Posted Friday, May 5, 2006 12:10 PM | Contributed by Paul Drabek
Negative-G has posted photos from Holiday World's media event. Update features the new Gravity Group coaster, The Voyage, and pictures from the inside of Gobbler Getaway, Holiday World's new dark ride.
that was the single most geeky comment i have EVER read in a roller coaster report. please let this one serve as a notice to all of you out there to have just a bit of self-awareness, ok?
pics were great, by the way.
*** This post was edited by milo 5/5/2006 6:01:45 PM ***
I love your photos! Can't wait till the end of the month!
I'm not a Tolkien geek but I've been married to one for almost 11 years so it's hard for some of it not to rub off on me.
Those who are preparing to ride the Voyage are in for a shock- no camera shot or POV can do it justice! This unbelieveable ride is like a tour of all the different types of wooden coasters out there- you get to ride a tall out and back, then a ground hugging ravene coaster, and thats just the trip through the turn around. On the way back you get a bobs-style experience (right after a triple dip in the dark) then the fastest and most slammin' twister ride ever.
The air time, lateral forces and sustained speed on this ride must be experienced to be believed. After the last 90 it's like someone steps on the gas and the following combination of curves and drops is taken at incredible, deliciously frightening speed right up to the brake. We reckoned that there's got to be enough energy left at the end that they could have continued building to the front of the park and back again!
But the Voyage is long enough. Other wooden coasters of this length either interrupt with a second lift or peter out with long dull portions. But the Voyage is so cleverly designed that it seems twice as long- leaving riders totally spent and happily exhausted.
Those who attended media day were in awe over this ride- enthusiasts and contest winners alike agreed that this has to be the best coaster ever. Period.
This ride is coaster nirvana folks!! :)
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