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

Postby XYZ » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:25 am

I was at Knott's yesterday and here is some of the construction that is happening around the park:

-Knott's filled in half of Coast Rider's footers. I wouldn't be surprised if track & supports arrive at Knott's in a few days.
-A good portion of Schoolhouse Road is closed as the asphalt has been removed and being replaced by nice new concrete.
-The remote control cars underneath Boomerang have been removed.
-Windseeker is still closed for those who are wondering.

Sorry, there was no photos. I'll try to bring my camera when I'm going to Knott's next Saturday.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby _IntaMAN_ » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:50 am

No news on WindSeeker?

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

Postby larrygator » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:54 am

_IntaMAN_ wrote:No news on WindSeeker?


What type of news are you looking for? http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1268973#p1268973
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby _IntaMAN_ » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:27 pm

Ah, that's exactly what I was looking for (to know whether it was open or not). I'll be more specific next time :) Thanks Larry.

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

Postby JJLehto » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:50 pm

I know probably an obvious answer since this is an enthusiast site but:
this seems like a smaller park, with some cool coasters, but many smaller ones. Is it worth doing this AND Magic Mountain on WCB? Because I have limited in LA and not sure if I should spend 2 days at parks.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:53 pm

^Knott's always goes above and beyond in hosting West Coast Bash. I would HIGHLY recommend doing both days of WCB.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby RCFreak » Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:05 pm

I'm digging the move for WCB to September and after last year, I'm much more excited for Knott's this year! I'm really hoping for another tour of the Log Ride to get a better look at the changes and upgrades they are making.

JJLehto wrote:I know probably an obvious answer since this is an enthusiast site but:
this seems like a smaller park, with some cool coasters, but many smaller ones. Is it worth doing this AND Magic Mountain on WCB? Because I have limited in LA and not sure if I should spend 2 days at parks.
So how's the park??


The parks during WCB shine their brightest (still not saying much for SFMM recently...) so if you have plans to hit them both, that is the only time I can say hands down is the time not to miss. However, I will say it depends on your priorities for what you want to see and do in the SoCal area. There's plenty of other things to do in the LA area, and it all depends on your interests. There's still over 8 full months left, make a list of everything you want to even possibly see out here and see where WCB (or more specifically the second day at Knott's) and decide for yourself if you know it'll be a while before you can come back.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby JJLehto » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:45 pm

Jew wrote:^Knott's always goes above and beyond in hosting West Coast Bash. I would HIGHLY recommend doing both days of WCB.


RCFreak wrote:
The parks during WCB shine their brightest (still not saying much for SFMM recently...) so if you have plans to hit them both, that is the only time I can say hands down is the time not to miss. However, I will say it depends on your priorities for what you want to see and do in the SoCal area. There's plenty of other things to do in the LA area, and it all depends on your interests. There's still over 8 full months left, make a list of everything you want to even possibly see out here and see where WCB (or more specifically the second day at Knott's) and decide for yourself if you know it'll be a while before you can come back.


Thanks guys. Yeah that's it, it will certainly be a while (god knows when) I'd be back so kinda pressured to do much as possible, both parks and other stuff...and get myself to San Fran as well!
Guess it's an opportunity I won't get for a long A$$ time again, and with what you two have said about the great quality of WCB I think I'll deff hit both parks.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby buckaroo234 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:24 pm

i will say at last WCB SFMM disapointed while Knotts shined bright. I ended up dropping the cash for a Season Pass to knotts right there at the park. SFMM was just depressing.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:57 am

KNOTT'S UPDATE 1/26/13!!!!

So, I was at Knott's yesterday and took some photos to share of the construction. I forgot to take photos of the Schoolhouse Road construction. Basically, all the old asphalt from the schoolhouse to the glassblower has been taken out and will be replaced by nice, new concrete.
001 We will start this update with Boomerang. Now, you're wondering why.JPG
We will start this update with Boomerang. Now, you're wondering: WHY DA HECK AM I STARTING WITH BOOMERANG???
002 Well, Boomerang is getting new paint!  Yes, Boomerang's track will be painted green! It's safe to assume it's getting re-painted since a portion of the ride has already been repainted..JPG
Well, Boomerang is getting new paint! Yes, Boomerang's track will be painted green! It's safe to assume it's getting re-painted since a portion of the ride has already been re-painted.
003 The remote control cars probably got removed for Boomerang's re-paint..JPG
The remote control cars probably got removed for Boomerang's re-paint.
004 New support and catwalk paint!  (Supports will have the same color).JPG
New support and catwalk paint! (Supports will be re-painted with the same color)
005 Another look at the new paint..JPG
Another look at the new paint.
006 Hopefully, Boomerang will get some new Vekoma trains..JPG
Hopefully, Boomerang will get some nice, new Vekoma trains.
007 Since Boomerang is getting re-painted, I would assume that the ride will close very soon..JPG
Since Boomerang is getting re-painted, I would assume that the ride will close for some time very soon.
008 Hopefully, Xcelerator's track will get re-painted..JPG
Hopefully, Xcelerator's track will get re-painted.
009 If Xcelerator's track does get re-painted, this and Boomerang's new paint will definitely make the Boardwalk look nicer..JPG
If Xcelerator's track does get re-painted, then Xcelerator & Boomerang's paint will definitely make the Boardwalk look nicer.
010 It's good to see that the 2013 Boardwalk expansion will give some old rides some new life..JPG
It's good to see that the 2013 Boardwalk expansion will give some old rides some new life.
011 Riptide is still under re-hab..JPG
Riptide is still under re-hab.
012 One of the motors is still waiting to get replaced (or refurbished)..JPG
One of the motors is still waiting to get replaced (or refurbished).
013 I wonder how long this shop's name will last..JPG
I wonder how long this shop's name will last.
014 Now, we take to the sky with the 2013 Boardwalk expansion construction!.JPG
Now, we take to the sky with the 2013 Boardwalk expansion construction!
015 Most of Coast Rider's footers has been filled in..JPG
Most of Coast Rider's footers have been filled in.
016 Some re-bar across the street..JPG
Some re-bar across the street.
017 CONSTRUCTION!.JPG
CONSTRUCTION!
018 Future site of the two flats..JPG
Future site of the two flats.
019 Some dirt and a footer..JPG
Some dirt and a footer.
020 MORE DIRT AND FOOTERS!!.JPG
MORE DIRT AND FOOTERS!!
021 Enthusiasts LOVE footers..JPG
Enthusiasts LOVE footers.
022 The 2013 Boardwalk expansion will look really nice next to a green boomerang..JPG
The 2013 Boardwalk expansion will look really nice next to a green boomerang.
023 More construction!.JPG
More construction!
024 This is where Surfside Gliders will go..JPG
This is where Surfside Gliders will go.
025 This is where Coast Rider's lift will go..JPG
This is where Coast Rider's lift will go.
026 Windseeker!.JPG
Windseeker!
027 OH MY GOSH! There's actually a worker fixing the ride!.JPG
OH MY GOSH! There's actually a worker fixing the ride!
028 Hopefully, it will open soon..JPG
Hopefully, it will open soon.
029 I'm gonna shoot you! Update over..jpg
I'm gonna shoot you! Update over.
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