The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby ZeroG001 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:43 pm

I'm excited it's finally going, but a little curious what they're going to put in its place. When they took out Perilous Plunge, i got my hopes up for a big coaster only to be disappointed. So I'm not expecting much. As for the rumors of a B&M hyper, will this even open up enough room? Boomerang occupied a very small footprint and I don't think they'd be able to fit a big coaster like that there unless they built it over everything like they did with Silver Bullet.

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Postby YoshiFan » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:44 pm

I skipped it last year because I didn't feel like waiting 30 minutes for a boomerang. I hope I don't get the chance to ride it next year at Dorney.

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Postby VF15 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:55 pm

I see it most likely headed to the scrapyard. Relocating a 27-year-old Boomerang sounds like something that Six Flags would do, plus Matt Ouimet has said that he isn't a fan of ride relocations.
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Postby KBF4Life » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:06 pm

A Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster or Euro-Fighter would be an awesome addition to the Boardwalk. Imagine something along the lines of Mystery Mine from Dollywood or the Monster at Adventureland.

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Postby sfkk » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:06 pm

Say hello to your "new" ride of the decade MIA. Maybe in 2028 you will get a slightly better used ride.
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HaHa- In all seriousness I like to think more highly of Cedar Fair than to re-locate an old boomerang, especially since I thought I remembered hearing reports that the current execs do not like rotating rides. However, I would not be surprised in the least if it moved to a park like MIA, as realistically for them it is likely this or nothing.

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Postby MIAfan88 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:07 pm

Michigan's Adventure turned a bad SLC to one of the best. Boomerang could have the same "success story".

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Postby gerstlaueringvar » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:16 pm

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Postby KnottsBerryMountain » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:42 pm

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:45 pm

I'm guessing sold to another park or scrapped---you can get a lot more bang for your buck now with smaller, cheaper, compact rides than re-locating a boomerang and dealing with continued maintenance costs.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:19 pm

This is a great move! Boomerang was the only coaster I didn't ride at Knott's last year. Glad to see they're getting rid of it. There's so much more they can do with that space; almost anything would be better.
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