Today we're back at Knott's Berry Farm for a LONG overdue look at Ghostrider and the work going on for the 75th Anniversary of Ghost Town.
We'll also take a look outside the park at the Chicken Dinner Restaurant and other changes going on in the Marketplace.
Written by Gregg Condon
Before we get started we wanted to remind you all that the Knott's Pink event is still going on and you can get a ticket to the park all while supporting a wonderful charity. All of the information on the event can be found here.
Ghostrider is still closed while it undergoes it's massive renovation.
To read more about all the work being done on Ghostrider and Ghost Town for the 75th click here.
Lots of walls around the ride
But they really aren't hiding anything as we can just walk down to the other end and see all the great work they are doing. =)
Sorry for the brightness in some of these pics, it was a VERY bright day.
Since most of the ride is located outside the park we can definitely see more from this side.
All of that track is new
Those of us who remember Ghostrider when it first opened are so excited, and those of you who didn't are definitely in for a treat when it reopens.
No opening date has been announced yet however.
Close up view of all the amazing work they are doing. Can't wait to see those new trains flying around the track.
Back inside the park, work on the Pan For Gold is moving along. It'll be nice to have it back where it belongs.
The rest of Ghost Town is also getting some work done in preparations for the 75th.
The Saloon is completely behind tarps.
While we can't tell how much is being re-done from the looks of the shadows it looks like most of the structure is gone.
Some of the wood framing has been replaced.
Sadly due to the 75th the Haunt Museum is closed and if rumors are to be believed it looks like it may not be coming back.
Let's hope it does come back in some form as it is a big part of Ghost Town's history.
The Calico Stage is still up
The new stage isn't up yet. Plus they've taken away the spot where we could get pics from the candy store. =)
Outside the park, work on the new Starbucks is proceeding. It is going to be located where the Dreyers Ice Cream was. You can read more about the Starbucks here.
Lots of work going on for the big renovation of the Chicken Dinner Restaurant and new bar (which we are very excited for).
As you can see the work here is quite extensive.
Walls extend all the way into the Marketplace. It's a good thing they made those walkways bigger when they took out the parking on Grand Ave.
Fear not, you can still get your Chicken To Go. Let's hope the Cable Car Kitchen comes back when the CDR reopens. We love that place.
Back inside the park, guess we should share a coaster pic in this update. =)
There's still one train you can ride in Orange County. =)
Timber Mountain Log Ride was closed for refurbishment but did reopen this past Friday. Yay!!
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update. We'll be back at Knott's soon to look more at Ghostrider and the rest of the great work going on in Ghost Town.