FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Summer, 2000
MEDIA CONTACT: Paula Werne, extension 209; JPWerne@holidayworld.com
THE LEGEND Roller Coaster Fact Sheet
DESCRIPTION: The Legend, which opened in 2000, is Holiday Worlds second wooden roller coaster to be located in the Halloween section of the park. It is the largest wooden coaster in Indiana and Kentucky, taking over the top spot from Holiday Worlds The Raven. The theme of The Legend is The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, as riders race through the woods as if chased in terror by the relentless Headless Horseman. The Legend was the top-ranked new wooden roller coaster for 2000 (#7 overall), according to the readers of Amusement Today.
FEATURES: The Legend includes four rides through tunnelsincluding an underground tunnel, a series of dramatic dropsincluding the worlds first spiral drop, a double helix, and multiple crossovers with existing rides in Holiday World & Splashin' Safari. The Legend races wildly through thickly wooded, hilly terrain.The first drop has a 52-degree angle of descent.
TRACK LENGTH: 4,042 feet
RIDE HEIGHT: The maximum height difference on The Legend is 116 feet.
DROPS: The most dramatic drops on The Legend measure 113 feet, 77 feet, and 64 feet. The 77-foot drop features the worlds first spiral drop. The lift hill measures 111 feet.
HELIX: The Legend includes a double helix.
RIDE TIME: 2 minutes
SPEED: The Legends maximum speed is 65 mph.
TRAIN: Single 24-passenger train, with six cars seating four riders each.
LUMBER: Southern Yellow Pine
RIDE CAPACITY: 550 Guests per hour
RIDERS HEIGHT: Guests need to be at least 48 inches tall to ride.
INVESTMENT: $3 million, the largest ride project in Holiday Worlds 55-year history.
RIDE DESIGNER: Custom Coasters, Inc., West Chester, Ohio.