What to do with Holiday Worlds Roundhouse site...

Friday, September 3, 2004 8:24 AM
Yeah Paula, Could we have Patches or Gum?

J/K but it wouldn't surprise me if they did offer it to thier smoking guest.


Friday, September 3, 2004 10:39 AM
Where I don't see the need for another coaster just yet, higher capacity rides is a major issue. Roundhouse was great and running 30 or 40 people thru per cycle, and it's a shame to lose it.

Like I said earlier, Dartron make a ride called the Zero-Gravity. Its basically a round-up with a new light kit and it's gear driven as opposed to tire driven. Dartron at one time WAS Hubritz, so it's that classic Roundup reborn in a new package with virtally the same owner.

Other non-major high-capacity rides that would work here are Zamperla's Rockin' Tug, Disco, Teacups, Kite Flyer & for the big kids, a double sweep hawk; Dartrons Zero Gravity, Startrooper, and Cliffhanger; Chance-Morgan's Viking Boat, Carousel, and Giant Wheel, Wisdom Industries Tornado (not that I'd buy a Wisdom ride, though) and many more.

Im honestly amazed the park kept the Spider. You have to stop that thing at least 3 times to load it, and kill your back in the process. It's definatly one of my top favorite rides, but capacity on that compared to new rides just doesn't cut it anymore.

Friday, September 3, 2004 8:54 PM
I still like the idea of a large Ferris Wheel like the ones at Indiana Beach, CP and KK.

But John's mention of the Teacups (Cuddle Up)is worth considering. It is a lot of fun, is a family ride, is not overly expensive, easy to maintain, and has a high throughput.

If HW wanted to do something in the flat ride category as dramatic as they did in the wooden coaster category, they could revive the old Virginia Reel (Rebound). Another great family ride, not expensive, easy to maintain, and high throughput.

Sunday, September 5, 2004 10:43 AM
A ferris wheel does seem to be the an obvious missing piece, but the footprint is rather large on the model at IB. How about a Zipper?

*** Edited 9/5/2004 2:44:23 PM UTC by Frantic Ferret***

Sunday, September 5, 2004 5:40 PM
They need both a ferris wheel and a carousel two staples of a theme park.
Sunday, September 5, 2004 7:20 PM
and an Intamin plug n play woodie
Sunday, September 5, 2004 10:29 PM
i had the priviledge of riding the roundhouse today...probably for the last time. it was good to see it actually running for once this season!

after looking at how small the footprint really is it's going to be interesting to see what they can shoehorn in there.

Monday, September 6, 2004 10:04 AM
Well, here's another idea (Paula is probably printing out this whole thread just in case one of these off the wall posts has any merit).

That bumper car ride needs expanded and updated. The cars are great but the floor's too small. Use the Roundhouse site for a much larger bumper car facility, using the same cars but one of those larger circular floors like KK and CW have. Again, you'd have a ride not too expensive, reasonable to maintain, with large throughput, and proven family appeal.

Then you'd have the present top of the hill bumper car footprint to use. Maybe a Giant Wheel would do well there, facing back out over the top of the ridge toward the entrance and the two coasters.

Monday, September 6, 2004 11:17 AM
Sorry, TP, but we're close enough to a decision that I'm not printing anything out.

Thanks anyway.

I will say that one of the "finalists" has been mentioned in this thread. :)


Monday, September 6, 2004 11:00 PM
Tease! Your relentless aren't you :)

Chuck, who wouldn't have it any other way.

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 11:03 AM
I feel your pain, Chuck. :)

Keeping secrets is no fun. The only thing worse is naming the durn things!


Wednesday, September 8, 2004 11:23 AM
It's not so hard... take some teacups, paint 'em black, and call them the "Witches Cauldrons"
Wednesday, September 8, 2004 11:26 AM
Which is where we come in. Come on you know that we are the biggest fan boys (and gals) of the park. Let us shoulder some of your burden when it comes to naming the durn things. ;)


Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:05 PM
Im sure we can help come up with some THEMED names for HW :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2004 12:10 PM

Raven Maven said:

I will say that one of the "finalists" has been mentioned in this thread.

Probably more than once, I reckon?

Thursday, September 9, 2004 8:58 PM

Only one? That means there are other things under consideration that have NOT been mentioned in this thread. Hmmmmmmmmmm.....How many things are being considered Paula? :)

Friday, September 10, 2004 12:43 AM
If HW didn't add something to their waterpark in '04, I'd be very surprised...with their growth, there's probably also a need for a high-capacity flat ride of some type (Sally interactive ;))

...and of course I've yet to be in any way dissuaded from the idea of a second train on Raven....but Paula's good friends with the gardeners, so she's keeping....mum.

Ouch....that hurt....but it felt good. :)

But none of that addresses something that fits into Roundhouse's site, so I guess I'm hijacking another thread...

Safe to say, FL is back online, but we're preparng for another *round*....
*** Edited 9/10/2004 4:44:54 AM UTC by rollergator***

Friday, September 10, 2004 12:55 AM
Round 4 right gator? Man what a summer. Bonnie then Clyde....er I mean Charlie, then Frances and now Ivan.

I still say you should let us name the ride Paula! I also echo Gator's comment on having to add something to SS. I hope that we finally get some body slides as that is one thing the park is really missing - that and a master blaster. :)

Friday, September 10, 2004 1:22 AM
"What Holiday World Needs Most [or, Moosh's Opinion on What He'd Add to a Park Who Didn't Ask for His Opinion and That He Doesn't Know Anything About Running]"

Carousel, Ferris Wheel, Dark Ride, Shoot-the-Chutes, Spinning Coaster [a-la Spinning Dragons], Whip, Wipeout/Trabant, Breakdance, TeaCups/Cuddle-Up, Rock-n-Tug/Disk-O/Frisbee, Himalaya, Flying Bobs, Enterprise, Paratrooper, Top Spin, Mine Train, and of course more wood coasters...preferrably a traditional out-n-back design.


Friday, September 10, 2004 1:37 AM
***Puts giant flashing arrows with magnificent lights pointing at Carousel and Dark Ride (and the "of course more wood coasters" part ;))***

Those would be nice to get out of the heat and get out of the rain and still be riding something... But those are also good times for in-park spending, so what do *I* know about running a park either? ;)



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