Worth a 3 hour drive to Knoebel's?

Monday, January 27, 2003 8:58 PM
Okay, that settles it: I have to go to Knoebel's now. Everything you people keep saying about the bumper cars makes me want to go on them less and less. Now I've got to see how you can possibly like them. Or, altenatively, prove to my own satisfaction that they aren't good. Either way, I have to see them for myself.
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Monday, January 27, 2003 9:11 PM
Dawnmarie - if you can only make one trip to Knoebels this year, make it PPP. You won't be sorry ;-)

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Monday, January 27, 2003 9:30 PM

PPP is amazing, plus you get your pic in Ace News like yours truly;)

http://users.erols.com/sandynic/magnumforce.jpg

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 2:44 AM

LOL Mr. Magnum-Head.

You guys are all forgetting the best coaster in the park - Whirlwind ;)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 3:02 AM
Thanks for all your feedback guys. I'll definitely make more of an effort to get out to KR.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:10 AM

Is it worth a three hour drive?

Of course it is. Knoebel's is a fantastic park with two great wood coasters, a great steel coaster (HSTC is wrong in all the right ways), classic flats, and *wonderful* food (all of which unfortunately isn't available at PPP).

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:40 AM

rollergator said:

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!



Uh, Only Gerstlauers are painful!!

Chuck, who knows several people who have broken ribs on Raven. (Well at least two)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 7:09 AM

SFGAdv lover said:
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

Two words.........hell yeah!!

The Twister and Phoenix are pretty decent woodies, however there is so much more to Knoebels........the haunted house, the food, the excellent flat rides, and much more. You will see. ;-)

I personally would not do the Whirlwind again (OUCH!) but if old Vekoma headbangers are your thing......go for it! The High Speed Thrill Coaster is also pretty fun in it's own right.

No more explanations needed. Just do it! You won't regret it.

Tina



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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 7:47 AM

'gator said:

What would Jesus ride? Phoenix, of course.

That reminds me of when I visted my Dad in Austin (think George W. Bush territory and his infamous daughters) over Christmas. I saw a t-shirt in a store that had across the front, "WWJD?" (referencing the classic and now-lampooned phrase "What would Jesus do?").

Below that, in small letters, it said, "What would Jenna do?" I about died!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 7:52 AM

MagnumForce said:

PPP is amazing, plus you get your pic in Ace News like yours truly

http://users.erols.com/sandynic/magnumforce.jpg



But what if I don't want to wear a rollercoaster train as a goofy hat? ;)

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:00 AM
Just out of curiosity, Magnum Force, where did you get that hat, anyway?
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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 8:44 AM

MagnumForce said:

Johnathon where the heck you been man?



hey brent,

been keeping to busy with school, starting a new job in may, and getting married in july....but hey the new job is going to be 45 minutes from holiday world....when do you wanna meet? lol...

sorry that was off subject....back to knoebel's......what is that you guys think makes knoebel's flyers better than pki's. i'm not saying they are not...just what in your opinion makes them better?

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:37 AM

Knoebels has a fair amount of modern and classic flat rides also, as well as a log flume and a chute-the-shoots. I got to ride by my first Power Surge there, and I've been hooked ever since. Watch out for it's neighbor Downdraft, as I would not recommend eating before getting on that one. And bring some dollar bills, because you need to ride the haunted house more than once (this isn't included in the Ride All Day price.) The only negative I could see were the bathrooms.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 9:45 AM

Anyone know how far of a drive it is from Cleveland (In hours, not miles)?

Also, is it better to pay as you go or pay the upfront fee? I'm planning to go on a summer saturday, and was wondering about crowds, too.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 11:10 AM
I made the hat myself and Johnathon I will be at SRM, hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 12:53 PM

Knoebels is an amazing park. Definatly worth a 3 hour drive hands down. I went there twice last year, PPP and a day trip in the summer. For me its 5 hours each way, and totally worth it. Even the drive out there from CT is decent.

The Flyers, the Whip, HSTC, best bumper cars anywhere (though the ones at Rye Playland are very close), the Roto-Jet, everything. I can go on for hours naming reason why you should go. They also have some of the best park food anywhere.

If you go, you MUST play Fasination. Probably one of the coolest games at any park. And also, yes Phoenix and Twister are that good. I had some bad rides on Twister in 2001, and it totally redemed itself for PPP last year.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 1:38 PM

What's better than Knoebels?

Minimal waits compared to most other parks

Good food (pricing too) no matter what you get

Great atmosphere! a 20's look with a mix of old and new thrill rides.

Outstanding souvineres tons of shirts, magnets, and lots of other stuff.

Free Parking and admission

I'm so glad Knoebels is only a 20 minute drive for me! Going there every summer for 26 years I've seen tons of changes but the park stays the same!

My only gripe is no season pass.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 1:43 PM

I heard Twister is basicully a clone of the demolished Mr. Twister at the old Elitch Gardens site... for those who have rode both, which one do you prefer? Elitch Gardens or Knoebels version?

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 4:28 PM

sorry that was off subject....back to knoebel's......what is that you guys think makes knoebel's flyers better than pki's. i'm not saying they are not...just what in your opinion makes them better?



Well, for starters, the Knoebels Flyers are bigger, thus with a ton of good riders the ride becomes insane. But I think the thing that makes them more appealing to me at least is the tractor engine. The things don't run on electricity, but instead have a tractor engine, and I think that is just cool.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2003 5:40 PM

Sheesh, I'm surprised no one mentioned our other "amazing" dark ride- the Cosmotron! **Sarcasm off**

EDIT: 3r1c- the Twister is not a clone of the original Mr. Twister, it is more or less a ride designed with Mr. Twister in mind. It incorporates some trademark designs into it, (double helix around station) and has the "golden bolt" and a brake lever from the original.

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