Mamoosh said: I'm not going to watch the POV. I want the first POV I see to be *my* POV. Sure I've seen a few construction pics but I feel watching the POV will be ruining the surprise for me.
Glad y'all are enjoying it, tho
Ahh, come on, Moosh. You know you wanna look! Give in to the temptation! :-) As AWESOME as those videos are I never really thought they did a coaster justice.
To be honest I thought about doing the same thing, but I am weak. :-D
I don't mind "working" for Holiday World for free as far as getting people from my neck of the woods to visit, since it's almost as close as PKI, Dollywood, Cedar Point, and several other parks that advertise here. The people that I have "sent" out there have made return visits. My "compensation" will come in a few weeks when I get to eat pizza, visit Splashin Safari, and oh yeah, ride those awesome woodies.
*** Edited 5/4/2006 11:29:57 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***
Does Paula have the best job in the world or what? Spreading all this happiness and excitement literally all over the world, it's gotta be awesome. While I've only been really into coasters for four years now this is easily the most exciting development/announcement I've ever witnessed. Were people this stoked when MF or SRoS opened? Is there anything that's even come close in comparison from a sheer buzz/excitement level?
I only watched the videos once and that's it for me. But as a result I am now planning to arrive an extra day early for the HWNights weekend.
Just as some history, there was virtually no buzz on SFNE's RoS during construction. There were a handful of sites with construction photos, of course, but compared to the hype surrounding the stuff being built all over the country, especially Ohio, SFNE's was just a blip on the radar at the time.
I literally feel exhausted after watching the video. It's like at somewhere on the run back towards the station, I'm going "It should've ended a while ago. Please make it stop!" But I don't mean it in a Son of Beast kind of way. It reminds me of the feeling that I got riding S:ROS at SFNE in 04'. It was just mentally and maybe physically exhausting as well from all the airtime and directional changes, yet I still rode it four more times that day.
edit: I hope that Holiday World has the hoses ready, because with hot temperatures and a lot of airtime, people will vomit. I've seen it happen way too many times at Six Flags America after people get off of S:ROS. While I've never had that experience on that ride, the closest I did come to puking was on Apollo's Chariot first thing in the morning. *** Edited 5/5/2006 2:16:07 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***
This really drives me crazy. Hardly anyone has ridden the Voyage and yet we have proclaimed it a masterpiece.
C'mon people, let's not jump to conclusions. Here is all we REALLY know so far...
-It's a woodie -Designed by a people with an outstanding reputation for wooden coasters -At a great park with an outstanding reputation for operating wooden coasters -With an epic-sized layout that incorporates the best of out-and-backs and twisters -In a magnificent tree filled setting -That hides much of the track -Yet some parts interacts with the guests and queue -It's got only 8 tunnels (undergound moments) -One of which had a triple down -Ok, it has an original name -And it is placed in a uniquely themed area -It should have outstanding capacity -And reliabilty to boot -And finally the Voyage may, by itself, be the next golden age of coasters.
So why don't we all just relax and let the ride speak for itself...
-Insert winking smiley face here- *** Edited 5/5/2006 2:35:30 PM UTC by buckeye brad***