Who’s on first?

Typical conversation between Will and me: Me: Thanks for emailing me the photos, Will. The one of the logo — exactly where is it on the seat? Will: It's on the seatback. Me: The back of the back of the seat? Or the front of the back of the seat? …after pausing to laugh and…

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Ready fenders

Been bugging the engineers at The Gravity Group for more photos of our new Timberliner trains. Testing of the new trains for our Voyage roller coaster begins in just a few weeks, and the parts are in painting-and-assembly mode. Korey was kind enough to send a few. In Korey’s words: I took a field trip…

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Special delivery

It’s nice to have The Gravity Group offices just three hours away, in Cincinnati. So when Tony, our maintenance director, asked for sample bogies and a chassis to be delivered to The Voyage early, Chad hopped in the van Friday and headed our way. Searching for a “hanging Chads” joke … sadly, none comes to…

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Color me blue

Just got a copy of a graphic of the new Voyage trains. As you may recall, we’re getting a set of Timberliner trains, designed by the same engineers who came up with Voyage in the first place.  Just a few minor changes from the original graphic. Can you find them?

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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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