The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Too Fast For Comfort » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:02 pm

I basically see boomerangs as the coaster version of a flatride. They're the same everywhere and low capacity, but they fit almost anywhere and are cheap for the parks. They're not the favorite of guests, but for smaller parks on a budget they can make some guests happy and give them something to do when the park doesn't have the money and/or space for something better.

I think that they're best for beachside parks, carnival style parks, or family arcade style parks. I would just think that in the year 2018, a big time park that's charging a lot for admission would offer something a little more for guests.

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Postby grsupercity » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:13 pm

I dont mind boomerangs. The backwards loop is super forceful. I also find them aesthetically pleasing to watch
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Postby Jew » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:43 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:I agree with you on Nor'Easter, but Sea Serpent sucks just as hard as all the rest.

Boomerangs aren't worth it. Even if you manage to find one that isn't completely terrible, it's still time you could have spent riding something good. I could have ridden Boomerang at WCB 2016, they had ERT on it, but I spent ERT on Xcellerator instead. Zero regrets.


They are a fantastic investment for a park looking for big thrills (inversions, backwards) in a compact area for a cheap price.
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Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:19 pm

When Boomerangs work, they're great. And the gp love them,
and in small parks they're practically essential, eventually.

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Postby JG-77 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 10:28 am

The one at Hershey is actually quite comfortable and fun.
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Postby coasterlvr » Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:04 am

in the past few years i've only ridden two boomerangs i can remember. the carowinds one because i wanted to try the vest restraints i hadn't yet, and invertigo at kings island because it was inverted, and i hadn't been on one since cga's. other than that, i've skipped them at every park i've been to. probably 10? just a random guess out of about 20 parks.

they were cool when they first came out, but now i spend my time doing something else, even waiting for others to get off of them. :b :b
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Postby x2isawesome » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:37 pm

I've been on i think five and sfft had the least terrible one. Other than that they all sucked with the knotts one being especially bad even for a boomerang.
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Postby matthew.sullivan1 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:58 pm

I've been on 7 (including Stinger and Goliath) and I missed Knott's by a couple of months. They're fine. Nothing amazing but not horrible.

unless you're talking about Goliath which is a piece of trash that should be scrapped asap

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:03 pm

I've ridden 3 Boomerangs (Knott's, SFDK, and Kings Island). They were all a little rough, but still enjoyable.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby lord denning » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:10 am

My six year old's first ride as a member of the 48'incher was a Boomerang.

It rocked his world. It's like a McDonalds burger - yes they are MUCH MUCH better more expensive burgers available, but it is cheap, consistent, readily available and still tasty.
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