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

Postby mike932 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 3:48 pm

Thanks for the replies everyone. I am going a couple weeks from now, so hopefully every kid will be at school.

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Postby CedarFlags » Sat Aug 15, 2015 12:26 am

mike932 wrote:Thanks for the replies everyone. I am going a couple weeks from now, so hopefully every kid will be at school.


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

Postby robbalvey » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:13 am

Just announced!

Knott’s Berry Farm Prepares For Ghost Town’s 75th Anniversary Celebration In 2016
Saddle-Up On GhostRider Before September 8

In 2016, Knott's Berry Farm’s Ghost Town will celebrate 75 years of creating lasting memories for countless generations. In preparation for Ghost Town’s Anniversary Celebration, GhostRider, the longest, tallest and fastest wooden roller coaster on the West Coast, will close on September 8 for a comprehensive restoration. The massive coaster features plunging drops, harrowing turns, and 4,533 ft. of wooden track. Hitting speeds of over 50 miles per hour, and looming 118 ft. over the historic Ghost Town, GhostRider even races outside of the Park, towering over Beach Boulevard. Screamin’ Swing will permanently close on September 8 in preparation for Ghost Town’s 75th anniversary celebration in 2016. In November, Knott’s will share more plans about how the park will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Ghost Town. Join the conversation on social media using #GhostTown75 for more updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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Postby fpsphil » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:16 am

^ question is, whose doing this restoration (please say rmc topper track)

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

Postby GCI Wooden » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:19 am

fpsphil wrote:^ question is, whose doing this restoration (please say rmc topper track)

I would be over-joyed to see RMC retrack this ride, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was GCI.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby VegasBaby » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:20 am

So glad they are refurbishing GhostRider, but I wonder who is doing the work? My wish would be for RMC to do it with topper track, but CF has never worked with RMC before. Whatever company Knott's chooses to use for the refurbishment, I really hope they can provide a long-lasting solution.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterkid124 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:24 am

Very interesting. With this, I wouldn't expect a major RMC overhaul to happen in the near future. I wonder who will be performing the refurb. Topper Track, Gravity Group, or Martin & Vleminckx would probably be the front runners, maybe even GCI. It's not like Ghost Rider needs a layout change or RMC treatment. This work being done should make it a great ride again.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:26 am

I would LOVE to be wrong here, but I don't think this will be RMC. Although I do think that we will see the best results from RMC. We will see!
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:34 am

GCI Wooden wrote:
fpsphil wrote:^ question is, whose doing this restoration (please say rmc topper track)

I would be over-joyed to see RMC retrack this ride, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was GCI.

If I had to guess, I think you're right. I think we are looking at something more along the lines of what GCI did to Boulder Dash (which was awesome) but that's just my guess.

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

Postby Hilltopper39 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 9:38 am

I've never been on Ghost Rider but from what I've heard/read it sounds like it was a great ride when it was new, so keeping it's original layout might be worth while.

If it is GCI I wonder if there's any chance of them introducing Millenium Flyers if they compeltly re-track the layout.

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