Knoebels acquires Bayern Kurve rides, will debut one in 2023

Posted Friday, March 4, 2022 1:18 PM | Contributed by hambone

Park officials said Knoebels recently acquired two Bayern Kurve rides — one from the Fun Spot Park in Angola, Ind., that debuted at Expo 67 in Montreal and another that traveled around Europe and the United States in a carnival circuit. The goal is to refurbish the ride over the next year. The rides are believed to be two of six in the world.

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Friday, March 4, 2022 2:07 PM
TheMillenniumRider's avatar

I guess I’ll swing by Knoebels next year, no matter where I am it’s not too far.

Love me some Anton goodness.

Friday, March 4, 2022 3:34 PM
HeyIsntThatRob?'s avatar

Replacing 1001 Nacht?

Today... we are all Amy.

Last edited by HeyIsntThatRob?, Friday, March 4, 2022 3:35 PM
Friday, March 4, 2022 4:30 PM
Vater's avatar

Did they break up?

Friday, March 4, 2022 4:39 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

More like *dismantled* but… yeah

Sunday, March 6, 2022 12:53 PM

This is glorious. I didn’t realize that there are so few left. Shocked that Great America Keri’s theirs going.

im guessing the one from Kennywood is in storage and still fully functional. They removed it once and reinstalled it. They just did the sane thing with Kangaroo.

I hope the Knobels version will use the power rail so they can put scenery in the middle. It would be sweet if they can salvage the Schwarzkopf lighting or recreate it. The Olympic rings, watch tower, spectator lighting and light poles make it a great looking ride at night. .

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Sunday, March 6, 2022 2:59 PM

I thought (assumed?) the Kurve would go where Wipeout sat. Maybe the horn would be too loud for the nearby cottages. Best to disturb the campers instead.
I hope it runs well- good and fast like Kennywood’s was.
Speaking of ride removals, the folks over to the Knoebels FB fan page are sick and tired of rides being removed. Latest to be announced is the 40 year old Ball Crawl out of Kiddieland, which is one of four or five rides in recent years. Although they do admit the Balls hasn’t opened at all in two years (Covid) and it was usually occupied by a snake or two anyway.
But… the memories…

Sunday, March 6, 2022 6:04 PM

Just for the record, the Kurve from Kennywood was sold to California’s Great America to be a parts donor. The two that Knoebels acquired are from elsewhere.

Sunday, March 6, 2022 7:15 PM

It's almost a shame. I rode the Bayern Kurve at (California) Great America. That park does not deserve that ride. They ran it at about a quarter the speed of the one at Kennywood.

I never thought it was possible for the Bayern Kurve to give a boring ride.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

    /X\        _      *** Respect rides. They do not respect you. ***
/XXX\ /X\ /X\_ _ /X\__ _ _ _____

Sunday, March 6, 2022 8:56 PM

The Bayern Kurve (Berserker) at CGA was surely disappointing, but their Calypso (Centrifuge) made up for it. That ride kicked my butt so that I had to ride the bench afterwards.

Sunday, March 6, 2022 10:10 PM

RideMan said:

It's almost a shame. I rode the Bayern Kurve at (California) Great America. That park does not deserve that ride. They ran it at about a quarter the speed of the one at Kennywood.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

That's how I felt the last time I rode Cedar Point's Matterhorn. The ride barely even got up to speed for the cars to tilt. And the ride cycle was less than a minute.

Then again, a Cedar Fair park is the only place I can handle a Musik Express/Super Himalaya or Tilt a Whirl these days because I know the cycle will be insanely short and it won't hit top speed.

Thursday, March 10, 2022 11:43 AM
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I had no idea they were rare. That's too bad. It's a great flat. Magic Mountain had one at one point I think.

"I go out at 3 o' clock for a quart of milk and come home to my son treating his body like an amusement park!" - Estelle Costanza

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