Holiday World has a unique opportunity for you to experience The Voyage like never before!

Coaster Studios (YouTube)/ Canva
Coaster Studios (YouTube)/ Canva

Summertime in Santa Claus, Indiana

You know it's officially summertime in Southern Indiana when Holiday World opens for the season.  For many in the Tri-State, it's a summer tradition to spend warm days soaking up the sun at our favorite Indiana theme park. I don't know about you, but when I was a kid the highlight of my summer was my family's annual trip to Holiday World and Splashin' Safari.

Holiday World's World Class Wooden Coasters

Holiday World is well known for having three award-winning wooden coasters. Now they have expanded into the steel coaster world in recent years, but there's something classic about a wooden coaster.   I remember being so excited when I was finally tall enough to ride The Raven as a kid.  Then when they built The Legend, I remember waiting forever in line to try it out; the same goes for The Voyage.   But did you know that Holiday World has a unique opportunity for you to go behind The Voyage's scenes and climb the lift hill?

Coaster Studios on YouTube
Coaster Studios on YouTube

Climb to the Top of The Voyage's 163ft Lift Hill

The Voyage is a huge wooden coaster that lasts for almost 3 minutes (2 minutes, and 45 seconds to be exact).  With a maximum speed of 67.4 miles per hour and the massive 163ft lift hill, it's a thrill ride and a world record holder.  According to Holiday World: 

The Voyage provides the most air-time of any wooden coaster with a World Record 24.3 seconds (anything less than +.25 vertical G’s, average front/middle/back seats).

Now you can experience The Voyage like never before and take a tour that will allow you to climb to the top of the coaster's massive lift hill.

The Early Bird Tour

The Early Bird Tour is a unique opportunity to really see behind the scenes of some of Holiday World's most thrilling coasters.  The tour includes the following:

  • Escorted tour to the top of The Voyage's lift hill
  • Escorted tour behind the scenes at The Voyage
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of maintenance areas at Thunderbird
  • Meet and Greet with a Coaster Technician
  • Ride the first public launch of the day on Thunderbird
  • Three Quick Access Passes each good for a single front-of-the-line access to ride any Holiday World attraction or Splashin' Safari water coaster
  • $15 HoliCash and souvenir lanyard
  • All-Day Digital Photo Pass

Now park admission is not included in the tour price, and this exclusive tour is $199/per person.  But it is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience! How many people can say they got to stand at the top of a roller coaster?  Not many!  If you are interested in taking the unique Early Bird Tour at Holiday World, you can find all of the information on the tour, here. 


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Gallery Credit: Bobby G.

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