The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby WestCoasterKing » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:11 am

WolfBobs wrote:As someone who works in a industry which buys a lot of complicated machinery. Yes, these machines usually go through testing before being shipped. But testing something for a week or two does not equal the same thing as real life usage, bugs are always bound to show up in real life that don't appear in a few days of testing. That's just how machines work.

Except most machines are put through weeks of intense rigorous testing, sometimes months. Sol Spin experienced it's first problems during it's initial test runs in the park. Then after finally opening it experienced more problems within the first week of full operation. It makes me wonder how many issues they found during factory testing before even shipping it to Knott's.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:02 pm

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thrillseeker4552 wrote:^It is still closed according to the website. It’s been down for about two months now. I heard they were testing with water dummies a few weeks ago, but I guess it’s still having issues.


Isn't this nothing more than a carnival ride? Hard to believe there are so may issues.


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Postby Ace Of Spades » Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:25 am

DJeXeL wrote:
COASTERelic wrote:
thrillseeker4552 wrote:^It is still closed according to the website. It’s been down for about two months now. I heard they were testing with water dummies a few weeks ago, but I guess it’s still having issues.


Isn't this nothing more than a carnival ride? Hard to believe there are so may issues.


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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:07 pm

Looks like most of the vertical track has been installed. The drop is about complete as well, minus the holding brake.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:37 pm

^ Well, it looks more impressive, if it has to be sticking up above the mine train 'mountain,' than Boomerang ever did. :wink:

(The lighting on it at night, will make that lift hill look amazing, above the mine train!)
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:32 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:Looks like most of the vertical track has been installed. The drop is about complete as well, minus the holding brake.



Construction is moving faster than I expected. If it is anything like Monster, you all are in for a treat!

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby RCF » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:16 am

Samurai at Lagoon has been down all year for "maintenance" and never opened for the season. Even with it being a prototype, Mondial has never had the best of luck with their thrill rides ever. Both Samurai and Cliffhanger at Lagoon have so much downtime between themselves, I see why Lagoon hasn't bought a ride from them since, even if those rides are some of the best at Lagoon.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby MayTheGForceBeWithYou » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:12 pm

^For whatever reason, Mondial seems to do a lot better with portable rides than they do with permanent ones. As much as I normally love Top Scans, I'm kind of surprised Knott's approved of another Mondial flat to replace an extremely problematic Mondial flat, only for the replacement to have a completely different set of critical problems.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby WestCoasterKing » Tue Nov 21, 2017 2:28 pm

MayTheGForceBeWithYou wrote:^For whatever reason, Mondial seems to do a lot better with portable rides than they do with permanent ones. As much as I normally love Top Scans, I'm kind of surprised Knott's approved of another Mondial flat to replace an extremely problematic Mondial flat, only for the replacement to have a completely different set of critical problems.

The official unofficial Dippin' Dots rumor says that Mondial gave Knott's a super big discount. Another very uncredible rumor says that the ride was free and Knott's only had to pay for the installation.

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