coaster, this got me thinking about Holiday World.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 7:43 AM

So what do you guys think? SFGAm now has a historic junior woodie, but what would you think about Holiday World building a junior woodie of their own? I think this would be a great addition and since they aren't big on building steelies, why not build a new junior size wooden coaster?


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 7:46 AM

That just might be crazy enough to work!

Put in the 4th of Jusy section and call it the "Bottle Rocket" Either that, or you could stick in Christmas cand called the "Elf's Day Off."


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 11:47 AM

I've always wanted to see a junior woodie coaster at Holiday World. Judging by my two boys, there is a several year gap when kids are "bored" by the Howler, but too short/timid for the Raven.

Squeeze it into the Christmas section, theme it to Rudolph/Santa's sleigh, and maybe even paint it red and green.


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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 1:04 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Ooo, they could make it an original free-form layout kind of like Pegasus at Mt. Olympus, or like the new one coming to Quassy. Great idea for the park IMO.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 1:31 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

I agree. The intensity of the coasters at Holiday World go from inert (Howler) to most extreme anywhere (the rest!). Something a tough bigger than Little Dipper, like the Beastie would be great. Little air, fast turns (and still better than the Beast! hah!)


Billy
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 5:03 PM

I said some years ago to build one in honor of the non holiday they don't show. Bunny Hop for Easter

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 5:26 PM
Sawblade5's avatar

Now the question I ask about this is: Wasn't the Raven supposed to be a Junior Woodie when it was built? I remember hearing that from awhile back.


Chris Knight

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 6:56 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^^Bunny Hop would be a GREAT name and a great theme, I think! In time I would hope. That's too good to pass up. A little white painted woodie with lime green, pink and baby blue trains (like Jack Rabbit used to be!).

^I think when HW changed from buzz bars to individual ratcheting lap bars, the reason given was so smaller kids could ride. I always thought the better solution was to build a small woodie... I also think there wouldn't have been the 'accident' on Raven with the old buzz bars.


Billy
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009 7:07 PM
rollergator's avatar

How about the junior woodie sitting idle at Cypress? That would be ideal...it's in great shape, barely used.


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Thursday, December 3, 2009 11:52 AM

Junior coaster at Holiday World would make a lot of sense. Possibly over in Thanksgiving and called something like "Turkey Trot" and follow on to the "Gobbler Getaway".

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 6:03 PM
LostKause's avatar

I never though of that before. Holiday World would be the perfect place for a Jr. Woodie.


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Thursday, December 3, 2009 8:32 PM

I think an Easter themed Jr. woodie would be a great addition to HW...the Howler is too small for most people above the age of 6 or 7 anyway, and after that there really isn't a "kid-friendly" coaster at the park...HW is probably never gonna put in a steel coaster and there is still tons of land left to be developed on their property...I say put one in!

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Thursday, December 3, 2009 9:40 PM
rollergator's avatar

HW will put in a larger steel coaster at some point in the not-so-distant future. The fact that a steel looper has been mentioned in guest surveys, and the HW has made a point to mention that fact....seems like foreshadowing to me.


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Friday, December 4, 2009 7:20 AM

Paula, please READ THIS!!!!!

If they put in a steel coaster PLEASE don't install a Verkoma SLC! Spend the bucks and get a Beemer or an Intamin! I'm begging you!


Coaster Junkie from NH
I drive in & out of Boston, so I ride coasters to relax!

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Friday, December 4, 2009 12:10 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

Hopman said:
Paula, please READ THIS!!!!!

If they put in a steel coaster PLEASE don't install a Verkoma SLC! Spend the bucks and get a Beemer or an Intamin! I'm begging you!

Paula (and Santa), I'm BEGGING you too! PLEASE have everyone on staff ride Mind Bender in GA - and get something like that! The newer high intensity wham bam rides (with OTSRestraints - YUCK!) are overrated (available all over the world now), and just not that much fun :)

Love,
Billy

Last edited by CoasterDemon, Friday, December 4, 2009 12:10 PM
Billy
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Friday, December 4, 2009 1:01 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

I've heard that Will is interested in a launched steel coaster with inversions and a low height requirement--emphasis on low height requirement.

I too would rather they just clone Mind Bender, or recreate SFMM's Revolution in its original awesomeness.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Friday, December 4, 2009 1:12 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^Heck yeah! Imagine the Mind Bender, maybe throw in a zero-g roll or cork. Same with Revolution. KEEP the original trains. The newer Intamin trains are nice, but with all the techo grip the track stuff, they just stop feeling like a coaster. They don't have the right sort of rumble.

^Height requirement so kids can ride? Or height as in height of the ride? I think you only have to be 42" to ride some of those old Intamin rides... Either Greezed Lightnin' would be perfect for them.


Billy
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Friday, December 4, 2009 6:25 PM
rollergator's avatar

Maybe something like Wicked? Kinda preferred that over the variety of Eurofighters...maybe the lapbars had soomething to do with that... ;)

Meh, on second thought, I see Wicked is 50". Seems unlikely. Why am I envisioning Premier (which def. could make the Anton fans happy)... :)

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Friday, December 4, 2009 6:36 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

rollergator said:
Maybe something like Wicked? Kinda preferred that over the variety of Eurofighters...maybe the lapbars had soomething to do with that... ;)

Meh, on second thought, I see Wicked is 50". Seems unlikely. Why am I envisioning Premier (which def. could make the Anton fans happy)... :)

Hmmm... The Chiller (I only rode Robin with lap bars) was one of my favorites when I rode it. The Eurofighters are fun to look at, but painful to ride. I think Premier might be a good choice.

This would be my 2nd choice though - nothing beats the old 'box car' Intamin/Anton seats and simple lap bars. The design of those trains are simple and perfect.


Billy
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Friday, December 4, 2009 7:13 PM

Actually, Wicked has booster seats that reduce the minimum height to 46". (See the footnote on Lagoon's height policy webpage). They were quite effective at swapping them when I visited in June of 2008.

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