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Holiday World has announced that it will remove Paul Revere's Midnight Ride at the end of the 2011 season, to be replaced by a new swing ride next year.

Paul Revere's Midnight Ride has been in place at the park since 1978, and will operate for the last time on October 9. It will be replaced by a 65-feet-tall spinning tower ride manufactured by Zamperla, which will be similar (though smaller) to the SkyScreamer attractions that opened at several Six Flags parks in 2011.

No name has been released for the swing ride, although Holiday World has confirmed that it will feature the same 36-inch height restriction as Paul Revere's Midnight Ride. This means that children who were able to ride the existing attraction will also be able to experience its replacement.

A Spider ride, Paul Revere's Midnight Ride was built by the Everly Aircraft Company and is located alongside the Lewis & Clark trail. The new swing ride will sit on the same spot.

Holiday World has already announced a major new addition to its Splashin' Safari water park for the 2012 season. Mammoth will be the world's longest water coaster when it opens, breaking the existing record that the park set with Wildebeest in 2010.

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