After seeing the gaping void left by Whirlwind at Knoebels I have been thinking what we could see there in a season or two. My guesses include a Gerstlauer spinning coaster or a Vekoma Family suspended like Runaway Reptar. Both are ideal for the family market, and within the budget. Anyone else care to take a stab?
I'd like to see a B&M Floorless although I think it would be pretty tough to jam one of those in Whirlwind's old lot. I was to Knoebels the other day and it's really amazing how small of a spot Whirlwind fit in to. Any steel coaster would be good at Knoebels to go along with their two great wooden coasters.
I wonder if the Hangover from Lisberg Park is still for sale. That would fit, and I think would be a nice change from the traditional boomerang. Plus it meets the criteria of a relocated coaster, that would be worth saving, seeing how few Vekoma has produced. *** Edited 5/29/2005 7:02:51 PM UTC by phoenixphan :-)***
It will not be a floorless or anything of the sort, have you been to knoebles latley.Of course floorless,giga,hyper would look good there but its a classic park with a limited budget. I dont see them going with anything outrageus at this point in time. I dont look at knobles the same way I do hershey,dorney or great adventure. They are 2 different styles of park. I wouldnt mind if they didnt get a replacememt they just have the classic charm.
Everyone who hopes for a hyper coaster needs to keep this in mind: I do not know for fact what Knoebels pulls in a year, but I'm fairly certain they could not afford a hyper from the pay-per-ride method they use now. Also note that they don't charge parking...