Is Knott's Berry Farm teasing its next addition?

October 23, 2018, 8:00 PM · Knott's Berry Farm usually wastes no time in promoting its next big addition after it opens a new attraction. But following last spring's debut of HangTime, we heard nothing from the park about a new ride or show.

The rumor mill has been suggesting that Knott's would hold off on a 2019 addition in favor of a much bigger-than-normal debut for 2020. Whatever the plan, Knott's decided to fuel fans' curiosity with a Tweet this afternoon, one that teases a "great discovery" for 2019.

Some Cedar Fair parks have been posting old-timey promo posters for attractions in sister parks, so you can't rule out another cross-promotion here. But Calico is Knott's thing, so you'd likely get short odds betting on something coming to Ghost Town.

Okay, theme park sleuths. What do you see in Knott's clue? I doubt that this is the announcement of the new Knott's Vacation Club time-share scheme, but, hey, you never know, right? It would fit the clues, though, wouldn't it?

What are you hoping that the park adds to line-up? (Seriously, please do not be a time share.)

Replies (10)

October 23, 2018 at 8:13 PM

I think Bigfoot Rapids is getting a makeover.

October 23, 2018 at 8:40 PM

Are they going to do the Frontierland game that Disneyland had a few years back?

October 23, 2018 at 8:46 PM

FWIW, Cedar Fair hasn't registered any trademarks since Copperhead Strike (the new Carowinds coaster), so there's no supporting clue there. The lack of any obvious construction also supports this being either an experience or something going into an existing structure.

October 23, 2018 at 9:39 PM

Wow, my mind is spinning. Big Foot Rapids and Mystery Lodge are both ripe for a makeover. Personally I think rapid rides have run their course so I'd like to see them level BFR in favor of something different. Add ML and it frees up a nice chunk of real estate. I know all the reasons why that's likely unlikely, but it's my own personal pipe dream...

October 23, 2018 at 9:22 PM

Dinosaur and Knott’s Berry Tales? Find out where’s they’re stashed.

October 23, 2018 at 10:56 PM

Probably something interactive, following the success they have had with Ghost Town Live (even winning a THEA)."Excursions", "Maps and Guides"... Maybe work in virtual reality with it, too. Could even include something with Bud Hurlbut's old barn...
Maybe a type of game using all of these together, also using an app that collects info each time you visit...

October 24, 2018 at 2:12 AM

There's been a rumor going around for a bit that Knott's 2019 project will be major upgrades/modifications to Bigfoot Rapids and Mystery Lodge. Given that the rumored 2020 expansion may occupy some space directly adjacent to the area, I wouldn't be surprised if they're shifting a couple things around to accommodate a second access point to the new area (probably directly through what is now Special Ops). It would also be a good opportunity to touch up that area of the park, particularly to create a thematic bridge between Ghost Town and whatever the new land is going to be. Bigfoot Rapids is currently scheduled to be closed until TBD, so you never know. Either way, Knott's traditionally announces new projects shortly after the end of Haunt season (HangTime was an anomaly), so we should know within two or three weeks what they're doing for next year.

October 24, 2018 at 2:02 PM

Yep, my money is on Bigfoot Rapids getting an upgrade. "Calico River Territory"

October 24, 2018 at 4:50 PM

I think it’s going to be something to do with Bigfoot rapids and mystery large Ii

October 25, 2018 at 10:14 AM

The entire area of Bigfoot and Mystery Lodge is aging, but both attractions are Knott's staples, and both could do very well with a major upgrade. Since the teaser is focused on a River however, my hope is with a good Bigfoot overhaul. Perhaps even an expansion into current backstage space to enhance and extend the experience. As it is, Bigfoot is an "old school" rapids ride. I'd love to see the flume reworked to brings a more current experience to the area. My extended hope would be to see the upgrades extended to the bumper cars area near by. The cars and the associated food location right there have been the grimiest section of the park for a very long time. Compared to the classy environment of Bigfoot, it's a stark contrast. Here's to hoping that end of the park gets some love as well.

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