Knoebels Discussion Thread

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Taylor Finn » Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:34 am

We have gone the last few years because we enjoy getting a bunch of rides on Phoenix that night and you get some free food with the festivities. It's also just because we enjoy the craft festival and the haunted overlays. So, if we are going to go that time of year, we miles well go that weekend. Seems like they'll push my reservation back a year if I want, so I'll probably opt to go that route.

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Postby Highridin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:52 am

How are crowds on Saturdays this year. We are heading up.
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Postby Condor » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:02 am

Crowds on the late July Saturday I went were mild, but seating every other row on the woodies with one-train op resulted in 20-25 minute waits by mid afternoon. The only other ride with a comparable wait was StratosFear.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:39 pm

The Saturday I visited had fairly long wait times for most rides, and both Twister and Phoenix ran one train, and I waited like 15-20 min each. Many of the flat rides had pretty long lines that I chose not to wait in, partly because they were long, and also because it's harder to distance in many of the flat ride queues than in other rides.

Personally I'd recommend a Sunday or weekday, but you can still have fun on a Saturday.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Highridin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:55 pm

So in other words, switch Dutch Wonderland for Saturday, and Knoebels to Monday.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:30 pm

You're spending an entire day at Dutch Wonderland?

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:10 pm

Hey now, he may have small kids.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:28 am

^ I agree. Dutch Wonderland is an excellent kids park except for one thing. Kingdom Coaster has a higher height requirement than the woodies at Knoebels or Comet at Hershey.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:45 am

They really increased the height requirement a lot compared to when it first opened. I remember in the 90s it was 42" to ride alone and I want to say 36" to ride with someone else but not 100% sure on that.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby disownedpear » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:29 am

I was there for half of Wednesday, all of Thursday and some of Friday. Impulse had people working on the lift and was testing Thursday. Parking lot guy had some rumors about Impulses lift being made quieter.

Anyone else notice the flyer ops being particularly strict this year? \

I also noticed they were rotating some of which rides were open, Satellite was running only Wednesday, Looper running Thursday and Friday and Black Diamond running Friday only.
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