What are they (HW/SS) up to now? (Timberliners on Voyage)

Monday, November 9, 2009 12:35 AM

It looks like Paula has been hinting at something. I did not think it was anything big until I read what she put on facebook/twitter today.

"Working on a Sunday evening? With door locked? Must be crafting a top-secret announcement. Hope to release within a day or two."

top-secret...also The Gravity Group put on their "gravitycast" a title of "What will the next one be" and show that ad part 1 is a picture of Voyage and all the golden tickets they have won for their coasters and then say that ad part 2 will be something "very revealing." Now I know they could just be touting they are building another golden ticket coaster but it seems odd they are both doing these teasers at the same time. Not to mention the two have a close relationship.


Last edited by woohooboy, Monday, November 9, 2009 12:38 AM
Monday, November 9, 2009 12:40 AM

Timberliners... ;)

Monday, November 9, 2009 7:11 AM

Naw. HW's getting one of those new-fangled steel coasters.

Monday, November 9, 2009 8:00 AM

Naw they just redesigned Wildebeest to include a loop. :)

Monday, November 9, 2009 10:35 AM

Wildebeest with 2 90 degree banked turns.

Monday, November 9, 2009 11:55 AM

The answer is posted on the HoliBlog. :)


Monday, November 9, 2009 11:55 AM

Yay! I am so very happy!

Last edited by a_hoffman50, Monday, November 9, 2009 11:55 AM
Monday, November 9, 2009 11:55 AM

Voyage is getting TIMBERLINERS!!!

Monday, November 9, 2009 12:31 PM

Wow! The title of the HoliBlog is dead on. Santa did indeed come early. However, I had no doubt that HW/SS would be the first to get these trains.

This is MY favorite announcement for the 2010 season.

Monday, November 9, 2009 12:58 PM

Amazing! This announcement is also very interesting in that it actually excites the enthusiasts more than the GP! I am thrilled that my #1 coaster will be getting these trains.

I really, really, really hope these trains are as good as advertised. They look much more rider friendly in just about every respect. I'm curious to see how the load/unload process will work out, will the trains have seat belts, etc. I'm also curious as to how this will affect Holiwood Nights attendance next year.

Last edited by Gary Dowdell, Monday, November 9, 2009 12:59 PM
Monday, November 9, 2009 1:03 PM

I wonder how much the station gates will have to be modified. If at all.

Monday, November 9, 2009 1:29 PM

The wheels on the timberliner trains, kind of remind me of el- toro's wheels.....bigger.

Monday, November 9, 2009 1:34 PM

Quoted from Holiday world's Website, "the ride will quite possibly be even faster when it reopens in May." In response, all I have to say is Holy Crap! Is it 2010 yet?

Monday, November 9, 2009 1:43 PM

You can color me worried about this news. Why are they changing what was already the greatest wooden coaster in the world?

Monday, November 9, 2009 1:54 PM

that brass bar worries me looks like rides may bang into it not sure where it lines up with a seated rider otherwise I am stoked too.

Monday, November 9, 2009 1:55 PM

^^So it can stay the greatest wooden coaster in the world...for a long time. These trains are built to improve the life of the track. Less money going out to replace OLD track can potentially lead to more money for NEW rides. Also, going back to an old train is not difficult, and I imagine HW is getting a deal on the prototypes.

Last edited by woohooboy, Monday, November 9, 2009 1:56 PM
Monday, November 9, 2009 2:00 PM

Also, The Gravity Group said this has nothing to do with Ad part 2.

Monday, November 9, 2009 2:08 PM

Unbelievable! Those trains look awesome!

Monday, November 9, 2009 2:09 PM

I wonder what other rides may be getting these in the next few years?

Could these help out KI's problem child or even Mean Streak?

Will they only be used on GG coasters or will the design & manufacture of trains play a larger roll in GG future then new coasters?

Monday, November 9, 2009 2:13 PM

^Dave, I think it might work out similar to GCI and the MFlyers. First couple of years, they may only be able to keep up with the demand necessitated by new and existing TGG creations...then their "buillding capacity" may improve to the point where they'd consider installing Timberliners on others' designs.

I could always be wrong....

Oh, and my vote for "what ride SHOULD get the second set of Timberliners"....Hades! ;)


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