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Thank you Thank you Thank you! Some of my coaster friends are going wild over the newer Alpine Slide/coasters things - and I do like them, they're fun. But nothing compared to the old concrete ones. It seems we always would find those awesome concrete ones on coaster/road trips. Most gone now.

 

There's one at the Seven Springs mountain resort in PA. Not quite as fast as the ones at Action Park in its heyday, but better than nothing.

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Knoebels is absolutely one of my favorite places to visit. And it would take a lot for me to be steered away from returning (ie- ripping down Phoenix, and Twister, replacing the bumper cars with stand

It's definitely not for this season.  There are pictures of it on Reddit and it's in extremely rough condition.  I don't see any way it's operating this year.  Hopefully that means Knoebels is plannin

Apparently a Bayern Kurve attraction on a trailer was spotted at Knoebels over the weekend. Has anyone been to Phunfest this year and knows anything more?

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^Thanks for the tip. I'm more likely going out of my way for a classic wild ride/water ride than a new big giga. It's got to the point where fun trumps credit count. Ah, to be over 40.

 

Skyrides, wild slides, classic flats, classic coaster vehicles here I come!

 

Fun beats bigger - I spent 3 days at Knoebels last year but only 5 hours at my local corporate park (on 2 visits). Gotta ride Whizzer

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It hasn't been open yet this year. When I was there on Tuesday there was no activity.

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It hasn't been open yet this year. When I was there on Tuesday there was no activity.

Aw, I was kinda looking forward to riding that. I know I'm not missing out on much since it rides like a eurofighter, but still.

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^Thanks for the tip. I'm more likely going out of my way for a classic wild ride/water ride than a new big giga. It's got to the point where fun trumps credit count. Ah, to be over 40.

 

Skyrides, wild slides, classic flats, classic coaster vehicles here I come!

 

Fun beats bigger - I spent 3 days at Knoebels last year but only 5 hours at my local corporate park (on 2 visits). Gotta ride Whizzer

 

I’ve also figured that out and it’s why Knoebels is my favorite park. I do love awesome coasters but I’ve decided to not be a credit whore like I once was in high school because the number isn’t worth increasing by putting my 6’3 ass into a kiddie coaster car. As long as a roller coaster isn’t violently awful and painful I don’t care if it’s not the greatest layout of all time and enjoy the ride for what it is because I’m on a roller coaster and not auditing or something.

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Soooo, I'm looking at planing our first trip to the park later this week. Is Flying Turns open yet?? I know they were doing some work on it recently. Wasn't sure if it had reopened or not.

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It looks like they're doing some serious retracking/reprofiling based on the photos and videos I've seen, I expect it to be down for the season.

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but I’ve decided to not be a credit whore like I once was in high school because the number isn’t worth increasing by putting my 6’3 ass into a kiddie coaster car.

 

Say it! At 6'1", you'd think I'd get into most stuff. I don't know where I was last year - maybe a carnival - and I decided I'd get one of those caterpillar coaster credits. I'm not even sure the manufacturer, but I could barely get in sideways, with my knees sticking straight up. Forget about the lap bar. I sat there, decided it wasn't going to work (before attention was focused on me) then politely worked my way out of the seat and walked down the ramp.

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While we're on the topic of credit whoring, I'd like to remind everyone that Kosmo's Curves is actually a good ride worth a moderate wait, and is not just for a credit.

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looks like they're combining the covered bridge festival and PPP this year into one event on saturday october 10th. hopefully this event still happens and isn't cancelled because of covid. yall think flying turns and/or impulse will be open for this?

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They cancelled the Covered Bridge festival last week and it’s always the same time as PPP.

 

As for your other question... no idea

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Impulse, maybe. Flying Turns was too dismantled when I was there last week to be ready for anytime this year, but stranger things have happened.

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Impulse, maybe. Flying Turns was too dismantled when I was there last week to be ready for anytime this year, but stranger things have happened.

flying tunes is getting a 4th lift so I would say is not going to open this year.

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Based on posted images from a local ACE member, the trough will no longer travel upward through that last curve to the first brake run, instead, it will remain at level and move into a lift.

 

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If they're doing this it means that the last switchback section may have been a potential point of valleying... This will help with that and give them a higher range of speed with which they can operate it. They've always said that the coaster can't run with guests unless it consistently passes a number of speed checks throughout the circuit.

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looks like phoenix phall phunfest is canceled for this year? i can't find any references to it on the park's website. anyone know more?

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Honestly what even is Phoenix Phall Phunfest at this point? We go because we also like some of the stuff at the festival but it's just an 11-10 standard operating day open to everyone and a tent full of nerds that I don't go in. What else am I missing?

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We have gone the last few years because we enjoy getting a bunch of rides on Phoenix that night and you get some free food with the festivities. It's also just because we enjoy the craft festival and the haunted overlays. So, if we are going to go that time of year, we miles well go that weekend. Seems like they'll push my reservation back a year if I want, so I'll probably opt to go that route.

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Crowds on the late July Saturday I went were mild, but seating every other row on the woodies with one-train op resulted in 20-25 minute waits by mid afternoon. The only other ride with a comparable wait was StratosFear.

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The Saturday I visited had fairly long wait times for most rides, and both Twister and Phoenix ran one train, and I waited like 15-20 min each. Many of the flat rides had pretty long lines that I chose not to wait in, partly because they were long, and also because it's harder to distance in many of the flat ride queues than in other rides.

 

Personally I'd recommend a Sunday or weekday, but you can still have fun on a Saturday.

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