New Knoebel's Coaster

Thursday, October 4, 2001 1:16 PM
What are your opinons on what Knoebel's next coaster should be? I think a steel terrain (non looping, non hyper) would fit in perfectly like a suspened or a mine train. What do you think?

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Thursday, October 4, 2001 1:20 PM
Well I've never been to the park, but I've seen pictures etc. and I think a classic designed steel coaster is the only one that would fit in with the theme, the park looks spectacular and to build a huge steel coaster, would look very out of place.  I want to go there really badly!
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 1:53 PM
Perhaps a small intamin invert i.e. tornado (i'm not sure what park this is at but the coaster is only ninty feet tall but has quite the wicked layout!)
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 2:25 PM
Hmmm...how about a ground hugging wooden coaster ala The Beast?  Or, a ground hugging steel coaster ala The Ultimate?  Heck...let's just go all out and make the hyper, eh?  Good ol' Intamin hyper!  Or we could go for the Intamin wooden.  Whatever it is, make sure it's Intamin!
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 3:05 PM
So you are saying you want an Intamin at Knoebel's Coaster131?  ;)  I think some sort of steel coaster would be better for the park, they've already got two great wooden coasters, and one mediocre split-corkscrew steel coaster.  They could use a good steel, perhaps a small B&M invert (yeah right, price is way too high) or perhaps an Intamin impulse?  I don't know how much they cost, but that would fit in nicely seeing as how it's small and is a great ride.  :)
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 3:30 PM
Tornado is at Garda Land in Garda, Italy.
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Thursday, October 4, 2001 3:37 PM
Actually, that isn't the Tornado he was talking about. The Intamin Tornados are located at Parque de Atracciones (Spain) and Särkänniemi Amusement Park (Finland).
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Friday, October 5, 2001 5:02 AM
I would love to see something like Boulder Dash, or a re-creation of a classic Herb Schmeck design like one of PTC's infamous Wildcats.

*** This post was edited by Rob Ascough on 10/5/2001. ***

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Friday, October 5, 2001 6:11 AM
I'd love to see another in-house relocation or recreation of a classic woodie.

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Friday, October 5, 2001 6:59 AM
The world needs an incredible Mine Train, that's all there is to it:), and so does every park.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 7:01 AM
They definitely need a good steel coaster - Whirlwind is pants (UK expression meaning rubbish).

It would be nice if they could buy SFMM's Revolution, and remove the nasty brakes and OSTR's and then you'd have one classic steel coaster. However, since the ride is designed for MM's terrain it probably wouldn't work.

I don't think Knoebel's will ever get a B&M or a hyper, and hopefully they won't get a clone.

How about Son of Phoenix - actually, forget it!

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Friday, October 5, 2001 9:17 AM
Don't forget Knoebels also has the High Speed Thrill Coaster.  I was actually scared on that ride! 
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Friday, October 5, 2001 9:32 AM
IMO, the High Speed Thrill Coaster is Knoebel's flagship steel coaster.
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Friday, October 5, 2001 9:51 AM

Rob Ascough said:
"IMO, the High Speed Thrill Coaster is Knoebel's flagship steel coaster."

I never rode that one... but I could easily believe what you are saying. IMO, "WhirlWind" should be renamed something fitting its personality... like "GentleBreeze"?
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Friday, October 5, 2001 6:52 PM
As far as Knoebels getting a new coaster, I dont really know if they do need a world class steelie by intamin or B & M.  What makes this park so great is that the majority of the GP is unaware of it...aside from the free admission and parking and the worlds two greatests woodies.  The last thing we need in my old hometown park is crowds like what has been gathering at PPP complaining that there is nothing to do
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