Published: January 14, 2014 at 9:28 PMThis is a disappointment. They need to invest in a Peanuts dark ride that can swap in overlays for Halloween and Christmas. They could have gotten rid of quite of these old flat rides like Lucy's Tugboat, and the extremely discomforting Timberline Twister, and nobody would have missed them.
Published: January 15, 2014 at 2:20 AM"Are these rides new or did a local supermarket decide to stop using them?"
Published: January 15, 2014 at 10:46 AMWhat will replace the tower swing ride that has been dismantled?
So many fixes. Not enough time.
Published: January 15, 2014 at 12:59 PMAs the parent of a 3-year-old, we'll definitely miss the Charlie Brown Speedway. Perfect ride for a kid looking to move up from the most basic of kiddie rides and take on some G forces. Apparently Cedar Fair thinks every ride should spin around a central point. I'm happy with most of what Knott's has done this past couple of years, but this part was a disappointment.
Published: January 15, 2014 at 11:00 PMMore than any of the new rides, I am hopeful that the Camp Snoopy area will be re-themed and made more attractive like when the area first opened. If you look carefully, the artwork seems to hint that this will be the fact, but it's impossible to predict based on concept artwork.
Published: January 15, 2014 at 11:24 PMIt's interesting--about a month ago, I asked a ride operator at Knott's what she had heard about the Camp Snoopy changes.
She said she had heard that the rides closer to the Beach Blvd border of Camp Snoopy would possiblt be removed--the Joe Cool skateboard ride, the kiddie roller coaster, the Camp bus ride, and Lucy's Tugboat. I couldn't imagine what might be coming to replace those rides, but that seemed like a more ambitious plan to redo a larger section of the area.
I'm not that excited about any of the announced rides, but like I mentioned earlier, I am hopeful that they will spend enough money to beautify the area and plus up the theming, which once had a more "high Sierra Nevada" feel, with rope bridges and mountain streams, and less concrete walkways and carnival games.
Published: January 15, 2014 at 11:34 PMFor the record, ride ops typically are the worst sources for news about upcoming developments in a theme park. I never rely on them when chasing rumors. And I say this as a former ride op. We were always the last to know anything. :^(
That said, I'd love to see Knott's embrace more "active play" concepts in Camp Snoopy, too, and rely less on the kid-sized carny rides.