Knott's Berry Farm

Rideguy70

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Feb 17, 2016
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I am hoping they'd try to improve efficiency (continuous load?), though I'm not sure how optimistic about that I am. What really irks me is there's no SR line. There's a lot of empty seats that go by on that thing, and there's a staircase off to the left of the ride that could be possibly used for that.

And while I'm sure it'll be largely screen based, I'd have to imagine there's going to be a few rudimentary animatronics. I seem to recall for an event a while ago, they propped up some musical bears in the barn that were reported from the ride... and I think they even were still able to move! I also think the cartoon art is very cute... those baby coyote thieves look adorable! The plushie souvenirs for this ought to be really cute.
 

UNIrd

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Jul 18, 2008
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I'm sad to lose Iron Reef for this as I actually enjoyed the ride and the theme. Would've loved for them to bring back Bear-y Tales somewhere else but oh well.

And I'm actually 1 of those people who visited Knotts this year and not Disneyland so.. :ears:
 

GhostHost85

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Jul 24, 2019
141
I was really hoping the rumor about Garner Holt working on this would come true. I have pretty low expectations for this. I didn't think Iron Reef was as bad as a lot of people, but it seems like this might end up just being a lateral move that doesn't fix the biggest issues of Iron Reef (screen reliance and capacity).

Knott's really needs to add something that will add capacity to the park. Calico River Rapids was great, but didn't add any capacity. Hangtime is a much better ride than Boomerang, but since Boomerang had longer trains, I wouldn't be surprised if Boomerang actually had better operational capacity.

I do wonder if we are still getting the rumored expansion in the next couple of years, since the park desperately needs it.
 
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GhostHost85

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Jul 24, 2019
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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 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.
 

Brian G.

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Knott's Berry Farm kicks off this year's 100-year celebration with its annual Peanuts Celebration.