Saturday we were invited out to check out the opening day of Knott's Soak City and after years of trying to get to this waterpark we finally were able to visit. And what an amazing time to visit as the park has opened 7 all new slides this season.
We'll also head over to the other side of Beach Blvd to see what's going on at the farm.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Knott's Soak City. Look at the new hotness.
Surf's up dudes!!
A little rocking band at 9:00am
Since we'd never been to Soak City we wanted to make sure we took a look at the entire park during our visit.
All new Longboards Grill
Really nicely done
We had lunch later in the day and the Grilled Chicken Sandwich was very yummy
Opening the new expansion to Soak City!!
In addition to the new attractions they've done an amazing job adding new landscaping to the park
The ever popular launch slides
Stay Tuned, there MAY be some pictures of me on these slides to share soon. Well maybe beware. =)
The new raft slides and the launch slides are a LOT of fun. Not too intense for either one.
Another look at The Wedge
They've also got a couple of really awesome looking kids play area's
Don't try this without a waterproof camera ... =)
Overall we really enjoyed our visit to Soak City. It got really crowded later in the day as it was in the 90's in Buena Park. They have a LOT of nice area's to set up your blankets and towels for a nice day in the park, but we suggest getting there early.
We took a quick detour to Knott's
We were able to confirm that the Calico Soda is now available all year at both Judge Roy Beans and the Calico Saloon. It's amazing.
Boomerang is completely gone
The new BBQ restaurant is coming along nicely
Alright, that's going to wrap it up for this update, we'll be back in a few weeks for the kick-off of Ghost Town Alive. We can't wait!!
Today we've got an all new update from Knott's Berry Farm.
In the last couple of weeks they've closed Boomerang and removed quite a bit of track as well as opening up their all new flat ride Sol Spin.
Written by Gregg Condon
Welcome to Knott's Berry Farm where we're in the few short weeks between the Boysenberry Festival and Ghost Town Alive. The park was thriving on a warmer than usual Saturday.
The main reason for our short visit was to check out the all new Sol Spin.
Overall I think Sol Spin is a nice addition to Fiesta Village. It certainly fits the theme and brings a lot of nice kinetic energy to the area. I'm not big on flat rides that flip a lot (I've only ridden one Chaos and one Slingshot and that was enough for me) so I did enjoy the ride.
But I can definitely see how those of you who like more intense flat rides would think this is a bit short. The actual ride time is barely over a minute. Still, it's a fun addition to the park in advance of whatever big attraction they are going to be adding in 2018.
Speaking of that 2018 attraction, whatever it's going to be is most certainly going in the spot that occupied Boomerang. Hard to believe this ride just closed a week or so ago.
They've also started vertical construction on the new BBQ restaurant and it's going up really quick. Wonder if they can get this open before Ghost Town Alive starts?
The Cobra Roll is almost completely removed, and very well could be by the time this update is posted.
No vallying here. ;)
The towers are still there, for now.
This view will be quite different soon.
California Sports is also behind walls.
Whatever they are building they have a lot of room for whatever it is. Whether it's the full ride, just a station, we'll find out soon!!
Going to be weird but nice not seeing these towers behind the Calico Mine Ride.
Another angle from the Railroad.
Obviously at this point we don't know what the final fate will be for Boomerang but given the care they are taking in removing the ride it would make sense that it will end up at another Cedar Fair Park. Couple that with Cedar Fair recently purchasing one of the new Vekoma trains and that kind of fits with a Boomerang.
At this point our best guess would be Michigan's Adventure, but we'll see.
Xcelerator is closed while it get's an oil change.
You thought I was kidding, but nope, out with the old hydraulic fluid, in with the new.
Return of Shadowlands confirmed? ;)
Both trains are sitting on the break run while they work in the station and on the launch.
Maybe they need some car covers? ;)
That's going to wrap it up for this Knott's update. We'll be back in just a few weeks for Ghost Town Alive.