if you check out the "whats new" section of the site they have added that there is a new game coming called "dog pounder" and also an "XD theatre". I've seen some pics of these and they can be either small 4 seat ones or large 24+ seat theatres. I kind of hope they get a larger one, but the still seem interesting. They are made by Trio-tech ( www.trio-tech.com ) and look pretty cool. These new attractions go along with improvements such as the roof being built over the Flying Tigers and entrance to the Crystal Pool. It also mentions the flying turns, does that mean its coming for 2006? or is it still planned for 2007? *** Edited 1/18/2006 2:23:34 AM UTC by P18*** *** Edited 1/18/2006 2:24:20 AM UTC by P18***
IMO, Flying Turns will be built this season. Knoebels wouldn't release such information to the public this early in only a design phase. It probably won't be ready for opening day, but will open mid season like Twister did (Twister didn't open until late July 1999).
I am shocked to see Knoebels adding a motion simulator ride. The technology doesn't seem to fit the Knoebels atmosphere, but along with recent new rides such as Fandango and Downdraft, this will perhaps usher in a new era of more advanced and newer flats at Knoebels... which already has a top notch selection of flats!
The "Dog Pounder" game looks interesting. I always spend some money playing games at every park I go to and I don't recall ever seeing this. Has anyone else?
I havent seen it but Knoebels is great at mixing old fashioned fun/classic rides with newwer technology. When did they get the laser tag game? that seemed pretty "new" to be there when i first heard about it a few years back. (never noticed it before then actually)
Laser Runner has been at Knoebels for at least 10 years if not longer. Before that they had a Country Bear Show in that same building.
I actually went down there last weekend. I didn't see anything on the Whirlwind site other then The Looper. The concrete footers from the Whirlwind were removed but thats about it. I did notice what looks to be a bigger rest room going in behind Cesari's. Twister seems to be getting some extra bracing around the flat turn after the tunnel to the brake run and possibly a new fence around the campground area of the ride. The HSTC also has a fresh coat of paint. Thats about all I noticed other then a few holes for possible electric lines here and there.
hm, interesting, maybe with the way the structure is they are building alot off-site? nice news about the rest room tho, they need a little upgrading in that department and to me that was one of the "worst" one near cesari's.
Sure, I have been lurking here for ages reading but never registered. I just happened to go to Knoebels web site today and stumbled across VERY early construction photo's so I decided that's it, I have a scoop here and it's time to register. So here I finally am and a hoffman50 beats me by 20 minutes. Oh well, at least I can get off my lazy butt and post now. :)
Don't know who does their website but they need to sort the pricing out. It says under 48" tall basic rides and wood coaster ride all day costs $222.50, and people are complaining about SFMM prices increases, lol. *** Edited 1/25/2006 12:42:45 AM UTC by Grant***
I believe the top left pic was taken standing near the Looper looking toward the Phoenix. The One on the upper right is looking toward the Moonshine Mountain/ Cosmotron area from about the middle of the site.
The lower Left is about same angle as the one on the top left only zoomed in more. So the one in the lower right is basicly looking toward the covered bridge going to the campground!