Addtn'l Info Posted for Knott's Solace

Thursday, February 6, 2003 8:32 AM
I just saw this on Westcoaster.com (http://www.westcoaster.net/community/viewtopic.php?t=5279), and wanted to pass it on. This is info for the Friday night "Reception" at Knotts.

From replies further down in the thread, it appears that you may be able to buy tickets for the Reception without staying at the Radisson Hotel. I'm trying to confirm this with the park today and will post more if I can find it.

5:00pm-------- Event Registration open at Radisson Resort Knott's Berry Farm.

5:00-5:30pm---Shuttle to Western Gate for entrance to Xcelerator ERT.

5:30-7:15pm-- Xcelerator ERT

7:30-9:30pm--Welcome Reception & Western BBQ at Wilderness Dance Hall with Suprise Guest Speakers

9:00pm--------Raffle

9:20pm ------- Calico Railroad Ride to Reflection Lake for ElectroBlast presentation at 9:35pm

10:00pm-1am-Enjoy Knott's Theme Park and pick up your VIP Thrillseaker card at Guest Imformation Center.

I guess that means the whole park will be open until 1 am for attendees? The park usually closes at 6 on winter Fridays, this seems pretty unusual...but VERY COOL if true.

(user grumbles, goes back to his coaster budget for 2003...)

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Mike Miller

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 8:38 AM
If the park closes at 6pm on Fridays, that answers my question as to how they'll pull off a midday ERT session.

Only three weeks :)

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 8:39 AM
Wow. If the whole park really is open from 10pm-1am, that would be incredible. It seems almost too good to be true, but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 8:43 AM
This is great news as I would love to beable to attend fridays festivities... The only problem is that I'm not staying at the raddison (gotta love priceline! paying less for 4nights than the raddison deal for two ;)). If I can buy tickets for the reception, that would be perfect :)

Thanks for the info!
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Corey
"his rod and staff comforts me" - and catholics say that gay's are bad! :)

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 8:44 AM
**I'm just hoping I can get into the park when I get to the park from the airport around 9pm.**

Edit: Just got off the phone with Crystal about Friday night. In order to attend Friday nights activities you must stay at the Radison hotel. I called because I wasn't arriving until 9pm. Aparently if you are coming after the 5pm check in time, you still need to check into the hotel and they will determine which entrance you are to come in at.

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*** This post was edited by BeastFreak 2/6/2003 2:04:38 PM ***

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 9:52 AM
It's really too bad that I've already made plans to not attend the Friday night festivities. It sounds like an awesome time will be had by all. Oh well, there's always the ERT on Saturday! It's just that Disneyland is calling my name on Friday, and I have to respond... ;)

Justin "I gotta get my Indy and Pirates fix" Adams

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 10:04 AM
Missing from that schedule is the Ghostrider ERT, as listed in the Radisson info at the bottom of this page.

I, too, emailed the park looking for a Friday night schedule and got the same reply, so what Bass posted above *is* true. I am waiting to find out answers to these questions:

1] Will there be Ghostrider ERT on Friday night?

2] Are all rides open from 10pm-1am Friday, or just certain rides.

I will post when I get answers.

Moosh

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Thursday, February 6, 2003 10:13 AM
Yea I am definatly looking forward to Friday Night Should be fun!
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Thursday, February 6, 2003 12:47 PM
If the entire park was open til 1am, then I could almost justify spending the money to stay at the Raddison for the night.... IF there was no other way of getting in on the ERT action.

Time to call Knott's for myself I guess!

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Corey
"his rod and staff comforts me" - and catholics say that gay's are bad! :)

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Friday, February 7, 2003 2:19 PM
Little further update:

1. Yes, the entire park will be open from 10 pm - 1 am Friday night.

2. Yes, it's true that ONLY people who have booked the Radisson's Solace package will be able to attend Friday night's festivities. According to the park:

"We have made provisions for additional guests in the package. The $179 is for two people and any additional people to the room (up to a total of 4 per room) is $50. This includes the Friday evening activities, the two night stay, and Sunday breakfast."

Mkay, guess I'm staying at the Rad. then, LOL!

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Mike Miller

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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:10 PM
Bass....have a great time with that classic Boomerang ERT....:):):)
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Friday, February 7, 2003 7:15 PM
Let's say the park does close at 6. What are the employees going to do from 6-10? I guess it could just be a long break but that would suck.

I'm glad we decided to stay at the Radisson. They are really taking care of us. Anyone have a ballpark number for how many people may actually be there Friday night, or even Saturday? I have never really experienced ERT. The only event I have been too is Coastermania, and that's only Extra Ride Time.

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Steve Sergent
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*** This post was edited by shorty 2/8/2003 12:16:18 AM ***

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Friday, February 7, 2003 11:17 PM

shorty said:
Let's say the park does close at 6. What are the employees going to do from 6-10? I guess it could just be a long break but that would suck.

I'm glad we decided to stay at the Radisson. They are really taking care of us. Anyone have a ballpark number for how many people may actually be there Friday night, or even Saturday? I have never really experienced ERT. The only event I have been too is Coastermania, and that's only Extra Ride Time.

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Steve Sergent
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*** This post was edited by shorty 2/8/2003 12:16:18 AM ***


Shorty: I believe the park is hosting other groups the night of the reception (IE, corporate groups, proms, etc.) so they already have the place staffed. The prom people are usually too busy dancing to ride many coasters!

I anticipate most of the park will be open.

I think attendance was 100-150 last year.

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Mike Miller

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Friday, February 7, 2003 11:21 PM

rollergator said:
Bass....have a great time with that classic Boomerang ERT....:):):)

Argh: you guys win the Super Bowl, and we can't even make you jealous with our "we're riding in January!" bit! Ima take it out on you at Con this year! ;-)

Seriously, though, I'll be at Saturday AM ERT with my kids, and they just discovered they loved Jaguar on our last visit. We'll be parked there! They also said tonight they were ready to try looping, so it's on to Montezuma at 10 am. Good times.

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Mike Miller

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Saturday, February 8, 2003 9:05 AM
Monte, back seat, hands up....forward AND back....the airtime on the back spike is as good as any ride I know of...it's basically the same deal as "getting screwed in the rear" on WT without the screwing motion. Honestly, THAT is what I spent my last night doing at Con...and had a GREAT time. SFKK is getting a good one, but Monte is the best of all of 'em...at least until I get the last of the *AmericAntonShuttles* by getting to TX. Will it happen in '03? Doubtful, but stay tuned...

As for Jaguar, I've stated oftetn how I thought it was not only the best Zierer coaster I've ridden, but an idea that other parks should consider....a themed coaster ride for families that gives a nice overview of the park, interacts with other rides, and has a decent amount of thrills. That is one awesomely cool ride, and believe me I would deck that sucker out for Halloween....NOT for the faint of *heart*...muwahahaha....;)

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*** This post was edited by rollergator 2/8/2003 2:08:52 PM ***

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