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  1. Another sad bit of news from Knoebels... From WNEP (an ABC affiliated local station) - "CLEVELAND TOWNSHIP -- Four campers at Knoebels Amusement Resort were sent to the hospital after part of a tree fell on their campsite. It happened at the campground at Knoebels around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. At the time, strong winds were reported in that area. The victims are from Northampton County. Three of the four victims remain in the hospital. Police say a 41-year-old man is in serious condition, an 11-year-old girl is in critical condition, and a 4-year-old girl is in fair condition. An 8-year-old boy was treated and released. Officials at Knoebels said that section of the campground has been closed off. “The campground is open, and the area that this occurred is currently closed for an ongoing investigation into the circumstances. Our first and foremost concern right now are for the individuals involved,” said Stacy Ososkie with Knoebels. Knoebels says Locust Township police are assisting in the investigation at the park along the Northumberland and Columbia County line." *** Sad event, but being in such a wooded area like the Knoebel's campsite, accidents can happen. Hopefully the family can recover soon.
  2. 2001 Nacht already spent a season in rehab. Same with Power Surge. Other than Fying Turns, which took time to be built, there aren't any others that experienced long downtimes.
  3. Hello all! Just got back from Knoebels yesterday. Unfortunately, my cell phone was dead, so no pictures. But here is an update to some new improvements to the park: The old Galleon has been removed and in its place is a newer smaller Zamperla Galleon. The ride is in place, but they're working on the loading platform. The sign says "next month" for it to open, so guess we'll have to find out. The Haunted Mansion has some updates. In the first room you'll see three images of a man moving further away from view before seeing an actual head in the wall. Really cool scare for that area. The former "skull room" is a crazy place that is an upside down room resembling a lounge complete with skeletons. Look for a surprise at the end! The "Optical Illusion/ Tunnel room" has more illusions and a now dark tunnel. Now if only they can update the Jungle room as I consider it kind of anticlimactic after the rest of the ride. Laser Command- Oh wow I'm impressed! Basically they tore down the Laser Runner arena and replaced it with a whole new experience. The exterior wasn't done yet, but when it is expect to see a neat futuristic theme. There's a foyer area where you can actually register your name and get a card to track your rank progress as well as a monitor displaying the arenas and scores of the players. Did I mention Arenas? Because yes, there are now two arenas! Basically you walk into a room with the suits, watch a video of how to play, then hit the arena. The suits have sensors on the front, back and shoulders. Your gun displays your Shield, which does recharge after a while. Four hits and your gun disables, but there are Recharg Stations in the arena allowing you to get back to full strength. The guns also have a Phaser mode (long range/ narrow beam) or a Blaster (wide beam, narrow blast) and there are monitors you shoot to give you either Rapid Fire to allow your gun to shoot faster or Max Shield which allows you to take an extra hit before having to recharge your shield. You can either do Free for All or now Teams! In all it is a marked improvement from the old Laser Runner.
  4. I spoke to some DAFE members at a convention, and they did say the Haunted Mansion had a Vortex/ Barrel room, but for some reason it was deactivated. I'd love to see this area and the Dungeon area get some TLC.
  5. I'm surprised that the Galleon is going away. I always liked the look of the ride. Still, it was always only half filled. Guess it was one of the under-performing rides.
  6. The website says that Impulse is open. Maybe just a quick maintenance.
  7. It looks terrifying, but it is a fun ride actually. The side wheels help to propel the cars down the tracks and assist in making sure the car is in the center of the trough at all times.
  8. Cessari's Pizza is definitely a great place to eat. I'd also recommend the Oasis which offers different things during the days like spaghetti or roast chicken. The Kettle Corn is also great as is the Fudge in the Stony Gables shop.
  9. I remember Cranium Command and there are similarities. In Cranium Command the character controlled the thoughts of a teenager through a day. There were characters like the Heart (played by Hans and Franz) and the Left Brain and Right Brain. The show was unique as it had animatronics, live action video, and animation. Pretty good considering that the show started in 1989. Inside Out will feature the five basic emotions and how they control a teenager's mind. So maybe Cranium Command was an inspiration to it.
  10. I definitely see Marvel Superhero Island becoming a Nintendo themed area, maybe even combining with Toon Lagoon to create a big island.
  11. So in reading a news site online, Knoebels is trying to open Impulse this weekend which depends on how fast they finish the station. It looks like a fourth train has been added to Flying Turns, 2001 Nacht (flying carpet) will be open, Power Surge will be open later in the summer, and the Giant Wheel will be open but its new LED lighting will be finished later on. Also there will be terminals for buying tickets using debit or credit cards. Source: www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2015/04/knoebels_pushing_to_have_new_r.html
  12. I take the usual wallet, sunglasses, and cell phone for pictures. For Knoebels since it's pay-as-you-go I keep my book of tickets in a Ziplock bag as well as my arcade tickets in another bag. But one thing I definitely take: sunscreen. I don't tan, I Kentucky Fried Ckicken!
  13. Knoebels certainly has some unique rides there. I'd recommend the Flume, Haunted Mansion, Whipper, Cosmotron (an indoor Himalaya with lights and music), all roller coasters, the trains, and the XD theater. Food wise everything is great, but I always go to Ceaseri's in the center of the park. It does get busy in the evening though. All the museums are cool too and are nice to check out. There are also some interesting shops near the kids area like The Lost Logger and the Blacksmith shop.
  14. Most of the concrete was used looking at other pictures to fill in the Bumper Boats Pool/ create the footers. Knowing how Knoebels did a nice job with the other coaster I'm sure they will add gravel to cover the footers or add planters and such. Also not sure how the station will be, but given what they did with Twister and Flying Turns I wouldn't be surprised of they wrapped the line under the coaster to avoid congestion. So you''ll see nice walkways there too.
  15. Holy ride fetish Batman! I must now lobotomize myself with a power drill to prevent seeing flashbacks of that film every time I go to my home park.
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