Okay Buzzers...Holiday World...FIRST TIME

Monday, July 20, 2009 4:10 PM

Agreed. (with Carrie) Raven 1st and sit in the back.

Whatever, however, we all know you'll have a blast.

Last edited by RCMAC, Monday, July 20, 2009 4:11 PM
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Monday, July 20, 2009 7:23 PM
Kenmei's avatar

Oh I'm still listening. ;)

Thanks so much for all of the suggestions guys! Very much appreciated. I know as the week goes on we will be getting more and more excited about this trip! I'll bring my video camera with us for the heck of it.


Watch out for flying maps!

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Monday, July 20, 2009 9:44 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

Just an FYI, the park does not allow cameras on rides. Not saying that's what you planned to do...just giving a heads-up.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 3:51 AM
Kenmei's avatar

Mamoosh said:
Just an FYI, the park does not allow cameras on rides. Not saying that's what you planned to do...just giving a heads-up.

All good Moosh. I got smacked in the eye by a park map once at CP because some jamoke in the front was holding it on ride. I never bring stuff on ride EVER as a result. =) If anything I'll just take footage of the park and what not.


Watch out for flying maps!

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:01 AM
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We were at HW yesterday and it felt crazy busy. We got there well ahead of the 9:30 CDT opening. We lined up at Halloween and rode front row, first train on Raven. Then we headed over to Legend and got on after a 2 train wait. From hear we headed over to Voyage so we could ride this as our 100th different coaster of 2009. This is where we met Natalie. She was standing out front telling people that maintenance asked them to open Voyage late but that it would definitely be open. We stayed and chatted with her for a bit and then saw the train go up the hill. Always a good sign. After a few passes and then 2 trips with the maintenance team they opened the coaster. So again, we got front row first train.

Now as to other times of day, at about noon, Raven was a 45 min wait and Legend was an hour. By 2:00 PM they were station waits.

As for food, I enjoyed the Plymouth Rock Cafe for some fried chicken with mashed potatoes, stuffing and corn on the cob.

One more great thing about HW is that they have free lockers in the station for valuables such as purses or cameras.

Last edited by DaveStroem, Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:04 AM
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:31 AM
Mamoosh's avatar

So...how did you like Raven, Legend and Voyage?

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 11:47 AM
DaveStroem's avatar

Well, I was waiting for my wife to bring in the camera so I can upload the photos and do a TR

But let me say this, 100=1.

We had been on Raven & Legend before and saw the sign in the park for Voyage. Raven was a lot of fun but as everyone else says just a little to short. Legend was great and a lot better then I remembered it.

Now on to Voyage. This quite simply is the most outrageous coaster that I have ever been on. It makes the Beast seem mild. The air is incredible to the point that I felt I needed to pull my seat-belt tighter. They absolutely don't staple here. I got 5 laps in during the day and felt out of breath after each lap. Our favorite part is the triple dip tunnel after the MCBR, WOW that was a surprise.

We won't be able to make the Fall Affair this year, but you will be seeing us at Holiwod Nights next year.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 12:07 PM
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That's exactly how I feel about Voyage too. After every lap, as the train stops in the brake run I can't believe something that effin good actually exists! lol

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 2:19 PM

I'm still chuckling over root canal... little dig. Yes, I'm easily amused.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:15 PM

Hey whatever happened to the Pilgrim Plunge "huge" splash down? I remember initially hearing details in the 90 ft range but based on the videos/ pics I've seen so far that has not been the case.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 8:45 PM
Mamoosh's avatar

You're asking this now? Where have you been? The smaller splash has been discussed a lot and was explained by the park just after the ride opened. In short, the smaller boats aren't making the size splash Intamin estimated and they're working on getting the splash bigger. Those who've ridden it will attest you get soaked anyway.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:09 PM
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Speaking of Voyage, over the weekend, Ravine Flyer II was running so well, you'd swear you'd ridden 1/3 of Voyage if you closed your eyes. :-D

I think I might actually like RFII over Voyage right now, because it's so much closer to home.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:40 AM

Thanks Moosh. I don't know if I've been living under Plymouth Rock or what.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:54 AM
Mamoosh's avatar

LOL Joel. Hey, sometimes life gets in the way of keeping up-to-date on coasters and parks. It happens.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 8:52 AM
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We were in the 2nd row of the Plunge and didn't get any wetter then a typical flume ride. We were in our swim suits so we WANTED to get wet.

Yes RFII and Voyage do have a similar feel. Difference being that I could and did ride RFII over & over, but needed a break between Voyage rides.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 9:06 AM
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First row right side is definitely the place to be for wetness on Pilgrims Plunge. First row left side will get you pretty wet as well.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 12:53 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

I rode the front row of PP back in June and other than getting sprayed in the face all the way down the drop, never got much of a splash.

My recommendation is to ride Pilgrims Plunge (assuming you want to ride it) as close to opening as possible so you don't waste your time waiting for it later with everyone else and then kick yourself for waiting that long. The other water rides may be a 5 minute wait while PP is over an hour later in the day.


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009 3:03 PM
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Kenmei said:
3. PROFIT!

Wait, what was step #2? :)

Nicely played...and I agree about PP, do it once early - then see if you need re-rides. I'd save the extra time for more laps on "the ultimate wooden coaster on the planet".

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Friday, July 24, 2009 10:44 AM
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My sources tell me that since they added more boats, there is hardly ever a line for it... then again it may have to do with the unseasonable weather.

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Friday, July 24, 2009 12:33 PM
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There was plenty of wait for it on Monday. I would say that it was at least 30 minutes. The most interesting thing was the 18 foot ceiling fan over the queues. That thing was cool (pun intended). Now that I have ridden PP, I feel no need to ever ride it again. More Voyage for me.

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