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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:37 am

coasterbill wrote:Satellite sucks but I love that it exists, mainly because it absolutely shouldn't. :lol:

I die inside every time one of my local friends calls it the "salt and pepper shakers".
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:00 am

I'm planning a potential Knoebels trip in October for the first time because I really want to ride Phoenix. Curious question is Impulse "large rider friendly?" Not worried at all about the wooden coasters as I can ride the PTC trains at KD no problem (though I don't recommend another human being sit in one with me). I can also fit on rides like Intimidator 305, Apollo's Chariot, and InvadR. Also wondering what flats may be an issue.
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 alilstronger » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:40 am

A.J. wrote:
coasterbill wrote:Satellite sucks but I love that it exists, mainly because it absolutely shouldn't. :lol:

I die inside every time one of my local friends calls it the "salt and pepper shakers".


One of the reasons I love coming to this park.

I never knew people called this the salt and pepper shakers. I always thought they were this below.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby MisterBrow » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:13 pm

alilstronger wrote:
A.J. wrote:
coasterbill wrote:Satellite sucks but I love that it exists, mainly because it absolutely shouldn't. :lol:

I die inside every time one of my local friends calls it the "salt and pepper shakers".


One of the reasons I love coming to this park.

I never knew people called this the salt and pepper shakers. I always thought they were this below.


The important thing this your kids can ride that while you purchase and sample from their green apple and apple cider slushes from the stand in front of it.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:11 pm

bert425 wrote:...two rides on train. Day and night. Completely different ride thru the woods at night

Which train?

EDIT: Also, do I recall reading about some store you can go to to get discounts on wristbands? Where can we get those?
EDIT2: I found out that the Friday we might be visiting Knoebles is a bargain night (oh yeah my family is going to get to visit Knoebles for the 1st time :b). How are crowds during Bargain nights?
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:33 am

I am planning to go check out Knoebels for the first time in October with my nephew, cousin, and uncle. I was wondering what the crowds are like usually on Saturdays and Sundays in October. I know must parks are usually batsh*t crazy on Saturdays in October but was wondering if Knoebels is any different since it is smaller.
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 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:46 am

Crowds are fine except for that first week in October (Phoenix Phall Phunfest and the Covered Bridge Festival). In that case, crowds are still fine in the park itself but the issue is parking because the Covered Bridge Festival is tremendously popular. I would suggest parking your car by 9am on Saturday or Sunday that weekend.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:50 am

coasterbill wrote:Crowds are fine except for that first week in October (Phoenix Phall Phunfest and the Covered Bridge Festival). In that case, crowds are still fine in the park itself but the issue is parking because the Covered Bridge Festival is tremendously popular. I would suggest parking your car by 9am on Saturday or Sunday that weekend.


Thank you sir and noted. I will probably shoot for a Saturday in mid-October. Looking forward to riding Phoenix about 50 times.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:13 pm

JG-77 wrote:
bert425 wrote:...two rides on train. Day and night. Completely different ride thru the woods at night

Which train?

EDIT: Also, do I recall reading about some store you can go to to get discounts on wristbands? Where can we get those?
EDIT2: I found out that the Friday we might be visiting Knoebles is a bargain night (oh yeah my family is going to get to visit Knoebles for the 1st time :b). How are crowds during Bargain nights?


the "big" one that goes out into the woods (station near Ferris Wheel).

during day times (afternoon), they put out corn holders/feeders in the woods that attract squirrels and deer.
during night times? PITCH BLACK with only the headlight from the train engine lighting up a few feet ahead. . . going thru the woods in the dark. . like a horror film. it's awesome!

the train tracks also go over a bridge, thru a tunnel, and under Twister. . you can get some great pictures on this train.


EDIT: and don't miss the live bald Eagles. They are in an enclosure just to the left and in back of Black Diamond. Many folks don't realize that Knoebel's even has live Eagles, but they do, and if you get the timing right, you can watch the feeding, and talk to the caregivers.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:43 pm

Now I understand why everyone raves about the pierogis at the Roast Beef Stand. Those were incredible!

They went well with the fries, burrito, pizza, bacon on a stick, and cheese on a stick.
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