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Holiday World 2015 Announcement

July 24, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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We will have all of the info right here as it comes in! Keep refreshing for the latest! Its a launched wing rider! Thunderbird! Specifics: B&M Launched Wing Rider Flywheel building named for @Will_Koch - #WillPower THUNDERBIRD will launch riders 0-60 mph in 3.5 seconds. 3,035 feet feet long with four inversions. tallest wing coaster loop 125 140 feet tall Courtesy Holiday World From start to finish: Launch, using LSM technology Immelmann loop Loop Horseshoe Elevated Spiral Zero-G roll S curve 2 “headchopper” keyholes Carousel 360 in-line twist (barrel roll) 2 Crossovers with The Voyage SPEED: Thunderbird’s top speed is 60 miles per hour RIDE TIME: 1 minute, 18 seconds (station to station) TRAINS: Two, each with five four-person coaches CAPACITY: 1,140 Guests per hour HEIGHT LIMIT: Riders must be at least 52 inches tall

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Ride Gallery Update

July 10, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

Hey Coaster Fans! The Ride Gallery Department has been hard at work over the past month and content is starting to be added on a consistent basis! Within this update, we have a mix of new and old coasters covering the whole world! Below find links to all of the coaster that we have recently completed. If there is a coaster that you do not see on our list, let us know and we will get it completed! 1. Eurosat @ Europa Park 2. Schweizer Bobbahn @ Europa Park 3. Grottenblitz @ Heide Park 4. Schweizer Bobbahn @ Heide Park 5.

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Ride Gallery Update

May 28, 2014 - Dwain Sponseller

Hey Coaster Fans! The Ride Gallery Department has been hard at work over the past month and content is starting to be added on a consistent basis! Within this update, we have a mix of new and old coasters covering the whole world! Below find links to all of the coaster that we have recently completed. If there is a coaster that you do not see on our list, let us know and we will get it completed! 1. Matterhorn Blitz @ Europa 2. Sky Scream @ Holiday Park 3. Colorado Adventure @ Phantasialand 4. Bob @ Efteling 5.

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Amusement Park News

Thunderbird a First for Holiday World and B&M

First ever launched wing coaster

July 24, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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After 66 days of waiting and more clues than one can count, Holiday World finally let the cat or should I say bird out of the bag. Tonight, Thunderbird was officially unveiled to the adoring public during a live stream beamed directly from Santa Claus, IN. The crowd was definitely not disappointed by Thunderbird, the parks first steel roller coaster. The $22 million coaster is more than double what the park has paid for any other single ride. Thunderbird is the first winged launch coaster built by B&M and will also be the first time the company itself has designed a launch mechanism.

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Despite Floods ValleyFair Rides Have No Damage

Excalibur, Renegade, and Thunder Canyon not affected by standing water

July 24, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Mother nature can sometimes be unkind to theme parks forcing them to close and in more serious conditions causing serious damage. The massive storms that hit the Midwest a few weeks ago did cause serious issues for ValleyFair. For a number of days much of the park and parking lot were under water due to the Minnesota River overflowing its banks. At the time, nothing could be done to rectify the situation. According to StarTribune, spokeswoman Robin Stinnett said, “There’s nothing we can do as far as pumping water out of the area. We just had to wait for the water to physically recede.” The concern was that three rides, Renegade, Excalibur and Thunder Canyon, were outside the protective dike that protects the rest of the park.

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Cyclone Ends 31 Year Run at Six Flags New England

New ride to be announced Aug 28th

July 23, 2014 - Andrew Rybarczyk

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Since the summer of 1983, Cyclone at Six Flags New England has delivered more than 15 million rides. On Sunday, the ride delivered its last. Fans of Cyclone traveled from great distances to try to ride the classic wooden coaster once last time. According to The Courant, Trisha Vickers and her father traveled all the way from Baltimore to ride, saying, "It was amazing. We were lucky enough to get the first row, front seat, so it was a very great experience getting to ride it." One man, Jim Hill has the distinct honor of being both the first rider on June 24, 1983 and the final rider on Sunday.

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