Once in a while a coaster comes along that is special. Everything about the design and build, the train, and the terrain come together to create an unforgettable ride. The Voyage is one of those rides. It's tall and fast, the elements are exciting, perfectly spaced, and sequenced, and the setting in the woods enhances the speed and out of control feeling.
As fun as Dragster is, there is no contest between the two. Voyage has my vote hands down.
A carefully crafted coaster that delivers nearly a mile of beautifully nuanced and amazingly paced thrill riding should win over a one-trick pony every time - however thrilling and exciting that trick...
Even though I'm not a huge fan of wooden coasters with all of the injuries I've had throughout the years (my spine can't take the beating anymore!) I had to vote for Voyage even though I've never been on it because of my dislike of those one-trick pony coasters.
I do enjoy Top Thrill Dragster, but it's over with so quickly that I feel a little... ripped off.
That still doesn't mean that Dragster should win. I've ridden them both, and Voyage is the better of the two.
Thank you, Dan!!! I'm so happy to FINALLY read an opinion of Voyage that coincides with my own. I, too, have been perplexed by all the love expressed for that coaster. I've ridden it once, and that was far more than enough! It instantly gave me a horrible, throbbing headache that took most of the rest of the day to subside. How could anyone call that terrible pummeling smooth?!? The smoothest wooden coaster I've ever experienced is Dollywood's Thunderhead! Voyage advancing while Thunderhead was eliminated makes me very sad.
In fact, all three woodies at Holiday World are smooth as silk compared to the Missouri Trifecta of Pain: The Boss, Screamin' Eagle, and Timber Wolf. Once you ride one of these bangers, you'll understand why I call the Voyage smooth!