A signature attraction at Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari is set to receive a key industry seal of approval. American Coaster Enthusiasts Inc. will designate The Raven as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark as part of the organization’s annual Coaster Con, which is being hosted by the southern Indiana Park and Six Flags St. Louis.
ACE Communications Director Tim Baldwin says "The Raven was very trendsetting in its time. Following years of coaster wars, where amusement parks tried to outdo one another, Holiday World showed that a modest-sized ride can still be truly fantastic. This amazing wooden coaster in a wonderful forested setting achieved national fame when it opened in 1995. It helped launch this small-town park into bigger and better things. Just look at Holiday World now. The growth of this great park is marvelous, just like their original wooden coaster."
The wooden coaster stands 110 feet tall and runs 2,800 feet. It travels at more than 50 miles-per-hour and takes 90 seconds from start to finish.
The park this week also hosted the one-millionth ride on the Thunderbird roller coaster, which President Matt Eckert called a "happy coincidence." Thunderbird opened last season and is considered the only launched wing roller coaster in the country.