Knoebel's '05 rides now have names

Tuesday, December 28, 2004 2:32 PM
http://knoebels.com/whatsnew.htm

The frisbee is called "Fandango"

and the kiddie ride will be "Flying Tigers"

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 2:54 PM
"Mommy, why are there paper bag puppets all over the place?"

--Greg
"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 3:07 PM
Are they giving away free movie tickets the first weekend or anything? Will they have the guy going "oo!" about the wild Fandango that will be loose? And last but not least, how much did Knoebels have to pay for that name and is it really worth it? ;)
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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 3:12 PM
I've seen video of that new Zamperla "Flying Tigers" kid ride, I must admit it is pretty cool. Gives a somewhat new spin on the classic whip. Granted I havn't been keeping up todate on the info for there new rides. But is there word on who there getting this frissbee from ?. It looks like the intamin make but i could be wrong.
"the only thing I know is that life is short and the only time you've got left is luck"
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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 3:26 PM
I wonder if they named the frisbee after me? After all I'm at Knoebels 3 times a week and I don't know of any bigger fans of Knoebels then me!. Fan-Dan-Go :)

I don't get the "go" part unless they are trying to get rid of me! :(

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 3:38 PM
This may be too early. But does anyone know where the new rides will be located?
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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 3:41 PM
I believe I heard they both will be on the Whirlwinds site.

*** Edited 12/28/2004 8:42:06 PM UTC by coasterpunk***

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 5:43 PM
I must have missed this somehow.. is the Knoebel's frisbee a standard Huss Frisbee? (the inward-facing one)
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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 5:48 PM
nasai's avatar Hey Cpunk! It's not that they want you to go. It's that old Japanese adage......... Power Fun Go! See? It works! ;)

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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 6:59 PM

dannerman said:
I must have missed this somehow.. is the Knoebel's frisbee a standard Huss Frisbee? (the inward-facing one)

No, this is the Moser version of the frisbee (see: Sidewinder at Adventureland).


-Josh Linn, Phoenix Whore Go Orioles! 2003 Phoenix Rides: 51 2004 Phoenix Rides: 17 2005 Phoenix Rides: 6
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Tuesday, December 28, 2004 7:09 PM
Yea, thats it nasai. I probably paid for at least half that ride since about 98 when I started to go to Knoebels on a regular basis. :)
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:17 AM
Rihard's avatar Fandango: a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time.

- R.A

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Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:58 AM
Maybe Fandango is a loose tribute to Dorney's Alfundo?
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Wednesday, December 29, 2004 11:03 PM

(see: Sidewinder at Adventureland).

Here you can see pictures of Adventureland's model. That should help you get an idea of how Knoebel's will look.

http://www.midwestinfoguide.com/adventureland/new.html

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Friday, December 31, 2004 2:40 PM
Scaramouche, Scaramouche, will you do the Fandango?
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Friday, December 31, 2004 3:43 PM
Thanks a bunch, RGB. Now I have that crazy song stuck in my head. ;)

Amazing what one line can do...


I've often wondered from time to time, how to write good poetry- and make it all... Work.
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Friday, December 31, 2004 4:36 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Got a song stuck in your head? Here's an easy fix:

I want my baby back, baby back, baby back ribs!"

See...now the song you had stuck in your head is gone ;)

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Friday, December 31, 2004 4:42 PM
Ugh. ;)
I've often wondered from time to time, how to write good poetry- and make it all... Work.
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Sunday, January 2, 2005 1:20 AM
Well Marimba, I could have typed
"We skipped the light fandango turned cartwheels 'cross the floor. I was feeling kind of seasick, the crowd called out for more..." but you probably wouldn't have a clue what I was talking about. Actually I don't either, but at least I know the song it's from.

I could have also mentioned "Neil's Fandango" by the Doobie Brothers, which is neither a fandango nor contains the word in its lyrics. But I still think it's a cool song.

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Sunday, January 2, 2005 11:42 PM
If anyone is interested, here is some footage of the Sidewinder that I shot this past summer to give you an idea of how this model runs.
*** Edited 2/5/2005 7:02:05 PM UTC by Pale Rider***
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