The A-Z Coaster of the Week is Voyage at Holiday World. Opened in the new Thanksgiving section of Holiday World in 2006, the Voyage is still the second longest wooden roller coaster in the world at 6,442 feet (only behind the second A-Z Coaster of the Week, the Beast).
The Voyage has appeared in multiple TV shows over the years including National Geographic Channel’s “SuperCoasters” and the Discovery Channel’s “Building the Biggest: Coasters”, who documented construction of the mammoth ride, among others.
It was announced that the Voyage would be getting new Timberliner trains from GravityKraft (Gravity Group’s sister company) for the 2010 season. However, delays in testing prevented the Timberliners to be ready for opening. The Voyage’s old seven car PTC trains had already been sold to Darien Lake so the park modified their six car Raven roller coaster trains to run on the Voyage.
The Timberliners were not deemed ready before the 2011 season either but the PTC trains were returned to their full seven car length and the Raven returned to a two train operation. The park originally planned to run the Timberliners for the 2012 season but they still were not ready. Prior to the 2012 season, Voyage underwent major track modification that included reprofiling some of the turns in the spaghetti bowl turnaround. These changes added 0.1 seconds of airtime to the ride, bringing the total airtime to 24.3 seconds.
Although extensive testing has occurred over the years the Timberliner trains have yet to operate for the general public, though there is still hope they will be used for the 2013 season.
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