ERT on Flying Turns opening day?

I just received this email about the event.


WNYCC invites you to a most important happening!!!

Saturday, April 28
Tentative Schedule:

11 am - Noon Registration at Pavilion L

Noon - 6:00? Knoebels open to the public and you

TBA Informal takeover times – Bumper Cars/High Speed
Thrill Coaster/Flyers

3:30 pm Cesari’s pizza and soda; short presentation -
Pavilion L. Group photo time/place TBA

ERT Immediately following park closing. Meet at
Twister for start of ERT; then to Phoenix; then to
Flying Turns! (if finished)

COST - ONLY $17.00! ** Includes ticket for Haunted
Mansion and Skyride!!**

NOTE: Name badges must be worn for meal and ERT. Every
attempt will be made to follow the tentative schedule,
but listed activities are subject to modifications due
to weather, mechanical or other unforeseeable
problems. You do not have to be a member of WNYCC to
attend – all coaster enthusiasts and friends are
invited! Questions? e-mail Nancy Carrigan at or Joel Styer at

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and Member #

Name(s) as you wish to appear on name badge City,
State (or list non-member) Cost

TOTAL _______________

phone number of person writing check

e-mail ________________________________ phone number
_______________________ for update, confirmation or
enclose SASE

APRIL 13. No late registration and no day of event
registration. Please send check or money order in
U.S. funds made payable to Western New York Coaster
Club to:

Debbie Grudzien,

Western New York
Coaster Club

48 St. Boniface

There will be a $25 fee for returned checks.
Cheektowaga, NY 14225 716-895-1436 between 7-10 pm

Payment of registration fees by, for, or on behalf of
participant, releases and holds harmless Western New
York Coaster Club (WNYCC) and its committee members as
well as Knoebels Amusement Resort from any and all
liabilities related to this event. All registrants
hereby agree to abide by all park rules and
regulations and to be responsible for their behavior
during the event. Safety guidelines of all coaster
clubs must be followed at all times.

ApolloAndy's avatar
So they are planning on having it ready by the 28th? Interesting.

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

It sounds great, but I'm not digging the "if finished" line about The Flying Turns. I know it's uncharted territory, but they've spent an awful lot of time working on it. I would hope that they could have a finished product by the end of April.

*** Edited 3/2/2007 4:55:45 PM UTC by Intamin Fan***

Jason Hammond's avatar
I would be shocked if it is finished by opening day. I'll be there if it is, but I doubt it will.

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rollergator's avatar
I hate *everyone* that lives closer to Knoebels than I do...

I mean, I like yous and all (some more than others, hehe), but that doesn't make me any less jealous... I :)

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Yeah, I wouldn't count on KFT being ready by then. I'm not planning a visit until I know it's ready to go.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

I might check this out. I live 15 minutes away and haven't been there since 2005. I feel like I've sinned or something.

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Camden Crazy said:
I live 15 minutes away and haven't been there since 2005.

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Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
Wow. You have no right to live so close and be a member of a coaster enthusiast community. lol :)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

I live in the same little town as Camden Crazy (Bloomsburg), and I usually only go to Knoebels once or twice a year. This event sounds enjoyable, even if FT isn't done. Based on the webcam photos, they still have a lot of work to do including the station, first lift, and end/brake section into the station. But if anyone can get it done, it's them!

I'll probably be there. I'm going through coaster-withdrawl; I haven't ridden anything since Halloweekends at Cedar Point. I need some Phoenix air and Twister G's!

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
With flyers just 15 minutes away, I'd never stay home on the weekends. :)

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

Actually, I think if I were 15 minutes from Knobels, I'd never be home during the weeknights.
If it is ready, I predict it will be similar to the situation Mr. Twister was in a few years ago on its opening day... if you were there, you'd remember how the station wasn't finished, the queue wasn't finished, and they wern't even done attaching the support wires. However, it was done enough to ride and man what a ride it was. They actually made people go up the exit ramp and only allowed enough people in the station at a time to fill a train.

If you can't stand the heights, get out of the line.

wow! d00dz, i live forty-five minutes away, and I got to knoebels about 8 times a year. :P I can't even drive, and i go more lol. That(to me) is odd, if i lived 15 minutes away and could drive, i'd go atleast twice a month.

Now for my opinion on this! I think that Knobels does have the possibility of having it open by opening day, but there is still a chance it will not be open by then. Whatever happens, happens. I'd be happy even if it opens in the end of July! I just want this ride to be open! :]

its all downhill from here.

I'm going out on a limb here, but I don't think there is any way in hell that the Flying Turns will be ready by opening day. I'm thinking more along the lines of late June or early July.
Given Knoebels history, I'd say it opens when it opens.

Another great thing about a pay as you go park, there's no pressure to have every ride operating by opening day since your gate price has already been set. I wonder if there'll be any effect on POP prices before/after Flying Turns opens. Honestly, I can't remember how it was the year Twister opened.

And a special send out to Mr. gator-hater. :)

Acoustic Viscosity's avatar
I heard Twister wasn't part of the POP its first year and that KFT will likely be the same.

AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

I wasn't riding when Twister opened, but the 2007 price list has already been compiled, and the POP section of the list only says, as it did last year, "Pool, Haunted Mansion, Skyride not included in any pay-one-price plans."

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