Knoebels Discussion Thread

Pg 415: 2019 flat ride announced Tumbling Timbers
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:15 am

^ I've had an op do that to me at Knoebels, but I've also had ops not care and let me go full tilt.
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Postby JG-77 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:54 pm

Found a gem on the Knoebles website: https://www.knoebels.com/pricing-planning

Skip to January 2019, click January 1st, and click "View Complete Activity Schedule".
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Arthur_Seaton » Thu Jul 04, 2019 11:29 pm

disownedpear wrote:If there's any employee you think is doing an exemplary job you can tell guest services and they'll give you a coin sized wood circle with "Way to Go!" on it, and then you give it to the employee and they can exchange it for cash I think? Most people don't know about it so it really makes the ops happy I would certainly recommend.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:01 am

^ So this is how I maximize my snapping. :lol:
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:45 am

Took the kids and met the NY based parents on the 3rd and 4th. Crowds were rather light on the 3rd and heavier on the 4th although the picnic areas and pool had the bulk of the people. Two full days and everyone still left without having ridden or eaten something they planned on checking off their list. Finally played Fascination and was hooked. Finally made it to the pool and, even though it was packed, it was a good cool off- and of course an efficient process.

Lifeguards had to pull a guy out after going off the high dive. Kudos.

Everything was great. The open admission worked out perfectly for the grandparents. Dad rode everything he wanted with the free retired military coupon book. The only thing close to a negative was on my second ride on the Fliers I was told to keep the snapping under control. Simultaneously proud and embarrassed.

The Super 8 in Danville was another story. If you have booked there- cancel. Filthy carpets and dirty sheets and towels. Outlets and AC didn't work. The "Super Start Breakfast" was explained as an "economy breakfast and not a continental breakfast" by the front desk. No beverages. (My eye doctor and car wash have coffee.) Cereal, oatmeal, apples, bread for the toaster. Had to go to McDonalds for breakfast and returned to find a guy "cleaning" our room bypassing the do not disturb sign.

Everything on that side on the intersection is boarded up. I guess this place will be next. Maybe try the Best Western across the street. Trip Advisor reviews fell off in April. I never looked.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Pedrinho » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:49 am

^
What a bummer about you hotel. We were there exactly two years ago and it was good (almost awesome comparing to other Super 8's!)
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterBuck » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:44 pm

Physical wrote:Then there's who we were referring to as the Snap Nazi. Large dude, bowling pin shaped, bald, with a hat. He was a real jerk. Turning down every single cycle even without snapping, the one ride I had, I really ticked him off. He turned 'em down after about 20 seconds, and I continued to snap them for a solid minute. Eventually he turned it all the way off, and while it was freewheeling around, pointed at me and yelled "YOU! LET GO OF YOUR RUDDER."

Once I did he proceeded to run it at about a quarter speed the rest of the time. The excuse he gave me and a few other people, "I let you guys snap 'em but I slow it down if you're getting out of control." What a bunch of bull, if you can snap 'em you're not out of control. :roll:
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Not sure if this is of interest to anyone? However, the Snap Nazi quit his job at Knoebels about 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:45 pm

I saw a photo circulating that the Pioneer Train crashed. Can anyone confirm?
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:46 pm

^ Damn, ninja edit. :lol:

But yeah... they need to take grandpa’s keys away.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CenturyFlyer » Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:34 pm

Had a fun visit yesterday, the first time in three years for me. I was excited to get my first rides on Flyer - what the heck just happened?! Anyway, here's Tumbling Timbers.
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I didn't ride, since Phoenix is right behind it. It looks like people were enjoying themselves, though.

Pioneer Train seemed fine; I'm not sure what day or time the derailment happened.

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