^^ I liked that they put "the fabulous Funway" in the caption!
We had something like Fascination, called Pokerino at the PNE. But it was an individual game to play. And relied on putting poker hands together, from where the balls fell through. I was actually good at it, lol!
operative_me wrote: How was the pool and the slides? I know the pool was huge, and I think they only had a couple of water slides. We were going to check it out but then it started raining. I think it was around $15 to have all day access to the pool, so I'm assuming it's a good deal.
It was great. I didn't want to get in the pool, but my wife really wanted to. We only swam for about a half hour or so. It was enough to cool us off. It ended up being really refreshing, since it was very hot outside. We didn't do any of the slides.
A.J. wrote:The blue tube slides are nothing to write home about but the green mat slides are pretty fun. If you kick off fast enough you can get some serious speed on the bottom of the drop.
But those slides have been around for such a long time... I think at least fifteen years or so. I recall them replacing the old set of slides only a few years after Twister opened.
The blue tube slides aren't anything special if you go solo.
If you go on a double tube with someone else they're something entirely different! More than any other slide I've ever been on and in true Knoebels fashion, they go from sedate and gentle to batshit insane and trying to kill you if you go down on a double tube with a bit of extra weight. I'm not remotely heavy but even going down with someone else of moderate size, we were nearly flipping over on almost every turn with a double tube!
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!
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