Back home again

The Voyage trains have completed their return trip. This car was sort of a diva and demanded a Bobcat ride. It's sort of commendable that they still want to hang out together after that long drive back from Pennsylvania. They're looking around to check out what changes were made during their absence. Meanwhile, more work…

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A driving desire to ride

Jerry in Ohio already has his car facing southwest in anticipation of his first six-hour trip to Holiday World this season. Any guesses as to which ride he'll head to first? Flash forward to May 23, and Jerry showed why his next ride on The Voyage would mean so much to him:

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Leftovers

It’s that time of year when leftovers aren’t a burden. They’re appreciated. Cherished, even. So I knew you wouldn’t mind a leftover story from this summer. It was when “Deal or No Deal” came back to town. More than a year ago, the GM over at Santa’s Lodge was chosen to be a contestant. Surprise!…

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Extreme cover

It’s really a thrill to be featured on the cover of a magazine. And to have a multi-page, color article. But 17 pages?! Well, that’s … almost embarrassing. Almost. Well, after all, it is “RollerCoaster Magazine,” and The Voyage is a rather extreme coaster, so maybe ACE isn’t exactly overdoing it. That’s right, RollerCoaster Magazine…

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Double vision

If you’ve been coming to the park for 10 or more years, you may remember this fellow. Blaine sent us an email the other day, starting with: You might not remember me, but my name is Blaine … Yes, Blaine, of course we remember you! Blaine and his identical twin, Brandon, worked here in the…

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‘I liked the chickens that go around’

We didn’t have the heart to tell the little girl her Chicken-Go-Round was a cluck of a different color. But it’s nice to know our new tilt-a-whirl is a hit. And speaking of chickens… We caught up with these fellows again later. Obviously they’d found a ride that was more their speed.

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Not just silly, absolutely silly

Real Simple magazine published a “special travel issue” this month. It includes all sorts of fun lists. You know, like “U.S. Cities That Hardly Sound Inviting” (including Smelley, Alabama, and Satan’s Kingdom, Vermont) and “Five Places Where You Can Climb A Tree–and Sleep In It.” And then there’s this one: “Nine Roller Coasters That Will…

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…and for this we give thanks

Last week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, some lucky full-timers got an early Thanksgiving treat. Following seven weeks of track work on The Voyage (with a grand total of 1,120 feet of track replaced) it was time to test out the workmanship. And what a surprise…when they got back to the station, they all asked for…

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In case you lost count

Surely, you've all memorized the stats for The Voyage by now, so you know about it being the world's top air-time wooden coaster. A reporter just emailed to ask how many "moments" of negative-g riders experienced with each lap this season. (He admitted to losing count after 21.) Checked in with Korey Kiepert of The…

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Top drawers

What an alarming newspaper headline to greet you first thing on a Saturday morning: “Holiday World visitor suffers humiliating loss.” Now what? Must be something about a ride we used to have. We hear all summer long from folks who want us to know how scarred their families are since we removed the Banshee four…

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Snakes on the brain

Long green snake at Voyage

Been wrestling all season about whether to share this story. Snakes, after all, cause many people to get the vapors. And here I am, fresh out of smelling salts. But in light of the movie that’s getting so much attention these days, it’s time to unleash. Back in late April, before The Voyage opened to…

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