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

Postby COASTER FREAK 11 » Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:54 am

Thats a pretty strong statement to make.

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

Postby VegasBaby » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:58 pm

ZeroGravity55 wrote:Saw an interview with GCI from IAAPA on another site. Adam House, the lead designer at GCI said that 50% of Ghostrider is receiving a complete re-track, while other 50% is going to be re-profiled to allow the ride to remain smooth over a long period of time. He said that this refurbishment is not like recent refurbishments (Gwazi, ext.) and guaranteed that Ghostrider would be a top 10 ride again.


Thanks for posting that, it makes me very happy to hear that the Ghostrider rehab is more extensive than what they did with Gwazi. I just hope that the finished product gives us a ride similar to the early 2000's era Ghostrider. It sounds like they are taking all the right steps (re-profiling, new trains, no MCBR, etc), so I am cautiously optimistic that this will be the case.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:04 am

sxexaxn wrote:A new documentary about the origins of sliding and Knotts Scary Farm is currently in the works. For whatever reason I have not been able to successfully embed the video in this post so heres the link for the trailer:

https://youtu.be/Ol4GAzPt1b0



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

Postby silentabomb » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:29 pm

sxexaxn wrote:A new documentary about the origins of sliding and Knotts Scary Farm is currently in the works. For whatever reason I have not been able to successfully embed the video in this post so heres the link for the trailer:



Oh wow this looks amazing!!!

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

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:53 pm

ZeroGravity55 wrote:Saw an interview with GCI from IAAPA on another site. Adam House, the lead designer at GCI said that 50% of Ghostrider is receiving a complete re-track, while other 50% is going to be re-profiled to allow the ride to remain smooth over a long period of time. He said that this refurbishment is not like recent refurbishments (Gwazi, ext.) and guaranteed that Ghostrider would be a top 10 ride again.


Considering it was once a top 5 coaster and GCI's recent success with Gold Striker, they have the track record and the product to pull it off.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby LawlessBagel » Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:06 pm

Too bad its not getting PTCI360 train with a 'ghostrider' on the lead car similar in style to the Eagle on the car PTC was showing at IAAPA. That would have looked freaking awesome and not the boring rendering Knotts has shown.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby disturboed » Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:43 am

How busy is it likely to be next year in the first week of spring break? I believe this is the week before Easter yea?

I don't like my chances of being able to ride the refurbed Ghost Rider as all the promo material says Summer which is well after March!

What will the rest of So-Cal attractions be like crowd wise?? It sounds like everthing will be chocka.

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

Postby DallasAlvey » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:15 pm

Yesterday was the start of Knott's Merry Farm, the annual holiday celebration at Knotts. Featuring: the Christmas Crafts Village in Ghost Town, Christmas on Engine 41, the Calico Saloon Christmas show, Santa's Christmas Cabin, Snow and Glow in Ghost Town, Snoopy's Merriest Tree Lighting, and of course the Merry Christmas, Snoopy! ice show. Knott's puts on one of the best holiday events in SoCal! Highly recommend checking it out!

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Accidental selfie. ;)

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Ghost Town's looking festive

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Ghost Town Christmas Carolers!

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Santa's Christmas Cabin is located in the Wilderness Dance Hall.

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Moooo!

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50's themed reefs on the boardwalk.

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Time to check out Christmas on Engine 41!


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Instead of getting robbed we get Christmas songs sung to us.

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There are also other "passengers" on the train with various backstories that will interact with the guests.

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Calico Christmas tree! We'll be back to see it lit later.

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Some of the Christmas crafts booths set up in Ghost Town.

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Work's coming along nicely on Ghostrider.

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Looks like they've finished replacing the track on the mid-course.

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Time to see the Calico Saloon Christmas show!

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It's a lot of singing and audience participation.

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Christmas in Camp Snoopy!

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They did a great job decorating Ghost Town at night!

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Time to hang Santa!!! oh wait...

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Nope just lighting up a Christmas tree.

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Flip the switch!

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It's "snowing!!"

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Snowing in Ghost Town!

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On a side note, I tried the Boysenberry Latte for the first time. Not my favorite Boysenberry product but definitely still good!

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This show's extremely popular, people were waiting well over an hour. Make sure to get in line EARLY if you want to see it.

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It was my first time seeing the Christmas version of the ice show and it was very well done and highly enjoyable!

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The ceremonial releasing of the doves. ;)

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Very fun show! Probably the highlight of Merry Farm for me!

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That's it from Knotts, Merry Farm runs now thru January third!

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

Postby Vonni » Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:27 pm

^ How much does a Starbucks coffee cost at Knotts? I'm just curious.

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

Postby disney4me2001 » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:00 am

Vonni wrote:^ How much does a Starbucks coffee cost at Knotts? I'm just curious.


It's somewhere in the $4 or $5 range if I remember right (for the boysenberry latte, anyway). You do get a 10% discount if you have a Knott's or Cedar Fair season pass.
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