Knoebels nearly doubles its size.

Friday, January 12, 2007 3:37 PM
Heck, turn on the Teacups but only have one cup and you have a MOVING hole to hit into!

That was hilarious John, thanks for the post! :)

Tom

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Friday, January 12, 2007 4:55 PM
First Hersheypark annexes the adjoining golf course...

Next Knoebels buys the golf course next door...

Any golf courses around Dorney or Kennywood that they could buy or annex to join in on this central PA trend?

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Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:16 AM
I'm not one to post much about rumors... but the going word here in the area is that Knoebels will keep Three Ponds as a golf course for now, but the Knoebels is in the process of designing part of it into a water park. Perfect layout... hills, contours, and a mix of steep and gentle drops.

The only reason this wouldn't make sense to me is that it would not be able to intertwine with the existing "mini-waterpark" (crystal pool and slides) area... unless:

My predictions- they build a new swimming pool area in the Three Ponds area, among other water park attractions, and use the current crystal pool area for a "future project".

The current location of the pool makes an expensive and time consuming project to re-open after every semi-major flood. Having the pool/water stuff at the Three Ponds area makes great business sense in that the drainage there would not cause a big clean-up after a flood.

Any thoughts?!?

Happy offseason,

-tWisteR

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Saturday, January 13, 2007 12:53 AM
The water park sounds like a cool idea, as I like what they have so far, "mini water park". The pool itself is very historical though, I can't see them closing it. Maybe they could keep what they have there and include it in the park's POP option, and a newer larger one would be separate admission. Also, Knoebels is already far better (IMO) then "that other park across the Delaware", but a hotel sounds cool. All of this, including keeping some of the golf course would put them up with Cedar Point and what not.

Also, taking a look on Yahoo Maps beta, Anyone think they might have more plans for that road there that now goes right through "Knoebels Land"? (Jepko Road) It could possibly be used as a new entrance/exit for the campground, or just as an entrance "to the property" (pictures knoebels putting up Disneyworld type signs up) Maybe not, I'm just throwing ideas out now. *** Edited 1/13/2007 9:07:46 AM UTC by P18***

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Saturday, January 13, 2007 3:57 AM

SLFAKE said:
Any golf courses around Dorney or Kennywood that they could buy or annex to join in on this central PA trend?

Well, I don't know about Kennywood, but Dorney does have a golf course nearby.. about a mile or so up Cedar Crest Boulevard right off Tilghman Street... They'd have to build a monorail over/around Trexler Park to use it as park expansion, though.

And now that I think about it, Dorney started the trend in 2000 when they gobbled up the mini golf that was there for an expansion to the waterpark ;)

What about Del Grosso's and Lakemont? Any golf courses in that area? :)


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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 2:16 PM
Bringing this back since I haven't noticed this on the Knoebels site before:
http://knoebels.com/pdfs/GolfFlyer.pdf
I'm glad they incorporated it into the resort, and also tagged it "Knoebels Three Ponds".
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 3:23 PM

dexter said:I just don't see the campground clientele as being the same kind of people who like to golf. When I think of people who are interested in golf courses, I imagine that they would want to stay in a nice four star hotel.Is there a chance that after a few years the golf course could be used as park expansion?

You're playing into the stereotype that only rich people play golf. My entire family is crazy about golf and none of them are even close to breaking out of the middle class.

The reality is, with all the great public golf courses in Ohio, most of the time it costs less to play 18 holes than it would cost to see a pro baseball, football or basketball game - something that the "common folk" do all the time.


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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 3:28 PM
rollergator's avatar LOL @ "Knoebels Kountry Klub" :)
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 4:31 PM
^LOL
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 4:56 PM

First Hersheypark annexes the adjoining golf course...

Next Knoebels buys the golf course next door...

Any golf courses around Dorney or Kennywood that they could buy or annex to join in on this central PA trend?


Theirs a Golf course right next to MIA that would be perfect for parking and rides, or even a hotel/campground.


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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 5:37 PM
Is it true they'll only let you use "woods" and not "irons" out on the course? ;)
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 6:10 PM
Wasn't the name that was considered but rejected "Tiger Irons". Anyway, the Knoebels approach to golf has been rejected. Who still plays golf with "woods" actually made out of wood?

OK, So Knoebels is doing great job with wood. Bring on the Flying Turns! (or is it Flying Doglegs -- complete with fire hydrants to keep those legs up in the air while the riders get sprayed on).


Arthur Bahl

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 10:33 PM

Coasterkid200 said:
Theirs a Golf course right next to MIA that would be perfect for parking and rides, or even a hotel/campground.

That space is already planned out for all of the coaster relocations.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:14 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar ^From GL right? ;)

AV Matt
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Tuesday, February 27, 2007 11:16 PM
Of course, but I heard MM is getting in on the action as well with Psychlone and Flashback, then who knows where Michigan's Adventure will prey upon next.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 2:25 PM
What about the crazy mouse after Steel Pier closes at the end of this year?

(still hoping that it's a perpetual "Ok, we'll open for one more year" thing)


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Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:04 PM
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