ytterbiumanalyst Posted February 28, 2019 Share Posted February 28, 2019 So.. I just read the entire thread (yes, starting in 2005!) for catching up how Knoebel's became what it is. That was a fascinating journey, for me in special because we started getting real enthusiasts just three years ago and didn't know many things that happened in the amusement park business before and in the US in special. We went to Knoebel's in July 2017 as it was on our road trip from Niagara Falls to New York City. As it was a spontaneous stop, we only had three to four hours. It was a busy Sunday, so we just were able to doe the Phoenix, Flying Turns, Twister, Downdraft, Skyride and the Whipper. I have to admit that we weren't prepared properly. If we had read this thread before, we would have known that the Scooters, the carousel and the Flyers are an absolute must-do. And (sorry, Bill) we ate at the Alamo and didn't eat the Pierogis.. Might be a shame. I was surprised to read that Over The Top is no more, because it wasn't even open to the public when we were there. And I was sad that Downdraft is being replaced, I really loved it. So what can I say? I'm so sad that I cannot foresee when we will be able to return to this fantastic park, to which we fell in love after minutes being there. It was such a blast. We really need to come back for a whole day or more. If we would have Knoebel's over here, we would visit it every other week. So please keep posting pictures, trip reports and news so we don't miss anything to add to our list for 202X! If you haven't heard of them already, I'd recommend two podcasts, Coaster Radio.com and The Season Pass. Both have been going for over a decade now and the full archives are free online. Coaster Radio is out of Indianapolis and Washington DC, and Season Pass is out of Sacramento, so you get reporting from a good variety of US parks (and occasionally a few outside the US). Good production values too. Should be fun for you to go back and listen to the archives. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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