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Thursday, July 4, 2019

More Knoebels - 2016!

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!!
Since I'll be visiting Knoebels in less than two weeks, I figured I'd put up some more pics from my last visit three years ago. Here we have the Giant Wheel (because nothing is more exciting than looking at your 1,874th picture of a Ferris Wheel on the Internet).
                                      
Panning back a bit, here's a view of the wheel and Impulse, the park's 2015 Zierer-made steel roller coaster. This was taken from the park's Scenic Sky Ride which winds up and down a mountain bordering the park. While it doesn't show off the entire park per say, the wooded scenery is truly breathtaking.
 Here's an example of what I was talking about! This roller coaster is Twister, one of three wooden coasters at Knoebels, and my personal favorite as of three years ago. The other two wooden rides are Phoenix, one of the best wooden coasters in the country, and Flying Turns, a one-of-a-kind ride with a wooden bobsled track.
 Moving into the main park, we see a Roll-O-Plane called Satellite. This model still has a functioning tilt mechanism.
 Next to Satellite is one the park's highlight attractions, genuine Lusse Skooter bumper cars. These things really hit and make today's bumper cars pale in comparison!

9 comments:

K. Martinez said...

The Roll-O-Plane alone makes it worth a visit, but I know Knoebels has some other amazing attractions like Phoenix, Twister and Flying Turns.

Someday, I hope to visit there and if I do, Black Diamond (formerly Golden Nugget Mine from Hunt's Pier) is where I'd head first. That ride looks fun.

Nice pics, Penna.

Happy 4th of July!

Major Pepperidge said...

Happy 4th, Andrew, thanks for the great pix of a park that I have never been to.

Andrew said...

Happy 4th to you, too!

Black Diamond is my favorite ride at Knoebels, but the Haunted Mansion is another absolutely stellar darkride. I think it's amazing that all of the wood coasters have been built in the past 35 years.

Andrew said...

Glad you enjoyed!

Melissa said...

I think your Giant Wheel picture is very artistic! Interesting angle, cool backlighting.

TokyoMagic! said...

I absolutely LOVE the Roll-O-Plane! Unfortunately, I haven't been on one since I was a kid and that's because I haven't seen one since then! Now I'm wondering if I could still handle that ride, but I think I would be willing to give it a try.

Happy Fourth of July, to you!

Andrew said...

Thanks! There's a good chance my dad took that picture, so I'll pass the compliment on.

Andrew said...

Roll-O-Planes sometimes look daunting, but since they don't even go upside down, they're really not all that bad. The only thing I don't like is how you get banged around inside that cage a bit.

TokyoMagic! said...

Yeah, and that "banging around" is what I'm not sure I could handle these days, since it has been so long since I last experienced it! :-(