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October 12, 2001

Holiday World Announces Improvements To Roller Coaster

Santa Claus, IN -- Holiday World and Splashin' Safari announced The Legend, the number five wooden coaster in the world, will undergo a number of improvements before it opens for the 2002 season.

The LegendThe Legend is getting two new trains for next year," says Holiday World & Splashin' Safari president Will Koch. "This will greatly improve capacity on this very popular ride. As a result, we hope The Legend will move up a few notches in next year's coaster ratings."

The new trains will be manufactured by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc. (PTC) and will be similar in design to the PTC train used on The Raven, the parks other wooden coaster.

Each train will seat 24-passengers in six, four-passenger cars. The Gerstlauer designed train used on The Legend for the first two seasons will be sold to another park.

The new PTC trains will cost $400,000 and are part of a $3 million expansion plan for the park's 2002 season. The other major project is the $1.7 million ZOOMbabwe, which will be the world's largest enclosed waterslide.

In addition the park plans to build a new food outlet, add more lockers to the water park and add a new shop to sell on-ride photos of the passengers riding the Frightful Falls log flume.

The Legend roller coaster was named the number five wooden coaster in the World this year by Amusement Today, an industry trade magazine. The Raven, Holiday World's second wooden coaster was voted the number one coaster in the same readers' poll in 2000 and 2001.

Holiday World will open its 57th season on May 4, 2002. Splashin' Safari will open May 18, 2002. For more information please visit

Legend photo courtesy of Holiday World. All rights reserved.

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