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Website: Holiday World Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.8077
TPC Overall Rank: #7 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 35
Last Review: 12/13/2015 8:35:00 PM
In User Top 10: 51 times.
User Tracker Count: 43 times.

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5 Rating
+4 Rating Rate Down Rate Up shag9004 on 9/4/2007 3:55:00 PM - User's Top Ride #3
Ok, I just got back from Holiday World yesterday. We were there for two half days and I got in 4 Voyage laps, 5 Raven laps, and 3 Legend laps plus spent time with friends. The deal is unfortunately this......The Voyage now has trims at the mid-course block. Not only that but they are used to the point the famous triple-down no longer exists. It is obviously still there but is only a means to help the train gather speed for the remainder of the ride. ON each of my four rides, the train virtually stopped every time. I understand that the trims have always been there but they are definitely turned up now.

SO why do I rank it a 10? I guess because I just have to trust Holiday World to know what they are doing. The first half of the ride is still impeccable with great air-time and that out of control feeling. It has not changed any. Following the break run, it takes a little while but before you are back to the station the ride seems just as fast and out of control again. Im not going to say that I like the ride better with the brakes, but it is now much more re-rideable with its intensity dropped a notch. It is still a great ride and worthy of one of my few 10s but the breaking has brought it back to the pack of wooden coasters a little bit. I will promise that there is no longer 24.2 seconds of air time. Ill try to get my Raven reviews in later and update this with a few more details later today.

Update: As of May 2008, HW has announced that due to re-tracking, mid-course brakes are no longer any use restoring the famous triple-down in all its glory. I have not been back this year (yet) so this cant be 100 percent verified. I just hope that it is the csse.

5 Rating
+5 Rating Rate Down Rate Up PhantomNik on 7/5/2007 6:07:00 PM - User's Top Ride #1
Monumental, ground-breaking, transcendental – these are words that cannot just be tossed around when talking about roller coasters. To have words such as those used in conversation, a coaster needs to be in another class by itself and reign supreme. Rides of that type of caliber are, quite frankly, rare. They are the coasters that beckon to enthusiasts young and old, summoning them to just experience the greatness that they possess. Every once in a while I come across a coaster of this nature and I am reminded why I have this hobby, this passion, for riding roller coasters. If there ever were a coaster to represent all that is great about traveling the country to ride them in the first place, then the Voyage is it. There are so many times where a coaster boasts of being the end all be all, but then falls short. But then there are the coasters that redefine our visions of what a great coaster should be. In my humblest opinion, Voyage is the poster child for roller coaster perfection.

Holiday World was a place that had been calling my name for years, as the park looked to have a unique charm to it and everyone had raved about their service and hospitality. However, a drive all the way to Santa Claus, Indiana seemed like a tall order, so I delayed the journey. Then, from the depths of the Indiana forest, there arose a mighty creation hell-bent on redefining the wooden roller coaster forever. As the awe-inspiring layout from the Gravity Group took shape, I knew that I could wait no longer to head to Holiday World. So, once last season concluded, I instantly began planning for HoliWood Nights 2007, for a chance to hop aboard the coaster from 2006 that seemed to be turning so many heads. I mean, who says 500 miles is a long drive?

As you approach Holiday World from the interstate and traverse through rolling fields and farmland, the first thing you see as you near the park is Voyage. Its massive lift structure catches the eye and leads to quite the "Whoa!" factor. Upon catching sight of this, I began to become giddy with excitement, as I already seemingly knew what awaited me. This 5 state trek was going to be worth every mile, or so I had hoped! Because of the nature of the Holiday World event, I was lucky enough to have 9 of my 11 magical rides on this beast occur in pitch black darkness, where this insane creation cuts loose on all cylinders and gives a ride unlike any this world has ever seen! The placement of it into the new Thanksgiving section is more than appropriate. Just as the Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock and were amazed with what they saw, people enter the Thanksgiving area and are awe-struck by the centerpiece that stands before them. I know I was, especially when I saw a train fly into the last turn. So this thing hauls that much tail that late in the ride?!? Holy ……yeah, you get the idea. As the Holiday World sweepers came by and cleaned up my drool, I took a v-line to the entrance. The queue house is wonderfully laid out and themed nicely when you venture underground. The viewing pane is a nice touch, and the whole line sports an appropriate nautical theme. The lightning quick crew really hustles and keeps the line moving quickly, and before too long it’s time to strap in. I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face as the train exited the station into the night. Our Voyage had begun!!

Climbing the impressive lift hill, I realized that I really couldn’t see much of the coaster, other than the first three massive hills. What went on back in those woods? I’d soon find out, from my seat in row number 2. The first drop is fantastic, fast, and very steep. The train flies down it, and from the back of the train you get some sickening ejector air as the sleek PTC train is whipped over the precipice. The next two hills are where Voyage begins to flex its airtime muscles. Seated near the front, my posterior went skyward about half way up each of the hills and stayed there for a good three quarters of the drops

4 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up hrrytraver on 6/30/2007 12:53:00 PM - User's Top Ride #6
i cant accept "the voyage" as the title to this wild coaster. "voyage" may imply a tumultuous sea crossing on the mayflower to the owners of the park, but to me the word also conjures up something quite more drudging like an interstate station wagon passage to a family reunion. imo, "voyage" the noun does not insist absolutely on frantic turbulence enough to evoke the shocking final 45 seconds of this coaster, nor the angry gravities of the confusing far turnaround, nor the noisy suction of the many tunnels. this coaster may be the most intense, dense and seemingly endless roller coaster alive today. it needs an appropriate title that must also, unfortunately, fit the goofy theme of a british puritan colony. my two suggestions: first- "heathen attack", because as the PTC train races from the savage banking of the turnaround it yells and screams like a plummed and painted militia down to the station, which could be themed like a squalid colonial village, then surrounds it menacingly, carrying on like a pack of deft warriors. a less controversial title but imo a very satisfying name nonetheless would be the "rabid turkey" because the rides spastic, energetic downhill slalom after the mid-course reminds me of the time i stayed a weekend in the hills of rural massachusetts and saw huge gaggles of wild turkeys running and squawking downward through the forests like demonic poultries. i know that my own thyroid gland was oscillating madly along with the seriously stressed out track and wheels of this coaster much like the goiter of a psychotic dinner bird would while the creature is spinning itself into oblivion.but some questions have emerged in the year the rabid turkey has been open - "yes the rabid turkey is fast, intense and lengthy...but is it a great coaster ride? does it deliver on the hype? is it doomed by its very nature as a PTC train bearing wood tracked coaster to roughness and eventual obsolescense?" on the first i can say that it is easily a momentous coaster ride. the physical beauty of pushing three huge drops into a hillside and thereafter letting all of that momentum unravel back down in ground hugging quantas, one burst of ferocious energy after the next, is pure mathematic wonder. i dont think any coaster has optimized its environment and energy so impressively. gravity groups engineers and computer design software have both been clearly slipped insights from the secret masters of the universe. the appalling, cosmic jiggling my brain got on the curve just before diving under the station was probably not unlike what the space shuttle crew feels like re-entering earths atmosphere. the train is easily going 50mph at that point, and that is probably 4500 feet AFTER the first drop. preposterous! but what of the hype? is it the ultimate jammy jam of all jams? well.......yes and no. there for sure is no precedent for this ride. the rabid turkey can laugh off any steel coaster and 97.7% of wood coasters in the intensity department. but it was noticably missing one thing that really engages me on ANY coaster ride...good old threatening negative G goddamn ejector air. my adrenalin glands turn the pots to "11" when i experience a good ejector launch. even one or two violent pops on a coaster will send my neuroreceptors into the ninth dimension of the crystal cathedral. this IS NOT nit picking, ladies and germs. i simply cannot reach the ultimate nirvana state without ejector air. no sir, i will always sit a little shy of the rouge band on the voltometer no matter how virtuistically splendid the coaster. on the rabid turkey, after the midcourse there is plenty of potential energy to uncork at least one gut-dropping ejection. it would have been the straw to break the camels back and eject me into a unflinching 10. but alas... that said, there is no question that brilliance shines down on earthlings from the voy...er, rabid turkey. when pondering the future of the ride,<

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterkid on 6/3/2007 3:43:00 AM - User's Top Ride #1
Hands down the greastest coaster that I have ever ridden. As I am writing this I honestly cannot think of a bad thing to say other than, the fact that it had to end. I honestly didnt beleive holday world when they said that it would have 24 odd seconds of airtime, but boy it does. The money seat is the very back seat. The air on the first three hills is Ghostrider "The Drop" worthy but twice as long lasting. The reast that follows is COMPLETELY out of control. The spaghetti turn around is other worldy with the not right negative bankins, and then the over banked hills. The return is almost as ridiculous! Every single hill gives you airtime, and then the turns are extremely forceful, it is just simply superb. The best on the planet.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Ride6 on 3/4/2007 3:47:00 AM - User's Top Ride #2
Astonishing ride and my #2 wooden coaster (behind only Cornball Express). Massively intense, though I (nor the remainder of my family) didnt find it at all rough. "floater" airtime is in abudence here, sadly ejection is nowhere to be found. On the positive side the forces are just insane, the tunnels provide plenty of "head choppers" while relieving one from the heat of the sun, and the overall experence comepletely mind altering. I rode it 8 times in a day, you can bet I slept well that night.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up pinkfloyd on 10/15/2006 2:47:00 PM - User's Top Ride #1
The GREATEST thing ever built on this planet!! I love the airtime, speed & intensity. The only way it will get topped is if I win a record breaking Powerball or if Nick from Mt. Olympus tries to top it!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Shortcake on 9/24/2006 3:08:00 PM - User's Top Ride #2
Wow! The best way I can describe this coaster is intense. I was absoulutely blown away by the intensity. The combination of speed, airtime, and g-forces make this my new #1 wooden coaster. This coaster may be too intense for some. I was only able to ride it 4 times in one day.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up fresler on 9/19/2006 10:50:00 PM
I have one word to describe this coaster: intense! I rode it three times during my first visit ever to Holiday World and loved each ride. Its speed and power makes it the most intense wooden coaster I have ever been on. I especially like the part, speeding through a tunnel, when the train drops down a hill. Not only do you not see it coming because of the tunnel, but you are out of your seat as you go down the hill. Very cool!

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterwom on 9/5/2006 1:14:00 AM
This is now my favorite wooden coaster at Holiday World. There is no way to describe this wooden monster of a coaster. Its very fast, tall, long, and extremely intense. This coaster has 8 underground tunnels and many hills. The overbanked turns and corners are a bit rough and need to be slowed down some but otherwise a great coaster. I rode it 10 times when I visited this Labor Day weekend and Im glad I got to try this coaster the first year it opened. I hope that Holiday World will maintain this coaster and I hope alot of people go to see this coaster. Its a great coaster and should be remembered for years to come. The only words I can use to describe it is awesome, and very intense. The Voyage is a wood roller coaster. It was built in 2006 by the Gravity Group. It is a hybrid. It is 176' tall, it is 6,442' long, it travels at speeds of 68 mph, it is 2:45, It has 8 tunnels, and 3 90 degree overbanked turns, and it has 24.2 seconds of airtime. It is fun, rerideable, it has a large capacity, and long duration.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rocketman23 on 8/27/2006 10:39:00 PM - User's Top Ride #1
This is a new favorite coaster beating out my previous favorite, The Legend. I never thought my top 2 would be in one park, but here they are. Since Ive ridden The Voyage, I cannot stop raving about it. I seriously dont know, for me anyway, if a better coaster can be made. I love this ride for its length, its strong combination vertical and lateral forces, and the unrelenting speed. Its right at the level of rough, but not painful, which is ideal for my wooden coasters. I like a wooden coaster thatll thrash me and not hurt, which this one does quite a bang up job of that. First rate all around!

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