Saturday, September 17, 2011 9:34 PM
67440Dodge's avatar

Took a ride out to Knoebels for the re-opening.

They have a sign for a detour as 487 South is closed just past the high school a few miles before Knoebels.

Park looks really good, about 10 rides are not operating, and they are mainly the kid rides. Worst ones are definetely the kid's carousel and cars on the track rides. Guy working on the carousel said they are going to fix it, and won't be running this year. Few games and shops were closed, but mostly everything was operating.

Lowest flood marker for 2011 is at my shoulder (I'm 5'8"). Highest is above my head, by a few inches and that was over by the woodworking area.

Flying Turns had some washout damage around it's fence and some pilings. Damage isn't that severe that it will delay it's non-opening in 2011. Instead of showing the video of the train running, the monitor was showing a slideshow of the flood waters and cleanup. Rest of the damage is to the houses, the one near Phoenix had the wall pushed out from the waters running.

Bumper cars were running, but about half the cars are not running.


Rode Phoenix a bunch, Twister little less, and did couple stints on Flyer.

Last edited by 67440Dodge, Monday, September 19, 2011 9:53 AM

Just another Mike..

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Sunday, September 18, 2011 7:38 AM
Jeff's avatar

It would be super helpful if you used more descriptive titles in the future.


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Sunday, September 18, 2011 9:56 AM
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I think that FEMA should take lessons from the folks at Knoebels when it comes to disaster recovery.


Before you can be older and wiser you first have to be young and stupid.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:42 PM
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Jeff said:
It would be super helpful if you used more descriptive titles in the future.

If I titled it "Knoebels 9/17/11", it would have sounded like a trip report. But since it didn't contain comments about time spent on line, food eaten or lack of perks, it didn't fit in the "Trip Reports" section. Sure wasn't news, so didn't belong there. So, it seemed fitting to put it in this "General Buzz" section, with a generic title to it.

So, any suggestions as to how you'd like the titles to be described would be super helpful.


Just another Mike..

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Sunday, September 18, 2011 10:56 PM
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Knoebels Update.

Just a suggestion ;-)


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Monday, September 19, 2011 1:25 AM
LostKause's avatar

Knoebels re-opening
Knoebels: After the flood
My post-flood Knoebels visit
Knoebels looks really good considering...
OMG! Like Knoebels is totally back up and running already!!!
Noble Knoebels budding after flooding

If I wanted to spend more time on it, I could probably write about 50 more. :)


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Monday, September 19, 2011 7:29 AM
kpjb's avatar

Actually, I was thinking that this probably belongs in the Trip Reports forum. Maybe that was just me.


Hi

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Monday, September 19, 2011 8:52 AM
Vater's avatar

Nope, wasn't just you.

LostKause said:
Knoebels: After the flood

...washes away the tears
and all the...

crud?

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Monday, September 19, 2011 11:41 AM
Lord Gonchar's avatar

Nice.


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Monday, September 19, 2011 1:02 PM
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The thread title was fine for me. I saw a new thread with Knoebels in the name. I felt compelled to click on it. 'Nuff said. :)


AV Matt
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Monday, September 19, 2011 3:15 PM
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But did you know what it was about, AV? Sure you did. It's about Knoebels. But *what* about Knoebels?

And let me just say that this thread is helping me to fully learn how to spell Knoebels correctly. Knoebels is probably my most misspelled word here. I appreciate the opportunity to type Knoebels over and over in this topic. Thanks. :)

...Knoebels!


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Monday, September 19, 2011 10:44 PM
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K'stuff!


AV Matt
Long live the Big Bad Wolf

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 2:49 AM

LostKause said:
Knoebels is probably my most misspelled word here.


...Knoebels!

It most defiantly is. ;)

I'd write a haiku right now, but I don't know if Knoebels counts as 2 syllables or 3.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:40 AM
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When visiting a 'farm' in Buena Park, CA:

Friend: What does this place think it is? K'noebels?
Me: No; it's k'nott.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 8:27 AM
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I have been looking online for that old Knoebel's radio commercial.

"K'noeble's.. k'fun ... come ride the K'Phoenix... K'parking - K'free.. K'food..." I have it on cassette tape, buried away.


Billy
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:28 PM
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RatherGoodBear said:

I'd write a haiku right now, but I don't know if Knoebels counts as 2 syllables or 3.

I count it as three: Kuh-No-Buls (that last syllable has a schwa, but I'm not going to try and figure out how to "make" one).

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 1:58 PM
LostKause's avatar

ə

Just copy and paste this one. lol


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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:13 PM

rollergator said:
RatherGoodBear said:


I'd write a haiku right now, but I don't know if Knoebels counts as 2 syllables or 3.

I count it as three: Kuh-No-Buls (that last syllable has a schwa, but I'm not going to try and figure out how to "make" one).

That's because you're not a native Pennsylvanian. We're also able to make 2 syllables out of "Bethlehem," "Lancaster," and "Lebanon." Some can even do it with "Wilkes-Barre."

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:23 PM
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Omg I haven't heard the term schwa In YEARS!


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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 9:24 PM
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^^ I thought the easiest way to tell if someone *isn't* a native Keystoner is if they pronounce Wilkes-Barre with only two syllables.

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