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^That's interesting as the official KMG Press Release says the Revolution (Which I'm guessing is Knotts' model) can still operate.

California plays by it's own rules and is just taking extra precautions. They just want to make sure at least in the public's eye that everything is working safely.

 

I wouldn't say it has anything to do with the public's perception. It's not known at this time if the Ohio accident exposed a fatal design flaw that has to be corrected or was just a freak accident, so DOSH made the right call. California routinely goes above and beyond to ensure safety.

 

Years ago, The state also mandated Superman and Xcelerator have their lapbar systems re-designed to ensure they were down to a certain point before being able to dispatch in order to avoid any ejections in response the numerous Intamin fatalities.

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Does anyone know why Xcelerator is listed as closed until further notice , according to Knotts website?

 

Looks like they updated their website, I just took a look and didn't see it say closed.

 

It is still listed as closed under "hours of operation" / "scheduled ride closures"......

 

Oh I see it...hmm maybe they need room for the new ride?

 

Generally speaking when a rode pops up on that list out of the blue and the re-opening date isn't listed it's because of an unexpected mechanical issue. It's an Intamin Accelerator Coaster... that checks out .

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Knotts Scary Farm questions!

 

Heading to my 1st KSF on Sat Sept 23rd. Since this is my first Haunt, I have some questions for the experts out there

 

1) Already got our tickets and dinner buffet which gets us in an hour early. How many houses do you think we can do with this extra time? I know when we did the same thing at Busch Tampa, we were able to hit every house in an hour and spent the rest of the time seeing shows and riding coasters.

 

2) There are 4 of us, and we want to see a few houses but we don't need to hit every one. Any MUST SEEs among the line up?

 

3) The main reason we are going is to see the Elvira show. How early do we need to get in line for that? Do they do tickets or just first come first served?

 

4) How are the lines like for the rides? 2 of our group has never been to Knotts, so we definitely wanna do Ghostrider, Xcelerator, and any other ones.

 

Thanks for any and all advice!

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Assuming they bring it back again, paranormal inc is by far the best house so don't miss that one. As far as the rides go the ghostrider line gets very long very fast so you might want to knock that during early entry if you can.

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Only go through the mazes that Jon Cooke has helped create. Anything else you can honestly skip. So, Paranormal Inc, Shadow Lands, Special Ops Infected (assuming it comes back), updated Trick or Treat, and whatever his unannounced 2017 maze(s) are. His mazes have a level of detail and creativity that hold up easily against HHN.

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Knotts Scary Farm questions!

 

Heading to my 1st KSF on Sat Sept 23rd. Since this is my first Haunt, I have some questions for the experts out there

 

1) Already got our tickets and dinner buffet which gets us in an hour early. How many houses do you think we can do with this extra time? I know when we did the same thing at Busch Tampa, we were able to hit every house in an hour and spent the rest of the time seeing shows and riding coasters.

 

2) There are 4 of us, and we want to see a few houses but we don't need to hit every one. Any MUST SEEs among the line up?

 

3) The main reason we are going is to see the Elvira show. How early do we need to get in line for that? Do they do tickets or just first come first served?

 

4) How are the lines like for the rides? 2 of our group has never been to Knotts, so we definitely wanna do Ghostrider, Xcelerator, and any other ones.

 

Thanks for any and all advice!

 

Doesn't that package come with Fright Lane?

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Hangtime as the name confirmed

 

Where was this confirmed?

 

 

Though boldikus fixed it for me, I say this because hangtime is surfer lingo, or least what middle-aged executives think surfer lingo and culture is.

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Hangtime as the name confirmed

 

Where was this confirmed?

 

 

Though bodikus fixed it for me, I say this because hangtime is surfer lingo, or least what middle-aged executives think surfer lingo and culture is.

 

Don't forget the "l". Bodikus makes me sound like an 80s pornaerobics star.

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Intamin Surfrider confirmed

 

Fixed

 

I'm not buying on an Intamin Surfrider. They wouldn't have cleared that much space for a ride that takes up that small of a footprint. They could've have practically fit one in wipeouts old spot.

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I'm not buying on an Intamin Surfrider. They wouldn't have cleared that much space for a ride that takes up that small of a footprint. They could've have practically fit one in wipeouts old spot.

 

Totally agree, the space is way too large to put in what I'd consider a glorified flat ride. Plus, they wouldn't need the extra construction time for such a small coaster. I think we're looking at some kind of Intamin blitz or Gerstlauer Infinity that may end up wrapping around the sky tower. Hangtime will probably be the name though based on that teaser, which could refer hanging at the top of a vertical lift a la Mystery Mine.

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Whatever it is, since it appears to have a surfing theme...

 

Windjammer had a surfing theme. So did Riptide.

 

Hope this ride kicks ass and breaks the curse. Agreed it's much too large of a space for a surfrider.

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^ Yeah, they didn't even need to remove Boomerang if they wanted to add a Surfrider.

 

Looks like a Surfer theme though, which many of us could have predicted considering the location.

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I'm just joshin you guys. I don't make any claims to know what this is.

 

Though Intamin fits the "renewed relationship" and the hangtime name and surfing theme would really suit a surfrider.

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Sorry to interrupt the ongoing discussion but does anyone know what's up with Xcelerator? It is still listed as closed. We are heading down in late August and would have loved to enjoy that ride. Any kind of updates are appreciated...

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