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    Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

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    Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Ccron10 on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:55 pm

    Discuss anything reguarding the 2011 season inside this thread.
    Here are the 2011 ticket and Plan prices:
    2011 Ride All Day Basic Rides w/Wooden Coasters
    48" Tall or Over
    $31.00 $38.50
    Under 48” Tall
    $20.00 $25.00
    All times weather permitting
    Pool, Haunted Mansion, Skyride not included in any pay-one-price plans
    Ride All Day POP windows open one hour before the rides open
    2011 SUNDOWN PLAN Begins AT 5:00 PM Basic Rides w/Wooden Coasters
    (Begins 4 pm May 28, June 4, June 14-17, Aug 30-Sept. 2) $18.00 $23.00
    Under 48” Tall
    $12.50 $15.50
    There are additional pay-one-price plans available.
    Apr. 30 , May 1, 7, 14, 15, 21, 22, Sept. 10, 11, 17, 18, 24

    Prices and hours vary, check the online calendar for specifics.
    2011 BARGAIN NIGHT
    May 27, June 3 then every Wednesday & Friday through June 10 thru August 27.
    September 2 Ride from 6-10 pm
    $9.00 per person $7.00 under 48” tall
    Sklooosh, Haunted Mansion, Phoenix, Flying Turns, Twister, Skyride not included

    Here's a link to the individual priced ride prices for 2011. Not really any price increases that I am aware of it seems. Black Diamond is on the list as $2.00 (Flying Turns is nowhere on this list and I am somehow not suprised).
    http://knoebels.com/rates.asp

    Speaking of Flying Turns, it seems that they removed any mentioning of it from the site (except from the 'What's New?' page towards the bottom. I doubt that they are giving up on it, but they probably got tired of the constant questions as far as what's happening with it and will put it back up when (if) it opens.


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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  HPCrazy on Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:59 pm

    I'm guessing this answers the question that Flying Turns will not be open then.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Ccron10 on Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:02 pm

    Well, like I said above, they probably got tired of being asked so many questions about when it's going to be done and they will put it back up when it opens.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Fanatic on Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:11 pm

    Good move on their part. It would annoy me too if I was them. But, everyone looking forward to it opening is already annoyed at the delay! -lol Very Happy

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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  rcoaster on Sun May 15, 2011 7:31 pm

    Looks like Knoebels did some changes to the park. They "upgraded" their Ribbit ride (Frog Hopper) from an S&S Frog Hopper to a Moser Rides Spring Ride (5+5, 7-meter park version). They kept the Ribbit name. http://twitpic.com/4xo43q

    They also converted the old cotton candy stand that sits between the Alamo and Playland to a new "Mix-It-Up" slushee stand. http://twitpic.com/4y521u
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  HPCrazy on Sun May 15, 2011 9:38 pm

    Glad to hear that they're doing minor changes here and there. I wouldn't mind getting back up there again in the forseeable future. It would be nice to experience Black Diamond at least once just to grab that credit.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Ccron10 on Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:32 pm

    Knoebels recieved some storm damage on Thursday night. Here are the pictures on Screamscape (check the sidebar).
    http://screamscape.com/html/knoebels.htm
    From these pictures it looks like the rides were spared, but it looks like Mixer suffered a close miss given that the tree fell the other way from the ride.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Fanatic on Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:16 pm

    I can relate to this, because when I went to Knoebels a few months back, it was rained out. Those pictures show more damage than what the case was for me, however.
    When it rains there, - it rains. Wink For me it was a large thunderstorm with close lightning and heavy rain. There weren't any toppled trees or hail on the ground, and luckily the power did not go out. It didn't last very long, and it doesn't look like this one did either (It says about 20 mins). More damage, but it's great the rides were spared, as it looks like the place took a decent hit from the storm.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Ccron10 on Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:44 am

    From the Knoebels website and facebook page:
    A tragedy occurred at Knoebels' Crystal Pool early afternoon of July 6th. A young boy was seen under the water. Upon rescue, guards immediately began CPR. Initial reports indicated that he had hit his head. We later learned that no head injury was involved. He was transported by ambulance to Geisinger Medical Center. We are deeply saddened to report that the child has passed away. Please join the Knoebel families in placing the child's family and friends in your prayers.
    This is very sad to hear and hopefully the lawyers stay out of this terrible accident.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  HPCrazy on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:27 am

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the boy's family and that this will not evolve into a lawsuit for the park.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Fanatic on Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:08 pm

    A very tragic and unfortunate event. You run into this danger at all waterparks and pools.
    I just pray that the family is coping well with their loss.

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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  rcoaster on Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:13 pm

    The family said they won't hold Knoebels accountable.

    http://www.wnep.com/wnep-boys-family-reacts-to-death-20110707,0,5395804.story

    This is actually the first accident at the Pool that resulted in a death.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Ccron10 on Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:11 pm

    rcoaster wrote:The family said they won't hold Knoebels accountable.

    http://www.wnep.com/wnep-boys-family-reacts-to-death-20110707,0,5395804.story

    This is actually the first accident at the Pool that resulted in a death.
    This is very good to hear, but the person who commented to the story needs to re-read the story to find out that the lifeguards did all they can possible to try and save him.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  CoasterBGW on Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:12 pm

    The reason I ignore comments on local news articles.

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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Swarthout on Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:04 pm

    That's good to hear that the family won't go after the park, that's a rare thing these days.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Ccron10 on Sun Aug 28, 2011 9:45 pm

    According to Knoebels's Facebook, The park was open today, but the pool and a few attractions were closed because of the storm.
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Ccron10 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:55 am

    According to their Facebook page there is extensive damage from the recent flooding that they will not open this weekend. Here are some photos taken earlier yesterday before it got worse:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.2438345317197.143967.1208692732
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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  CoasterBGW on Thu Sep 08, 2011 1:34 pm

    Pictures from Knoebels facebook page:

    Yes, this building moved...


    Pile of debris...


    The water has dropped about 4 feet from its highest






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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  Ccron10 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 7:52 pm

    Knoebels has added 90+ photos showing the aftermath:
    https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10150780115265551.728369.207828210550&type=1


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    Re: Knoebels 2011 Season Discussion Thread

    Post  ChiefRedskin89 on Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:52 pm

    This is truly disheartening for such a terrible thing to happen to such great and honerable people. All my prayers go out to the Knoebels family.

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