I agree with this actually. They do need a mid-tier family coaster, and a Gerstlauer family launcher or Intamin family launch would be a great fit for the park.@CrashCoaster
Actually, I just had a thought; maybe this could be a mid-tier family coaster of some sort? Looking at Holiday World's present coaster lineup, the park seems to have a distinct lack of middle ground between Howler and the big thrill rides (in this case, Thunderbird and the wooden coasters). From what I can tell, there's a distinct difference between being ready to ride Howler and being ready to ride The Voyage, for example, so a mid-tier family coaster would be a great addition, in my eyes! Perhaps a Gerstlauer family launch coaster akin to FireChaser Express would be a nice fit?
I love the look of this park, its looks magnificent. I'd love to see a new coaster here, although not a launch coaster because that could end up being too similar to Thunderbird, however anything would be a great addition for them really, even if it isn't a coaster or overly huge.
Or maybe they're RMCing the Voyage.
You do have some of the same reservations as me. Their water park is pretty legit as is so I'm not really sure how they'll improve it. They do have a Halloween cat mascot so it is also possible to have a family ride themed after it. Howler is the outlier as it's themed to the Holidog, but it's in the kids area of the park. Thunderbird, while named after an animal, follows the Mayflower voyage theme shared with The Voyage.Think you're all on the money with a waterpark addition, the name 'Splashin Safari' kinda spells out its animal theme enough!
Only thing that do make me possibly think otherwise is;
- Would a waterslide receive a marketing campaign like this? I guess so if it was breaking records.
- Isn't there a halloween mascot thats a cat?
- The waterpark is already insane and a family coaster is probably needed a little more than another massive slide (as good as Wildebeast and Mammoth are)
- Would Thunderbird and Howler be animal themed rides? Or is that clutching at straws!
They may have separate Twitter accounts, but the content on Splashin' Safari's is mostly retweets from the Holiday World account. Also, there is no original content of Tembo Falls, the water Park's latest addition, on their account - only on Holiday World's. I'm still going with a water park addition.For those thinking it's a water park expansion - well, the water park and dry park have two different social media accounts (at least this is the case with Twitter). I'm with @Coaster Chall YouTube ... seeing as this new coaster would be only 5 years after Thunderbird, I think that a middle ground steel coaster is needed here. Holiday World has a great coaster lineup, but Thunderbird is the only easily reridable coaster there. Voyage & Legend are both amazing coasters, but punish you after multiple rides due to their rough & tumble ride experiences. Personally, I'd absolutely love to see an aforementioned Gerstlauer family coaster, Gerstlauer shuttle family coaster (ala Rewind Racers at Adventure City) or even a Gerstlauer bobsled coaster, as it would be the only one of its kind in North America. Although I have a fascination with Intamin family launch coasters, I don't think we will be seeing that here. This is one of the few coaster announcements where I won't be disappointed if Holiday World is getting a family coaster - I'll actually be quite excited!