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Just a short while ago, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, made a major announcement concerning their plans for the 2006 season and, WOW, what an announcement it was!

Holiday World will be adding a new area of the park in '06. It will be the Thanksgiving section. The new Thanksgiving section will feature a huge new wooden roller coaster!!! The new coaster will be called The Voyage. It will feature over a mile of track, which will wind in and through the woods, passing through five underground tunnels (a world record!) - and all at speeds of over 67 miles per hour. Overall, the coaster is to be one of the top three longest and fastest wooden roller coasters in the world.

The Voyage, at it's tallest point, will be 173' tall. It will have drops of 154', 107', and 100'. The ride time will be approximately 2 minutes and 45 seconds. Also important to note: The track will feature two 90° extreme banked turns. The first drop will feature a US world record 66° angle of decent. It sounds like it will be quite a roller coaster, and we applaud Holiday World on this exciting new addition!

Holiday World also promises that the new Thanksgiving section will be stuffed full of new and thrilling family fun, including a turkey-chase-themed interactive "dark ride," another new ride, a large restaurant, gift shop, games and more. On the Splashin' Safari side of the park, Bahari River will be added (a huge new action river ride). Please visit Holiday World & Splashin' Safari's web page, http://www.holidayworld.com/...06.html, to check out several graphics depicting The Voyage roller coaster. You can also take a virtual ride on The Voyage. Holiday World & Splashin' Safari are planning to have The Voyage and the new Thanksgiving section and attractions open for everyone to enjoy on their May 6th, 2006 opening date. The year 2006 also marks Holiday World & Splashin' Safari's 60th anniversary!

American Coaster Enthusiasts and the Midwest Region send congratulations to Holiday World & Splashin' Safari on these wonderful announcements! We anxiously look forward to the addition to our region's 26th* roller coaster!


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