With the exception of the music, all of the changes made in the park over the past few months have been great. GREAT!!!
Charleston Circle looks fantastic. The attitude of the employees was great. The park was very clean.
All this has really brought back some of the "yeah, I remember why I used to love this place" type of feelings.
Which is why it's been so hard to understand what's the deal with the music. Everything that Raffi has done has been for the good of the park and the theme of the park, except that.
All that said, I'm not going to condemn the guy for it. It is what it is. Do I wish we'd have some theme appropriate music in Ghost Town especially, yes ... but I'm willing to overlook it since the rest of the park is looking so great right now.
^ Agreed Greg. Compared to many other CF parks, granted Knotts was originally a road side attraction of sorts, Knotts has a welcoming feel to it with a great vibe and energy, especially at night. I don't get that same vibe at CP, KI, or KD. What I get there is the vibe of the cash register. Perhaps those interested in building new parks should study Knotts a bit and take some pointers. If the do, they too will be successful.
I was planning on going to California soon after Transformers and Cars Land opens, but after my trip to Knotts and Haunt, we're delaying the trip a couple of months just for Knotts (and Haunt). When I went the staff were incredibly enthusiastic and friendly, it was a complete contrast to down the road at Disney where the cast members were incredibly glum. Apart from Ghost Rider being incredibly rough, they had a great line up and a real mixture of coasters so they all felt different. Looking forward to the return trip!
New for 2012 at Knott's Halloween Haunt - 40th Anniversary...
DOMINION OF THE DEAD!!!
Some of you may have been at the West Coast Bash haunt presentation when Brooke Walters announced a new version of Dominion of the Dead for Halloween Haunt 2012. If you haven't seen the video yet of the presentation, check it out here....
As for the presentation we were given, below are the slides, and they pretty much speak for themselves. Dominion of the Dead is one of the most popular mazes of Knott's past (it used to be in the old Whirlpool building in 1995) and for the 40th Anniversary of Haunt, the designers have brought back to life a new version of this popular maze! The new version of the maze is going where Lockdown used to be. Check it out....
(click on the images below for larger versions)
Brook Walters unveils plans for a new Dominion of the Dead at Knott's Scary Farm's 40th Anniversary in 2012.
Here's a close up of some of that concept art.
And the slide show begins....
Does anyone remember what ride used to be in that building during the non-haunt period?
Love this slide!!!!
This maze will go where Lockdown used to be.
Looking forward to the 40th Anniversary! Thank you Knott's for the announcement at West Coast Bash 2012!
Thanks to Emily Rivas for the video and Dan Angona for the photos.
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