THE RAVEN Roller Coaster Fact SheetDESCRIPTION: The Raven is Holiday Worlds award-winning wooden roller coaster, located in the Halloween section of the park. Featured on CBSs 48 Hours, PBSs Great Old Amusement Parks and The Discovery Channels Wild Rides, The Raven was voted the nations #1 Wooden Roller Coaster by the readers of Amusement Today in 2000. It was also named one of the U.S.s Top Ten Roller Coasters by Forbes American Heritage magazine. FEATURES: 120-foot tunnel, 85-foot and 61-foot drops, sharp turn over Lake Rudolph, double banked curve at the bottom of second hill, and fog. The ride is through thickly wooded terrain.
TRACK LENGTH: 2,800 feet
RIDE HEIGHT: 110 feet
RIDE TIME/SPEED: 90 seconds; 60+ miles per hour
TRAIN: Single 24-passenger train, with six cars seating four riders each.
LUMBER: Southern Yellow Pine
RIDE CAPACITY: 700 Guests per hour
RIDERS HEIGHT: Guests must be at least 48 inches tall to ride.
INVESTMENT: $2 million
RIDE DESIGNER: Custom Coasters, Inc., West Chester, Ohio.
QUOTES: "The Raven was responsible for a sudden turn in roller-coaster design. The park and the coaster designer got the idea to forgo bragging rights for height and speed in favor of focusing on the quality of the ride. The result...blew everyone away." Forbes American Heritage Magazine
"Santas beard was probably black before he rode The Raven." Chicago Sun-Times
" this classic coaster is a major surprise, partly because riders cant see whats comingthe woods are that thickand partly because it gives world-class air time." The Cincinnati Enquirer
VIRTUAL RIDE: Downloadable footage of The Raven is available.