New 65-foot swing ride coming to Holiday World

Also just announced that the Paul Revere spinner ride will close this season.

From Robert Niles
Posted September 28, 2011 at 4:06 PM
Holiday World announced today that it will close its Paul Revere spinner ride at the end of this season and add a 65-foot Zamperla swing ride.

No name for the new ride, yet, but I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that it won't be "Windseeker." ;^)

From James Rao
Posted September 28, 2011 at 4:11 PM
I will admit that this news is in the "meh" category, but honestly, almost anything is better than an Octopus. I will not miss Paul Revere's Midnight Ride.

From Paula Werne
Posted October 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM
James - actually, PRMR is a "spider," not an "octopus" ride. :)

Robert - right you are! We thought it would be fun to invite fans to suggest names, and I don't believe that one will float to the top. Here's a link to information about our contest:

Paula Werne, Holiday World

From Mike Gallagher
Posted October 5, 2011 at 11:23 AM
Already entered, Paula! I win those tickets, I might get back there from Jersey!!!

From James Rao
Posted October 5, 2011 at 3:51 PM
I stand corrected, Paula... however, a spider by any other name is still a midway clunker! ;)

I look forward to winning the contest!

From Robert Niles
Posted October 6, 2011 at 7:50 PM
I won't enter the contest ('cause I'd feel weird entering as someone who covers the industry for a living). But here are my picks:

Revolutionary Whirl
Betsy Ross' Spinning Wheel
The Virginia Reel
Declaration of Spindependence (I actually groaned typing that.)

From Mike Gallagher
Posted October 6, 2011 at 8:12 PM
Robert, yours are a helluva lot better than mine..and I entered!

Actually, I thought Declaration Of Spindependence was better than you're giving it credit for...

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