The Voyage: some comments and questions

Thursday, July 14, 2005 4:51 PM
A few comments:

1 . WOW! Cool! Awesome! etc. I can't wait to ride!

2. I like the original name and theme. Does anyone else besides me keep saying "Voyager" by mistake? (no I'm not a Star Trek guy)

3. The turn-around looks so disorienting on the video. Most out-and-back turn-arounds have some kind of (pretzel) logic, but I think folks are gonna really be surprised by this one. "We're headed we're not!?!"

4. I bet next summer, "twister" folks will say "Wow, that was a great twister", while their "out-and-back" buddies will say "What a super out-and-back". It only looks like an out-and-back from afar. Besides the main 3 hills, 90% of the rest of The Voyage looks like a twister to these eyes.

5. A triple down?! In a tunnel? Are you kidding me?! Its turkey with gravy AND sweet potatoes AND creamed corn AND biscuits AND pumkin pie with whipped cream, all on the good china of course. Plus you can scream at the dinner table.

A few questions:

1. The video shows almost the entire ride hidden in a Raven-esque dense cover of trees. Are there really that many trees on the site? Not critical, just curious?

2. Steel supports chosen for less initial cost, less long term maintanence, or other reason? Not critical, just curious?

3. How do you think The Voyage will affect the experience of the Raven and Legend? Sometimes parks install new coasters that trump their older ones maybe too much, especially if they are the same ride type (imagine if KI installed a typical B&M floorless, Vortex's place in the park lineup would be quite diminished). IMHO the Legend trumped, complemented, AND accentuated the fun of the Raven. A tough trick for sure. I think and hope that The Voyage will do the same for it's 2 "little brothers". I like the natural order the 3 coasters will appear in the park to new guests. What a "coaster education"!

I realize that nobody has ridden yet and my opinions are speculative, but Hey May '06 is a long time from now... ;^]


Thursday, July 14, 2005 4:55 PM
Feel free to join either of these discussions in progress...
Thursday, July 14, 2005 4:59 PM
I dunno 'Playa, Page 1 having 25 topics on HW's new coaster might be WOULD be a challenge to try and make 25 separate *interesting* threads though... ;)
Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:03 PM
My apologies...


Thursday, July 14, 2005 5:15 PM
Quite all right. You've only made a handful of posts thus far. But after 100 or so, all bets are off! ;)



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