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Location: Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Santa Claus, Indiana
"Thanksgiving" section

Description: The Voyage, which opens May 6, 2006, is Holiday World's third wooden roller coaster. Located in the new Thanksgiving section, it is 1.2 miles long and provides a record 24.2 seconds of "air time." This steel-structure wooden coaster takes a twist on the standard out-and-back layout, adding a terrain-coaster adventure in the "back" half of the ride.

Opening Date: May 6, 2006

Typer of Coaster: Out and Back Wooden Roller Coaster

Maximum Height: 173 feet

Maximum Speed: 67.4 mph

Ride Features: The Voyage includes a record five underground tunnels (some are double, creating eight "underground moments"), a series of dramatic drops (including a 66-degree angle of descent on the first drop), two 90-degree banked turns, and multiple track crossovers. The Voyage includes extreme air-time, extreme banking, and extreme speed.

Extreme Airtime: The Voyage provides the most air-time of any wooden coaster: 24.2 seconds (anything less than +.25 vertical G's, average front/middle/back seats).

Extreme Banking: The Voyage includes two 90-degree banked turns.

Drops/Angles: The most dramatic drops on The Voyage measure 154 feet (66-degree angle of descent, the steepest drop on a U.S. wooden coaster), 107 feet (51-degree angle), and 100 feet (50.5-degree angle). The lift hill measures 163 feet.

Number of Trains: 3 - 28-passenger

Track Length: 6,442 feet (1.2 miles), third longest wooden coaster in the world.

Length of the Ride: 2 minutes, 45 seconds

Tunnels: A record five underground tunnels, including eight "underground moments" and a "triple down" feature in one of the return-run tunnels.

Capacity - Riders Per Hour: 1,200

Lumber: Southern Yellow Pine; estimated 320,000 board feet

Steel: 750 tons estimated for ride structure

Investment: $6.5 million

Ride Designer: The Gravity Group, Cincinnati, Ohio

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