The Voyage media day photos posted to Negative-G

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.

Link: Negative-G

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Friday, May 5, 2006 1:30 PM
55 rides! Ouch! ;)
*** This post was edited by Neuski 5/5/2006 1:40:35 PM ***
Friday, May 5, 2006 2:02 PM
thanks for this update, i really enjoyed it.
Friday, May 5, 2006 2:11 PM
Mark Small's avatar As always, your photos are and commentary are awesome. Great job Paul!
Friday, May 5, 2006 5:35 PM
Yeah I'm still hurting. I have a few sore muscles and the sides of my thighs hurt like heck. Still I wouldn't give it up for the world. Yesterday still doesn't seem real. I'm glad you all enjoyed the photos.

Have Fun


Friday, May 5, 2006 5:42 PM
"It reminds me of the part of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit where Bilbo after being stuck in the darkness of Mirkwood Forest climbs to the top of a tree to look out to find a vast expanse of green in the sunlight."

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 ***

Friday, May 5, 2006 8:31 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I feel sorry for your soreness, Paul. I really do. ;-) You lucky dog!

I love your photos! Can't wait till the end of the month!


Friday, May 5, 2006 10:09 PM

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.

Have Fun


Friday, May 5, 2006 11:06 PM
All that I have heard and read about this park, and I still have yet to make it out there from my central PA home. This year is the year, and this coaster alone seems like a reason to visit. Thanks for great media day coverage Paul. Looking forward to riding it.
Sunday, May 7, 2006 6:23 AM
Paul- thanks not only for the coverage of a fantastic day, but for your coverage thru the winter. Your construction tour shots (as well as your fence shots) were great for those of us who couldn't make it.

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.

Get there.

Sunday, May 7, 2006 12:36 PM
^ Agreed RCMAC. I logged around 80 + rides on Thursday and I still couldn't get enough of it. That coaster is relentless and powerfully enduring through it's finale. Best ending leaves you breathless!

This ride is coaster nirvana folks!! :)


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