Jul 17, 2023
Holiday World announces new gravy
The latest breaking updates, delivered straight to your email inbox. Holiday World and Splashin' Safari in Indiana is adding a new attraction, and it will be the first of its kind on the continent.
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Holiday World and Splashin' Safari in Indiana is adding a new attraction, and it will be the first of its kind on the continent.
"Good Gravy!" rollercoaster is opening May 2024 in the park's Thanksgiving section, the park announced.
On theme, people will ride in a train shaped like a giant gravy boat launched on a cranberry-colored track through a giant can of cranberries while dodging giant kitchenware.
What makes it unique is that it will be North America's first "family boomerang" coaster.
Take a virtual ride on the new rollercoaster below:
A boomerang rollercoaster starts off by pulling the ride-train back before launching it uphill onto the track. Once it reaches the end of the track, it then goes in reverse to repeat the ride backwards.
While several rides fit that description in North America, what makes this one the first family version is that it has only a 38-inch height requirement.
That allows most children around 3 years old and above to jump on the ride with the rest of their family.
The ride is set to hit a maximum speed of 37 miles per hour and will conclude the first half of its run by going up a 77-foot tall spike before going backward.
Some of the giant kitchenware the track will weave around include a 20-foot tall whisk and an 18-foot tall rolling pin.
The ride will be almost 1,500 feet long.
“Since 1946, our family has been dedicated to being the best at family fun,” says Fourth-Generation Owner Leah Koch-Blumhardt. “We’re excited to add a coaster to our lineup that caters to the entire family, just like Thanksgiving dinner! The experience will be smooth and gentle enough for grandparents and younger children to enjoy, yet it’s still dynamic enough for the thrill seekers.”
The park says construction has already begun on the station and ride footers, and the track will arrive in early November.SANTA CLAUS, Ind. —Take a virtual ride on the new rollercoaster below: