The future is here ladies and gentlemen! Well, almost. In May 2011, Holiday World (Santa Claus, IN) will re-open The Voyage with new Gravity Group-designed trains known as Timberliners. On that day, the public will bear witness to game-changing new trains that could revolutionize the wooden roller coaster world. Or, at least make a few rides a bit smoother. There’s no way to know exactly what will happen. But in case you can’t tell, I’m very excited. Recently, the first human riders experienced this potentially ground-breaking invention.
Check out this video of the First Timberliner Ride on the Voyage:
Basically, these new trains can steer through turns while the rickety old woodie at your local park bounces left and right jolting you around as it tries to navigate through turns. I just hope that the Timberliners are somewhat affordable so that Six Flags and Cedar Fair eventually start buying them for their woodies. Especially the most punishing woodies.
For a full explanation of why we should all be excited, read this post I wrote back in February: Gravity Group’s Timberliner Trains Could Be A Game Changer. Also, see my review of Holiday World’s The Voyage. It’s already a 10 out of 10, and one of the best wooden coasters around. The fact that it could get better may vault it to the top of my Top 10 and cause me to move my family to Indiana.
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