Silver Bullet to open ahead of schedule

Posted Sunday, October 3, 2004 9:35 PM | Contributed by kRaXLeRidAh

Knott's Berry Farm says it plans to open the new B&M inverter Silver Bullet on December 7, a couple of weeks earlier than the anticipated Christmas Eve date.

Read more from Business Wire. Photos are available at ACN.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Sunday, October 3, 2004 10:26 PM
Awesome news...CF continues to impress!
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Sunday, October 3, 2004 10:34 PM
B&M continue to impress in my eyes.
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Sunday, October 3, 2004 10:40 PM
And may I add the Screamin' Swing was also installed quickly and is freakin' awesome!! :)
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Sunday, October 3, 2004 11:23 PM
Sweet! I'm definitley looking foward to riding this at the end of the year.
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Monday, October 4, 2004 5:44 AM
Could it be that Silver Bullet is the only major thrillride opening on the west coast next year? I think so. Boy how things change, and what a contrast to what's happening on the east coast next year!
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Monday, October 4, 2004 10:19 AM
Is that a Canadian flag hanging from the last segment of track?
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Monday, October 4, 2004 11:39 AM
Dweaver, I hope not. I'd like to see a new woodie at Castle Park myself. ;)
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Monday, October 4, 2004 1:17 PM
You live in South Dakota and can't identify a Canadian flag?

I wouldn't be surprised if "The Canadians" were hired to erect the ride. They're good at building rides and refurbishing existing rides. That's why the ride is going to open early. They did Dragster too.

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Monday, October 4, 2004 5:41 PM
teepee for my bunghole?

i always thought it was peepee for my bunghole?

ah anyway doesn't matter, looks like a lovely ride.

Happy Birthday to you Socal's

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Monday, October 4, 2004 5:42 PM
Thanks to our puppy Arbus, who chewed up two of three Oct 17th Haunt tickets, I was at the park Sunday to have the tickets replaced. Luckily there was enough of them left that the park could replace them at no additional cost.

Of course while I was there I went into GM [Geek Mode...learn it, its the new catch-phrase] and spent a few minutes in the park walking the newly-opened pathways under the cobra roll, zero-G, and carousel turn. The area is really shaping up and this ride really looks impressive.

Now that its done I feel like that woman in the Mervyn's commercial: "Open! Open! Open!"

mOOSH [an emgee in GM mode...who'd-a thunk?]

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Monday, October 4, 2004 7:55 PM
Wow looks impressive, I think that this ride has been somewhat overlooked this year to other coasters, by that i mean not as much hype i guess would be the correct word. Maybe it is just me though. Anyway the ride looks impressive and knotts' is doing an excellent job of becoming competitive with sfmm as far as thrill rides go.
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Monday, October 4, 2004 9:14 PM
What do you mean becoming competitive? Knott's had 400,000 more guests than SFMM last year. What other metric matters?
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Tuesday, October 5, 2004 2:27 AM
UK - No, it's definitely "teepee". ;)

Knott's only had 400,000 more than SFMM last year? That's not too much considering Knott's is open 7 days a week during the Fall/Winter months - SFMM is only open weekends (except for winter break and a few other exceptions).

-Jeff

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Tuesday, October 5, 2004 2:41 PM
I thought Emgee's were perpetually in GM ("mode" omitted for redundency reasons).

Man, I can't wait to get-a swoopin' and-a loopin' ;)

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Wednesday, October 6, 2004 12:32 AM
Just a comment from a "lurker" (Someone who reads cb everyday but posts once every two or so years - my last post was during Dragster construction)

I am a Ohio park native, and travel to Valencia California frequently for my job. I went to Knotts for the first time last weekend with my wife, both of us are CP Seasonpass holders.

I thoroughly enjoyed the Xcellerator (More entertaining than Dragster IMO) and Ghost Rider (rough, but not anywhere near Mean Streak rough)

Overall, though, without the Silver Bullet being open I felt the park was the smallest and least entertaining of any that I have been to (SFMM, PKI, CP, HP, SFOG,SFWoA(GL))

I look forward to goingback once it opens up, as Raptor is still my #2 favorite among all rides. (2nd to MF) -- Overall I liked the small park feel of KBF, but it needs Silver Bullet to really get me to come back.

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Wednesday, October 6, 2004 3:03 PM

Knott's only had 400,000 more than SFMM last year? That's not too much

Huh? If that measly 400,000 paid $15 each to get in the park (averaging for season passholders, kids and discounts) and didn't spend one dime in the park, that would still be an additional $6 million a year.

And frankly, that's pretty close to MiA's annual numbers.

-'Playa

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Wednesday, October 6, 2004 4:04 PM
But MiA is teh suXorz!!11! Knott's, OTOH, is a *really* good park....if ONLY they'd get around to giving the LoCo-treatment to the Calico Mine Ride...;)

Ghostie, second-best BIG woodie I've ridden...and far FAR better than the wood at *TM*...;)

But, why do *I* go to Knott's....that's easy, Jaguar! and Monte! If I could afford to live in SoCal, I'd rent Monte's back seat....and I'd let one coaster hottie ride with me per cycle...:)

*** This post was edited by rollergator 10/6/2004 4:06:33 PM ***

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