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.
5/16/2017 03:22:50 am
Wow, it seems that you had wonderful time out there. I am always curious to visit such theme parks and ride these sol spinThe new addition is really awesome, we don't have such theme parks here. But this is surely in my must do things and one day I will have experience of it.
5/22/2017 10:01:44 am
It's kind of sad to see a lot of the older rides leaving the park. I remembered when boomerang opened at KBF and it's been a part of my childhood and adulthood. Now the Park is slowly transitioning.
5/2/2021 09:29:15 am
First time here at your blog and wanted to say i enjoyed reading this
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