Monday, July 18, 2005 9:29 AM
A quick change of plans, we will be going to Knoebel's next Monday and Tuesday (leaving Monday morning, spending Monday afternoon/evening and Tuesday at the park.)

Any advice on how to go through the park? Any hotels recommended?


Monday, July 18, 2005 9:46 AM
Hey everyone!

I'm a newbie poster here, but have been browsing the forums for years...I figured I'd add onto this post since I'm visiting Knoebels on Tuesday, July 26th. Does anyone know of any local, current discounts? Any tips would be appreciated, as it's my first visit there!

Thanks in advance,


Monday, July 18, 2005 10:02 AM
best bet for all these questions is to look through As for going through the park... just take your time and enjoy everything.
Watch the tram car please....
Monday, July 18, 2005 10:09 AM
There really is no way to "go through" the park, as there's no official entrance. Just visit whatever you'd like, and ride everything. Many of the rides are historics.
I've often wondered from time to time, how to write good poetry- and make it all... Work.
Monday, July 18, 2005 11:17 AM
Make sure to do Phoenix, Twister, Fandango, Flyers, Haunted House, and the Carousel. Have a great time!!

CP was amazing, going back next June to ride Maverick

Monday, July 18, 2005 12:16 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Glosser Motor Lodge in Paxinos is the closest hotel to the park, about 5 miles away. Its a 2-star property at best but I've never had any problems staying there...just don't expect luxury ;)
Monday, July 18, 2005 1:54 PM

coasterniece said:
Make sure to do Phoenix, Twister, Fandango, Flyers, Haunted House, and the Carousel. Have a great time!!

Don't forget the Bumper Cars!

--Jay (Who's planning his 2nd trip to Knoebels next Monday)

Monday, July 18, 2005 2:13 PM
Mamoosh's avatar ...and the Whip! And the High Speed Thrill Coaster! And the Boat Ride! And the Flume! And ride both trains! And the Skyride! And the excellent Mini-golf course!

But most importantly: bring an extra $10 or $20 and play Fascination. Ask the attendant when the next "cover-all" game is and make sure you're there for that.

Monday, July 18, 2005 2:13 PM
Since Knoebel's has only tickets or handstamps and no gated admission, there really aren't any discount coupons to be found anywhere. There are some good in park deals though.

Handstamps come in several types-- with and without the coaster options, and also for riders less than 48" tall again with or without the coaster option. There are a few rides that aren't included in any handstamp option, the Sky Ride, Haunted Mansion, and a few more I believe. You can find out all the prices and options on the park website.

Also, on weekdays, you can get a discount on ride tickets at any of the booths found throughout the park. A $5 dollar book is $4.50, and a $10 dollar book is $9.00. Knoebels tickets are good forever, so if you happen to have a few leftovers, save them for the next trip, even if it's 5 years down the road.

I've seen signs at the booths advertising special discounts when you buy $100 or more worth of tickets, but I haven't checked out what that might be.

As far as going through the park, there really are no major landscaped areas or themed areas, and not even a midway in the classic sense. The "original" entrance stands near the carousel, but a lot has been built outside of that over the years, so you pass quite a few rides, etc. before you ever get to it.

There are a few "major" paths that many of the pedestrians use, but you can pretty much walk around, between, or beside any ride or attraction to get somewhere else, particularly in the older section of the park. I suppose this bothers some people here, but I never give it a second thought.

Hope both of you enjoy your trips. I'm betting you will.

Monday, July 18, 2005 2:21 PM
buy this bread and you will get 3.00$ off Handstamps. Or iff you of went up last Wensday and it was 1.00$ an hour for all rides for my local radio station T-102! THey ghay out free things to do that it was cool It was T-102 Day! But anyways Start from the back anfd Work your way to the Front and Get ICE CREAM before you leave and Funnel Cake!
Monday, July 18, 2005 2:48 PM
phoenixphan :-)'s avatar Buy Wholesome bread, get $3 off admission. Otherwise pay full price because it is definately worth it. Whatever you do I am sure you will have a great time, and never forget your visit. Also Stoney Gables has the BEST fudge I have ever had, and not to mention the rest of the food! Just take your time, relax, and enjoy, enjoy!

* Note - The Wholesome bread is going to cost you almost the $3 you save, so just invest the extra money into the park.

*** Edited 7/18/2005 6:50:01 PM UTC by phoenixphan :-)***

Real men ride wood... coasters that is!
Monday, July 18, 2005 3:15 PM
Thanks for the quick replies. I've looked up some hotels online (mainly Hampton) and 3 are located within 30 miles of the center of the city. How far is Knoebel's from the city's center? Thanks again.

Monday, July 18, 2005 3:24 PM
Mamoosh's avatar From Elysburg? There's not much of a "city center" as its a VERY small town but I'd say its about 2-3 miles from the main part of town. The closest "big" city with a good hotel selection is Danville, about 15 miles away. There's a Hampton, Red Roof, Pine Barn Inn [excellent!] and others.

But should at least consider the Glosser just down the road from the park.

*** Edited 7/18/2005 7:28:06 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

Monday, July 18, 2005 3:37 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I enjoyed the Glosser (thanks again, Moosh!) The motels are few and far between and from what I hear the fill up fast, so book early!

This year I am camping. ;-)

The only good way to "go through" the park is to just take your time and enjoy everything the park has to offer. You need time to take it all in. :-)


<---who is VERY much looking forward to PPP again.

Monday, July 18, 2005 3:38 PM
This may be the first and last time I'll ever see Elysburg referred to as a city.


Monday, July 18, 2005 3:43 PM
rollergator's avatar "Podunk village" was taken? ;)
Monday, July 18, 2005 4:17 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Glosser is sold out for PPP as are most of the hotels w/in a 30 mile radius. If you don't have your rooms now...well good luck!

mOOSH [couldn't get Glosser rooms this year]

Monday, July 18, 2005 4:24 PM
Wow! Thanks for all the great tips everybody. I've already made a list of the rides "not to miss"...I'm SO excited!!
Monday, July 18, 2005 4:42 PM
Yeah, gator. Florida beat us to all the good names :) Off to the monastery with you!

In the time it takes to find and buy a loaf of bread, you could probably get in 3 rides on Phoenix, especially on a weekday. Plus you don't have to worry about what to do with a loaf of bread.

In the nearly 40 years I've been going to Knoebels, I have never gone to Fascination. I guess I haven't been fascinated enough. Although I used to get bummed because I could never have a birthday party under that big cake pavilion. (Damn fall birthdays)

Carouseller, if you prefer staying in Hamptons, your best bet is probably the one in Danville, since it is the closest one to the park. Esp. if you're traveling on I-80 to get there.

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:32 PM

Mamoosh said:
Glosser is sold out for PPP as are most of the hotels w/in a 30 mile radius. If you don't have your rooms now...well good luck!

mOOSH [couldn't get Glosser rooms this year]

I never have a problem getting a room for PPP Moosh! :)


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