Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread


Recommended Posts

^ One pic has one bull dozer, and the other pic has two?.......

 

Dude the station platform which once had an opening where the track for Boomerang ran through now has new concrete covering that opening. It appears as if the park is going to reuse the station platform, maybe not for a station platform, but maybe for the queue.

 

It's a little bit confusing because in that image the before pic is on the bottom and the after picture is on the top.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 15.7k
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Not to derail this thread any further, but a huge part of the problem is there not anything actually tough about them. They exist, and some businesses (like Knotts when they were open for all their fo

Theme Park Review was invited to experience the Knott's Taste of Boysenberry Festival on Saturday, March 6, in what is a welcomed return to SoCal theme park food and drink events! The tasting car

Toughest mask mandates in the country for months and months. When will masks start working? 

Posted Images

Looks like Knott's has added a ride closure schedule to the bottom of the hours of operation page. The nice thing is that they are now listing future ride closures, which is great for trip planning. Here's the current listing of ride closures:

 

Sky Cabin

Now - TBD

Calico Mine Ride

Now - 6/2

Sierra Sidewinder

8/28 - 9/1

GhostRider

9/5 - 9/21

Link to post
Share on other sites

This is great to see. Up until now they've only posted ride closures once they happen or immediately before they happen when it's too late to plan around them. Kudos to the park!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Dude the station platform which once had an opening where the track for Boomerang ran through now has new concrete covering that opening..

They did no such a thing. The opening is clearly still there...

KBFBoomdeconstruct201762.jpg.93d7857ecc51e3761e14206add086a3e.jpg

 

The support columns under Boom look different.

It was the lighting and shadows...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Are looking for proof that the CIA is keeping us from knowing what is replacing Boom.

 

I was looking more closely and it appears there were work lights underneath. Pretty sure they are installing stuff related to the new ride.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Since it's the weekend and we won't see any work until Monday, let us speculate about the trench directly in front of the station foundation.

 

Ok. I think they're getting ready to demo the whole platform

Link to post
Share on other sites

You think they are digging down around it first? Yeah I'm starting to agree. I just didn't know what was taking so long. Why all the other digging that's been going on? What were they removing? And what the heck have they been doing underneath?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Since it's the weekend and we won't see any work until Monday, let us speculate about the trench directly in front of the station foundation.

 

Clearly that's where the aqua goes, right underneath the trax. Dippin dots guy said so.

Link to post
Share on other sites

For those who have visited the "new" Soak City, are there all-day lockers available to put my stuff? I know Knott's has them, but I couldn't find anything about Soak City (I'm assuming they do, but I hate working off assumptions). I'm thinking of doing a solo trip up there tomorrow, and I obviously want a safe space to store my stuff. Thanks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Knott's has a new park map on the website for the theme park and it shows the new BBQ restaurant & SOL Spin added, Boomerang & Wipeout removed, and Sky Cabin is still there. Maybe there is hope for Sky Cabin.

1248075708_Screenshot(30).thumb.png.701346bfd23a2fd14d240a616e0da958.png

Link to post
Share on other sites

^That map has been up on the website for a while now (I believe ever since the day after Boomerang closed). My guess is that Sky Cabin is staying.

 

Also, I found the answer to my locker question. Just had to look at a park map

Link to post
Share on other sites
Wait, people think Knott's is going (or was going) to remove Sky Cabin?

 

The Cal-OSHA report still isn't public from the last breakdown and if Knott's can't make any required corrections or re-open it; I see them demolishing it over leaving the tower SBNO. How do they get the cabin down sooner if the ride breaks down again? Windseeker had to go after the second extended breakdown so Sky Cabin could too. It is a nice ride to take pictures from if the plexiglass wasn't all scratched up by the delinquents.

Link to post
Share on other sites
:lol: I hope they remove it just so everyone shuts up about the big "K".

 

No. That's when people come out of the woodwork to whine and riot in the streets about how iconic it was and that it was always their favorite attraction and how they will never visit the park again until they bring it back.

 

679992.gif.09e6ebe288047e74c531f0c5efed0826.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
:lol: I hope they remove it just so everyone shuts up about the big "K".

 

No. That's when people come out of the woodwork to whine and riot in the streets about how iconic it was and that it was always their favorite attraction and how they will never visit the park again until they bring it back.

 

[attachment=0]679992.gif[/attachment]

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

I FINALLY made it to the park (as well as Soak City) after being piled up in work the last few weekends. I don't have any photos worth sharing, but I thought I'd mention a few things.

 

A few notes on Knott's itself:

 

Sol Spin was operating quite well all day today, and I did not witness a single hiccup or breakdown. Yes, the ride cycle is still short, but it's nice to see the ride operate reliably. Also, a short ride cycle helps the line move faster, so it's not too big of a deal. My first few rides back in April were fairly weak, but I rode it three times today and all three times I had some crazy flips and funky upside down moments. It really is a fun ride, and it's so nice to have a fresh new thrilling flat ride in the park after seeing so many get removed over the last few years. I'm still disappointed they never added the decals to the ride though. It would really top off the ride visually. It's also quite the people-eater in terms of flats. Not as good as Windseeker, but 36 riders every 2 or so minutes isn't too shabby.

 

GhostRider is still running smooth as butter. I got a front row ride at dusk, and it was fantastic as always. I believe its one-year anniversary is sometime this week as well! I hope it stays this smooth for many years to come. I can't wait to try Mystic Timbers this summer and compare.

 

Xcelerator is STILL on two trains. It has been like that since November (with a small period of refurbishment in early May). It doesn't help capacity a ton (they should really make it an unload station like Dragster), but it does make a small difference. Hopefully this becomes a new norm.

 

The Boardwalk is pretty much a mess right now. Coast Rider sucks now, and there is so much construction all over the place. It sure does look funny without Boomerang, but it's also incredibly satisfying. I can't wait for everything to be cleaned up with an awesome new ride/coaster next year! The restaurant is also turning out MUCH bigger than I expected.

 

As for Soak City:

 

WOW! What a difference. The park was honestly getting pretty run down, so it's great to see everything all fresh. Shore Break is fantastic (my first drop capsule slides), and the tube slides were also fun. I didn't try the Wedge since the line was atrocious. Oh, and the renovated Longboards is also great. I had fish and chips with lemonade on my dining pass, and it is set up very well and operates efficiently. Good stuff. I only spent a few hours in the water park, so I didn't ride a ton, but I wandered around and checked everything out, and the new landscaping and paint was very much needed. I'll actually visit this water park more often now.

 

However, I did notice something worth mentioning. The park was quite inconsistent with their policy on swim shirts / rash guards. The first time I rode Short Break, they didn't say anything, and I rode it no problem. I then came back after lunch, and an employee at the entrance of the ride said I couldn't ride with a swim shirt (which I don't mind, but I hadn't applied sunblock so I just figured it wasn't worth it at that time). I then headed over to Old Man Falls (the original slide tower), and I rode with a swim shirt without an issue. I'll follow whatever rules they have in place, I'm just being told two different things. Guess I'll be a little more prepared next time and take the safe route and just not bring a rash guard.

 

Generally speaking, the life guards just seemed pretty grumpy today. The food employees were excellent, but all the life guards at the slide towers just seemed irritated. Some guests are really annoying, so I guess they need to be strict, but they weren't very welcoming. Actually, on my first ride on Shore Break, I was in the capsule waiting to drop, and we were delayed because the employees at the bottom end of the slide were completely distracted. There might be more to the story I don't know, or maybe it was just a bad day, but oh well. I still had a great time. I'll be back for a full day at the water park later this week or early next week. Today was my "trial day" just to check everything out for the first time.

 

That's pretty much it. I was able to get a good look at the plot of land available while riding Supreme Scream (I was facing Xcelerator), and it is actually quite large. I quickly compared it to the size of Xcelerator's area, and it was just a tad smaller. Knott's could really go lots of directions with this, and I have no idea what to expect. Just have to wait a couple months and see.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/