Knott's announces Skycoaster due by Easter

Posted Thursday, November 9, 2000 8:10 PM | Contributed by Millennium Force

It looks like Knott's Berry Farm has confirmed that a Skycoaster will replace the venerable Haunted Shack next year. The Skycoaster, which is a freefall type attraction, will technically be located in the Boardwalk section of the park. The Height of the new attraction will reach 180 feet and has already been approved by the Buena Park City Council.

Read the whole story in The Orange County Register.

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Thursday, November 9, 2000 9:29 PM
The skycoaster was not completely unexpected, when the first rumor regarding the demise of the shack appeard the sky coaster was attached to it. While the Haunted Shack was an absolute classic, I'm not entirely dissapointed to see it go in the name of progress. As good as a ride as the skycoaster is, I am dissapointed that this is what will replace the shack. I would imagine that at $20+ dollars a pop, skycoasters are extremely profitable and Jack couldn't resist putting one in. I'd rather see an attraction that I could ride with my general admission ticket. *** This post was edited by The Anti-Rumor on 11/10/2000. ***
Friday, November 10, 2000 3:28 AM
if they felt the need to make a skycoaster they could have at least made it bigger
Friday, November 10, 2000 4:11 AM
The title of the article is New ride at Knott's will be a free fall for all notice the word "free"? Maybe it will be included in the admission price. Admission just went up to $40 (from $38) so maybe... Then again, I've never seen a free skycoaster.

So you want a coaster in your backyard? I hope you have a big backyard.
Friday, November 10, 2000 4:57 AM
This would explain the Millenium/Intamin looking track seen a few months back at the park. The Skycoaster frame has the same characteristics.
Friday, November 10, 2000 5:10 AM
Skycoasters can't be free because each park that owns one has to pay royalties to Sky Fun 1 to opperate one in their park. That is why each park's is an upcharge ride, not because of insurance or because the park thinks it's "easy money", but because Sky Fun 1 wants more money.

Friday, November 10, 2000 5:13 AM
Skycoaster, huh... well if it's as good as Ghostrider or better than Ghostrider, then I'll be looking forward to visiting Knott's sometime soon.
Friday, November 10, 2000 7:44 AM
Does anyone know if this is the only new thing for Knotts this year?
Friday, November 10, 2000 9:26 AM
Hey soggy, i think they mean free-fall,
as in a complete gravity based drop.
But a free free-fall would be nice!
"Go Full Force, Millenium Force"
Friday, November 10, 2000 10:15 AM
Don't get your hopes up THAT high, Kellen.

Don't expect this to be the extent of 2001. While this may be all that opens in the spring, look for something Intamin in the fall. Knott's likes to take advantage of it's "all but christmas" schedule, remember Ghostrider?
Sunday, November 12, 2000 6:40 PM
I think it's kinda ludicrous to install a Skycoaster at Knott's when there's already one at SFMM less than 60 miles away. But I guess anything to make up for their PERILOUS problems this year.
Monday, November 13, 2000 12:36 PM
Millennium Force Man, I think you got it right.

I guess it was wishfull thinking on my part.

So you want a coaster in your backyard? I hope you have a big backyard.
Tuesday, November 14, 2000 9:29 AM
There was never any Millennium Force track at Knott's, that was just a nasty ol' rumor.

As far as a Skycoaster being all Knott's will get this year, it may be all that the Amusement Park gets, but remember, Soak City is expanding this year by adding three more slides.

Wednesday, November 29, 2000 8:48 PM
skycoaster for the ride of 2001?


they better have somthing in the fall
Tuesday, January 16, 2001 10:21 PM
i work @ knotts & I heard that they will not be having the free fall because magic mountin has a contract about that ride that nobody can build one in a certin amount of miles from there park

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