Vekoma madhouse PLEASE! Hex at Alton Towers is such a cool ride that messes with you head. Even though it has the presentation of that ride still felt a little stuck in the late 90’s, there were some really cool and disorienting sensations on that ride that made me want to go on it several more times.I've said it a few times in my twitter, and I'll say it again: A Vekoma Mad House would be a perfect modern day tribute to the Haunted Shack. It's also very family friendly, so it'd go great with Knott's audience, and modernize a nostalgic classic.
As for the tombstone.... it's really tough to see what they're hinting at. Maybe they'll update with some tunnels/scenes for the Railroad? While the train itself is awesome, it's not a particulary senic ride. Isn't that partially why they have the "robbers"? To distract you for the nondescript view?
They’re all over Europe, but it’s weird how that ride system never caught on in the Western Hemisphere. (I think there’s only one and that’s at Six Flags Great Adventure!) It would be unique enough to where it would be completely new and fresh for the SoCal market. It’s extremely unique for the market, there’s hardly any ride like it anywhere in the US, and it hardly takes up much space! I think this would be a great addition for Knott’s.
I would love to see some outdoor scenes for the railroad like Cedar Point has. That would be a fantastic enhancement for Ghost Town. I find it odd they would even think of removing the train as that’s not really how I see Knott’s moving forward for their vision for the park. I think Raffi has set the standard and has made the pro so successful by adding new stuff to appease the GP and families and the people who care about the park’s history.