1st TR! Our Penn. Trip with Amusement Parks -- and Culture!

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Postby bert425 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:31 pm

x2isawesome wrote:Just curious, did the loud car horn and lights at the end of the haunted mansion get you really good too? I just about jumped out of the car both times I rode it.


Nick jumped about 2 feet in the air. . I LOVED it.

I wanted to go again, but he wanted to hold off, and the next day the line was all the way out the queue and we just never got back to it.

awesome old-school dark ride.
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Postby x2isawesome » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:59 pm

I have been to three horror nights and two scary farms and the haunted mansion scared me way more than anything that I have seen at them. It was awesome.
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Postby neil009 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:27 pm

KNO*E*BELS

Otherwise, nice trip report.

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Postby simon8899 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:02 am

Nice TR!

Were they really waiting for Kennywood's Racer trains to fill completely? I was at Blackpool were they also have a wooden Möbius loop roller coaster and they send them around nearly empty.

Amazed they still have an old Weber Carpet at Knoebels. Most likely spare parts are coming from HUSS today as Weber as a company is long gone. Loved their Traumboot most.

I have heard that some rides at Kennywood and Knoebels refuse single riders. Have any current information on this?

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Postby coasterbill » Wed Jun 25, 2014 6:10 am

Great report so far! Pennsylvania really has some great parks, hopefully we'll get out to Kennywood soon as that's the only one we haven't visited.

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Postby bert425 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:33 am

neil009 wrote:KNO*E*BELS

Otherwise, nice trip report.


oops!

well, that's embarassing -- especially since I have it not only in the pictures of the sign, but also on T-shirts, and magnets.

at least we pronounced it correctly the whole time: K-no-bells
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Postby bert425 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:49 am

simon8899 wrote:Nice TR!

Were they really waiting for Kennywood's Racer trains to fill completely? I was at Blackpool were they also have a wooden Möbius loop roller coaster and they send them around nearly empty.

Amazed they still have an old Weber Carpet at Knoebels. Most likely spare parts are coming from HUSS today as Weber as a company is long gone. Loved their Traumboot most.

I have heard that some rides at Kennywood and Knoebels refuse single riders. Have any current information on this?


They weren't waiting for it to fill COMPLETELY, but they were waiting for it to fill at least 1/2 way (from what my untrained eye saw).


as to the single rider question?. . I can't recall seeing anyone being turned away, and most things we rode, there were a lot of single riders.

now, there ARE signs all over some rides (the flumes come to mind saying TWO PER SEAT). . . but we rode in individual seats. On stuff like Paratrooper and Scrambler too.

so I think unless we just didn't see it, they dont' really enforce on slow days (I would guess it's more for capacity issues).
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Postby bert425 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:50 am

and thanks for the compliments on the TR thus far.

I'm enjoying writing it up (tho it's taking a LONG time. .LOL).
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Postby LogBur » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:57 am

Great TRs.

I did a similar itinerary last week with the addition of Dorney and had an absolute blast.

Regarding Skyrush - I love the ride immensely but totally understand its divisiveness. One question - I keep reading people assert that the ride is rough. Do you mean that you find the trains to track poorly and rattle or merely that it is hard to anticipate what comes next and that the ride jostles your body as a result? Just a point of curiosity as I thought the ride was glass smooth on all of my half dozen laps but I can certainly understand the impression that the ride is attempting to eject you....haha.

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Postby bert425 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:22 am

LogBur wrote:Great TRs.

I did a similar itinerary last week with the addition of Dorney and had an absolute blast.

Regarding Skyrush - I love the ride immensely but totally understand its divisiveness. One question - I keep reading people assert that the ride is rough. Do you mean that you find the trains to track poorly and rattle or merely that it is hard to anticipate what comes next and that the ride jostles your body as a result? Just a point of curiosity as I thought the ride was glass smooth on all of my half dozen laps but I can certainly understand the impression that the ride is attempting to eject you....haha.


Dorney is coming up next :) (well, after a 1/2 day of culture in Philly. . we went to Dorney all day on Monday, then more Culture in Philly on Tues).

as to Skyrush . the first one.

I was toawards the back on a wing, and man, it jiggled, and rattled, and shook the crap out of me.

that, combined with it trying to kill me by bucking me out?

not a "fun" experience!
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