Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana
2006 Construction Update
November 30 2005
Page One





The New For 2006 Voyage Rollercoaster at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana

It really shows how huge The Voyage is since you can see it from the Raven parking lot as it is over a hill and across a valley on the far side of the park from here.A few weeks ago at the annual International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions convention in Atlanta one of The Voyage's lead cars was the highlight of the Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters booth.  Isn't it gorgeous.

The New For 2006 Voyage Rollercoaster at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana

The Voyage is going to have seat dividers like both The Raven, Legend and most of the wooden coaster trains in operation today.  But PTC has redesigned their seat divider with this open bit in the middle which adds a few extra inches of hip room.  I got to try a seat fitted with these earlier this year on The Legend and hopefully these have a little more padding because after seven laps on the laterally force intense Legend I did have quite a few sore spots.  Thanks to Robert Ulrich for taking these pictures for me.

The New For 2006 Voyage Rollercoaster at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana

There has not been that much visible work on The Voyage in the past few weeks with the Thanksgiving holiday and with work shifting to lower stretches of track.  I keep seeing dump trucks  coming out of the woods dumping loads of dirt here in the cornfield so my guess is that the Voyage's first three tunnels are getting worked on.  Hey what's that metal back there in the woods?

The New For 2006 Voyage Rollercoaster at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana


From a different view it's easier to see that it is The Voyage's third hill heading up towards the tree tops.  This hill is going to top out at a hundred feet tall.



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