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Hey got an extra “ID ten Tee” form?

Ok call me stupid or an idiot! Why you ask? Well yours truly was so excited to get an invite to the Timberliner tour at the Gravity Group and I forgot my camera last Saturday for the tour. OK now how does that happen? I mean it’s like McDonald’s running out of Fries. It should never happen. I guess I was under the impression that pictures would not be allowed. Now here’s the really stupid thing, my cell phone has a camera and did I use it? No! The Timberliner has to be the most comfortable seat for a wooden coaster with plenty of leg room. A single restraint around the waist will secure you for the ride. Hey Cedar Fair how about upgrading the Mean Streak trains and smooth out that ride? How cool are those new Timberliner Trains? Way Cool! Of course Holiday World is going to be the first park to run the Timberliner Trains on the roller coaster called the Voyage. Can’t wait for summer. Let’s Ride!

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I’ve got a golden ticket!

Well maybe not a golden ticket, but I have received and invite to the Gravity Group’s Timberliner Tour coming up this Saturday. They will be showing off the new Timberliner Trains for wooden coasters from their sister company Gravity Kraft. These trains will help smooth out the ride of most wooden coasters. Perhaps a cure for Cedar Point’s Mean Streak or Kings Island’s Son of Beast, so they will not become a lost coaster.
These new trains will be installed on the Voyage at Holiday World in Santa Claus Indiana.

I don’t know if they will allow me to take pictures or not, but I will keep you posted on the tour. Let’s Ride!

New from The Gravity Group!

One of the coolest little coasters I’ve been on is at Indiana Beach, it’s called “The Lost Coaster” which is a converted dark ride with a wooden coaster. This little coaster is basically The Gravity Group’s “Splinter” coaster. TGG keeps coming up with great ideas and their sister company Gravity Kraft has just announced a new train for wooden coasters called the Timberliner!

Timberliner-Postcard-front

Timberliner-Postcard-backPostcard (front an back) from GK’s website.

According to TGG’s Twitter post to me, “The Timberliner is designed to revive and smooth the experience of all wooden roller coasters!” Perhaps this could tame Cedar Point’s Mean Streak? Things to ponder on the off season…

Whyte Lightning

How cool is this? A new ride at Cedar Point called Whyte Lightning coming in 2010. The marketing department at Cedar Point has the entire roller coaster community wondering what there new ride will be. Here is a video clip from CoasterBob62 with the latest:

My Guess:
This new ride will be in located on Millennium Island which could be considered a part of Frontier Town and I think that this new ride will be a wooden coaster from The Gravity Group. This new coaster will be a moonshine themed coaster based on TGG’s “Splinter” which is an indoor wooden coaster. This ride and theme would fit perfect with Frontier Town and would fit the space allowed. Just my .02 worth, so what do you think?