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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:41 am
by bert425
coasterbill wrote:
tndank wrote:Seems to dumb to not put it up yesterday if that's what they wanted.


They thought people would be decent humans and not show up claiming fake medical conditions by the thousands. I agree that trusting people to not be horrible was naive but I’m not mad at them for their optimism I guess. :lol:


:nina:

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:12 pm
by CenturyFlyer
Here's a short TR of my awesome time at Knoebels after Hershey.

We arrived to a very quiet parking lot. As we walked into the park, it quickly became clear that crowds were light. I guess that this is because people don’t want to wear a mask, or more likely, are smarter than me and are staying away from amusement parks for now. Mask wearing was very well obeyed, although social distancing wasn't always followed in what few queue lines there were.

We went to Twister first, and the line took about 10 minutes (kind of weird), which was by far the longest queue we waited in. They were assigning rows with effort made to keep spacing between groups on both woodies. As I left Twister, I noticed that the queue line was closed off for them to do cleaning, and people were lining up behind the barrier. Twister is a top-notch wooden coaster that I find myself liking just as much as Phoenix sometimes, which is insane. It’s really strange, but I also know that I’m at Knoebels when I hand my tickets to the deaf guy at the Twister entrance. I hope that isn’t bad.

Phoenix was perfect as usual, with great floater airtime at the crest of the second turnaround that I had never noticed before and made me straddle the seat divider. I took two rides back-to-back two different times, in row 4.1, 1.3, the front, and the back, and the airtime was slamming on the double-down and the fourth hill.

Knoebels did better at precautions than Hershey. Hand sanitizer locations seemed to be more obvious, and they sanitized the trains more often. The ironic thing is that there were fewer people here than at Hersheypark! Enjoy the pictures!

BTW my Dad got a Bison burger here that cost as much as the crappy grilled ham and cheese I got at Hersheypark! :lol:

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:33 am
by bert425
the lap bar on 1001 Nachts was SO tight, we were miserable on it - was thrilled it was the shortest ride cycle we experienced.

my only negative from a long, long day at Knoebel's with TPR :)

we laughed about it for the rest of the day. . but yeah. . . .you missed nothing by not ever riding that.


bigger question (for me) tho. . did you ride the OTHER carousel (the antique S&G one over by the rocket slide?. . that one has got some portraits on it of Knoebel's family members in the hand-painted panels)

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:33 am
by Canobie Coaster
Are they still doing ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings on the carousel during this?

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:12 am
by JG-77
He said he caught the brass ring so I’d assume yes.

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:20 am
by Canobie Coaster
Whoops I missed that line!

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:42 am
by coasterbill
Great to see! Honestly I’m all for social distancing and mask mandates to prevent airborne transmission but I’m a little tired of obsessive policies that prevent surface transmission. I feel like if haven’t figured out how to wash and sanitize your hands by now you’re just a dumbass. I’ll happily grab for some ringy dingy ding-a-ling dings.

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:54 pm
by SharkTums
^Exactly. Have we ever heard about any confirmed surface transfer cases?!?! I mean, if you could catch this from amazon packages or groceries we would all be dead by now.

WASH YOUR HANDS, DON'T TOUCH YOUR FACE, WEAR A MASK!!!!! Such simple things could end this all.

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:20 am
by cfc
^Hygiene takes away from our Freedom! 'Murica! ;)

Looks like they're doing pretty well at Knoebels--may have to sneak up there, myself.

Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:59 am
by 805Andrew
If I could transport myself to Knoebels right now I would, but it's 41 hour drive.