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Why that number of days? Well that's how long the Mayflower was at sea as the Pilgrims sailed to America. Holiday World's big addition will be in the Thanksgiving section, so it was only fitting to use that number as a countdown to the big event.
The park has launched a new microsite 66DaysAtSea.com, on which a new update from a mother aboard the Mayflower will be posted each day. No doubt that some clues and hints will be included along the way.
“We’re mixing our park’s themes for this announcement,” says Matt Eckert, President of Holiday World, “as it will fall on ‘Christmas Eve in July.’ Our announcement will coincide with the start of a construction phase that would undoubtedly give away any part of the secret that still existed.”
Many are speculating that the park will build their first large steel roller coaster, while others are wondering if we will see a fourth wild wooden coaster at the park. Whatever it is, it will be big - I believe the previous "largest expansion" was the addition of Thanksgiving, which included the Voyage, still the second longest wooden coaster on Earth. An entire new land and a ride of that size is hard to top, but it seems as though that's the plan!
We could kick around some other theories but I'd rather sit back and enjoy the ride until then... plus I have some Mayflower Fudge to finish eating!