Sweet, sweet photos

Voyage construction

“Happy Valentine’s Day!” sang out the joyous voice through my phone line. “I took some more pictures — I’ll drop by your office later.” These sweets from Craig may actually have the opposite effect of the usual Valentine’s Day fare. Surely we’ll burn a few calories when viewing these photos. Can’t you just feel your…

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What the birds see

park aerial from 2006

Want to take a look at what the birds see? Not sure I caught all the details about how we got this aerial shot … But it goes something like this: One of our directors went to visit his doctor recently. Someone who worked in the doctor’s office saw that he worked at Holiday World….

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Back in the woods

Voyage construction

Thanks to The Gravity Group, we have a few more photos from out in the Voyage woods from this week. Let’s start with a look at the turnaround. To get there, we must traverse yet another underground tunnel.   Korey got artistic with this one. The structure will be very close to the ground here….

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A post-script to yesterday’s story

Here’s a P.S. to tag yesterday’s post about Will’s top fan: Last night was Concerto Night at our high school. The annual Solo and Ensemble contest is coming up on Saturday, so it’s nice for the musicians to have the opportunity to perform in front of a friendly audience. James and I were sneaking in late,…

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The Gravity Group guys take a walk-about

Voyage construction

Larry and Korey, two of the four Gravity Group engineers, took a nice long walk yesterday. How kind of them to snap off a few photos for your viewing pleasure. Let’s get started:   This is the view you’ll see as you walk down the pathway into the new Thanksgiving section. The crane is lifting…

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When your 6-year-old emails your boss

James Werne at The Voyage

My son James absolutely loves to email. He’s only six. He’s in Kindergarten. You may recall he is one of those “Coaster Crazies.” He can’t get enough. Remember Ralphie from A Christmas Story? And how when he’s describing the Red Ryder BB gun he wants for Christmas, it’s all one word? James is the same way…

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On top of the World

Voyage construction - lift hill

It’s after lunch here, so I think it’s safe to post the next batch of Craig-on-the-lift Voyage lift hill photos. Let’s join Craig for a glance up Voyage‘s lift hill. This is what you’ll see when you ride The Voyage Of course, by the time you ride our new coaster, Craig et al will have…

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The sky’s the limit

Voyage construction

The lack of a Voyage construction update lately doesn’t mean work isn’t getting done. It just means the gloomy skies don’t provide for the sharpest photos. No matter what the weather, when it comes to The Voyage, the sky’s the limit! Indeed, as Jacob, our marketing intern, ventured forth into the sunshine this week, he…

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It helps to have an understanding spouse

Thought you’d get a kick out of this, from my pal Mike in Louisville, who has an understanding spouse: I had just turned off the lights last night and I said, “Five months from tomorrow!” I thought my wife, Michelle, was asleep but she was not. She asked me what I was talking about. I…

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Midnight train in Georgia

Will and Mrs. Koch in train

Okay, so it’s not midnight blue, but close enough. Will, his mom, and three of our directors were in Atlanta last week, attending the annual IAAPA Convention. The folks at PTC had a display model, which garnered a lot of attention. Interesting new seat divider: Remember, The Voyage will have three trains when it opens…

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Crossing Over

Voyage's second hill

What a lovely fall day. Much better than yesterday. Not as chilly. Or as windy. Not even as muddy. Tom, the editor of Construction Digest magazine, and I took a lovely stroll from one end of The Voyage site to the other. Here’s something new … As you start up the lift hill, you may…

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Keep a lid on it

Voyage tunnel construction

Let’s get something straight: The “lid” for Tunnel #1 in no way resembles Tupperware. And the tunnels are nothing like those on The Raven and The Legend. Because the tunnels at The Voyage are underground. Cedar worked for the wooden tunnels at The Legend (and offered a lovely whiff of relaxing aromatherapy). But for the…

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