Because it is my home park, I remain optimistic, but Greased Lightnin' coming to Knoebel's is unlikely
Josh "Waiting for the Mountain Woodie in '05" Linn
I'm not sure if that remark is about the park in general or about a new ride.
I won't be surprised if a new flat would show up mid season but I don't think we'll see Greased Lightning in PA. I'm sure if it moved from Marine World there would have been somthing posted on Screamscape.
I'm still waiting for the hillside woodie as well. GCII would be perfect for that coaster since their headquarters is only a few miles from Knoebels. Imangine a GCII Boulder Dash. CRAZY!
Jim 'jimvid' McDonnell
coasterpunk said:for the hillside woodie as well. GCII would be perfect for that coaster since their headquarters is only a few miles from Knoebels. Imangine a GCII Boulder Dash. CRAZY!
Funnyyou should mention that because the original design for Thunderhead was a huge terrain coaster that, to me, looked very similar in style to BD. It had a spectacular pretzel turnaround at the bottom of the first sizeable drop.(the first drop had riders go into a helix atop the mountain, much like Great Bear does at the top of its lift then down the side of the hill)
I just hope Knoebels goes with GCII for their next coaster. They did discuss a coaster a few years back but Knoebels decided to build Twister themselves instead of hiring GCII. I'm not sure how far those talks went.
Knoebels actually appoached GCII to build Twister from my understanding, but GCII had to turn it down because they were busy with Roar at the time. I think with the experiance gained from building the Twister, and the fact that they save a tremendous amount of money, IF they build another anytime soon I think it would be done in house again. Besides, when you have John Fetterman on staff...
I can dream, can't I?
Several years later in 98 after Knoebels came up with the final Twister layout they approached GCII again. This time to assist in construction but GCII was busy for the next two years and turned it down.
I got that info from "Knoebels An Amusement Park With Heart"
Sorry to stray a litte, but does anyone know what park might have a Schwartzkopf, about 80', single loop for sale? In the US also.
Bobbejaanland in the Netherlands just replaced it's "Looping Star" Schwarzkopf classic single looper with a new Gerstlauer Typhoon.
I wonder if they haven't already sold it. :(
I did see some construction though. In the parking lot it looks as if they are adding a drainage system. Out by the enterance of the park near Rt 487 their is somthing being built, my guess is somthing for drainage or sewage. I did see the new cabins from the one road that follows the back of the campground. They all look to be crammed into a small area.
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That layout you guys were talking about , anybody got a pic?
I second that. I'd also like to see alternate Thunderheads, if any are available.
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There were unfortunitly no new rides this season :-(.
However there are rumors around the park that there is something big in store for Knoebels next season, being as though there rumors and they circulate every year that can not be confirmed at this time.
No, but seriously, in the past two seasons I have pushed *pretty hard* for Knoebels to pick up PGA's Anton shuttle AND/OR the Little Dipper...(two Schmecks in the SAME park...yummy). I also recall a period in which I wanted KG to land Anton's Whizzer from SFGAm (but we all know how THAT turned out, LOL)...
Knoebels is going to grow at a rate that suits THEIR park, not our *fantasies*...but since I can (thanks to 'Buzz), let me PLUG a couple of those indoor flat rides available CHEAP from Miracle Strip...and DK can even write off his trip to the redneck Riviera, ROFL...
As for Knoebels Groves, let me say personally how much *I* appreciate the desire to refurbish, rebuild, repair, and *reinvigorate* some of the classic older rides...thanks, Knoebels!! Could the park use ANOTHER classic dark ride? ;)
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