Published: January 3, 2013 at 11:00 AMThis might actually get me to walk through the Knott's gates once again.
Published: January 3, 2013 at 11:23 AMGreat to see a theme park investing money in a water ride again. The last few years have been very 'dry' in theme parks. Where are the new water rides?
Published: January 3, 2013 at 11:42 AMThis move is a huge step in the right direction for Knott's Berry Farm. Matt Ouimet is perhaps the best thing to ever happen to Cedar Fair, for sure!
Between this construction, the extended Thunder Mt refurb, and the construction of Full Throttle at SFMM, I may be pushing my planned May SoCal visit back a few months, maybe into September....
Changes like this one are worth waiting for!
Published: January 3, 2013 at 2:18 PMAnd yet Splash Mountain on both coasts are always in various states of disrepair, to the point where safety nets are up due to a crumbling mountain?
Disney really needs to step up their game.
Splash Mountain at TDL was in excellent condition when I visited in 2011. We can only hope attendance drops at both Florida and California Disney parks once the Universal parks get their respective new Potter offerings, and Disney then realizes they need to step it up in order to keep guests coming back.
Published: January 3, 2013 at 2:24 PMThis is great news and a big step in the right direction for Knott's. I hope the Calico Mine Ride gets the full treatment next, the audio on that ride is practically inaudible. And then, hopefully, a new dark ride for Knott's is in the cards.
Published: January 4, 2013 at 12:03 AMIt is the ride with the most ridership in the park at Knott's..... yet Cedar Fair ripped the log flume ride out of Carowinds. And many other places keep loosing these classic rides.... makes me sad. Glad to see that Knott's is keeping theres and investing into it's future.
Published: January 4, 2013 at 3:40 PMI'm going to Knott's for my 60th birthday in January - and the log ride will be closed - BUMMER. I remember riding the mine train in 1962 - that will have to suffice. To a kid living at Fort Leonard Wood, MO but being from So Cal, our vacations always included the "big four": Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Pacific Ocean Park and Marineland. If I have never thanked my parents, grandparents and Uncle Homer: Thank you. With all my heart.