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