The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Gnome » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:22 am

The layout is fine and pulls some decent g's. What the ride really lacks is a good drop and some snap into some of the transitions like in the cobra roll. I think if SB had a great bear style drop and that snap it would be ranked significantly better. But it complements the park well and it's a solid inverted coaster.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:19 am


Knott’s Berry Farm is proud to announce the opening date for its ground breaking attraction, Voyage To The Iron Reef. The brand new interactive 4-D ride will surface on May 15, 2015!

Never-before-seen footage! See the first glimpse of the mysterious forces that lay beneath the Boardwalk by watching this short clip.

Voyage to the Iron Reef will be a spectacular new interactive 4-D attraction for the entire family. Save Knott’s from mysterious creatures emerging from the seas beneath the Boardwalk in a cutting edge media-based battle. Through enchanting underwater forests, disorienting ocean current tunnels, and mysterious mechanical wreckage, high definition 3-D animation will surround guests at every turn.

Guests who have what it takes to become brave deep sea navigators will climb aboard submarine-inspired ride vehicles and embark on an adventure into the Iron Reef that combines the fun of a theme park ride with the interactivity of high tech video games. The submarines will navigate 600 feet of track and 11 colossal scenes featuring hundreds of media-based creatures and live action special effects.

The interactive voyage features a different experience every time and reacts to the actions and accuracy of the guests onboard. Riders will aim their freeze rays at ballooning mechanical puffer fish, an iron clad octopus and other exciting 3-D creatures as they compete against their friends and family to blast the most sea life and save Knott’s from a watery doom. The number of creatures taken is digitally displayed onboard and in the undock area – players with the highest score will be entered into the Iron Reef’s Hall Of Fame.

More information and updates regarding the spectacular new interactive 4-D attraction are still to come in the weeks and months ahead, please stay tuned!

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Jew » Mon Jan 26, 2015 1:35 pm

The rendering of the sea creature looks rough...but I am willing to give the benefit of the doubt for now in assuming Knott's just told the company "send us something for a promo...we don't care if it isn't finished" like they do for movie trailers.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:38 pm

That rendering does seem a little "unfinished", but that doesn't matter to me. I'm sure this ride will be GREAT! Hopefully I'll get to go on opening day--or at least very close to it.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby singforfood » Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:42 pm

Well, so much for the work rumor mill.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:37 am

It's always good to see a new dark ride coming to a park, and I'm looking forward to checking out Iron Reef.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby chrisalex » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:12 am

YESS! Great, will visit Knott´s end of May.
Perfectly timed opening.
Looking really forward to see the new ride.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Wed Jan 28, 2015 7:48 am

No idea when I might get back to CA, but I do want to check this out. Nice to see a new dark ride being added to the park.

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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby Paradox » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:59 am

I will be heading up to Cali this summer and I am certainly looking forward to this.

I rode Wonder Mountain's Guardian in the summer and I actually found it to be quite fun so I have my expectations high for this ride as I assume that it will be a step up.
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Re: The Knott's Berry Farm (KBF) Discussion Thread

Postby DenDen » Wed Jan 28, 2015 11:20 am

The video made me laugh. :lmao:

Yeah, let's hope that's just a quick-rendering... I'm really not a dark-ride fanatic... I ride them, but don't go out of my way for them.
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