Well Knott's has officially begun the deconstruction of their god-forsaken Mondial Windseeker starting with the top. Good riddance, that thing was never open anyway and it never fit into the Fiesta Village.
Any speculation as to what's going to happen next in its place? A new restaurant sounds likely but I'm not sure about another BBQ.
Edit: Also it's definitely worth mentioning that Ghostrider was completely hauling ass-and-a-half a couple nights ago. The section between the MCBR and the second turnaround has never been more intense.
While I think the ride would have been a better fit for the Boardwalk area, as was originally planned, I still found it enjoyable in the Fiesta Village location. I think the ride actually provides an interesting mix of sensations; it's both thrilling, due to its height, and somewhat relaxing, given the smooth spinning motion. So, I am sad to see it come down!
And, making the deconstruction even more hard to bear is the knowledge that the current management at Knott's seems to have little interest in adding anything other than mild family rides at the moment. The chances of another thrill ride coming down the pike in the near future seem small, though I hope I'm wrong.
Vonni wrote:^ I agree. KBF is due for a high thrill ride. It does not have to be a Roller Coaster (though that would be nice). I still feel a Max Air would be spectacular in Windseekers location.
While another Huss flat would be great, the Chance Revolution two doors down seems sufficient for now. Besides, there really isn't enough room for something that big unless they were willing to extend over the lake, which I can't see Knott's doing.
My money's not on another restaurant (knott's has tons already), but maybe a medium-high thrill flat something along the lines of an Air Race. I for one would love to see that.
And while we're wishing for gold I might as well say that I really want Knott's Boomerang to be replaced with a giant ferris wheel.
^ Agreed. With some Mexican theming it could be quite successful. And with Cedar Fair buying from Zamperla this year with Cedar Point and Valleyfair's Diskos, I wouldn't be surprised if they purchased an Air Race or two for Knott's and maybe another park in need of a new thrill ride.
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