Roller coaster enthusiasts from around the world voted The Voyage the #1 Wooden Coaster on the Planet again in 2008!
The world's top "air-time" wooden coaster is the main course at Holiday World's Thanksgiving section!
"The Voyage is an air-time machine, with riders experiencing a feeling of weightlessness for a total of 24.2 seconds," says Will Koch, the parks' president. "We take the traditional out-and-back layout to the extreme, with one of the steepest drops on any wooden coaster in the world. The Voyage is 1.2 miles long, placing it among the planet's top three longest and fastest wooden coasters." The Voyage also has three sections of extreme, 90-degree banking.
A feast of "floater" air-time, The Voyage features three drops of over 100 feet, with the first drop's angle of descent a steep 66 degrees. The top speed of the three-train coaster is 67.4 miles per hour.
"We've carved out five underground tunnels for The Voyage, which is a world record," says Koch. "And some of those tunnels are wide enough that we roar through them twice, creating a total of eight 'underground moments,' one of which includes a 'triple-down' feature."