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One of my home parks in Knoebels which I visit multiple times a year. I have always admired how they are able to buy, spruce up, and give new life to classic rides. What I am interested in knowing is how many other parks rides have made a permanent home at Knoebels.

The best example is Phoenix from Playland Park, others I am aware of are The Satellite being originally at Kennywood, and the Antique cars are from a defunct park 15 minutes away from me, Rocky Glen Park.

Does anyone know where any of the other second hand rides have come from? Thanks!

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The story I heard about the Paradrop is that Dorney bought it and had it in storage for about a year or so. It never operated there. So even though Knoebels bought it "second-hand" they were the first ones to actually operate the ride.

 

I believe the second wooden roller coaster that was moved is the Skyliner at Lakemont Park that was originally at Roseland Park. And I learned from this thread this is the same park where the Spanish Bambini came from, pretty neat!

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I believe the second wooden roller coaster that was moved is the Skyliner at Lakemont Park that was originally at Roseland Park.

 

Indeed, but sadly that one hasn't aged quite as well!

 

A few small things: The tent over the Bumper Boat ride also came from Kennywood (we put it over a Cuddle-Up in the early 80s). We also had an Imax-style attraction in a geodesic dome called Cinema 180 that was sold to Knoebels, though I can't seem to find any confirmation as to whether it is still being (or ever was) used there.

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I believe the second wooden roller coaster that was moved is the Skyliner at Lakemont Park that was originally at Roseland Park.

 

Indeed, but sadly that one hasn't aged quite as well!

 

A few small things: The tent over the Bumper Boat ride also came from Kennywood (we put it over a Cuddle-Up in the early 80s). We also had an Imax-style attraction in a geodesic dome called Cinema 180 that was sold to Knoebels, though I can't seem to find any confirmation as to whether it is still being (or ever was) used there.

 

Wow, didn't know that.

 

Damn, Knoebel's has a ton of Kennywood hand-me-downs.

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Geauga Lake never had a Wipeout, it was the Starfish and a later model was the Casino. From what I read, Knoebels bought the ride from Chance. I do know some of the antique cars and track came from West View Park that closed in 1977 (located in the North Hills of Pittsburgh PA). There is a scene and some track in the Haunted Mansion that came from the Haunted House that was from West View. None of the pretzel cars came from West View. What was left of the Haunted House became the Fright Zone which was purchased by Erieview Park. The cars were made by the Allen Hershall Co. and continued to be used in the Fright Zone ride. Just a Fact- West View had two major coasters, The Dips and The Racing Whippet, now after the park closed the coasters still stood, this was because Dick Knoebels was going to relocate one of the coasters but due to the tracks layout over hills, the plans fell through. My guess is that Knoebel was looking into purchasing The Racing Whippet, which was located over a ravine. The coasters were demolished in August 1980. Since this plan fell through, Dick Knoebel continued to look into reloctating a wooden coaster for his park, he soon found the Phoenix.

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Geauga Lake never had a Wipeout, it was the Starfish and a later model was the Casino. From what I read, Knoebels bought the ride from Chance.

 

Actually, the Starfish is a Chance Wipeout. It is merely a park model. Knoebel's is the portable model, much like Kennywood's Wipeout and the one that used to be at Mariner's Landing in Wildwood. Knoebel's Wipeout had some modifications made to the ride to allow single riders. The ride becomes very forceful when the turret stops and the platform continues to spin. The Wipeout is basically a Trabant/Casino 2.0.

 

The haunted mansion's cars are actually Pretzel cars (even DAFE states this). I don't know if Allen Herschell ever made any dark ride components at all- the company mainly made carousels, and later expanded into making kiddie rides and a few adult rides, such as the Sky Wheel.

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So Knoebels officially allows single riders? Last year there were "no single riders" signs on the ride. I saw a single rider once and only once, and I'm not sure someone else would've comfortably fit in the seat with him. (It's uncomfortable enough in the outside seat already -- "forceful" isn't the word for that ride!) The lap bars do go really low, I don't see how anyone (adult, anyway) could be ejected from the ride no matter how much room they had laterally in the seat.

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The cars from the Fright Zone are indeed Allen Hershell cars. In the book Goodbye West View Park Goodbye, Jacques states the cars were made by the Allen Hershell. Even from dafe.com "Pera's Kiddieland (renamed Erieview park in 1980) purchased the Tracy ride whichfeatured 540 foot of track, and 10 cars designed by the Allen Hershell Company. Reportedly, this is one of only three such ride systems Hershell made, and likely the only one left." What I said about Geauga Lake's wipeout ride was not very detailed, sorry about that. You're right RCoasterny.

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Geauga Lake never had a Wipeout, it was the Starfish and a later model was the Casino. From what I read, Knoebels bought the ride from Chance.

 

Actually, the Starfish is a Chance Wipeout. It is merely a park model. Knoebel's is the portable model, much like Kennywood's Wipeout and the one that used to be at Mariner's Landing in Wildwood. Knoebel's Wipeout had some modifications made to the ride to allow single riders. The ride becomes very forceful when the turret stops and the platform continues to spin. The Wipeout is basically a Trabant/Casino 2.0.

 

I thought that Knoebel's Wipeout came from the Myrtle Beach Pavilion?

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