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Knotts Berry Farm
Knott's Berry Farm

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After more than seven years, I'll be heading down to Knott's Berry Farm on Monday for a visit.

 

So far, I've been told to do the new boardwalk, log ride, Xcellerator, the Calico mine ride, and Silver Bullet. Oh, and plenty of funnel cakes and churros. Any other notables?

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Yeah do the log ride at night and definitely eat at the chickenhouse for dinner. speaking of which. anyone been there recently.

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I ate there on Wednesday.

 

How was it? Should I order a specific plate?

Do the log ride at night.

 

I don't care how long it is, just ride it at night.

 

I'm assuming you get drenched, correct?

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I knew that.. :mellow:

 

Well, to answer your question, Jon, no - you don't get drenched on the log ride. It's just a more interesting experience at night. I recommend you check out Xcelerator, Silver Bullet, Timber Mountain Log Ride, The Boardwalk, and don't forget the funnel cake.

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oh when you go on the log ride. go to the left side aka on you're vision when you approach the station the right.

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I'm assuming you get drenched, correct?

 

Nope... Knott's Log Ride is like the anti-Jurassic Park/Splash Mountain in that it aims to be more charming rather than its quest to make you wet.

 

Trust me: for full, 100% enjoyment it has got to be ridden at night, or at least around dusk.

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The worst kept Knotts announcement has been announced. Garner Holt announced they'd be doing a Calico Mine Ride overhaul for 2014. not suprised.

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I went to Knott's last week. I loved it... they lack the budget og USH obviously but the park has its charm and if you love roller coasters but yet having some milder options this is the park for you. Plus food is so delicious...

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ok so Knott's announced 3 new family rides for Camp Snoopy.

 

 

Buena Park, Calif. 2014 marks the beginning of an exciting time in Knott’s history as its treasured Camp Snoopy celebrates the big 3-0 with a complete restoration of the entire land! Today, Knott’s Berry Farm is proud to announce the three new rides coming to the land of High Sierra fun: Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer, Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies and Linus Launcher. The addition of the three new family rides, built by Zamperla, demonstrates Knott’s commitment to reinvestment in one of the most beloved children’s areas ever created.

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  • Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer invites campers to “fly a kite” with Charlie Brown and soar above the land’s winding paths and babbling streams – but watch out for the kite-eating tree! This 32-passenger adventure allows guests to sit side-by-side on 16 swings for a spin that whisks riders up to 18 feet above the ground. As the tree rises, good ol’ Charlie Brown is revealed upside down and all tied up in kite string! Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer will replace Snoopy Bounce.

 

  • Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies lets tykes climb aboard their very own all-terrain vehicle for an adventurous ride around the High Sierras. Six four-seater ATVs will spin, bounce, and bump up to 24 guests at a time, while Pig Pen looks on from his center perch. Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies will replace Log Peeler.

 

  • Linus Launcher recreates that classic Peanut’s moment when Snoopy grabs Linus’ blanket and launches him on a wild ride. On Linus Launcher, guests lay on one of twelve “blankets” as they fly round and round. Up to 24 guests lay side-by-side while Snoopy launches them up almost 10 feet in the air. Guests will enjoy a Woodstock’s-eye view of Huff ‘n Puff, The Grizzly Creek Lodge, and all of Camp Snoopy below! Linus Launcher will replace Charlie Brown’s Speedway.

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Get a sneak peak of the revitalized area with an all-new preview sketch at knotts.com, featuring the new rides. In the picturesque rendering, the three new attractions are stunningly depicted: Pig Pen’s Mud Buggies (front left); Charlie Brown’s Kite Flyer (front right); Linus Launcher (back right).

During construction, Knott’s will share exciting announcements and progress through a series of weekly updates on knotts.com. Over the next several weeks, Knott’s will unveil new changes to the land and take readers behind the scenes of this enormous construction project. Join the conversation on social media using #CampSnoopy to track even more updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Camp Snoopy construction began on January 6th and will continue until the grand re-opening in early summer. Don’t miss any of the exciting news from Knott’s Berry Farm in 2014!

A 2014 Season Pass is a great way to experience all of Knott’s Farm Fresh Fun all year long! Knott’s Berry Farm Season Passes are now available online for just six easy payments of $14.00. For more information on Knott’s Berry Farm including admission, season passes, park hours, and events visit www.knotts.com or download the Knott’s Berry Farm app for your smart phone.

 

This seems great as some of the rides are good for replacement and i'm suprised that the speedway is going and not huff and puff.

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Kinda strange to me they are investing in all the spinner rides. Camp Snoopy was already basically a village of spinners. Guess the old ones are falling apart.

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Knotts needs to invest in at least ONE new dark ride or E-Ticket type ride that isn't a coaster. Just ONE. It would really add a lot to the park. The revitalised Log Ride with new and improved show scenes and animatronics proved to be super popular. People love detailed rides....

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Pretty sure that's their intention next year with the new rumored dark ride going into the old Kingdom of the Dinosaurs building. 

 

My guess is some combination of a Sally ride system and of course, Garner Holt themeing.

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Pretty sure that's their intention next year with the new rumored dark ride going into the old Kingdom of the Dinosaurs building. 

 

My guess is some combination of a Sally ride system and of course, Garner Holt themeing.

Because Knott's has had terrible management in the past, they're trying to regain their family audience. That's what they've been doing with their Mine ride and Log ride restorations as well as the new boardwalk and Camp Snoopy. I think they're measuring how the crowd responds to the Calico Mine ride improvements before investing in a big dark ride. Response for Log Ride seems to be overwhelmingly positive, so it looks good. 

 

I'm pretty sure Fiesta Village will be the next area slated for a "redo" like Boardwalk and Snoopy next year. I could see them starting construction for the new dark ride if they want it open in time around 2016/17. Might want to wait until 2017 to avoid the Harry hammer of Potter.

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I also have a feeling on Fiesta but what i think will happen after the dark ride which i do think will have to come later as they would have to redo the entire dinosaur building to get a dark ride there, Expect mabye something like a late 2015 or early 2016 date. Personally i'd like to see Snoopy have a real dark ride, as there hasn't been something really accurate to the Peanuts brand in a long time so i'm hoping mabye a trackless dark ride for Snoopy (to tie in to the new movie coming next year i believe). But, i'm betting this as they have to lure this crowd in,

 

I am betting a Real coaster will come to Knotts after the dark ride. I'd like to see mabye something like a IRAT reimagine to Ghostrider as they can do WONDERS with that. Like redo the ride itself but keep mabye station, and mabye raise the lift height and move the layout to be closer to BigFoot Rapids than The Parking lot. I'd see IRAT on Ghostrider more than a Wingrider, or... Heck! why not do a first, Wooden KEYHOLING! Jk but mabye do something to reinvgrate the park entrance for a more larger western facade. thats me in wishful thinking. 

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Opening Date has been announced for Calico and the new Camp Snoopy rides for June 14th.

 

I will be at Knotts on the 23rd so if you see me, say hi and i'll have something special on me that will distinguish who I am.

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