Ok, I just got back from Holiday World yesterday. We were there for two half days and I got in 4 Voyage laps, 5 Raven laps, and 3 Legend laps plus spent time with friends. The deal is unfortunately this......The Voyage now has trims at the mid-course block. Not only that but they are used to the point the famous triple-down no longer exists. It is obviously still there but is only a means to help the train gather speed for the remainder of the ride. ON each of my four rides, the train virtually stopped every time. I understand that the trims have always been there but they are definitely turned up now.
SO why do I rank it a 10? I guess because I just have to trust Holiday World to know what they are doing. The first half of the ride is still impeccable with great air-time and that out of control feeling. It has not changed any. Following the break run, it takes a little while but before you are back to the station the ride seems just as fast and out of control again. Im not going to say that I like the ride better with the brakes, but it is now much more re-rideable with its intensity dropped a notch. It is still a great ride and worthy of one of my few 10s but the breaking has brought it back to the pack of wooden coasters a little bit. I will promise that there is no longer 24.2 seconds of air time. Ill try to get my Raven reviews in later and update this with a few more details later today.
Update: As of May 2008, HW has announced that due to re-tracking, mid-course brakes are no longer any use restoring the famous triple-down in all its glory. I have not been back this year (yet) so this cant be 100 percent verified. I just hope that it is the csse.