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

The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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

Recommended Posts

Now THAT will get me back to Knott's when I'm visiting my brother in LA in the future!!!

 

Great addition for Knott's, and to echo pretty much everybody's sentiments, Cedar Fair just KILLED IT with their 2018 additions overall! I even think the Superloop for Valleyfair was a solid move. Now, just waiting for the announcement about the new massaging park bench for MiA next year!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Looks like a very strong addition. Considering the tight footprint the old Boomerang took up, this is a major home run for the park.

 

I don't think this alone is enough to get me back to SoCal but I'll definitely stop in Knott's the next time I go to Disneyland.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I see Knott's figured out how to keep Boomerang's cobra roll almost where it was

 

After riding Karnan, Novgorod, and Karacho this week I'm really excited for this. I had hoped for something slightly longer, but the elements it has all look great.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here's a behind-the-scenes look at last night's announcement!

001.thumb.JPG.4e25964fe33d430369ec561571f5faaf.JPG

We're at Knott's for their new coaster announcement!

002.thumb.JPG.891d6d6220fe493e2a5e7c4aab7f0982.JPG

It's National Roller Coaster Day, so first we headed to Ghostrider!

003.thumb.JPG.fa44a10200a1c67e7ccc3f1e80a2b7ee.JPG

Happy National Roller Coaster Day!

004.thumb.JPG.7fe731ed4a545534139cefe2035646fc.JPG

I'm glad to report that Ghostrider is still running GREAT! The new track has been holding up really well.

005.thumb.JPG.474823208113b21102cbd4fe59e41b72.JPG

Next we headed to the newly revamped Boardwalk BBQ for tonight's announcement!

006.thumb.JPG.d4e1a2154f208dca7e457aef55afd45f.JPG

They did a wonderful job on this restaurant!

007.thumb.JPG.2faf7c7d16c64e13bdc70242b66f6dfd.JPG

Everything is shiny and new, and the food is great!

008.thumb.JPG.7118c3e9525b94e2ac1205c2e951cd7d.JPG

The meat looked so good it was making me wish I wasn't vegan!

009.thumb.JPG.3d4f554d97cd435d52ef057d3b8f6ec6.JPG

Mmmmmm!

010.thumb.JPG.e271f39858283173079093e35b099848.JPG

I almost ordered some Tri-tip, but alas, they had us vegans covered with a salad station, yay! Mmmmm, avocado!

011.thumb.JPG.d1fbde94f994da08b4a922155129dbba.JPG

And they had some awesome drinks too! Brittney says any drink with an umbrella gets an A+ in her book.

012.thumb.JPG.257c50987115af33f2d23870dcc4660f.JPG

There was a great live band helping to set the surf-themed mood!

013.thumb.JPG.79c4be79bd3b8db629686167a2a0ad38.JPG

Announcement time! They began with a video showing the roller coaster history of Knott's.

014.thumb.JPG.dbe22e3e0d066dc3f83ff50398ee91ac.JPG

Knott's is a park with a lot of history in general, but they have some cool roller coaster history too!

015.thumb.JPG.5cf5cf1805b1d2673b9281e4faf9dfa7.JPG

Xcelerator was the first hydraulic launch coaster! (And it still kicks butt!)

016.thumb.JPG.9c230b396d8b35a195cad514de94bb64.JPG

Jon Storbeck, VP and General Manager of Knott's, came on stage to announce the new ride!

017.thumb.JPG.c3429be45a9c4ae3996bc59b88a2a585.JPG

And there it is! Hangtime! An awesome Gerstlauer "Infinity Coaster." What an awesome announcement!

018.thumb.JPG.99dd745537e531b4a5c91d2ba7302242.JPG

Jeff Gahagan, VP of maintenance and construction, came on stage to give us the full scoop about the coaster.

019.thumb.JPG.34a6d824af2113742672071b8749e33e.JPG

Lots of stats!

020.thumb.JPG.bf5a095efb59a37138e4d3125ced06c2.JPG

More fun info!

021.thumb.JPG.8d5495dd3b9576fd3e8515b9aabda20b.JPG

The ride is also going to have a special lighting package that will follow along with the trains, and the lighting can be easily changed for holidays and special events like Scary Farm! This should be really beautiful at night and add some kinetic energy to the Boardwalk.

022.thumb.JPG.f279b1b5edb93265b10d886b625e0856.JPG

But enough talk, lets go look at the dirt that'll become the future roller coaster!

023.thumb.JPG.0f6fa333356f63023cbefeaae115ad76.JPG

There it is! Dirt! Only a coaster nerd could get this excited to be staring at dirt!

024.thumb.JPG.17c5ca4a4e57c991abd275e9b2f17948.JPG

We then got to check out the view from Lakeside Terrace, an employee dining area that happens to overlook the construction site.

025.thumb.JPG.8cfabe0095fb24248dfb950ec5fce369.JPG

Still looks like dirt from here too!

026.thumb.JPG.66865878cebd67e3d38cd41ebe4d54e3.JPG

But we were kind of excited to get to go to an area of Knott's we hadn't been before - somewhere you can normally only go as an employee - so we of course took a photo.

027.thumb.JPG.3cb7e5f0b3c4d42e2194e288766a5157.JPG

I'm glad to see that the employees don't have to pay regular park price! 25 cent soda, you can't beat that!

028.thumb.JPG.79b2d8d7e40c77914b2dc742cc1b3473.JPG

Lumpy dirt is sexy dirt.

029.thumb.JPG.27072b6f2940b25e549f9b0f67d74e6f.JPG

They had surfboards placed in the sand to help give us an idea of where things would go.

030.thumb.JPG.ec78107ab53cdb860c8dff2b1ec05fa7.JPG

That blue surfboard way over there will be the lift hill!

031.thumb.JPG.f7079a5cdc750f6f3ba89dacd28fe45b.JPG

Obligatory "I'm a coaster nerd standing in front of dirt" photo.

032.thumb.JPG.c73b1c396bd90798f3558b0144ecaf11.JPG

Back to The Boardwalk BBQ! It looks great at night too!

033.thumb.JPG.38f96ec36554d37cc640f5f2740491ae.JPG

While we were at the construction site they set up some decorations and renders of the ride for us to check out.

034.thumb.JPG.0297f53804f83c6dcf067bcca3554a82.JPG

John Chiu also gave a quick talk about the newly renovated Boardwalk BBQ. They're super proud of the food, and everyone at the event seemed to really like it!

035.thumb.JPG.26a121157fa8baf604f4780c6733ea78.JPG

Dessert time! Hangtime themed cupcakes and cake, and Snoopy cookies to go! Knott's knows how to throw a party!

036.thumb.JPG.e20565fcbce87417db0fa949c1042e6d.JPG

A photo of the cake just seconds before it was sliced up and devoured!

037.thumb.JPG.9600b44eeb0d3eb6e288b3b7ae917465.JPG

Snoopy and friends joined in the fun and posed for photos with everyone.

038.thumb.JPG.bd6cefb7c0954af3f15cf91ef0dbac82.JPG

They had "Hangtime" beachballs too!

039.thumb.JPG.cdc2ba98f34c8cfbde89eae38cbb7ed3.JPG

So we played volleyball!

040.thumb.JPG.d1075f0b58965d02fd04d89cd6d1fe52.JPG

Beach ball boobs! (.)(.)

041.thumb.JPG.95a85897da408ee5530d56a1e048c90b.JPG

Brittney danced with the characters!

042.thumb.JPG.3f556f645431c626de9c24fd6a43dd0c.JPG

They even got a conga line going!

043.thumb.JPG.67e8ff831e2a7aa2d82ae190963234fd.JPG

Here they come!

044.thumb.JPG.d7d55ed80857f221194564c0a35106a8.JPG

There they go!

045.thumb.JPG.3e58bd8c577dd1bc52c8a4990d09feff.JPG

A few more photos!

046.thumb.JPG.1eeb5ccb9300af18024b946c74c2a892.JPG

And some more volleyball!

047.thumb.JPG.0814cc10f5928a82aaccc7cc80261610.JPG

We were having so much fun! But unfortunately all good things must end. The band drummed while Brittney took one last jump for joy!

048.thumb.JPG.56c01ec2f7d3272cb5e8094690e8019c.JPG

Thanks Knott's for inviting us to attend, and thanks to you for checking out our report. Hangtime looks like a seriously great ride, and a perfect fit for Knott's. We can't wait to ride it when it opens in Summer of 2018!

Edited by ILoveRides
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not going to lie... The support at the top of this loop:

 

 

Looks like something I would do in No Limits!!

 

That being said,

 

HOLY BALLS!!! This coaster looks awesome!! So. Many. Great. New. Coasters. For. 2018!! Where do I even start?! I need to do a mega US New Hotness trip!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

What are the substantive differences between gerstlauer's eurofighter coasters and their infinity coasters? many of them they seem to do very similar things with vertical lifts, vertical/beyond vertical drops, lots of inversions, etc. what's up with the different branding?

 

I'm thinking it has to do with the style, and type of trains used.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've never been on a beyond vertical drop coaster. Does going beyond vertical bring more to the drop?

 

they aren't my favorite drops. they are crazy because most throw you out, but then you slam back down into your seat.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

side question because i've always been curious: what are the substantive differences between gerstlauer's eurofighter coasters and their infinity coasters?

 

I'm not sure of any exact differences outside of the train, but in my experience most Eurofighters are smaller-scale and, while fun, can be rough. Infinity coasters are much larger and capable of being the greatest, most intense, ridiculous, absurd ride on the goddamn planet (Karnan).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This looks pretty good, but I am of the mindset that a full-scale B&M dive coaster would have made a much larger splash (har har), and served more guests per hour. I'm sure Cedar Fair/KBF are spending less this way, regardless, and maybe they'll even end up with a better coaster. I haven't been on an Infinity yet, but something like Monster *looks* a lot more intriguing to me.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Infinity coasters are much larger and capable of being the greatest, most intense, ridiculous, absurd ride on the goddamn planet (Karnan).

Except that Karnan was not what I would call a "smooth" ride by any stretch of the imagination.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This looks pretty good, but I am of the mindset that a full-scale B&M dive coaster would have made a much larger splash (har har), and served more guests per hour. I'm sure Cedar Fair/KBF are spending less this way, regardless, and maybe they'll even end up with a better coaster. I haven't been on an Infinity yet, but something like Monster *looks* a lot more intriguing to me.

 

Whats with all the B&M dive coaster love. They are pretty much a one trick pony. I do think you are right as this is a much better coaster for the amount of space they had. Congrats to KBF/CF for their choice.

Link to comment
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/