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The Legend

Theme Park Insider Reader Rating: 8 out of 10

Roller coaster
Minimum height to ride: 48 inches

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The Legend was the second wooden roller coaster built in Holiday World as part of the 2000 expansion. Another CCI creation, the coaster is supposed to recreate the ride Ichabod Crane took through the woods of Sleepy Hollow, desperately trying to outrun the dreaded Headless Horseman. It boasts a 113-foot drop, a helix and a top speed of 59 mph.

For 2016, the park refurbished the coaster, adding a new double-down element at the end of the helix, to create more airtime. In addition, the park lowered the hill before Frightful Falls, so the trains would carry more speed, which they do into a new tunnel after the hill.


This ride has a good amount of airtime and some of the most intense laterals on any coaster anywhere. It is also a long ride, but not so long that dull spots start to appear. Lastly, while not glass smooth Legend is not as rough as you might expect it to be.
If you're like me and you're not a big wood coaster fan, you probably won't crave repeat rides on this. My teenage daughter hated the roughness and refused to ride it again. While I didn't hate it, I wasn't disappointed when it ended. When we were there in July 2013, we never saw any kind of line for this ride. We were able to walk right on while there was a 30-minute wait at The Voyage. This one didn't appear to be a big hit. At the end, a young guy in front of us said, "Ugh. I have a headache." That sums it up pretty well.
9/10 If you're a fan of laterals, this is going to be your favorite ride of all time. I can't think of a ride that places more emphasis on lateral forces then The Legend. That being said, those laterals might be the reason why this ride tends to get a bad rep in comparison to the other two coasters at Holiday World. Laterals usually result in a rougher ride. But the first drop is defiantly the best in the park, starting out straight, but curving at the last second near the bottom and diving straight into a tunnel.

When you hear the howl, "Don't look back!"

MY favorite ride at Holiday World it is extremely smooth and it is longer than the raven. The first drop is just as amazing as the lateral g's on the helix a perfect ride!

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