Knott's Berry Farm announces three new Camp Snoopy rides
Knott's Berry Farm
has revealed three new children's rides that it will to its Camp Snoopy land this summer, as it renovates the iconic children's land for its 30th anniversary.
Concept art showing Pig Pen's Mud Buggies (left), Charlie Brown's Kite Flyer (right), and Linus Launcher (in back). Image courtesy Knott's.
Charlie Brown's Kite Flyer will be a children's Wave Swinger ride, with 16 two-passenger swings that rise up to 18 feet off the ground. Watch for Charlie Brown in the kite-eating tree at the top.
Linus Launcher places 24 riders on "blankets," lying down for a spinner ride that rises up to 10 feet in the air.
Pig Pen's Mud Buggies is another kiddie spinner, where "six four-seater ATVs will spin, bounce, and bump up to 24 guests at a time, while Pig Pen looks on from his center perch."
To make way for the new rides, Knott's is removing the Snoopy Bounce, Charlie Brown’s Speedway, and the Log Peeler. The three rides will go in those old attractions' places — Kite Flyer in the Snoopy Bounce spot, Linus replacing the Speedway, and Pig Pen taking the Log Peeler spot. Knott's said that it will reopen the newly refurbished land in "early summer."
Quite a step down from the news that Knott's is refurbing the Calico Mine Ride.
This 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.
"Are these rides new or did a local supermarket decide to stop using them?"
What will replace the tower swing ride that has been dismantled?
As 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.
More 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.
It's interesting--about a month ago, I asked a ride operator at Knott's what she had heard about the Camp Snoopy changes.
For the record, ride ops typically are the
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