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.
I asked a few of the ride ops on the last day it ran and they said most likely June, but Memorial Day is still possible.I remember Iron Reef didn't have the outside worked on until really, really late on. Are we expecting a similar Memorial Day opening for Beary Tales?
The big question now is, what about the Scary Farm add ons that they already had on sale exclusively to Passholders? If those are automatically renewed, then my wife and I just saved nearly $1,000 dollars between our add ons and the annual passes we give out as gifts every year.From the Season Passholder email:
This is huge! They're basically giving us 2021 for FREE, including dining plans!
- 2020 Season Passes and purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products (if applicable) will be valid for the remainder of 2020 when our park is able to reopen.
- Additionally, 2020 Regular, Gold and Platinum Season Passes (as well as purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products) will remain valid through the 2021 Season, ending December 31, 2021.
- For 2020 Passholders participating in our Easy Pay Program, we have automatically suspended monthly billing as of today, April 4, 2020, and will continue to do so while the park is closed. When the park reopens, billing will resume. Passholders will need to be current on payments in order to receive both 2020 and 2021 Season Pass admission and associated benefits.
It wasn't included in the original April 4th update, but now there's an asterisk at the very bottom - *Scary Farm Pass Add-On will be valid during 2020 only.The big question now is, what about the Scary Farm add ons that they already had on sale exclusively to Passholders?