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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:57 pm

coasterbill wrote:Other than Boss and Cyclone depending on which one you're referring to I've been on all of those and found them all to be smoother and better than Raven (though I did ride Villain in it's early years).

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:09 am

Driving home the other day... I forgot we had this street here. Made me miss Holiday World! I oddly didn't make it to the park this year. Even thought I'm headed to Knoebels in 2 days... a year just doesn't feel right w/o HW. Love Raven, but Legend is still my favorite :b
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Coastard69 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:55 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:^ OMG, that is a real site. And a podcast! :lmao:


Sure is, thanks for the support!

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coasterbill wrote:I only had one ride on Raven and Legend but you would have had to pay me to ride either of them again.


Raven can't be that bad now. Sure it's been over 10 years since I last rode it, but it was one of the best coasters I've been on.


This is a hilarious reply coming from someone behind a site called 'Your Favorite Coaster Sucks' :lol:


To be fair (to be faiiiiiiir)…most do.

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coasterbill wrote:Other than Boss and Cyclone depending on which one you're referring to I've been on all of those and found them all to be smoother and better than Raven (though I did ride Villain in it's early years).

I'm honestly struggling to think of wood coasters that I like less than Raven. Mighty Canadian Minebuster, Blue Streak at Conneaut.... maybe a few others but I'm drawing a blank, I don't even know. It was pure crap when we rode it a few years ago.


Dang you must’ve lucked out, all of those were absolutely violent and nasty when I rode them. Well I guess I’m really due to a return to Holiday World now, and not just for the T-Bird credit. Disappointing if they’ve really let it get that bad, because it was soooooooo good when I first rode it and subsequently in 06 and 08.

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coasterbill wrote:Other than Boss and Cyclone depending on which one you're referring to I've been on all of those and found them all to be smoother and better than Raven (though I did ride Villain in it's early years).

Third car front seat. Hips back lean forward. After a few beers that tactic it's awesome. Cap it off with night rides on Screamin Eagle and a dark AF ride on B:TR. If you come back I'll even buy you a delicious Bud Light! :lol:


Doesn’t seem worth the try for the beer :lol:
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:02 pm

Coastard69 wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:^ OMG, that is a real site. And a podcast! :lmao:


Sure is, thanks for the support!

I think you confuse rubbernecking for support.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:35 am

I wonder how long it will be until HW puts in a new coaster. I know there was quite the gap between Voyage and Thunderbird, but I'm not sure if that is something one could really go off of with this incredibly unique park.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Midgetman82 » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:56 pm

I almost consider myself a regular to Holiday World, but I made my second (third?) visit of the year just this past Saturday, as per my average 2-3 visits per year. I consider the coasters to have their... good and bad months. Legend had some jackhammering in some spots and Raven was running fine, but seemed like one spot near the end will probably need some attention for similar, but lesser jackhammering.

With Voyage alone not operating, there definitely felt like a huge chunk of the park's thrills was missing, but I do think the other two woodies still hold their own in terms of that out-of-control thrill folks seek. Can't wait for the refurbished Voyage for next year, and huge props to the park for the upkeep on the monster of a coaster!
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby neilnky » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:11 am

I normally go to Holiday World at least once or twice every year. I just happened to realize their park schedule is more like a water park schedule than a regular theme park schedule. Part of me thinks since they are in Santa Claus, IN they should really have a full blown big Christmas festival to cover November and December like Dollywood and Silver Dollar City. I wonder if they have looked into it and found it not feasible. Just curious if anyone had any info. I have to admit Splashing Safari is so awesome I bet it is the biggest draw of the two parks.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:57 pm

Although you could overcome it, one thing that comes to mind is that the park is incredibly hilly. Of course it goes without saying that ice and snow on pavement is generally not a good thing with a hilly terrain such as Holiday World. Also, HW only has so many locals who visit. I don't think you're going to bring people in from far away for that kind of event. Before anyone starts to argue that last point; Holiday World is not Dollywood or Silver Dollar City, and it's not in a tourist destination area.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby neilnky » Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:57 pm

prozach626 wrote:Although you could overcome it, one thing that comes to mind is that the park is incredibly hilly. Of course it goes without saying that ice and snow on pavement is generally not a good thing with a hilly terrain such as Holiday World. Also, HW only has so many locals who visit. I don't think you're going to bring people in from far away for that kind of event. Before anyone starts to argue that last point; Holiday World is not Dollywood or Silver Dollar City, and it's not in a tourist destination area.



I was thinking the reason was it is not in a tourist area so that makes sense. But boy if it was I can imagine the Christmas festival it would have being in a town named Santa Claus lol

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby mikeykaise » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:27 am

I bet if the city and park were to put their heads together and come up with something and promote it nationally and promote the hell out of it they could create a huge big time affair.
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