July 29, 2011, 7:13 AM ·
Holiday World is planning a press conference for next Wednesday at the park, when it will announce plans for the largest single project in the park's history, a $9 million new ride for 2012.
Typically, we stick with the big parks here on Theme Park Insider - the Disney, Universal and SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment parks that top the annual attendance lists. These parks draw the big crowds for a reason. They offer the best of the best in themed entertainment, with outstanding rides, shows and service in richly immersive environments. (Though we've been known to rip 'em from time to time when they fail.)
Still, a few other, smaller parks have won our readers' love, as well. Holiday World is one of those parks, offering world-class customer service and value (parking, soft drinks and sunscreen are all free at the Santa Claus, Indiana theme park), as well as three of the best wooden roller coasters in the world.
Assuming that Holiday World will be adding a fourth coaster, what would you want it to be? Should the park continue its tradition and add another woodie? Or has Holiday World reached the limits of what can be done with a wooden coaster, and should expand into steel?
That's our vote of the week.
Okay, coaster geeks, tell us the make and model you want to see, in the comments. Or, describe what you want to see if not another coaster.
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