By Paula @ Holiday World
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While Nathan was editing this video of Voyage‘s first test run of the year, he naturally started thinking of an educational television program from his youth.

For me, though, in the next office over, it was the movie Psycho that came to mind.

Since this is Nathan’s first season with us, he’d never seen a test run. It was one of those first-test-ride-of-the-season-when-you-wish-it-was-ten-degrees-warmer kind of runs.

For an old-timer like me, the intricacies of a test run (meaning: what can possibly go wrong) were far less interesting than: What the heck is that NOISE?!

That noise, as it turns out, was the klaxon.

And what is a klaxon? It is an electromechanical horn. For warning.

And annoying.

While Nathan was editing the video, the klaxon reminded me of a certain sound effect from the shower scene in Psycho.

Yes, that scene.

(If you’re a Hitchcock fan, you might want to read this HoliBlog post from nearly three years ago. Still makes me grin.)

Meanwhile, here’s Nathan’s Sherman Schwartz version of the fateful trip…

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2 Responses to “Schwartz or Hitch? You decide…”

  1. Anonymous

    Slightly disconcerted to see that the initial test video featured the old PTC trains!  Are we going to be getting the new trains this year?

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  2. HoliBlog

    In 2011, The Voyage will use two seven-car PTC trains (The Raven will have two six-car PTC trains).

    The Timberliner models tested here in 2010 will be upgraded after similar models are used at other parks this season. Because of the extreme speeds and forces on The Voyage, we feel it is better to wait until there has been a full season of Timberliner-use elsewhere (on less extreme coasters which were designed with Timberliners in mind). GravityKraft will then refurbish our trains so that we’ll have the most up-to-date models.

    We intend to introduce Voyage’s Timberliner trains at the start of the 2012 season.

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