Knott's construction changes skyline

Posted Monday, March 18, 2002 2:40 AM | Contributed by James Disney

Knott's Berry Farm has started to remove the support structure for the long defunct Parachute Jump attraction. A large crane has appeared on the Xcelerator construction site and has been performing the removal of the Parachute supports.

Montezooma's Revenge has begun a rather drastic paint job... the ride's classic yellow track and supports are being repainted with green track and yellow supports. The station is also being repainted.

Over at the Disneyland Resort, they are continuing rehab projects on Splash Mountain and Space Mountain in Disneyland. Along with the Flik's Fun Fair and Tower of Terror construction projects in California Adventure.

Link: WestCoaster.net

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Monday, March 18, 2002 3:53 AM
Any guesses as to why they would have pulled down pieces that they already installed?
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Monday, March 18, 2002 4:06 AM
Regarding the Parachute Jump... when did that attraction close? If its not going to re-open, why are they keeping the actual tower?
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Monday, March 18, 2002 5:21 AM
Isn't it wierd how Monte's new color scheme is strikingly similar to Wicked Twister's scheme? It looks nice though!

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Monday, March 18, 2002 5:21 AM
Because it's also a Skytower, with a rotating observation cabin. That is still being used.
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Monday, March 18, 2002 5:45 AM
Ahhhh okay. I thought that Parachute Jump was like the one we have here at SFGAdv which is parachutes only, and also not working.
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Monday, March 18, 2002 6:17 AM
IIRC, Jack Falfas felt that the scaffolding that remained when the Parachute Jump closed was a danger to park guests and employees, as well as an eyesore, hence its removal.

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Monday, March 18, 2002 7:50 AM
Monte looks much better. *thumbs up*

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Monday, March 18, 2002 8:37 AM

I'm not sure how the structure could be considered "dangerous", but it does look kind of useless up there.

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Monday, March 18, 2002 9:05 AM
OMG!!!! I'm so slow. I've been going to Knott's for years and I never knew they had a sky cabin ride! *** This post was edited by SFMM 4 Ever on 3/18/2002. ***
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Monday, March 18, 2002 10:33 AM
Galloping what? Would that be the bus train I saw when I drove by yesterday? Are they running that for guests?

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Monday, March 18, 2002 11:17 AM
The Galloping Goose is used durring slow periods/days. I belive it gives them some time to work on the big boy.

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Monday, March 18, 2002 11:19 AM
I really like the new colour scheme on Monte, It looks nice, I know it wont be same from before, but I think Knotts have done a great job.

Also, whats with all the rehabs in Disney at the moment, Pirates,Space Mountain,Splash Mountain, why are Disney doing all the work at once, I wonder if they are recieving any complaints with 3 major Rides Closed because I sure wouldnt be happy if I went and visited the park in its present state, Looks awful

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Monday, March 18, 2002 11:43 AM

"Also, whats with all the rehabs in Disney at the moment, Pirates,Space Mountain,Splash Mountain, why are Disney doing all the work at once"

Because in a poor bit of management, they'd been pursuing more "cost effective" measures and putting it off until things were in rather bad shape. The Splash Mountain rehab is also part of being a "good neighbor" for OSHA with the restraint issue along with evacuation routes being upgraded to comply with regulations.

"I wonder if they are recieving any complaints with 3 major Rides Closed because I sure wouldnt be happy if I went and visited the park in its present state"

The line on Friday at City Hall for guest complaints was so bad that they pulled in extra Guest Services Cast Members to assist the guests outside with their issues. It was pretty ugly.

JD
http://www.westcoaster.net

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Monday, March 18, 2002 12:38 PM
A few of my friends went to Disneyland last week and complained about all the closures. They moaned about it for a while, and they were told that they could just hop between the two parks. I don't know if Disney has been doing that for everyone, or if I just have persistant friends. Sounded like a pretty good deal to me though.
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Monday, March 18, 2002 3:08 PM
Janfrederick, the Galloping Goose,one of several similar units built inhouse by the Rio Grande Southern (not to be confused with the Denver & Rio Grande Western) is ordinarily used on weekdays during the off season. As I understand, due to the construction of Xcelerator a section of the track has been pulled up. This was to facilitate the movement of heavy equipment on site.Once the basic erection is done the track will be relaid,on a slightly different alignment I'm told.
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Monday, March 18, 2002 4:42 PM
Anyone know what the heck is being done to Splash Mountain? The entire "track" or "flume" I should say has been emptied! AHHHH! What's going on???

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Monday, March 18, 2002 6:07 PM
MWFreak - Splash Mountain hasn't had a major rehab in many years, if ever. They're repainting the facade, installing air gates in the station, fixing some of the animatronics, and adding seat belts to the logs, or so I've been told. The logs are NOT getting OSTRs. Also as Jim Disney said they need to change some of the evacuation walkways.

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Monday, March 18, 2002 6:32 PM
I'm curious. Why was the parachute jump ride removed? Two years ago when I was at KBF my dad was telling me a story of when he took me on that ride, and how I was holding onto his leg when I was a little kid. He was kinda dissapointed to see it gone two years ago. So why did they remove it again?

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Monday, March 18, 2002 9:52 PM
Well, they got rid of it shortly after Supreme Scream made it's debut. I think they got rid of it because there was NEVER a line for it and they figured they didn't need two free fall rides. I could be wrong though.

Yeah, I was dissapointed as well to see it go. It was one of my favorite childhood rides there. Along with Corkscrew, which now stands Boomerang in it's place. Also the Soap Box Derby Racers, which is now the sight of Xcelerator. The Farm has changed a ton in the last 10 years!

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