If I had to make a guess, we should at least expect animatronics in that awkward boiler room scene at the beginning of the ride. Otherwise I'd be disappointed. Though I heard GHP was working with Knotts on this a while back.
I hope, but I have my doubts about Knott's caring for capacity. I haven't been since Scary Farm, but back then Xcelerator had been on one train operations for months while also having multiple broken seats on the one train. Those trains can only hold 16 people max if none of the seats are broken. Knott's is a park with a lot of charm and potential, but the ops cause me to go far less than I otherwise would.I really hope bear-y-tales has improved capacity, maybe loading two trains at a time like on Toy Story Mania. The wait for Voyage to the Iron Reef was brutal.