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P. 639: Montezooma's Revenge major renovations announced!

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Per an Orange County Register article on June 9th, Knott's has announced that they currently have no plans to add a giga or hyper coaster in  the near future.   It might be hard to access the article behind the paywall but the short story is no new big coaster for a while. 

There is another article on the site from June 7th, saying Xcelerator is waiting on parts from Europe and there is no set re-opening date.

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/06/09/knotts-berry-farm-shoots-down-giga-coaster-speculation/

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/06/07/when-will-knotts-berry-farm-reopen-the-xcelerator-coaster/

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12 minutes ago, SoCalJasonland said:

Per an Orange County Register article on June 9th, Knott's has announced that they currently have no plans to add a giga or hyper coaster in  the near future.   It might be hard to access the article behind the paywall but the short story is no new big coaster for a while. 

There is another article on the site from June 7th, saying Xcelerator is waiting on parts from Europe and there is no set re-opening date.

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/06/09/knotts-berry-farm-shoots-down-giga-coaster-speculation/

https://www.ocregister.com/2022/06/07/when-will-knotts-berry-farm-reopen-the-xcelerator-coaster/

Not surprised by either announcement tbh.

Also, this is the same thing happened to Xcel in 2017/2018, and the same thing that happened to Hangtime last year.  Knott's really needs to figure out a way to stock some more replacement pieces rather than having rides be down for months on end because they need stuff shipped from Intamin/Gerstlauer.

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For those who can't read the article, Knott's flat out says that those plans did not come from them or Cedar Fair. Probably some high school kid in drafting class playing with the CAD/CAM.

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That's a bit of a bummer to hear for us nerds but I greatly appreciate the park (and city) being transparent. And to be fair, those site plans looked very good and looked equivalent in quality to the leaked plans for previous Cedar Fair projects like Orion, Copperhead Strike, Yukon Striker, etc. There was no reason to believe they were true but also no reason to necessarily believe they were false either. Either way, oh well. Maybe someday.

I will say though that Knott's attendance is just astronomical for the size the park is, so I hope another high capacity attraction in the future is still up for speculation.

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This is a bummer to hear but not surprising. We’ve been speculating on a hyper/Giga for years and nothing. The real question is what and where will the park build another attraction. I really don't see anywhere feasible in the park. 

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I feel like eventually they will expand the park southward. They already keep opening up that area south of Ghost Rider. It's open all summer this year. I can't see the park staying this size with these crowds for too terribly much longer. As far as attractions, I feel like we'd be more likely to see a Blitz coaster than a giga or hyper, really.

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I don't seriously think this ride is going to happen in any way, shape, or form.  With that out of the way, I'm going to laugh my ass off and probably hyperventilate when Knott's announces a giga but it's just a different layout.

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On 6/9/2022 at 8:33 PM, CedarFlags said:

Not surprised by either announcement tbh.

Also, this is the same thing happened to Xcel in 2017/2018, and the same thing that happened to Hangtime last year.  Knott's really needs to figure out a way to stock some more replacement pieces rather than having rides be down for months on end because they need stuff shipped from Intamin/Gerstlauer.

Agreed, these prolonged downtimes are a killer for the park.  They are already down one coaster with the Montezooma refurb, and now another coaster has been down all spring/summer.  I have avoided visiting because I've heard that the crowds have been crazy.

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With all the re-theming and painting going on, what color is Montezuma's Revenge now? I saw some recent (January 2022) photos of the track being orange and the supports being green, however I can also find photos where the track is green and the supports are light yellow. 

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8 hours ago, DLDude said:

With all the re-theming and painting going on, what color is Montezuma's Revenge now? I saw some recent (January 2022) photos of the track being orange and the supports being green, however I can also find photos where the track is green and the supports are light yellow. 

The orangey-yellow replaced the green.  Unclear if it's going to get a new color scheme as part of the renovation.

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Knott’s posted this yesterday on IG. In addition, I got confirmation that walls are up around the stage area, Papa Loco Fries, and the arcade in Fiesta Village. Let the speculation begin!!! Personally I think this chunk of land will be a another new restaurant and probably a new stage area.

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