Disneyland Resort and Knott's Berry Farm update posted to WestCoaster

Posted Friday, September 28, 2001 4:14 AM | Contributed by James Disney

Workers are sprucing up certain areas of California Adventure, adding trees and preparing for Lumin-Aria at the Disneyland Resort. There is news coming from Imagineering regarding plans for Disneyland's upcoming 50th Anniversary in 2005.

Knott's Berry Farm has finished work on their new pay-per-ride attraction, VertiGo. They are also very busy in the home stretch in Halloween Haunt construction as we are now in the last week of preparations.

Link: WestCoaster.net

Friday, September 28, 2001 8:59 AM
Friday, September 28, 2001 11:38 AM
I love the themeing around VertiGo.. Looks fantastic...

Am I the only one who noticed there is a different price for Hot Rocket??? Weird...

Great pics...

"Mantis looks too intense for me.."
MF total - 442 laps
VertiGo Launches - 75
June 11th, 2001 - Gemini 100

Friday, September 28, 2001 3:39 PM
Interesting ideas about Disneyland's 50th Anniversary.
I'm not sure if I love it or don't like it, but it actually sounds like a pretty meaningful idea.
That would be a truly lasting contribution to Disneyland!
For those who don't know about it:
A big update and reimagining with new show scenes etc for
Space Mountain(!)
Its a Small World
Pirates of the Carribean
Haunted Mansion
Jungle Cruise
I think that this would be what Walt would have wanted for Disneyland's 50th!!

Knotts Halloween Haunt!!
29 years and still screaming.

Friday, September 28, 2001 4:17 PM
Disney should reopen the submarine ride as the Journey to Atlantis attraction which was rumored two years ago.

Knotts probably won't get much attention until the Intamin coaster rumored for next year.

Friday, September 28, 2001 6:29 PM
I think it would be interesting, if Space Mountain was completely reconfigured to feature loops, but as is, the park wouldn't do that, because it goes against the amusement park genre. Adding loops to SM would be making it a theme park (Or is it the other way around?) Anyway, I think they should do something great, even though the park isn't that great in the first place.
Friday, September 28, 2001 9:35 PM
Thats not true. Space Mountain in Paris has loops and corkscrews.
Apparently it is the best of the Space Mountains, as well as the nicest themed.
If anything, it seems that they might make Disneyland's version more like that of Paris.
Even if I do want a flying dutchman version of Space Mountain. :)

Knotts Halloween Haunt!!
29 years and still screaming.

Saturday, September 29, 2001 2:59 PM
And everyone thought that VertiGo wouldn't even look a slight bit good in Ghostown. Has anybody seen such top notch landscaping and theming (operator house), and creative cover-up on the air tank on any other pay-per-ride in existence? I think Knott! Knott's truly is America's first theme park, and through any new attractions, they prove to provide quality themed attractions.
Saturday, September 29, 2001 3:09 PM
Matt, actually that is true. Disneyland Paris is not owned nor operated by Disney directly. The addition of loops to the already awesome Space Mountain would be a first for Disneyland. DCA's California Screamin' doesn't apply, because it isn't indoors, and I'm only talking about Disneyland, not MGM Studios with their Rockin Rollercoaster (Which is fun but it gives me headaches).
Saturday, September 29, 2001 10:51 PM
The probable reason for Hot Rocket being more expensive is because isn't the one that turns up-side down?
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Sunday, September 30, 2001 6:46 AM
Jeff's avatar Yeah, and you know how much extra work it is to arrange that? None. A dial on the corner of the ride determines which ride you get.

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Sunday, September 30, 2001 10:31 PM
I do agree with you in one aspect Matt. I would love to see Space Mountain as a flying dutchman. That would be cool! Listening to music while flying through inversions completely in the dark. What would even be better and higly possible, would be if it was shot out of the station kind of like the Hulk at IoA. Now that, I would PAY to ride.

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