Roller Coaster Wedding…by Elvis…on ‘The Voyage’

They met through They both love roller coasters. And Elvis agreed to marry them high atop the lifthill of the world's #1 wooden coaster, The Voyage. Now that's romance! (Oh, and the groom's hair is hot pink.)
May 23, 2008 - PRLog -- SANTA CLAUS, IN-----A pair of coaster enthusiasts took their marital vows from 16 stories in the air this morning while seated on board The Voyage roller coaster at Holiday World Theme Park in Santa Claus, Indiana. The wedding ceremony was performed by an Elvis impersonator.

The groom, Jerry Fleming, 36, from Convoy, Ohio, and bride Leslie Baia, 34, of Protection, Kansas, met through the online match-making service One of their many “dimensions of compatibility” turned out to be roller coasters.

The couple’s wedding party was seated in the “wedding train” which was stopped at the top of  The Voyage’s lift hill, 160-feet above ground. Waiting for them at the top was Elvis impersonator Bruce Borders, who is also a member of the Indiana Legislature. Borders performed the wedding ceremony in a spangled jumpsuit, and then serenaded the couple with “(Can’t Help) Falling in Love” before joining them on the 1.2-mile thrill ride.

The Voyage was voted the #1 Wooden Roller Coaster on the Planet last year by the readers of Amusement Today magazine. It features three drops of 100 feet or more, plus five tunnels and three portions of track with 90-degree banked turns. The Voyage offers more “air-time” than any other wooden coaster.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari are now open daily, featuring the new Kima Bay water-play attraction in Splashin' Safari plus Reindeer Games and Star Spangled Carousel in Holiday World. For more information, visit the parks’ website at or call 1-877-Go-FAMILY.

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Holiday World & Splashin' Safari are a duo of family-owned and -operated parks. Holiday World is the world's first theme park and Splashin' Safari is a huge, sparkling clean water park. With three top-ranked wooden roller coasters, free soft drinks and sunscreen, lots of family rides and water rides, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari have repeatedly been named the Friendliest and Cleanest Parks in the World.
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