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P. 630: Knott's Scary Farm 2021 mazes and shows revealed!

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Holey smokes this picture really illustrates how much room that area has opened up for a new attraction! Honestly, it looks like from those photos that pretty much ANYTHING could be installed in this spot. Ah, also I remember that break room... I think it was called the Waterfront break room? Something like that? Drank many a gallons of raspberry iced tea up in that air conditioned room. Also smoked a lot of cigarettes out on the patio, back when it had a patio I believe...

 

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Ah, also I remember that break room... I think it was called the Waterfront break room? Something like that? Drank many a gallons of raspberry iced tea up in that air conditioned room. Also smoked a lot of cigarettes out on the patio, back when it had a patio I believe...

 

Close! Lakeside.

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For what it's worth.... the most popular rumor among ride ops at the park right now is a Eurofighter.

 

That wouldn't be my first choice, but I definitely wouldn't hate it. Mystery Mine at Dollywood is a fantastic ride and a bigger version of that would be a lot of fun. The capacity isn't bad either if they run it like Dollywood does (dual loading platform running 6 trains at a time). It would be the first one on the West Coast and the vertical lift is a real attention grabber.

 

I'd still much rather see Knott's get a B&M dive coaster or an Intamin Mega-lite, but it doesn't sound like either of those are going to happen.

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I'd still much rather see Knott's get a B&M dive coaster or an Intamin Mega-lite, but it doesn't sound like either of those are going to happen.

Based on what? A Gerstlauer fits neither the renewed relationship nor a new type pf coaster that has been confirmed by Ouimet. I take what ride ops say with a grain of salt.

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I'd still much rather see Knott's get a B&M dive coaster or an Intamin Mega-lite, but it doesn't sound like either of those are going to happen.

Based on what? A Gerstlauer fits neither the renewed relationship nor a new type pf coaster that has been confirmed by Ouimet. I take what ride ops say with a grain of salt.

 

Worlds of Fun has a Gerstlauer spinning coaster built in 04. Canada's Wonderland has a Gerstlauer SkyRoller built in the last 5 years. Gerstlauer would be a renewed relationship.

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Worlds of Fun has a Gerstlauer spinning coaster built in 04. Canada's Wonderland has a Gerstlauer SkyRoller built in the last 5 years. Gerstlauer would be a renewed relationship.

I forgot all about the WoF coaster. That's been thirteen years. You may have a point.

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What's the difference between a Gerstlauer Eurofighter and Infinity coaster? Is it just the trains?

 

Because I've heard the rumors as well, but I've heard "Infinity", not Eurofighter.

 

The Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster is a roller coaster design by Gerstlauer. A variant of the popular Euro-Fighter model, the Infinity Coaster allows for higher capacity through longer trains. The coaster also features a magnetic rollback system on rides with lifthills, to allow for easier evacuation of riders in breakdown situations. The ride car can now roll backwards with the magnetic fins deployed and the lift motor in reverse.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity_Coaster

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The Infinity Coaster is the next generation of Euro-fighter. The biggest differences are the trains and the magnetic rollback system.

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Euro-fighter coasters have a single train car with two rows of four seats. They can seat at most eight people per train.

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Infinity coasters have multiple train cars with one row of four seats. They can seat anywhere from eight to sixteen people, or more, per train. Some infinity coasters also have traditional inclined lift hills as well as the vertical lift hill.

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I went to the park today for a couple of hours. I noticed that the Boomerang track is gone and no longer next to the burned fire station. I asked three ride operators and got three different answers. All said it was sold and is not moving to another Cedar Fair park but one said to China, another said Japan and the last didn't know where it was sold to. I am guessing that if it is not sitting in a dirt field adjacent to another Cedar Fair park already that it was sold outside the company. SOL Spin like mentioned is closed. BBQ restaurant doesn't look much different. Nothing with the new coaster site yet.

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SOL - no rides today

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Future BBQ

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BBQ Seating?

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^Those last 2 photos remind me (sort of) of what they used to build for Drive In (eat in your car?) franchises, like A&W, etc.

To me, anyway. So that's maybe the idea and theming about this section of the restaurant. For tables, now.

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^Those last 2 photos remind me (sort of) of what they used to build for Drive In (eat in your car?) franchises, like A&W, etc.

To me, anyway. So that's maybe the idea and theming about this section of the restaurant. For tables, now.

 

Those are the queue lines on the side as we all know the BBQ restaurant is the secret coaster station. It's going to be an RMC Rib-Trex coaster. Everyone gets one rib when boarding. The taste and smell of pork take you to the fourth and fifth dimensions. Shhh! Don't tell anyone.

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Just out of curiosity, has Knotts filed any sort of permits for this project with the city of Buena Park? I feel like if they're building something tall they have to get some sort of approval from the city especially if it could go over 200 feet. Anyone know if they had to file anything for any past projects like Windseeker?

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