Knoebels is expensive!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:26 AM
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It's true that Disney is an unfair comparison, but he /did/ say "the best Haunted Mansion"... :)

I'll agree that the other rides you mentioned are what do it for me there, for sure. Also, the flying tigers ride is pretty fun too. haha.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:50 AM
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Heh, old thread. The value isn't there for me on the POP. Haven't bought it yet. I only ride the coasters and the haunted mansion and I can't ride enough rides without getting sick to make the POP worth it for me.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:54 AM
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Oddly enough, over PPP weekend, I rode the other rides much more than the coasters. I guess that's just how I'm starting to like doing things lately.


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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 7:25 PM

I would give them the 37, heck i'd give them 50 if i could ride the skooters all day.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 9:41 PM

eightdotthree said:
Heh, old thread. The value isn't there for me on the POP. Haven't bought it yet. I only ride the coasters and the haunted mansion and I can't ride enough rides without getting sick to make the POP worth it for me.

I go there maybe 10-12 times a season, and the only time I ever buy the POP is for PPP. All the other times, I buy maybe 15-20 dollars worth of tickets, depending on how many unused ones I bring along with me. That gets me all the rides I want in a day. A couple of times, I've bought a buck or buck and a half worth of tickets at the end of the night to squeeze in one more ride on Phoenix.

That's the beauty of it. If you don't want to drop $37 for the POP, you have the choice to buy tickets. If you don't want to ride at all, you don't have to buy either. Very few parks will let you do that.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:27 PM

For me, as I'm getting older, it's all about relaxing when I go to a park. I don't pwer-ride as much as I used to and I'm not into huge crowds.

I can relax and do anything I want at my own pace at Great Adventre, but I will have to spring for a gold bot.

At Knoebels if I want a pool to just hang out in on a hot day...it's right there for about 5 bucks. Yes, there are upcharges but sometimes I conder them options. My last trip there was a very cool day for the summer so I didn't need a pool. It's nice to know that it's there though!

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 11:55 PM
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RatherGoodBear said:
I go there maybe 10-12 times a season, and the only time I ever buy the POP is for PPP. All the other times, I buy maybe 15-20 dollars worth of tickets...

If you don't want to drop $37 for the POP, you have the choice to buy tickets. If you don't want to ride at all, you don't have to buy either. Very few parks will let you do that.

The above essentially describes season pass use - come and go as you please, ride as much or as little as you want, total cost $150. ;)


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Thursday, November 26, 2009 8:21 AM
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^I like that as well. ;)

Knoebels is one of those parks where you enjoy the whole park, not just the rides. I think it's worth every penny. I am a POP kind of person as well, and don't mind paying for that or anything else in that park. Heck, I don't even ride that much anymore, but I still like the POP just because it's convenient.

There aren't many parks that will let you in for free. I could be at the park all day, ride nothing, and still be happy.You are totally free to do what you want and spend what you want.

At PPP I didn't really ride that much. I just took my time and did what I wanted at my own pace. I was just happy to be there. The park is a hike to get to but I don't mind it at all. Then again I only visit once a year on average.It's a "vacation" for me, much like my yearly trip to Holiday World.

If someone gave me a choice of going to Knoebels and paying for everything myself, or having an all-expense paid trip to I park I don't care for, well, that's a no-brainer. I would rather take the first option.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! :)

-Tina

Last edited by coasterqueenTRN, Thursday, November 26, 2009 8:25 AM
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Thursday, November 26, 2009 6:50 PM

Lord Gonchar said:


RatherGoodBear said:
I go there maybe 10-12 times a season, and the only time I ever buy the POP is for PPP. All the other times, I buy maybe 15-20 dollars worth of tickets...

If you don't want to drop $37 for the POP, you have the choice to buy tickets. If you don't want to ride at all, you don't have to buy either. Very few parks will let you do that.

The above essentially describes season pass use - come and go as you please, ride as much or as little as you want, total cost $150. ;)

I can do exactly what you describe at Dorney Park, but don't, and do that somewhat @ Hersheypark (I think I'm up to 5 visits this year on a $130 season pass), but I still end up spending more time at Knoebels, and probably a bit more money. I figure I'm good for $30 in park spending per visit there, give or take.

Then again, a wise person on Coasterbuzz mentioned many times about the perception of value for the money spent.

Last edited by RatherGoodBear, Thursday, November 26, 2009 6:51 PM
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Friday, November 27, 2009 8:04 AM

^ I've only visited KG once, but the one time I did, I planed on spend about $10 total, for lunch and a ride on Twister & Pheonix. Well, I ended up spending closer to $20, after I hit the train and the bumper cars. Plus, I just HAD to get another order of fries for the road! ;)


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Friday, November 27, 2009 8:58 PM
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What Hopman? No Haunted Mansion? If not, you really missed out.

My favorite treat at KG is an ice cream cone with toffee crunch sprinkles. Those fries are pretty good too, especially for the price.

I used to think KG was expensive, and I didn't really get the place either. As I got a little older, it grew on me somehow. It's ...charming.


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Friday, November 27, 2009 9:21 PM
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The food at Knoebels really is something. I especially enjoyed my raspberry ice cream cone.

I'm looking forward to making a few day trips next summer to just walk around, take things in, and enjoy a few more options from the menus. Yum!


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Friday, November 27, 2009 10:14 PM
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I never stayed at the park more than from open to close. This topic makes me want to stay at the campground for a few days, and ...RELAX! :)


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Saturday, November 28, 2009 8:23 AM

i'm not really a big fan of the haunted houses and such.

LK, Well, that makes two of us! I'm going have to plan in an extra DAY for KG next time I go. The park itself is relaxing. I just hope they've got Flying Turns running soon! :) The pool looked good too.


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Saturday, November 28, 2009 10:30 AM

Hopman said:
i'm not really a big fan of the haunted houses and such.

Heresy! Next you'll be admitting you're not that into flyers....


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Saturday, November 28, 2009 11:17 AM

No. I've never been a big fan of horror or the spooky stuff.

Plus, what you say is pure BS. I enjoy flyers. Frankly, I enjoy ALL coasters. Some I enjoy more than others. Some, i enjoy, but I don't care to ride again. I loved Twister for the unique elements, such as the split lift hill. I enjoyed Pheonix for sheer classic woodie fun. I love Magnum for the ejector air it provides. You see where I'm going here?

Just because I'm not a big fan of haunted houses DOES NOT mean I don't like KG. That's saying I hate CP because I think DT and the Scrambler are garbage.


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Saturday, November 28, 2009 1:42 PM
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Ensign Smith said:

Hopman said:
i'm not really a big fan of the haunted houses and such.

Heresy! Next you'll be admitting you're not that into flyers....

I'm guilty on both counts.


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Saturday, November 28, 2009 2:08 PM
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I absolutely LOVE haunts, and dislike fliers, both for the same reason. They both are scary. lol


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Saturday, November 28, 2009 4:58 PM

^ Not half as scary as you, OR what goes down as a slave of CP! :)


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Saturday, November 28, 2009 6:43 PM

Sorry Hopman -- I was making a joke. Here's the winkie I forgot: ;)


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