Question In Your Opinion Knotts Berry or Paramoun

Friday, June 1, 2001 4:54 AM
I'm off on a trip across America at the end of June for a month of coastering. Anyway I'm off to SFMW,SFMM, Vegas, Cedar Point, SF Ohio, SFKK, SFDL,Kings Island, Holiday World, however which would you choose between Paramount Great America or Knotts Berry Farm. I only have a limited number of days therefore I have to choose between these two parks. Your suggestions on a postcard........

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Friday, June 1, 2001 7:30 AM
Personally, I think that Ghostrider is better than anything else in California, and enough to tip the balance over to Knott's. PGA is a great park, and has lots of coasters. (Stealth and Top Gun being the standouts) But none of them stack up to the CCI masterpiece in Buena Park (IMO).

Also, try to swing around to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on your way South! The Giant dipper is an AWESOME 1920's era surviving coaster, and one hell of a ride! A MUST DO while in Northern California! I am sure plenty of buzzers will agree.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!
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Friday, June 1, 2001 7:44 AM
that's a tough one , choose between stealth or Ghostrider and which ever one u would look more forward to go to cuz all the rest of the rides r pretty even

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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:14 AM
Hands down, Knotts. If you're going to SFWOA, then Stealth won't be unique. But, there's only ONE Ghostrider!

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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:33 AM
If you are going to be at Holiday World, you should swing north to Chicago and go to SFGAm. They have Viper (mirrored Cyclone clone), Raging Bull (208ft B&M hypertwister), V2 (Impulse LIM shuttle), Deja Vu (Super Invertigo), American Eagle (fast & tall out & back woodie), Iron Wolf (B&M standup), Batman (B&M suspended), Shockwave (Arrow megalooper), Demon (Arrow Corkscrew), & The Whizzer (Schwartzkopf w/ spiral lift).

I'd say it's better than Knotts AND PGA. It's the original sister park to PGA, and shares a lot of the older rides. I think SF has done more for it than Paramount did for PGA. As far as coasters go, it's up there with Cedar Point, King's Island and Magic Mountian.

Also, if you are flying, Chicago would be a good point of entry or departure for your midwest leg.

I'd recommend hitting up SFStL too for The Boss, Screamin' Eagle and Mr. Freeze.

Don't forget Michigan Adventure has Shivering Timbers too.

Do the midwest "circle" --> SFGAm, SFStL, SFKK, Holiday World, PKI, SFWoA, CP & MA !

*** This post was edited by Joe Carroll on 6/1/2001. ***
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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:35 PM
I think that Knotts would be the good choice. Ghostrider really is the best in the West.. or maybe even the East as well! Anyway, Knotts has something for everyone, and especially the thrill rider...
Ghostrider, Supreme Scream, Montezooma's Revenge, Perilous Plunge, Timber Mountain Log Ride Boomerang, Jaguar.
A lot of good rides at Knotts. Very much worth a trip.

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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:43 PM
Ghostrider is the only good roller coaster at Knotts though. If you're looking for roller coasters, chose PGA, but if you're looking for, er.... other stuff, go to Knotts. Their water rides are pretty sweet though.
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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:47 PM
Go to KBF it a lot of fun. There is lots of things to do and you never get bored.

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Friday, June 1, 2001 8:49 PM
I think that Montezoomas Revenge is a good coaster. It is after all, a Shwartzkopf Shuttle Loop. I do see your point with Boomerang and Jaguar. They are not anything to write home about, but are decent coasters.


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"Clear, Dispatch"
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Friday, June 1, 2001 9:00 PM

Knott's Berry Farm for sure. I'm going tomorrow (6/2) and I'll see if the lines are short or not. But back to the subject, KBF ALWAYS has short lines. The only one that is usually long is Ghostrider. That is a 1 hour to 1 1/2 hour long line most of the time. If you do go to KBF, DEFINATELY get front row on Ghostrider. It is worth the extra wait.
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Friday, June 1, 2001 9:14 PM

Soggy said:
"Personally, I think that Ghostrider is better than anything else in California, and enough to tip the balance over to Knott's. PGA is a great park, and has lots of coasters. (Stealth and Top Gun being the standouts) But none of them stack up to the CCI masterpiece in Buena Park (IMO).

Also, try to swing around to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on your way South! The Giant dipper is an AWESOME 1920's era surviving coaster, and one hell of a ride! A MUST DO while in Northern California! I am sure plenty of buzzers will agree.

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"X" marks the spot in 2001!"




Listen to Soggy. Knotts is a fantastic park The Perilous Plunge is equally exciting as a coaster. My only ride on Ghostrider was insane.

If you hit Knotts it would be worth you time to hit Belmont Park in San Diego. One of the few Prior and Church left in the world is there. It's a super fun ride.

If you go to Great America the Santa Cruz Boardwalk is a must hit. This is another ancient classic woodie with possibly the best most disorienting tunnel in existance. This Giant Dipper should be in every park. It's a great ride.
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 7:42 PM
PGA's Greased' Lightning is a tamed down (Braking through the station), less intense weight drop version of the Knott's flywheel catapult shuttle loop, Montezooma's Revenge.

I rode Stealth last summer and it was one disappointing ride. The experience was unmatched due to the unique seating, but it was just overall disappointing and I was so hyped to ride it too. A lot of people think it's a cool and novel idea and that's why they'll rank it up there with the other coasters, but I prefered Invertigo and Top Gun over Stealth on overall fun and enjoyment. And this said after actually RIDING it.

GhostRider, like many of the people above mentioned, is unbelievable and will no doubt blow your mind in uttermost surprise. 1 ride alone is good enough to top all of PGA's steel coasters and that wannabe The Grizzly wooden roller coaster.

The 312 FT Supreme Scream was much more intense than when I rode the 224 FT Drop Zone Stunt Tower. A lot of people dispute this though, who have a greater like for the Intamin Giant Drops. I like Supreme Scream as a ride much better because of the higher elevation, the -1.5 G blast down (more forceful than gravity) and the fact that your ride doesn't end up in brakes at the bottom, but you slingshot back up the tower numerous times as the car begins to settle back down.

Perilous Plunge is a spectator's wonder all by itself and you'll know what insane is when you watch a boat plummet down that 77.8° chute from 115 FT up and into a wall of water 45 FT high. It's the world's tallest, fastest, steepest, and wettest water ride.
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Saturday, June 2, 2001 8:21 PM
I wasn't all that impressesd with PGA, it doesn't even compare to PKI. I have heard only good things about KBF so I suggest you go there. I can see your going to a lot of parks, good luck!
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