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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:37 am

^ See. They live among us. :lol:

Anyway, on a related note... in addition to the extensive track work they're doing on Phoenix which is already running brilliantly, the park is doing some work on Twister also. It's getting a big new tower thing (is that the technical term?) to hold cables and help prevent wear and tear on the structure. It's most likely getting track work also since it's at Knoebels and that's sort of their thing.

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Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:17 pm

How awesome. Knoebels does all kinds of stuff I've never seen any other park do, and it leaves me wondering why no one else does.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:24 am

It's a lot harder to sell quality, simplicity, and caring for what the park has than it is to sell a brand new 'YOLO coaster.'

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:36 am

I think part of it is also that it's a pay-per ride park. If a coaster runs like sh*t it doesn't make as much money, if a coaster runs great more people pay to ride it. Yes, pay-one-price parks should have the same philosophy because people are technically paying to ride the rides there too but I'd imagine it's easier to see a direct return on investment on a specific ride in a pay-per-ride park.

Just talking out of my a** for a second, hopefully that's cool. :lol:

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Postby prozach626 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:01 pm

^Actually, that makes a lot of sense. It would be interesting to see which rides turn the most profit considering maintenance and operating costs. I would say that it should give other parks insight to the value of nostalgic attractions, but I suppose corporate parks run under a different strategy... which is pretty much what you just said...

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Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:13 pm

coneyislandchris wrote:Stunning photograph. I love that angle.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby tanthonyam » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:04 pm

How is opening day to visit?

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby PennStater » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:02 pm

Quite busy! But, since Knoebels operations are so good I wouldn't make that a deal breaker. :airtime:
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:02 pm

Phoenix is so high on my bucket list right now I may need to make the 4 hour day trip to Knoebels just to get a few laps. Also because I've never been to Knoebels and people frequently sing its praises which makes me want to go real bad. A little concerned I may not be good for a majority of all the other rides there (like Impulse) but the airtime buffet may be worth it alone :airtime: :airtime: :airtime:.
In my opinion El Toro and Intimidator 305 ride fairly and are free of material roughness.
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