I just went to HW on sunday here my TR
Ok so on sunday I went on a Voyage to search for a Legend of an Raven. I found myself in the middle of nowhere in Indiana, I look up and I see
I felt obligated to continue this voyage and found some pilgrims plunging into a pool
As we continued into this Holiday World for FREE a Raven flew by me and caught my attention. It was carrying this sign
As I waited for the rest of my family with the free tickets to show up I watched this Raven take a few flights. As I saw the family coming I saw a sign that said "The Voyage and Legend will open late.
This scared me that I would not get a chance to ride them. So when we walked in at 10:30 and already close to 85 degrees already, but we went straight to a Oasis. Raven, we waited 25 minutes. This would be the longest wait for a coaster all day.
As I stood in the lines I noticed the first of only a couple cons of Holiday World. Those turnaround ques are very very small. I am 5'9 145 pounds and still felt it was a tight space. As I watched Raven fly through the woods I got more excited. We finally get into the station and take our line in the back of the train. Absolutly excellent ride. This was a great way to get me excited for the rest of the day. As we got off Raven I looked up and saw The Legend climbing up the hill with people.
So as you can guess I had to go do it. I waited 10 minutes for the ride. Now as I stood in line I still was saying SOB and Beast were #1 and #2 woodies in my eyes. As I stood in line someone was talking about the double helix on this coaster. I got really thrilled about this, Beast and SOB both have great double helixes so I was looking forward to this one. After getting off The Legend I had a new #1 coaster. I was speechless on how smooth the double helix was, plus flying by Splashin Safari was amazing.
After The Legend and a few games, it was time to eat lunch. We met the other members of our group who went only for Splashin Safari. and ate at Safari Pizza. Overall the food was good, I was hungry but as I started eating Voyage started testing for the first time. SO I knew not to eat to much and just stay hungry.
When we were done eating Voyage still had yet to open so I went and did Liberty Launch. I like Liberty Launch more than Power Tower at CP. Yes PT is higher but it too high for significant airtime. LL is shorter and gets amazing Airtime all throughout the ride. As I got off Liberty Launch I noticed Voyage was now open.
Yep it was time to meet the "#1 Wooden Coaster". I was skeptical, I will admit that. SOB is a great wooden coaster, The Legend was an amazing wooden coaster. Could it really get better? Well 5 minutes after entering the queue I was on The Voyage.
Yep the Voyage IS THE #1 WOODEN COASTER. IMO The Voyage is THE best coaster ever. Amazing how jerky the rode is and yet I would not consider it rough. And that triple dip tunnel=epic success. Airtime on a wooden coaster will make it a winner. O and yeah let not forget about the three 90 degrees banking turns.
After my Voyage I had to make the Pilgrimage to the ultimate Plunge. We waited 30 minutes for Pilgrims Plunge and was well worth it. I like how the boat never really stops in the station. You load and unload the boat while it moves, that is cool and a way to improve capacity. Also yes there no scenery on the way to the elevator, but who needs scenery every where? As I approached the 165 foot elevator lift, I had my dad check the water temp, he said it would feel good. We started to get lifted up and i felt the boat tilt a little bit. Yep at that moment I was just a little scared. We safely made the platform and started to plunge. Hit the splashdown and got drenched on a 93 degree day. Yep it was a great ride.
So now I had done all the "big" rides at Holiday World, now it was time to have more fun. I had seen a round up ride in Fourth of July and I just had to. So I went and did Revolution and walked off with a really sore neck, but I rode through the pain and healed quickly.
After my ride on Revolution, I needed my second trips on Voyage and Legend. After the second rides on those great rides I decided to do Freightful Falls. This log flume has great potential with that pitch black tunnel, but falls short by not having any surprises on the tunnel. Since it was close and a walk on I did Raven one more time. Part of the group was at Kringles Kafe. Well they were waiting for the rest of the group and since I knew them I had time for one more ride on Voyage. So I took advantage of the situation and got my third ride on the best coaster. I also had to buy a HW t shirt.
All in all I love Holiday World. Yes it a small park, but it has everything KI does not. A lot that KI use to have, ie Antique Cars, Flying Eagles. Well worth the admission price.
Here a few pics
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Even if you do not have a discount it is worth the 40 dollar admission price. 3 World class Coasters, unlimited thrills even on the small rides, FREE drinks, FREE sunscreen, FREE parking, cheap food and souvenirs, most importantly friendly staff and clean park