Santa Claus pays an early visit

This is so "hot off the presses." When we heard from the engineers who designed The Voyage that they wanted to also design coaster trains, we were intrigued. As you may remember, we provided The Gravity Group with a testing ground for their Timberliner prototype last spring. And today we announce that indeed we will…

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As promised: Voyage Extreme Brownies recipe

It should come as no surprise. When I tweeted from home last night that I was making a batch of "Voyage Extreme Brownies" and asked if anyone wanted the recipe, the response was as fast and furious as the ride itself. So here it is: Voyage Extreme Brownies (every bit as extreme as The Voyage!)…

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Fatigued? Who ya gonna call…

…Track Busters! Yesterday morning, members of our Coaster Maintenance Technicians crew detected some fatigue on a section of the top steel on The Voyage’s track. The four of them (from left, Bryan, Arch, Tim, and Chad) hopped to it and replaced the steel in time for The Voyage to open right on time. What’s your…

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Don’t throw your back out, Will!

The Travel Channel is here today shooting footage for two episodes of their Extreme show. Will is being interviewed about Pilgrims Plunge, ZOOMbabwe and Voyage. In this video, he describes the in-the-dark experience on ZOOMbabwe.

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Greetings to the Military

This “American Adventure” segment was shot at Holiday World during the 2008 season for the Armed Forces Network; it is expected to air for four years. Mrs. Koch’s description of The Voyage … sounds like she’s ridden it! (Or at least listened very carefully to a lot of comments from coaster enthusiasts). Meanwhile, if you’re…

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Patently interesting

Thanks to Jim from Newark, Ohio, for sharing this link. You just never know where photos of our coasters will pop up.

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Just in time for Veterans Day

It's not exactly an Iwo Jima reenactment, but something about these photos stirs the heart. That's Bryan, on top of The Voyage's lift hill, sending up Old Glory. You can see the spotlight already in place; it's really pretty at night. The stars and stripes soar above all the other flags on the coaster's lift….

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Flying Voyage cars

A few more pics from a few weeks ago … They carefully strap up the coaster cars for one last ride of the season.

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Anything but this!

"Take my place in line, take my pulse, take my temperature, take my wife…but not this!" The coaster maintenance technicians sure do get attached to their trains. "Maybe if we hold on real tight, they won't take them away from us this year…"

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Papaw’s Voyage

Our friend Kevin, who owns Santa's Candy Castle here in town, emailed us this great story about a recent visit: Last Saturday (7/12) my wife had her family's annual family reunion here in Spencer County. The day after the reunion, we took a group of out-of-town relatives to Holiday World for the day. It was…

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“Is it too late to call this off?”

Contest-winner Brandon told me yesterday that he and Gary had just about made up their minds to blow off The Voyage and head for Frightful Falls when John (our marketing director) helpfully pushed down their lapbars and wished them a happy ride. Sure, they're smiling. But it looks like they're talking through the smiles. Meanwhile,…

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