DESCRIPTION: The Legend, which opened in 2000, is Holiday World’s second wooden roller coaster to be located in the Halloween section of the park. It is the largest wooden coaster in Indiana and Kentucky, taking over the top spot from Holiday World’s The Raven. The theme of The Legend is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as riders race through the woods as if chased in terror by the relentless Headless Horseman. The Legend was the top-ranked new wooden roller coaster for 2000 (#7 overall), according to the readers of Amusement Today, who named The Legend the #15 Wooden Coaster in the World in 2010.

FEATURES: The Legend includes four rides through tunnels—including an underground tunnel, a series of dramatic drops—including the world’s first spiral drop, a double helix, and multiple crossovers with existing rides in Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari. The Legend races wildly through thickly wooded, hilly terrain. The first drop has a 52-degree angle of descent.

TRACK LENGTH: 4,042 feet

RIDE HEIGHT: The maximum height difference on The Legend is 116 feet.

DROPS: The most dramatic drops on The Legend measure 113 feet, 77 feet, and 64 feet. The 77-foot drop features the world’s first spiral drop. The lift hill measures 111 feet.

HELIX: The Legend includes a double helix.

RIDE TIME: 2 minutes

SPEED: The Legend’s maximum speed is 65 mph.

TRAIN: Two 24-passenger PTC trains, with six cars seating four riders each.

LUMBER: Southern Yellow Pine

RIDE CAPACITY: 800 Guests per hour

RIDERS HEIGHT: Guests need to be at least 48 inches tall to ride.

RIDE VIDEO: Ride footage

INVESTMENT: $3 million

RIDE DESIGNER: Custom Coasters, Inc., West Chester, Ohio.

Released: Summer, 2010
Media contact: Paula Werne,; 812-937-5209

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