Going to Knoebels for the first time this coming Friday!
How are crowds? What are some good eateries nearby? What are the priorities to ride (since it might rain that day)?
Darien Lake is my home park.
Coaster Count: 65 || Parks: 12 (I need to branch out and visit new parks ) Top 10:1. Millennium Force | 2. Wicked Cyclone | 3. Superman the Ride | 4. Rougarou | 5. Maverick | 6. Raptor (CP) | 7. Gatekeeper | 8. Top Thrill Dragster | 9. Ride of Steel | 10. Tantrum
DarienPoint wrote:What are some good eateries nearby?
This isn't like most parks. Arrive hungry and eat one of everything. The food is amazing and the prices are equally amazing (as in low).
Priorities include but are not limited to
- Cesari's Pizza - Cookies from the Loaf - Ice Cream Waffle Sandwiches from the place by the creek - Pierogies but only from one place. Please consult the map.
Every ride runs in the train except Flying Turns. Besides the coasters, don't miss the bumper cars, the flume or the flyers. Honestly, just ride every flat ride. They're all better than most of their counterparts.
DarienPoint wrote:How are crowds? What are some good eateries nearby? What are the priorities to ride (since it might rain that day)?
First question. Friday crowds will definitely be less than Saturday and / or Sunday. The park may be more crowded than a usual Friday because the Crystal Pool area is still closed after the flooding. But "crowds" at Knoebels only ever translate to waits of no more than 15-20 minutes for every attraction that isn't named Flying Turns.
Second question. Bill has a good wisdom. Come hungry, eat a lot.
Third question. "Must-rides" are Phoenix, Twister, Impulse, Flying Turns, Flyer, Looper, StratosFear, Skooters, Haunted Mansion, Pioneer Train, Grand Carousel. Flying Turns is the only attraction that may dictate what order you do your rides in, as the queue moves slowly.
^ This. Plus Downdraft, Paratrooper, StatosFEAR, the slide, the boats... you know what... everything. Ride everything. Also, he's telling you to ride the carousel because you can sit on outside horses and grab for ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings, so do that. If you get the brass one you get a free ride.
A.J. wrote:Second question. Bill has a good wisdom. Come hungry, eat a lot.
Yeah, whenever I hear something like "We stopped for food on the way to the park" or "We left the park and went to eat at <<insert restaurant with food that's not even close to being as good as Knoebels food and is probably more expensive too>>", a little part of me dies.
I mean, this was my dinner last night. Then we had an ice cream waffle sandwich and a Phoenix unlimited airtime buffet for desert. It was a great night. I'm super jealous of the TPR group that's at the park today, I'm sure you'll have a great time. Sorry we couldn't make it.
coasterbill wrote:I mean, this was my dinner last night. Then we had an ice cream waffle sandwich and a Phoenix unlimited airtime buffet for desert. It was a great night. I'm super jealous of the TPR group that's at the park today, I'm sure you'll have a great time. Sorry we couldn't make it.
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