All right. Time for another update. We're back at Knotts Berry Farm, and much like with Six Flags Magic Mountain, we took multiple visits and instead of just deciding to have a bunch of small Knotts Updates, just decided to do one big update (and to be fair, this is a pretty big one). So all right. We're at Knotts for Visit #1. HOLY CRAP!!! NOT WORTH IT!!!
All right. Starting out the morning with some nice Scwarzkoph Shuttle Loop goodness always sounds like a good idea to me. =)
Fun fact. I was at a party the night before (which was AWESOME!). So yeah. I was hungover at Knotts Berry Farm. And you know what? You really notice the forces on Silver Bullet more when hungover.
Ooh. That new stage that replaced Screaming Swing has finally opened up.
It may sound weird, but McDonalds actually works really well as a hangover cure.
RMC has left their mark on the McDonalds curb. =)
Is Supreme Scream open today?
You can't have a visit to Knotts Berry Farm and not ride Xcelerator.
Ariel view of Silver Bullet from the Sky Tower.
All right. Visit #2. Gee. I wonder why we came back to Knotts Berry Farm?
I heard one of their big coasters got a big makeover. But which one?
Yeah. We came to check out Ghostrider, which got completely retracked as well as new Millenium Flyer trains to bring it back to its former glory.
Now I've always liked Ghostrider. I never thought it was super rough and terrible. But they did a really good job at a makeover.
If you had any concerns about roughness before, well fear no more. GCI made Ghostrider smooth as glass. There's not a single jolt in the ride anymore.
And thanks to them getting rid of the mid course brake, the second half is much crazier now. Love how its back to its good old agressive self. =)
F*CK!!! Good thing we got in line when we did.
Oh, and they brought back the Pan for Gold attraction to its original location right by Ghostrider. Not super interested in trying since I've panned for actual gold in Alaska before, but I love it when parks add to theming and have cool stuff to do, and panning for gold is TOTALLY up there.
David is not happy that these horses have to work.
Ghostrider from the Marketplace.
Anyone want to go to Lagoon?
Oh. It's just an actual lagoon. =( Well, it's still very pretty.
"Why did the chicken cross the road?"
Oh look. I appeared back in Philadelphia. Good thing too. I've been overdue to get back to Hersheypark since its been 9 years. =)
Actually, I went over to Soak City across the street from Knotts Berry Farm. Now I had been to this water park before, but it was 15 years ago. I never went because its a seperate gate. But when you have a Platinum Pass and can get in for free, why not take advantage of it and go to a water park you haven't visited in 15 years, have some fun memories of, and see how the park is doing a decade and a half later.