Knott's Berry Farm and its partner Triotech this afternoon at the IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando offered more detail for their new Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair interactive dark ride.
Knott's Bear-y Tales: Return to the Fair revives one of the park's classic dark rides, just in time for the farm's 100th anniversary. According to the Knott's announcement, "the story takes place 34 years after the original adventure and will follow Boysen Bear and Girlsen Bear as they travel to the Country Fair to earn the blue ribbon prize for their famous boysenberry pies, but Crafty Coyote is back along with his mischievous pups intent on stealing all the pies for themselves."
That means it's up to riders to use their "jelly blasters" to recover the stolen pies and stop Crafty Coyote.
"Triotech is thrilled to work with the amazing team at Knott's Berry Farm and Cedar Fair on this high-profile project. For this unique attraction, the Knott’s team gave us access to a wealth of archive materials that have been key in understanding the original Knott’s Bear-y Tales," Ernest Yale, Triotech’s Founder, President and CEO, said.
Knott's and Triotech consulted with Rolly Crump, the Disney Legend and former Imagineer who designed the original Knott's Bear-y Tales ride, on the revival. Hear more from today's press conference:
"Knott's Bear-y Tales carries a great significance and evokes an intense sense of nostalgia for those who first experienced the ride as children in the ‘70s and ‘80s," Nol Van Genuchten, Vice President Creative at Triotech, said. "It's our goal to capture the spirit, creativity and originality that made this dark ride such a success and thus honoring the cherished memories of the original attraction."
Knott's announced Monday that the final rides on Voyage to the Iron Reef will happen on January 5, 2020, as the park clears the way for the return of Bear-y Tales. Knott's Berry Farm ticketsTweet
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