Holiday World & Splashin' Safari
Santa Claus, Indiana
2006 Construction Update
February 13, 2006

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

Work has continued on The Voyage's station.  In the last week several attic windows have been added along with further work on the roofing.  It also looks like they are working on walling off some of the rooms inside the lower levels of the station with two by fours.

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

This canopy was added mid week and will be needed in the coming months as here in Southern Indiana we tend to have a pretty wet monsoon, I mean winter.  The roofers were up on The Voyage in force this morning so I'd expect the roof to be complete in the next day or so.  In addition to the roofers there were several people up on The Voyage's turn into the brake run working on track.

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

Over by the top of the hill you can see the top of one of The Voyage's tunnels.  There has really been a lot of work going on with the turnaround as if we go north of Holiday World by Yellig Park you can see the work through the trees if you know where to look but unfortunately the view isn't clear enough for decent photos.

The New For 2006 Gobbler's Getaway at Holiday World, Santa Claus, Indiana

Also late last week there were several people working on The Voyage's chain return up at the top of the lift.  There were no cranes hoisting chain up so my thoughts are that they were working on getting everything else ready for when it comes time to add the chain.

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

Work continues on the foundation for what I believe is going to be the Gobblers Getaway dark ride.  The dump truck parked inside it really gives a scale for how big this building is going to be.  I'm almost as excited about this as I am about The Voyage but I hope we can get Bond to try this as once he got over his initial fears that he has with every new ride I think he'd enjoy rounding up turkeys and attempting to score higher than Daddy.

Oh the white that's behind the beginning of The Voyage's lift is the Bahari Action River.  The white is from tarps that covers up all of the delicate concrete work done by the same crew that did the rocks and idols on Bahari last year.  I can't wait to see what it looks like.  Two of Bond's favorite things to do in Splashin' Safari is Bahari and the lazy river and now we won't have to move across the water park to go from one to the other.

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