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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:42 am

You can't be a Monday morning quarterback. They acknowledged when they started this project that they were taking a risk. Risks like this are high risk-high reward. Things don't always work out perfectly.

I understand that this ride is taking so long to build that it's comical, but they did say right up front that this was a possibility.

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Postby Gav » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:07 am

Risks like this are high risk-high reward.

I'm not even 100% convinced on that TBH...Will the ride be that amazing and popular in the long term to warrant the effort.

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Postby A.J. » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:26 am

It probably won't be. That doesn't mean that I won't ride it over and over again though.

What will matter in the long term is if Knoebels makes enough money off of it to offset its cost. They're obviously planning on finishing it; if they weren't, they would have torn it down in its entirety and re-used the wood somewhere.

If we truly do see this thing open in October (more specifically for Phall Phunfest), I will most certainly wait in a queue ALL DAY for it (unlike Black Diamond). I'm still really excited to see this thing open soon.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:46 am

Gav wrote:
Risks like this are high risk-high reward.

I'm not even 100% convinced on that TBH...Will the ride be that amazing and popular in the long term to warrant the effort.


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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Jul 04, 2012 12:19 pm

Josh Linn wrote:This is what, the 6th time they've had to tear up and replace sections of track?

Just ugh...this is so frustrating. I wish they had taken all the money they've wasted on this ride and built a Boulder Dash style coaster on the side of the hill by the skyway...or hell, ANY type of coaster that would actually operate. It's obviously late for this, but I wish they had purchased Bullet from Flamingoland and put it on that piece of land to replace Whirlwind.


I totally agree...the money they've spent on this so far they could have done so much else!

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:27 pm

A.J. wrote:If we truly do see this thing open in October (more specifically for Phall Phunfest), I will most certainly wait in a queue ALL DAY for it (unlike Black Diamond). I'm still really excited to see this thing open soon.

So I'm not the only one clinging to a faint hope that the comment you're referencing could've been (tentatively) serious rather than 100% messin' with the person. Though admittedly, for me it's pointless to think about since I have no idea how to get to Knoebels without the help of a TPR bus. Working on figuring that out for future years, though.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby sspaz1000 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:34 pm

^ come visit me, and I'll get you there. :)
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby GayCoasterGuy » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:37 pm

Hearing complaints about Flying Turns not being ready is nearly as annoying as hearing liberals complain about conservatives and conservatives complaining about liberals.

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Basically, none of it makes *ANY* sense and is considerably close-minded :mickey:

Kudos to Knoebel's for continuing to work on it. Go to most big parks (Cedar Point, Kings Island, Magic Moutain, Great Adventure) and look at your alternatives. (I left out Great America on purpose; they rock!)

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Porsmond » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:45 pm

BLOCKEDSITE is right, Its very frustrating to see Flying Turns still under construction and all sorts of work still going on but you've got to give the park HUGE credit to keep working on it, and going with the attitude of "We will get this right, and it will be done when its done" It would probably be an easy bet to say that the absolute majority of parks would just have simply given up by now and thrown in the towel, but this shows huge dedication from the park in that they clearly want to still fight on and get this ride open no matter how long it takes.
In the meantime, I guess we will have to keep making do with the pov posted on Youtube, and hope that once this ride does open, it really will be truely unique :)

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Shavethewhales » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:55 pm

I don't think it has anything to do with dedication at this point. Knoebel's probably isn't in a position where they can simply cut their losses and tear it all down for something new. If they could, I'll bet they would just turn this whole thing into a bonfire at this point.

Who knows how much they've sunk into this already. As an engineer myself I know that just the time itself for the workers/engineers involved really eats up the budget. I'm sure much of why it has taken so long is the fact that they simply haven't been working on it continuously. At some point they have to cut the budget and wait for new income before they can move forward again so that they don't bankrupt themselves over this thing.

Perhaps now that work has started again they are ready for the final push to sort out all the bugs. I remember the last time they sent a train through the ride they videotaped it and it looked pretty good. Anyone remember what the remaining problems were that needed to be fixed?

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