DESCRIPTION: The Voyage is Holiday World’s third wooden roller coaster. Located in the Thanksgiving section, it is 1.2 miles long and provides a record 24.3 seconds of “air time.” This steel-structure wooden coaster takes a twist on the standard out-and-back layout, adding a terrain-coaster adventure in the “back” half of the ride. The Voyage has been named the #1 Wooden Coaster on the Planet by Amusement Today every year since 2007.

FEATURES: The Voyage includes a record five underground tunnels (some are double, creating eight “underground moments”), a series of dramatic drops (including a 66-degree angle of descent on the first drop), three 90-degree banked turns, and multiple track crossovers. The Voyage includes extreme air-time, extreme banking, and extreme speed.

TRACK LENGTH: 6,442 feet (1.2 miles), third longest wooden coaster in the world.

RIDE HEIGHT: The maximum height difference on The Voyage is 173 feet.

DROPS/ANGLES: The most dramatic drops on The Voyage measure 154 feet (66-degree angle of descent), 107 feet (51-degree angle), and 100 feet (50.5-degree angle). The lift hill measures 163 feet.

EXTREME AIR-TIME: The Voyage provides the most air-time of any wooden coaster: 24.3 seconds (anything less than +.25 vertical G’s, average front/middle/back seats).

EXTREME BANKING: The Voyage includes three 90-degree banked turns.

SPEED: The Voyage’s maximum speed is 67.4 mph. Average speed is 41.9 mph.

RIDE TIME: 2 minutes, 45 seconds (station to station).

TUNNELS: A record five underground tunnels, including eight “underground moments” and a “triple down” feature in one of the return-run tunnels.

TRAINS: Two 28-passenger PTC trains (seven cars per train, four riders per car).

LUMBER: Southern Yellow Pine; estimated board feet: 320,000.

STEEL: 750 tons, estimated.

CAPACITY/HEIGHT LIMIT: 1,200 Guests per hour. Riders must be at least 48 inches tall.

INVESTMENT: $6.5 million

RIDE DESIGNER: The Gravity Group, Cincinnati, Ohio.

MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Werne, Director of Communications, 1-812-937-5209;

Released: 2012
Media contact: Paula Werne,; 812-937-5209