Wednesday, July 8, 2009 8:39 AM

I am glad to hear that Voyage is running great. The last time we were at HW they were working on it. We have plans to get to HW in a couple of weeks and to ride Voyage as our 100th different coaster of 2009.

Our current count is 91.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 10:39 AM

Wow, you've gotten to 91 before the first full week of July. That's impressive. I don't think I could do it, that's for sure.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3:09 PM

This is slightly off topic, but I may have the opportunity to go to HW in a few weeks. I have read a ton about the Voyage, and am dying to ride.

The problem that I may have is that I'm 6'8" and a solid 260 lbs. I shoehorn myself into any coaster that I can (which surprisingly is nearly a hundred), and would love to do the same on the Voyage, but I'm worried about getting physically hurt like I did on SOB.

Can anyone comment on the legroom on the PTC's, and how padded the seats are or are not (especially the painful looking seat divider)? Also, if anyone has pictures of the trains, perhaps you can steer me to them so I can take a look)?

Please help, thanks!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3:14 PM

Well the Voyage, like all the trains at HW has the soft foam seats, you should be pretty comfortable. As for the dividers, they are fairly thin, and at least on the Raven and Legend most of them actually are only a frame with a window for "excess mass" in the middle.

As for leg room, be sure to sit in any row but the first of a car. All PTCs have a foot space underneath the seat in front of you for more space.

Edit-The Voyage is also the coaster that comes the closest of the ones Ive been to approximating the MFlyer smoothness, its a little rougher, but leagues ahead of your standard PTC.

Last edited by Touchdown, Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3:15 PM
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3:31 PM

Re: Voyage

You never stop building a wooden coaster.

--Ollie Lindon, Kings Island Director of Wood Coaster Maintenance

Well, SOB anyway. ;)
And he forgot to qualify that quote with "ulenss you are taerring it down!!11!!"

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 5:28 PM

I guess I need to go to Fall Affair!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 5:37 PM

I would love to be at Fall Affair, but we will be at WDW Animal Kingdom on the 26th.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:04 PM

I would love to make the Fall Affair too but airfare was well over $300. Unless it drops down to $200 there's no way I can justify the expense.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:18 PM

Price you pay for good company and excellent rides. :)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 6:24 PM

Agreed, and I would love to be there.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 8:43 PM

Incidentally, just after I posted that, ABC had a story about how airline prices were plummeting.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009 11:23 PM

How could voyage get any better than fall affair a couple years ago? In the morning it was great and the longer into the day the better it ran...

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Thursday, July 9, 2009 11:41 AM

Jeff - I heard a similar story as I listened to news radio on my drive home. I'll keep checking flights...I'd love to be at the event.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 12:29 AM

Doug Rowe said:


Can anyone comment on the legroom on the PTC's,

I took my buddy there for HWN and he is really tall, but not quite as tall as you. While riding he complained that he banged his knees too much so after the first day, we went to WalMart and got him knee pads. He felt stupid, but we made him wear them, and the next day he said they helped a ton. I know it sounds stupid, but I recommend them for someone your size on that ride.

Also, on Legend there is some netting your hands can hit if you have your hands up so be careful.

Last edited by RavenTTD, Friday, July 10, 2009 12:29 AM
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Friday, July 10, 2009 9:39 AM

Also if you sit in the back seat of each car there is a little room to put your toes under the seat in front of you. Its a good excuse to have to ride in the very back seat.
The knee pads is a good idea, banging your knees up on a ride can really put a damper on the rest of your day.

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Friday, July 10, 2009 11:31 AM

RavenTTD said:
While riding he complained that he banged his knees too much so after the first day, we went to WalMart and got him knee pads. He felt stupid, but we made him wear them, and the next day he said they helped a ton.

Add that to the "You know you're a coaster enthusiast when..." list.

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Monday, July 13, 2009 8:22 PM

This is off topic but I'm just wondering what you guys see in holiday world? I know they have free soft drinks and they're parks clean and The Voyage is a good coaster, but really I find the park to be somewhat boring.

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Monday, July 13, 2009 8:34 PM

Reasons why we like Holiday World:
-Not just the Voyage but the Legend and Raven too
-Free Drinks
-Friendly staff
-Good, affordable food
-Great collection of non coaster rides
-Waterpark is one of the best in the country

Negatives:
-Park closes early (and thus very few chances at night rides)
-Park has a hard close making it hard to estimate when the lines for the coasters will close.

Why are you bored with it? If you're bored there then there are not much parks in the world that you wont be bored at. Now if you tell me that youve been there a lot (30+ times) and looking for something new then I understand but otherwise you lost me.

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Monday, July 13, 2009 8:48 PM

strunk27 said:
I'm just wondering what you guys see in holiday world? I know they have free soft drinks and they're parks clean and The Voyage is a good coaster...

Asked and answered. Moving on...

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Monday, July 13, 2009 9:43 PM

First post!!!11!!!

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