2013 is an exciting year for Knott’s Berry Farm. American’s oldest theme park is adding new attractions to their Boardwalk area and renovating one of the oldest flume rides in the country! I attended a media hard hat tour and was provided with a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Boardwalk section and Timber Mountain Log Ride. The public doesn’t have too much longer to wait as the additions will be revealed on Memorial weekend!
Additions to the Knott’s Boardwalk Area will include:
The 52 foot ascent to the top of Coast Rider will have everyone clinging to the handrails for the ultimate family coaster experience. This ride gives guests the feeling of the California coast, but once they reach the crest, it is a harrowing journey down the 1,339 feet of track filled with hairpin turns, twists and spins.
Taking the ride into their own hands, guests will pilot their own Surfside Glider. From a height of 28 feet, these two-man aircrafts zip through the air providing a bird’s eye view of the Boardwalk area as they glide over Boardwalk Bay.
Everyone will be caught in the spin of the Pacific Scrambler, a family favorite and traditional Boardwalk attraction.
Timber Mountain Log Ride update and facts.
Garner Holt Productions is the world’s leader in Animatronics and they have teamed up with Knott’s Berry Farm to upgrade this classic attraction. Animatronic characters will be added to the ride and will be surrounded by new scenes and sets to enhance the experience for guests while staying true to the original theme of the attraction. I was happy to find out that the original logs will still be a part of this ride and they will also experience a face lift.
- The Timber Mountain Log Ride took nearly a year to construct and cost over 2.5 million dollars.
- The original name for the ride is the Calico Log Ride and it opened on July 11, 1969 with screen legend John Wayne and his son, John Ethan, taking the first ride down the flume.
- The Timber Mountain Log Ride continues to be the most popular attraction in the park carrying over 2.7 million guests every year. Guests go through an 85-foot-high by 330-foot-long mountain range themed to a nineteenth-century lumber camp.
To take advantage of all the new offerings and experience all of Knott’s Farm Fresh Fun, the park is selling 2013 Season Passes for only $72.00 or 6 easy payments of $12.00 for a limited time. As a Season Pass holder guests receive:
• Unlimited visits for the entire 2013 season
• No blackout dates. That’s right, no blackout dates.
• Discounts at select food and merchandise locations
• Discounts on Halloween Haunt Tickets
• Early ride time on select rides during summer
• Other great Season Pass perks and surprises throughout the year!
To purchase passes and find additional information on all Knott’s Berry Farm has to offer, visit www.knotts.com.
Congratulations to Knott’s Berry Farm!
* We did not receive monetary compensation for this review. Tee attended a hard hat tour and kept the hard hat! This will in no way sway our opinion of the product or service. The review is in our own words and is our opinion. Your results and opinions may differ.