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Good Gravy! Holiday World and Vekoma unveil Gravy Boat Shaped Train for new family boomerang coaster

Holiday World have revealed the gravy boat shaped train at the Vekoma booth at IAAPA in Orlando for new family boomerang opening in 2024, “Good Gravy!”


Good Gravy! Holiday World and Vekoma unveil Gravy Boat Shaped Train for new family boomerang coaster

Visitors to Holiday World will soon be able to embark on a journey to save Thanksgiving dinner. The Indiana park’s Vekoma manufactured coaster, Good Gravy!, boasts family-oriented features. With a height minimum of 38 inches and a mild top speed of 37 mph, the attraction is set to appeal to a wide range of guest demographics.


“The height limit for this ride was absolutely the deciding factor,” shares Leah Koch-Blumhardt, director of communications at Holiday World and a fourth-generation owner. “This was something that we looked at, and we said, ‘We’re absolutely missing something here.’ We have a teeny, tiny kiddie coaster, and we have The Raven coaster, which has a 48-inch height requirement—and it’s kind of intense. And so, we really were looking to bridge that gap with this coaster.”


Good Gravy! Holiday World and Vekoma unveil Gravy Boat Shaped Train for new family boomerang coaster

“This is going to be the first family boomerang in the states,” says Ricardo Etges, Vekoma’s vice president of sales for the Americas. “It’s custom-designed, so it really fits well within the food theme that they have. And also, it’s very catered to the whole family.”


"Good Gravy isn't your splashiest ride, but it really is the cheesiest ride," jokes Koch-Blumhardt. "We're really proud that we're owning some of the corny fun that is holidays and Thanksgiving."


Good Gravy! Holiday World and Vekoma unveil Gravy Boat Shaped Train for new family boomerang coaster

While aboard the attraction, riders will be whisked into Thanksgiving dinner at Grandma Gracy’s house, where she runs out of gravy that is crucial to the family’s Thanksgiving feast. Guests assume the role of heroes, encountering large kitchen accessories that allow riders to fix up a fresh batch of gravy—triumphantly saving the family’s celebration.


The ride vehicles revealed on IAAPA Expo's show floor will be part of 10 two-person gravy boat-themed coaches, adding an artistic touch.


Good Gravy! is projected to open in May 2024.



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