Will Holiday World get another holiday in the future?

Sunday, March 11, 2007 3:09 AM
Bunny Hop Flying Coaster.

That just doesn't make any sense to me seeing as how a flying coaster doesn't hop in any way, shape, or form. A jr-sized wooden traditional* out-n-back called Jack Rabbit seems a lot more logical.


[*traditional meaning simply straight out and straight back, all hills, no extremely banked turns...in other words not free-form like Voyage.]

Sunday, March 11, 2007 3:22 AM
Imagine climbing the lift hill (near size of the Raven) side by side with another and racing through the woods ala` a toned down version of Lightning Racer/Gwazi! That would be thrilling and scary at the same time, having another train pop up out of nowhere through the trees, lol.
Sunday, March 11, 2007 7:17 AM

Coasterphan said:
OH YEAH! A presidents day section of the park, that will go over great. I can only imagine how the Bill Clinton darkride would be. You go through the ride with a rubber mallet type of device, and try to hit on as many female interns as you go along. At the end they display your score of how many female interns you nailed.

Don't forget a section where you take a shot at Elian Gonzalez, when you hit him the bullet ricochets and hits Al Gore in the back!


Sunday, March 11, 2007 9:55 AM
I can't believe nobody appreciated my Groundhog Day bit! :(
Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:48 AM
Moosh: A "Flying Coaster" is a circular ride like the Kangaroo at Kennywood, not the "Coaster" itself.
Sunday, March 11, 2007 11:00 AM
I was surprised to see the manger on my visit last year and was one of the aspects of the park I really liked, especially in a world so politically correct nowadays. With that in mind I think Holiday World would do great justice with an Easter theme. Easter Bunny with a subtle religious tone like how they mixed Santa with Christ's birth in their Christmas area would be awesome.
Sunday, March 11, 2007 11:18 AM
Religious attractions at HW would make sense in the Christmas section and also in an Easter section if this is in the park's future. HW is in the Bible Belt or very close to it so such things should get a good reception there.

By the way, when I referred to a Flying Coaster, I did mean the flat ride. This ride really hops! *** Edited 3/11/2007 3:20:46 PM UTC by Arthur Bahl***

Sunday, March 11, 2007 11:29 AM
Putting in religious attractions is a dangerous gamble. While it does reach out to some audiences it also effectively alienates others.
Sunday, March 11, 2007 11:47 AM
It depends upon the type of park and where it is located. Parks like SDC and DW would be very likely to gain positive benefits from more religion in the parks. On the other hand, this would be inappropriate for parks like SFGAdv, CP, or SFMM.
Sunday, March 11, 2007 12:02 PM
Well it IS called Holiday (Holy day) World.

I think it's really cool to mix in a little religious theming into all the Bunnies and Candy Canes. If anything, it represents the reason the holidays were created in the first place.

Sunday, March 11, 2007 1:34 PM
Ooooh....that kind of flying coaster named Bunny Hop. That makes sense, lol ;)
Sunday, March 11, 2007 1:56 PM
^ Bartlett's....not B&M, not Vekoma, and *certainly* not Zamperla. :)
Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:22 PM

RollerCoastin!!!! said:
I like the idea of a ultra Christian Easter theme. Nothing says family fun like being reminded of crucifixion. Perhaps they could have a cave tour that never seems to end and then miraculously does after three days. Or beverage lines so long you have to turn your own sweat into wine. Free foot bathing while you wait in long lines.

That is hilarious, and would surely inspire some new additions to the Christmas holiday, too. I guarantee they could get Mel Gibson to show up.

Sunday, March 11, 2007 10:25 PM
Ned Flanders tried that and turned his amusement park into a bemusement park. ;)
Monday, March 12, 2007 8:09 AM
Hey Ensign, nice Groundhog day idea. We could get a preview on Feb 2nd, and if the Groundhog sees his doesn't see his shadow, the park opens up six weeks early!

What about the St. Ptddy's day seceion with a looping element shaped like a shamrock? They could weave green fiber optics through the midways like they did at Disney in Epcot.

Monday, March 12, 2007 8:34 AM
Groundhog Day. You spend the same day at Holiday World again and again and again.......



Monday, March 12, 2007 8:40 AM
How about "April 15 (i.e. Tax Day)". As you pass by the entrance to that part of the park you simply open your wallet and dump its contents into a large bin.

Oh, wait... Six Flags already does that theme... never mind.

Monday, March 12, 2007 8:51 AM
For Groundhog day: free "Wick-a-Groundhog" games near every ride.
Monday, March 12, 2007 9:43 AM
It is very hard for me to envision an "Easter" themed area that is tasteful, faithful, fun, and marketable. While I'm sure they might incorporate Easter somehow, I just don't see a full blown Easter themed area (of course I was skeptical of Thanksgiving, and HW hit a home run with it anyway)

I would love to see the Christmas holiday further developed. The Christmas area is a great entrance to the park, but it seems to me like just that: an entrance.

What if there was another Christmas area? One with a unique twist to both justify itself and not make the current Christmas area obsolete. The centerpiece could be a junior woodie.
"Christmas in July"?
"Christmas around the World"?
"Rudolph's Ranch"? (re-located and expanded)

*** Edited 3/12/2007 1:46:39 PM UTC by buckeye brad***

Monday, March 12, 2007 9:52 AM
How cool would it be to have a "new year's eve" style countdown over the PA system at the end of the day? Complete with fireworks, kisses, and $1 per glass champagne (OK, sparkling grape juice).

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