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

Friday, December 4, 2009 8:47 PM

Wow! This thread went from thinking about a junior woodie for Holiday World, to a Schwarzkopf coaster. I like where it's going.

Anyway, I kinda like what Gerstlauer is doing with their bobsliegh coasters, like Gesente Sau, and Heibe Fhart(I just call it, the Klotten Coaster.). Those are small, and very unique, and pack one hell of a punch.


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Friday, December 4, 2009 9:02 PM
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Paul Miner said:
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.

Wow, thanks for that. I just picked off the first reference I found without actually going to Lagoon's web page. Wonder if 46" would qualify for what Will is looking for...with the station design, Wicked seemed to keep decent capacity for the short train...cars. Personally, I prefer being launched up a vertical hill than having to climb a vertical lift. That's not a particularly comfortable position unless you're 15 and skinny....which was more than a quarter-century ago. ;)


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Friday, December 4, 2009 9:12 PM
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rollergator said:
Personally, I prefer being launched up a vertical hill than having to climb a vertical lift. That's not a particularly comfortable position unless you're 15 and skinny....which was more than a quarter-century ago. ;)

Me, too! I really hate the sensation of the vertical lift. Blech! :)


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Friday, December 4, 2009 10:26 PM
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CoasterDemon said:


Hmmm... The Chiller

Speaking of The Chiller, was the ride taken down and put into storage, or scrapped?


-Mark
Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

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Saturday, December 5, 2009 1:54 AM
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It was sold.

What a great thread...but I want nothing more or less than a family launched coaster from S&S with a cloned first hill of Powder Keg's...(which has an unbelievably low height requirement of 36".)


-Daniel

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Sunday, December 6, 2009 8:36 AM

An S&S launched coaster like Powder Keg would be an interesting direction for Holiday World to go. Thrilling, fast, into the trees, terrain hugging, and... family friendly.

And remember - Paula does not spend the bucks.

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Monday, December 7, 2009 6:10 AM

Why not bring Gravity Group in again to design the junior coaster. They had great results with Voyage and are currently building a junior at Quassy.

Another possibility would be a ride similar to the Alpine Sleigh Ride formerly at SFAW in Houston.

Last edited by Arthur Bahl, Monday, December 7, 2009 6:12 AM

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