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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Josh Linn » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:55 am

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CoasterAuditor wrote:So it's raining a lot today in PA.........should I be concerned about the possibility of Knoebels flooding or does it take an insane amount of rain for that to happen??? :omg:



I live 15 minutes from the park...haven’t seen any flood watches or anything of the sort. We haven’t had much rain recently.


I just saw on accuweather that there was a flood advisory in Elysburg. But I'm guessing an inch of rain isn't going to shut down Knoebels for a week.



Should be fine. Like I said, we haven’t had much rain before today so the water levels are fairly low. The Susquehanna is projected to peak at like 8 feet in Bloomsburg which is 10 feet below flood level.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:25 am

^Awesome thank you for your insight.
In my opinion El Toro and Intimidator 305 ride fairly and are free of material roughness.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:40 am

(sorry for the double post)

So about Knoebels..........

This park. THIS PARK. Wow does this place deliver and more to what I was expecting. This honestly was the first time I went to an amusement park I have not been to since 2012 and what a great place to end that dry spell. I will be joining the choir of those that sing the praises of Knoebels because it is now my favorite amusement park by far. Sorry Busch Gardens Williamsburg you have been dethroned. There's just something about a place where there's no gates, cheap food, cheap rides, cheap souvenirs, classic rides, great roller coasters, cool things to do and in that setting that makes you happy. Also loved the singing pumpkin faces I happened to stumble on the ones by Phoenix when they were singing "This is Halloween."

Phoenix Rode it 5 times and it is safe to say this is the 2nd best wooden coaster I have ridden after El Toro. So fun and the 4 airtime hills in a row were just roller coaster heaven :airtimer: :airtime: :airtimer: :airtime:

Twister Rode it twice the first time in the front during the day and that was wild, the double helix is phenomenal. Then the 2nd time at night in the pitch black at 45 degrees, what a rush.

Impulse Rode it 4 times and this ride is cool, it's not the quality of Phoenix and Twister but it's a great ride for Knoebels to have as it scratches the Steel Coaster with Inversions itch very well with lap bars only and hangtime. I was worried about not being able to fit for weeks and it was actually the most comfortable coaster by far and I had no issues whatsoever (the seat dividers on Phoenix and Twister though probably limited how much I wanted to re-ride those :roll: ).

Flying Turns Rode once because the line was sloooooooooooooow. This ride was really fun and cool and I was really getting up on the sides on that trough it was a blast me and my family members all got on one train so it was really cool.

Flyer Rode it 3 times and if I am being honest I think I've only gotten Flying Scooters to really snap once and it was at Kings Dominion. I only had a couple hard swings on it back then.............but then I rode this insane ride. As soon as I attempted to snap as this thing picked up speed it worked and I did it over and over and over and over the entire ride sometimes coming in inches of the trees seemingly. The cables made a few scary noises here in there while I was on it but man snapping cables really turns a calm relaxing ride into a blast. I just love the feeling when you feel the wind catch your car and you know you're about to be launched out. New favorite flat by far.

We also rode Haunted Mansion, Black Diamond, Super Round-Up, the Skooters (these were so fun), and the Cosmotron. My nephew, cousin, aunt and uncle rode Looper as well while I rode Flyer again since I didn't feel like trying to climb into those hamster wheels and be held in by a strap. I did not unfortunately get to sample as much food as I wanted but we did go to Cesari's Pizza and that pizza was delicious. Dinner we had chicken and waffles from the stand near the alamo and they were...........disappointing but that was the only low light of the day. All in all that place is amazing and I want to be there forever. I can't wait to go back.
In my opinion El Toro and Intimidator 305 ride fairly and are free of material roughness.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:47 am

Welcome to the dark side!

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Lemur » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:07 am

coasterbill wrote:Welcome to the dark side!


If loving Knoebel's is the dark side, I'm really, really okay with that.

Like really okay.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:06 am

Yeah other than the slow line there's nothing that can be criticised about Flying Turns. Glad you liked Knoebels so much; it really deserves all the hype it gets. The pierogis are for real, and the rides are pretty good too I guess.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:43 am

Yeah I wish I sampled more of the food that would be my biggest regret and ride a few more of the cool flats I missed out on. The kids were hounding us to play laser tag all day.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:55 am

CoasterAuditor wrote:I was worried about not being able to fit [into Impulse] for weeks and it was actually the most comfortable coaster by far and I had no issues whatsoever (the seat dividers on Phoenix and Twister though probably limited how much I wanted to re-ride those :roll: ).

Sounds like you've got the opposite experience from me. I'm a tiny guy and Impulse gave me a stapling only matched by Skyrush. That said, being stapled in oddly enhanced the hangtime for me.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby disownedpear » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:23 am

Man you got lucky on those Flyers! The day I was there the employees were just not having it and would slow it down whenever I snapped it.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:34 am

Yeah the two workers I had when I was there didn't appear to give a rats a** about the fact I was zooming all over the place. There were people snapping all day long it seemed. Granted they did both seem annoyed when my car stopped in front of them still swaying.
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