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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby simaticable » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:56 pm

I imagine something similar to that. While Flying Turns has a smaller hourly output than Gate Keeper, Cedar Point is also much larger than Knoebels. I could see lines up to six hours for tomorrow.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby DougMJr » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:00 pm

For $500 I'll drive the 4 hours it takes to get there and hold somebody's spot in line for them! :lmao:

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Josh Linn » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:05 pm

Meteornotes wrote:Maybe it's just me, but while it's cool that it's finally open, I have no desire to get up there right away to ride it. The line for this is going to be among the worst in amusement park history, and who knows how reliable the ride will be in daily operation. Combined with the fact that the crowd at PPP is, um, not the best humanity has to offer, there's no way I'd go up there just for this. Will be curious to hear how lines are for other stuff, especially the Phoenix, if this is indeed open for PPP.

I guess I'm not one of those people that must be "first" on a ride. If it's not going to lead to more money and/or more sex, I don't see the point in being "first" or whatever.


For me it's not about being first, it's just that I've been waiting so damn long to ride this thing that I want to go ASAP. Plus it's only a 15 minute drive for me, so it's not like I'm committing an entire day to it.

EDIT: The park's opening at noon tomorrow, correct? The calendar on their website is only showing that it's the covered bridge festival and doesn't show any times.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby cmullin » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:09 pm

robbalvey wrote:Should we start taking bets on the line for tomorrow? Keeping in mind that Gatekeeper had a four hour line on opening day running three trains...

I'll start the bidding with 7 hours.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby x2isawesome » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:15 pm

I'm going to throw out five and a half hours. Also going to throw out there thirty laps taken before a break down.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:22 pm

x2isawesome wrote:I'm going to throw out five and a half hours. Also going to throw out there thirty laps taken before a break down.

Is it really fair to be taking bets on how long it's going to take to break down? Seriously, I think many of us are all a bit in shock and awe that it's actually open.

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby Chroniq » Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:31 pm

Here's a photo I took on September 22nd when the ride was still in Beta.
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby _IntaMAN_ » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:02 pm

*Shed's A Tear* Hopefully a PN trip is in the works! Anyone who got to ride this is lucky. Lines must be ridiculous!

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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:03 pm

Can't believe this ride has finally opened to guests... We were supposed to ride it during the East Coast Trip in 2008, when I was still in High School. I've graduated college since then!
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Re: Knoebels Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:33 pm

Thanks to Kyle who was at the park tonight for the Flying Turns opening, we have a few pics!

Kyle's review of the ride (taken from exactly what he texted me):

"Ride is a lot of fun. Progressively tighter turns. Total giggle fest. Nothing scary or intense. They organize so the heaviest rider is in front, lightest in back. Has to do with the whipping of the back car staying in control."

Another member, Dave H has this to say:
"Flying Turns was a lot of fun. Lots of laughing, and everyone enjoyed it. No, it wasn't super intense or anything, but a solid ride. Didn't take any pictures, because I didn't bring my camera, and my phone takes CRAPPY nighttime pics. I'll try to get some tomorrow." (His full report on the next page)

It was dark and so are the photos, but here goes...

Here is the most recent POV shot by the park:
Here was the line at opening. Not sure how long it was because they had to shut the ride down for a while due to a rainstorm.
Take a look at the trains!
Loading platform for the ride. They were running, I think, 4 trains tonight.
"Flight on time..." (There is a joke about it taking seven years here, but honestly, I won't say it because I'm sure a lot of us are just happy that it's open!) =)
Going up the lift out of the station.
You can sit single or tandem seating...
There are scales at each boarding station and the weight limit is 400lbs. If you're group is over, you won't get the green light.
Another look at the trains...
Some of the first public riders ever!!!
Thank you for flying! We hope this is a HUGE success!!!
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