The Voyage named #1 "scare you silly" coaster

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2007 9:38 AM | Contributed by Raven Maven

[Ed. note: The following is an unedited press release. -J]

A national magazine names The Voyage roller coaster at Holiday World the planet’s #1 “Roller Coaster That Will Scare You Absolutely Silly.”

Real Simple magazine, which has a monthly circulation of nearly two million, lists the top coasters in April’s special travel issue.

The listing, which is also available online at, declares The Voyage is “the be-all and end-all of wooden coasters.”

At 1.2 miles long, The Voyage includes a record five underground tunnels (some are double, creating eight “underground moments”), a series of dramatic drops (including a 66-degree angle of descent on the first drop), three 90-degree banked turns, and multiple track crossovers. It has 24.2 seconds of “air-time,” more than any other wooden coaster in the world.

One of Holiday World’s other coasters, The Raven, also makes the list. Real Simple describes its #9 choice as, “…this bird packs huge thrills.”

Holiday World opens for the season on May 5, with the premiere of Turkey Whirl, a themed tilt-a-whirl ride; Splashin' Safari opens for the season on May 12 with the new Bakuli family water slide. For additional information logon to: or call 1-877-Go-Family.

Link: Holiday World

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007 10:45 AM
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 10:46 AM
Real Simple is a really cool rag. We pick it up from time to time.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 2:26 PM
Wow, A article one 100% correct facts and figures.


Voyage isn't everyones type of ride. But for die hard thrill seekers. I put it in the top 1% of ANY RIDE type or design.


Wednesday, April 18, 2007 2:41 PM
Shouldn't this article be titled, "Ted Cromwell's Favorite Coasters" ;)
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 4:06 PM
You're a real downer, LG.
Wednesday, April 18, 2007 4:32 PM
Downer. Realist.

It's a fine line. :)

Thursday, April 19, 2007 1:16 PM
I guess Ted didn't ride Eltoro yet. Its definitely better than Goliath IMO.
Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:37 PM
Kumba definitely belongs on the top 10. Goliath? Not so much.
Thursday, April 19, 2007 3:55 PM
Oh, I'm not even questioning the coasters on this list. The Voyage is without a doubt equal to or better than any other coaster on the face of the planet. And the others are all good (or at least justifiable) choices.

The source just seemed funny to me. Would it really make a difference if Ted's list was posted somewhere on his own website (actually it is) rather than in a 'web only' article on a magazine's website?

Where's the press release for that?

I find humor in weird places. What can I say?

Thursday, April 19, 2007 4:52 PM
Well, MF is on there. ;)
Thursday, April 19, 2007 4:53 PM
Lordy, Lordy...

It's not a web-only article. It's in "Real Simple" magazine (the kind with paper and ink), which has a circulation of nearly 2 million. I'd be nuts not to issue a news release about that.

This "special travel issue" includes a bunch a fun lists ... including "11 Top Road Trip Songs," compiled by the music supervisor for Grey's Anatomy. It's quirky stuff. It's fun.

You remember "fun," don't you? :)


Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:10 PM

It's not a web-only article. It's in "Real Simple" magazine (the kind with paper and ink), which has a circulation of nearly 2 million.

Oh really. My mistake for seeing "Web Exclusive" at the top of the page linked in the press release. Who knew 'web exclusive' really meant, "you can find this elsewhere?"

So can I go pick up a copy of this issue with the list printed inside? If so, what the hell does "Web Exclusive" mean?

You remember "fun," don't you? :)

Sadly, I do. He was the 'dad' in that lame Geauga Lake commercial, wasn't he?

I'd rather forget fun ever existed. ;)

Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:21 PM
The "web exclusive" is an expanded version of what's in the print edition. Ted's comments about each coaster are on the web version, but not in print.

Are we okay now? Is that a little smile I see? Aw, come on...


Thursday, April 19, 2007 5:43 PM

I just hope the good folks at Holiday World realize they have the best PR person in the biz working for them.

(still waiting patiently for the releases from SF, Busch, Cedar Fair, etc. - slackers! :) )

(also, could you write me up a little relase about being named one of Ted Cromwell's favorite coasters - that would be fun ;) )

Thursday, April 19, 2007 7:33 PM
LOL, it's always fun to "joust" with Gonch....

And yes, Gonch, I do believe (hope?) Will knows how good he's got it... ;)


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