Holiday World & Splashin' Safari

Santa Claus, Indiana

2006 Construction Update

December 17, 2005

 

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

With all of the snow gone it is easier to get a look at The Voyage's third hill.  From the looks of it they have about three fourths of the structure complete.

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

Again there has been a lot of work on The Voyage's station this week.  Will Koch mentioned on a Coasterbuzz Podcast a few weeks ago that one of the next phases of construction was going to be with the completion of the station as its main goal.  From all the work going on with the station I'd say that it is safe to assume that they have entered that phase.  Looking at the structure you can see where part of the horizontal structure is slanting slightly to the right.  My guess is that's where the station is going to be as coasters normally have a down slope in the station to get the coasters headed to the lift via gravity once the brakes are released.

The New For 2006 Pepsi Oasis at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana

The Pepsi Oasis/bathroom building is coming along quite nicely with the addition of a roof this week.  While I was out taking pictures the excavator to the right of the picture was really digging things up.  From the looks of it they have dug up a few of the previously poured footers so maybe something has changed with the design or they're just needing to do them over for whatever reason.

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

Speaking of work there were two people up on the lift hill laying track this afternoon.  It is nice hearing the pounding of hammers and watching this ride come together piece by piece.  I'll just go stand by the road and watch and listen and I'm not the only one who does this as many locals either slow down to a crawl while passing by on the highway or pull off to the side of the road for a few minutes to watch as well.

The Raven Rollercoaster at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana

Beyond all of the work that is going on with The Voyage and Thanksgiving section work continues all around the park.  The frames for some of the coaster cars can be seen outside of workshops, the eagles from Eagles Flight are up by the paint shop I'd assume for a new coat of paint and as you can see here Sean, Heath and the rest of Holiday World's maintenance department have been up on The Raven continuing their work on the re-tracking of the lake turn. 

With next week being Christmas weekend there won't be another update until after the holiday but I'd like to wish all of my readers a big Merry Christmas from Santa Claus, IN.  May you and your families have a joyous holiday and a great new year.  Thank you for visiting.

 

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