Worth a 3 hour drive to Knoebel's?

Monday, January 27, 2003 2:22 PM
I'm considering taking a trip this summer to Knoebel's, just wondering if Knoebel's is worth a 3 hour drive. Are Pheonix and Twister really that good?? Thanks

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Monday, January 27, 2003 2:33 PM
No, I am from Hong Kong and I do not think that the english version of wood rollercoaster is worth a three hour (?) commute. Please keep to the nearest rollercoaster because of the safety laws.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 2:36 PM

Yes, you will not be dissappointed by Knoebels. The Pheonix and the Twister are both outstanding coasters, and the park itself is unbelivable. I drive 3 hours to get there at least five times every summer, and every visit is worth the ride. I can't wait until April 26 when they open for the season. It is a park you MUST visit!

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Monday, January 27, 2003 2:39 PM

i visited knoebel's for the first time this summer....the highlights of the park for me were the phoenix and their flyers...both of them were amazing. i didn't really care for the twister that much....it was ok but nothing to write home about. on the other hand, the phoenix was incredible....right up there with the raven and the legend.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 2:41 PM
CPNut?
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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:10 PM
Why do people keep jumping the gun and label every single new poster CPNut? I don't think this is him, but if it turns out to be true, then I'll sit corrected.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:14 PM
IMO, Knoebels is worth a twelve hour drive.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:16 PM

Johnathon where the heck you been man?

And Knoebel's is worth a 20 hour drive. Most amazing place in the world, so many great rides, such an amazing atmosphere. If you have been to Holiday World and love it Knoebel's is about 20 times better because as they both have the atmosphere and amazing coasters but Knoebel's has so much more to offer ride wise and experience wise. It really takes you back in time.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:17 PM

Knoebel's is worth every second of that drive. I've done daytrips from Pittsburgh (4 hours each way).

Now I have the theme from "Gilligan's Island" running through my head.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:17 PM

May not be CPnut, but it does sound like trolling. (Or someone who REALLY doesn't know what they're talking about)

There are no wood coasters in Hong Kong. In fact, there are only 3 coasters, one being a small powered coasters! The closest woodie is White Cyclone in Japan.

Knoebels is worth a 3 day drive! I drive 3 hours to PPPP every year.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:29 PM
I'm in Princeton, and I would definitely recommend it. Phoenix at night is a religious experience. PPPP is a must if you're within striking distance.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:35 PM

...not sure if Gainesville, FL is what you'd call *striking distance*, but I sure am glad we went....the lunatic that talked us into it is a great friend, and he was RIGHT! Didn't regret it for a second...

What would Jesus ride? Phoenix, of course...why you ask? Well, first it was *resurrected*. Second, it IS a religious experience. PPPP, in my experience, is surpassed only by SRM...it is THAT good.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:37 PM
SFGAdv - I fly from LA to NYC and drive the three hours to Knoebels at least once a year. I hope that answers your question ;)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 3:38 PM

Twister is the more religious of the two Bill ;)

I broke my rib at this years PPP on Twister and loved it ;)

Heading into the helix OMG.

Regardless twister and Phoenix are both in my group of collective number ones the other being Cornball, Timbers, Legend, and Raven.

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:18 PM

I live only 15 min. from Knoebels. In the summer I'll usually make a trip AT LEAST every other week, even if it's just to walk around and/or ride the Phoenix. Just take one trip to Knoebels, or look at some of the photos of the park and you'll see why people rate it one of the best parks. Knoebels gives you a perfect mix of rides, foods, games and shops in a good atmosphere. (Could always use more coasters!)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:30 PM
Is Knoebels worth a three hour drive? Yes, indeed, it is. In fact it's worth a four hour flight plus a two or three hour drive. This is from one who has done just that. There are few parks in the USA that are in the same league. You truely have to experience it to fully understand.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 5:41 PM
I think it is worth the 3 hour drive. Knoebel's is in a class of it's own. A historic resort amusement park owned and operated by enthusiasts themselves.

The employees are amongst the most professional and friendliest. The park ensures its prices are in line with local median incomes and concessions don't gouge you on prices.

Phoenix is on of the best out and backs around and NEVER fails to deliver. It is run efficiently and lines are rarely more than 10 minutes at the busiest time. Twister is a work of art and a work of love on the part of Dick Knoebel. It is worth noting how the park did its best to preserve as many existing trees as possible as they shoehorned this incredible structure into a corner of the park.

It has a highly rated haunted house, vintage carousels, and, of course, the High Speed Thrill Coaster. Tell the operator your an ACE member and ask him to crank it up. Ops have the ability to control the speed and they will give you an incredible air-filled ride if you ask. It looks like a kiddie ride - but it delivers adult size thrills.

In addition to the great variety of top notch rides in a perfect woodland setting, the park almost forces visitors to slow down and enjoy. If you have to drive three hours, consider staying overnight. They rent cabins or sites for tents right in the park. You won't regret it!!

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:16 PM

Brent, I know EXACTLY how that happened to your rib.....sat on the right side, did ya.....after about 10-12 laps on that sucker at the close of PPP '01, I had bruises on my right side for a LONG time.....that quick, HARD jolt on the right-left entering the helix, right....;)

Good times!

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:21 PM

id say three things made Knoebels worth ANY amount of time for a road trip....

#1...Phoenix

#2....Twister

and #3....the ride op for high speed thrill coaster!!!:) you guys remember him? Brent, what was his name?

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Monday, January 27, 2003 6:39 PM

Oh crap what is his name.

Edit : RON C!

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