Holiday World’s New Project Could be a Roller Coaster

Holiday World Joins the 2009 Tease-O-RamaHoliday World, located in Santa Claus, IN has a reputation as an enthusiast’s park. They officially announced their 2008 plans on YouTube last year, they’ve hosted the Golden Ticket Awards, and they even have park officials hanging out in coaster geek message boards. So, I won’t say that they’re followers by joining the current tease...[Read More]

Voyage’s Triple Down in the Dark

The Voyage’s Triple Down in the Dark | Coaster Moments After a rapid fire opening featuring hills, airtime, tunnels and a twisted turnaround, The Voyage like Happy Gilmore, has only just begun. The train slows considerably at the mid-course brake run and typically after brake runs most roller coasters can’t live up to the intensity of their first halves. That’s not the case with ...[Read More]

World’s Best Wooden Roller Coasters

Mitch Hawker’s Wooden Coaster Poll ResultsThe best wooden roller coasters of 2007 look a lot like the best from 2006. Mitch Hawker’s Internet Coaster Poll is arguably the most accurate coaster poll around. The ballots take into account votes based on mutual rides. On the ballots riders must rank the coasters they have ridden and then their ballot is put up against someone else that has...[Read More]

Holiday World Announces 2008 Plans on YouTube

Holiday World Announces 2008 Plans on YouTubeHoliday World, located in Santa Claus, Indiana, is home to the critically acclaimed Voyage wooden coaster. It’s a smaller park, but has made strides in the past decade to really make a mark on the industry. Earlier this week, the park made an announcement on YouTube. The real story here is the medium and not so much the message. It’s cool to...[Read More]

Top Wooden Roller Coasters of 2007

Voyage Takes Top Wooden Coaster at 2007 Golden Ticket Awards At the 2007 Golden Ticket Awards, Holiday World’s Voyage has over taken Dollywood’s Thunderhead in its second year in existence. This isn’t too surprising and is well deserved. Check out my full review of the insane and intense marathon that is The Voyage including an onride video. While I have my own Top 10 Wooden Coas...[Read More]

Top 3 Small Amusement Parks

Everyone’s been to a Six Flags, Paramount, or Disney theme park. But what about the smaller amusement parks. This Thursday I’m counting down my top 3 small amusement parks. My three amusement parks are off the beaten path, have only three major roller coasters, and have a rich history. Lake Compounce – Bristol, CTLake Compounce is home to Boulder Dash, an amazing wooden coaster t...[Read More]

World’s Best Roller Coasters Announced

Mitch Hawker’s Internet Roller Coaster Poll ResultsThe results for Mitch Hawker’s Roller Coaster Poll have been posted. Information about how Mitch’s poll works can be found here. Basically on the ballot you indicate all of the roller coasters that you’ve ridden and then you rank them. The results are based on which coasters were ranked higher than other coasters by riders ...[Read More]

Top Wooden Coasters of 2006

Thunderhead Edges Out The Voyage for Second Straight GTA TitleThunderhead won top honors at Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards for the second year in a row. But the real surprise, to me at least, is that The Voyage shot all the way to the second spot nearly taking first in its very first year in existence. That’s impressive, and it must mean that a lot of those well-traveled enthus...[Read More]

Smaller Parks Popular Among Enthusiasts

Smaller Parks Getting PropsAs I looked at the Golden Ticket Awards, I was surprised to see the smaller parks scoring so well. I was especially surprised to see Knoebels ranking third overall. Of course Knoebels will never surpass Cedar Point, but it is getting more votes every year. The smaller parks like Knoebels and Holiday World also won other categories. I think this reiterates that the survey...[Read More]

Voyage @ Holiday World | Coaster Reviews

Voyage Lives Up to the Hype Another trip and another extremely hyped coaster. This time I traveled more than 700 miles for two parks, but mainly for one new beast of a wooden coaster, Voyage. Luckily, I wasn’t let down. It rained on and off all day at Holiday World which must have helped with the lines. At times, Voyage was nearly a walk-on! The Trip Out (Hills, Air, & Tunnels) My first ...[Read More]

Voyage at Holiday World

The Next Big ThingHoliday World near Evansville, IN has reputation of being a great family park as well as park that pleases the coaster enthusiast community. With renowned woodies like Raven and Legend, this small park has already made a mark. For 2006, Holiday World may make quite an impact with the addition of Voyage a massive woodie that looks to once again please both audiences. The stats are...[Read More]

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