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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroGravity55 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:43 pm

kyleparks77 wrote:"No increase in ticket prices" makes me think they're adding another holiday


Adding another holiday themed section, would be considered a BIG expansion IMO. With a BIG expansion, I think we would see a increase in ticket prices, unless they're really trying to outdo Kentucky Kingdom. With that being said, I don't think it makes sense to add another themed section, when the Thanksgiving section is not completely filled out. Right now, the section only has 3 rides, with the moving of Girrafica to Splashin' Safari.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroGravity55 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:59 pm

Well look what was just announced!

http://www.holidayworld.com/news/holiday-world-sets-sail-8-million-expansion

By next May, officials at Holiday World will be able to say their “ship has come in.”

“Since 2006, when we expanded Holiday World to include a Thanksgiving-themed section, we’ve received hundreds of suggestions to add a classic swinging ship ride and name it the Mayflower,” says park president Matt Eckert. “We chose the anniversary date of the Pilgrims setting sail for America to announce that our new ride for 2014 is our own Mayflower.”

Eckert says the new family ride will carry up to 60 riders at a time, swinging in an arc 54-feet-high over a pool of water.

“We’re not finished with Thanksgiving,” says Eckert. “Just as it’s our American tradition to serve a bounteous Thanksgiving meal, there are more ‘servings’ planned for the coming years.”

Additional projects for 2014 include:

Friday Night Fireworks (Friday evenings from June 13 through August 1)
Extended Splashin’ Safari hours
Summer Fun Card program, for multi-day summer visits
New restaurant and shop in Splashin’ Safari
Covered-bridge entry to Thanksgiving section
More cabanas
Additional benches and shade structures
Parking lot improvements
Eckert says the cost of next year’s improvements will total $8 million. Ticket prices for Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will not increase in 2014.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari will reopen to the public on September 14 and 15 after being closed this weekend for private outings. Happy Halloween Weekends begin September 21. For more information, visit HolidayWorld.com or call 1-800-467-2682.
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Announcement video: http://youtu.be/89wExy_M_KA
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Raven Maven » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:18 pm

^ You don't sleep much, do you?! (Join the club!)

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroGravity55 » Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:23 pm

Raven Maven wrote:^ You don't sleep much, do you?! (Join the club!)


Nope! I was actually going to look up a video on Youtube and to my surprise, there was the announcement!

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:41 am

The video says:
Starting today September 6th 2013, focus moves back to thanksgiving starting with the mayflower


makes me think we could see the next announcement or two also being about the thanksgiving area. I wonder why they didn't mention pilgrims plunge in the video when talking about thanksgiving or even it being giraficca when it mentioned how since thanksgiving opened the focus has been on splashin' safari.

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby djboss302 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:43 am

I was kind of hoping for something like a HUSS Giant Frisbee or something like that, but swinging ships are fun too. :p
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:55 am

A good swinging ship ride is slways welcome--they're classics, and such a ride makes sense for Holiday World's family audience.
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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby GrapesLie » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:14 am

Well I think this is a excellent addition! And It looks so nice! It just makes sense and really should help round out that section of the park. One thing though. Can we have ERT on it during Holliwood Nights? :p

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Re: Holiday World (HW) Discussion Thread

Postby Raven Maven » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:51 am

GrapesLie wrote:Can we have ERT on it during Holliwood Nights? :p


I should hope so! I'm told it comes with a beautiful light package.
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