Knotts Berry Farm Progress

Saturday, May 1, 2004 4:34 PM
I don't know how many of you visit Knotts Berry Farm, or how many of you live in the Southern California area but this is just a topic I wanted to start for any people who know whats going on in the park. I went yesturday for only about an hour, and the park is looking great. Heres some stuff I saw.

Workers all over the entire park painting Kiosks, Rails, Stairs.

Montezuma's Revenge is getting a new train! Same style and everything, just brand new. The old train was at the bottom of the drop, and the new one was right in front of it. The mechanic said it's been in storage ever since the ride was made, and from the dust, i could tell. MR is also getting a new cable, and fly wheel for the launch sequence. Nice!

I'd say about 20% of Pillars are set for Silver Bullet. Mainly the helix towards the end of the ride, the first loop, and the station. The lift hills pillars are yet to be done, and it looks like they are going to concrete all the pillars together, in different sections of the ride, and then put the water in. Otherwise, pretty good progress.

Mechanics were at Xcelerator rootin up the Red Train.

Thats basically all I saw, but the parks looking great and It's always a pleasure to visit Knotts. Any other info, let me know.

Thanks all, and by the way, im a little new, so excuse me if i'm a little slow the first couple weeks.

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Monday, May 17, 2004 8:20 PM
Here's a few new pix showing the cool orange/red paint job of SB's track, as well as the the equally colorful hardware for Rip Tide:

http://www.westcoaster.net/update.php?id=0517041

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Monday, May 17, 2004 8:42 PM

longhairedspaz said:


Montezuma's Revenge is getting a new train! Same style and everything, just brand new. The old train was at the bottom of the drop, and the new one was right in front of it. The mechanic said it's been in storage ever since the ride was made, and from the dust, i could tell. MR is also getting a new cable, and fly wheel for the launch sequence. Nice!


Montezooma has two trains that are rotated each time the ride goes through rehab. That second train you saw is not a new train, it is just a rehabbed train.

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Monday, May 17, 2004 11:53 PM
Hey. What is riptide exactly? I really don't understand it. Is it supposed to be like Plunge only like a water coaster?

Sorry just a little confused.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 12:12 AM
Lol, not a coaster. Riptide is a Huss Floorless Top Spin.

The coaster track is for Knott's' new B&M Inverted Coaster, Silver Bullet.

Two seperate rides in that update.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 11:05 AM
Wow, I didn't realize Riptide would be so colorful. I like it.

And I can't quite make heads or tails of the Silver Bullet scheme. Some supports are red, some silver. Some track is all red, some orange and red. If they keep it colorful like that, I think it will look nice.

By the way, the large footers make it seem that the Walter won't be making rounds any time soon...unless they re-route it.

That's too bad. *** Edited 5/18/2004 3:11:07 PM UTC by janfrederick***

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 11:36 AM
Walter is being rerouted.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 12:51 PM
Hyphen-hater! ;)

That's good news. It reminds me of the good old days when it was across the street along with the burro rides, train, and cable car.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:17 PM
Can someone explain to me what big footers has to do with Walter?
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 1:25 PM
Actually, it was the Cordelia K that used to cruise the lake across the street.

jomo - showing his age :o{

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:18 PM
The footers block the original path of the Cordelia. It will be re-routed, resulting in a slightly shorter ride.

mOOSH [there's your hyphen, JF...happy?!]

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:32 PM
Actually, I don't care much for hyphens either. I'm just being a pain in the arse. Sorry.

And I'm terrible with names and such...yes, the chicken lady. ;)

Actually, I was hoping they'd replace the boats on Perilous Plunge with the "Cordelia."

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 2:58 PM
That would look really sweet... once. ;-)

-Escher

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 4:50 PM

Can someone explain to me what big footers has to do with Walter?

There was some concern that the Walter K would be permanently removed due to clearance issues with SB. But Moosh is saying it'll be re-routed, so I'll take his word for it. Glad to hear a classic KBF attraction is being intergrated into the redone Reflections Lake area instead of just being removed altogether.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 6:24 PM
It's not my word...that is at least third hand if not fourth hand info ;)
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 6:36 PM
^

And here I thought we were talking about Walter Bolliger. Silly me.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 8:37 PM
Yay, another 2-tone track paint scheme... ;)...

I don't know what they are doing with the paint scheme to SB, but I really don't care what speculation is, we will know soon enough.

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 9:30 PM

janfrederick said:
...yes, the chicken lady. ;)

There's only ONE "Chicken Lady" for me...the one from Kidz in Da Hall....:)

Of course, there's also only one "Egg Lady", but John Waters is an entirely different subject altogether...;)

Oh, yeah, Knotts' new coaster is gonna ROCK...see ya in January...

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Thursday, May 20, 2004 8:17 PM
Hey, the chicken lady is the chicken lady and the egg lady is the EGG lady.

We can talk about it in Jan. Sorry I missed the last event. Would ya believe I *forgot*??

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Friday, May 21, 2004 12:31 AM
Hmmmm..

Knott's 2005 - B&M

Dorney 2005 - B&M

CP 2005 - ???

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