Greatest number of "2nd hand" rides?

Tuesday, September 30, 2003 3:03 PM
I was just surfing Knoebels' website and reading up on their rides. I was astounded to see how many of their rides have been purchased from other parks. Below is listed the rides and where they are from

Antique Cars- cars from SFGam, Rocky Glen, West View Park
Bumper Boats- Rocky Glen
Galleon- Benson's Animal Farm
Giant Wheel- Deggeler Shows
Grand Carousel- Riverview Park (NJ)
Haunted Mansion- cars and tracks from Rolling Green Park and West View Park
Merry Go Round #2- Unknown, but purchased somewhere
The Paradrop- Dorney Park
Paratrooper- Fontaine Ferry
Pioneer Train- parks in Wisconson, NJ, Texas
Roto-Jets- Freedomland
Skooters- cars from Rockaway's Playland
Whipper- Croop's Glenn
1001 Nacht- Cumberland Valley Shows
Cosmotron (original)- West View Park
Phoenix- Playland Park (Texas)
Satellite- Kennywood
Whirlwind- Playland Park (NY)
Froghopper- Playland Park (NY)
Hand Cars- some cars from Lakewood Park
Kiddie Boats- Glawe Amusements
Kiddie Bumper Cars- Ocean City Amusements
Kiddie Whip- Point Pleasant
Panther Cars- cars from PTC, Brown's Amusements, Lakewood Park
Red Baron- Seaside Heights
Jet Sky Fighter- Glawe Amusements
Spanish Bambini- Roseland Park


^Talk about cost-cutting. That's a pretty impressive list.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 3:56 PM
I'd say Knoebles has the most. I think it's a way shorter list going by "New" rides.


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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 4:00 PM
Spanish Bambini is an awesome name for a ride!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 6:43 PM
Dick Knobel is the undisputed "King" of amusement ride recyclers in PA, if not the country. By the way, didn't their Flying Scooters come from Kennywood?
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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 6:45 PM
I'm not sure, their website doesn't say.
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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 6:47 PM
I think they did. Kennywood missed the boat, errr skooter, on that one :)

EDIT: Yes, they bought them from Kennywood in the early '70's.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:02 PM
Sort of off topic, but I've lived here in Central PA all of my life (16 years) and have never ONCE ridden the flyers at Knoebels... **ducks**

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Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:13 PM
I am shocked and appalled. :)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 6:12 AM
Even their removed attractions came from other places! The Jet Star came from Coney Island after coming stateside from Germany!

You can put Twister on that list with an asterik, as the design of the ride is heavily based upon the design of the original Mister Twister (Elitch's Gardens, Denver CO). While it is a "new" ride, it recalls another ride that probably would have been moved to Knoebels under different circumstances.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 6:33 AM

Dutchman said:
Dick Knobel is the undisputed "King" of amusement ride recyclers in PA, if not the country. By the way, didn't their Flying Scooters come from Kennywood?

The Kennywood scooters went to Lake Compounce.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 6:50 AM
No J. Seifert he is right, Knoebles did get their Flyers from Kennywood. I just checked my Knoebels book and it said they came from there. Kennywood must have bought another set of Flying Scooters later on like they did with the Satellite/ Salt and Pepper Shakers. Those are the ones at Lake Compounce.

I'm pretty sure Knoebels even bought some of the food stands and games used.

After all 90% of the people or greater don't know that rides came from another park. They just see it as somthing new. I bet there's alot of people who don't even know the Phoenix was in Texas.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 11:59 AM
Well, the ones who look at the model and read the plaques should know. I look at that model every time I go to Knoebels, which was sadly only once this year. :(

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 12:05 PM
Your deprived Marimba! I feel your pain!

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 12:15 PM
That's ok, I was in a car accident last month and hurt my neck anyway so I probably shouldn't ride much more this year...

^I'm ok now, but I'm taking it easy until next year. I may even work at Knoebels next year. :)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 12:51 PM
For as much as I'm there I should just move in that house next to the Phoenix! It's pretty good when your on a first name basis with a few ride ops! ;)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 12:57 PM
Are you sure Knoebels beats Astroworld out for most 2nd hand rides?

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 1:24 PM
True Dante, I'm sure The Great Escape is up there too :)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 2:33 PM
Coasterpunk, do you know where Mifflinburg is? That's where I'm at. I really have no excuse for not getting there as often as I do... :)

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 3:55 PM
Sure do. Go to Lewisburg hang a left on 45 and it's about 5 miles down the road (give or take).

I'm in Shamokin the town everyone in this area fears for some reason. I guess because it was pretty violent here in the 20's or so. It's not bad now though.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2003 4:35 PM
I don't see Shamokin as being any more violent than Milton or Sunbury... ;) Ok, enough local stuff. Back on topic, 27 rides that have been relocated is a lot, do you think anyone really has Knoebels beat?

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