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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:59 am

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Thank you Thank you Thank you! Some of my coaster friends are going wild over the newer Alpine Slide/coasters things - and I do like them, they're fun. But nothing compared to the old concrete ones. It seems we always would find those awesome concrete ones on coaster/road trips. Most gone now.


There's one at the Seven Springs mountain resort in PA. Not quite as fast as the ones at Action Park in its heyday, but better than nothing.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:12 am

^Thanks for the tip. I'm more likely going out of my way for a classic wild ride/water ride than a new big giga. It's got to the point where fun trumps credit count. Ah, to be over 40.

Skyrides, wild slides, classic flats, classic coaster vehicles here I come!

Fun beats bigger - I spent 3 days at Knoebels last year but only 5 hours at my local corporate park (on 2 visits). Gotta ride Whizzer :lover:
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:09 pm

So the Knoebels website says Impulse is closed, is it closed for the season or just recently?
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:12 pm

It hasn't been open yet this year. When I was there on Tuesday there was no activity.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:59 pm

Mike240SX wrote:It hasn't been open yet this year. When I was there on Tuesday there was no activity.

Aw, I was kinda looking forward to riding that. I know I'm not missing out on much since it rides like a eurofighter, but still.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterAuditor » Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:25 pm

JT325 wrote:^Thanks for the tip. I'm more likely going out of my way for a classic wild ride/water ride than a new big giga. It's got to the point where fun trumps credit count. Ah, to be over 40.

Skyrides, wild slides, classic flats, classic coaster vehicles here I come!

Fun beats bigger - I spent 3 days at Knoebels last year but only 5 hours at my local corporate park (on 2 visits). Gotta ride Whizzer :lover:


I’ve also figured that out and it’s why Knoebels is my favorite park. I do love awesome coasters but I’ve decided to not be a credit whore like I once was in high school because the number isn’t worth increasing by putting my 6’3 ass into a kiddie coaster car. As long as a roller coaster isn’t violently awful and painful I don’t care if it’s not the greatest layout of all time and enjoy the ride for what it is because I’m on a roller coaster and not auditing or something.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:35 pm

Soooo, I'm looking at planing our first trip to the park later this week. Is Flying Turns open yet?? I know they were doing some work on it recently. Wasn't sure if it had reopened or not.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:13 pm

It looks like they're doing some serious retracking/reprofiling based on the photos and videos I've seen, I expect it to be down for the season.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby JT325 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:46 am

CoasterAuditor wrote:but I’ve decided to not be a credit whore like I once was in high school because the number isn’t worth increasing by putting my 6’3 ass into a kiddie coaster car.


Say it! At 6'1", you'd think I'd get into most stuff. I don't know where I was last year - maybe a carnival - and I decided I'd get one of those caterpillar coaster credits. I'm not even sure the manufacturer, but I could barely get in sideways, with my knees sticking straight up. Forget about the lap bar. I sat there, decided it wasn't going to work (before attention was focused on me) then politely worked my way out of the seat and walked down the ramp.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:45 pm

While we're on the topic of credit whoring, I'd like to remind everyone that Kosmo's Curves is actually a good ride worth a moderate wait, and is not just for a credit. ;)
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