Published: March 26, 2010 at 8:09 AMMy new dark horse to win it all: Holiday World's uber wooden monster, The Voyage! Go, dog, go!
Published: March 26, 2010 at 8:40 AMNO contest. The vogage is the top wooden coaster out there. Mystery mine is well themed. But not a very good coaster.
Published: March 26, 2010 at 9:24 AMI really love the theming and overall sensory experience of Mystery Mine, but the ride itself is lacking. It's rough in more than a few places and the pacing is awkward. It was cool the first time, but when I had done it once, I was done.
Voyage is a wild and out of control experience that leaves me breathless every single time. Yes, the PTC trains left me with some gladly bumps and bruises but the roughness pays off. I can only imagine the Timberliners making an improvement.
Published: March 26, 2010 at 9:25 AMLove me some Mystery Mine (esp. when all of the FX are working), but The Voyage is simply the sickest, most intense wooden coaster on the PLANET!! 2:45 minutes of "OMG! What the heck was THAT?!"
Published: March 26, 2010 at 9:36 AMVoyage for the win!!!!
Published: March 26, 2010 at 10:05 AMThere's nothing dark horse about the Voyage. It has the wooden intensity of The Beast, and the jet plane speed design of Millennium Force. I'm thinking that we will see a Millennium Force/Voyage matchup here soon. It's a shame that it won't be the final match like it should.
Published: March 26, 2010 at 10:40 AMVoyage all the way! It's intense, but doesn't leave you with the worst headache ever like the Mystery Mine does!
Published: March 26, 2010 at 11:06 AMVoyage gets my vote purely for the fact you can choose your own seat. I hate the fact that Mystery Mine still has assigned seating all these years after its debut.
Published: March 26, 2010 at 11:46 AMI agree with you, Derek, that the Voyage may be the best coaster ever built, but I called it a dark horse because it does not have the backing of a Disney, Universal, Cedar Fair, Six Flags, or Busch.
Published: March 26, 2010 at 12:19 PMThe Voyage is the best! My daughter was finally tall enough last year to ride the big rides and I put her on the Voyage for her first ever coaster. I told her to go big or go home! She loved it!
Published: March 26, 2010 at 12:27 PMVoyage all the way. Intense and loads of airtime! Another bonus is how good everything else is at Holiday World, and I am not just talking about rides, the whole package.
Published: March 26, 2010 at 1:33 PMThe Voyage at holiday world has it all. It takes the crazyretro feel of a wooden coaster, smoothes it out, speeds it up, and gives you crazier maneuvers and maximum airtime. Combined with the hilly landscape and tunnels (including the awesome triple down in the dark) the voyage is intense thrills start to finish.
If local parks would build a ride like this they'd see me there more often.
Published: March 27, 2010 at 5:55 AMThe Mystery Mine needs to be worked on, because the last time I rode it, there were some big problems. On the other hand, There hasn't been a problem with the Voyage when I have been there.