April 18, 2007
Santa Claus, IN -- Holiday World & Splashin' Safari's top rated wooden roller coaster The Voyage is again making headlines. This time the roller coaster was honored by a national magazine that named it the planet's #1 "Roller Coaster That Will Scare You Absolutely Silly."
The listing which appears in this month's special travel issue of Real Simple magazine is also available online at www.realsimple.com/triptips
The magazine called The Voyage "the be-all and end-all of wooden coasters."
At 1.2 miles long, The Voyage includes a record five-underground tunnels, (some of are doubled up creating eight underground moments), a series of dramatic drops (including a 66-degree angle of descent on the first drop), three 90-degree banked turns, and multiple track crossovers. The Voyage also has 24.2 seconds of "air-time", more than any other wooden coaster in the world.
The Raven another of Holiday World's wooden coasters also made the list as the #9 choice.
While some riders might be scared silly, most roller coaster diehards can't get enough of The Voyage. Online message boards are abuzz with excitement over the park's upcoming Holiwood Nights event that includes exclusive-ride-time on The Voyage and Raven. The event is open to card-carrying members of a recognized amusement park club. Pre-registration for Holiwood Nights ends on April 21.
Holiday World opens for the season on May 5, with the premiere of Turkey Whirl, a themed tilt-a-whirl ride; Splashin' Safari opens for the season on May 12 with the new Bakuli family water slide. For more information about Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, visit www.holidayworld.com
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