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January 10th, 2017, 11:28 pm #1

This is the closest thing you will get to Whalom Park today. Located in Ellisburg PA, this is the one amusment park that replicates what an amusment park was like back in the early to mid 20th century.


Here is a video tour of the park for those curious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Szp5qPsab0U


Knoebels announced their new ride for this coming season, and here is what it will be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cs7dYx2dCHA
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January 15th, 2017, 4:01 am #2

This park is one of my top to do list parks. Between it's history as a trolley park to it's efforts to bring in unique attractions there is really nothing like it out there.
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January 16th, 2017, 7:13 pm #3

Here's a cool video of Knoebels during the fall. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M06w80C ... =2&list=WL
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January 17th, 2017, 5:13 am #4

Opened the link but its reading private and wouldn't load for me.
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January 18th, 2017, 1:14 am #5

Huh. Try it now, it was working for me just seconds ago.
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March 10th, 2017, 12:50 am #6

Knoebels is rehabbing one of their restrooms, as many of their restroom facilities seem to date back to the 1950s.
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March 11th, 2017, 3:39 am #7

That is a great move. You can only do so much to rehab a facility that old. The new facility will be bigger an have more accommodations for guests.
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March 18th, 2017, 11:38 pm #8

There gonna add a new flat ride for late of this year. http://www.knoebels.com/whats-new/rides ... d-for-2017
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May 22nd, 2017, 4:55 pm #9

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May 23rd, 2017, 4:39 pm #10

I have long heard that Opening day is a day to avoid since it's always swamped. But it's great to hear they are doing so well.
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November 6th, 2017, 4:53 pm #11

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November 10th, 2017, 5:21 am #12

It's too bad they couldn't get Over the Top(SBF Wave Rider) up and running. The ride seemed to run very well at IAAPA.
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July 26th, 2018, 4:27 pm #13

Been a while since its latest news.

But looks like Knoebels got some bad luck!

https://twitter.com/knoebels/status/1022142779005325312
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August 29th, 2018, 6:30 pm #14

This ride should NEVER go away!

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August 29th, 2018, 6:56 pm #15

And I am totally fine with that.
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August 29th, 2018, 7:23 pm #16

I also regonize the organ piece in the video. I believe it is known as Piece herioque by Cesar Franck.  I am a little dissapointed the glowing skulls were removed, but at least a new scene was added. I also cant believe that annoying witch is still there. i remembered it wasn't even there when I first ridden it, which made that part of the ride more suspenseful.

It is also the most iconic old school dark ride in the world, and it should be well kept and preserved for decades to come. Just like with alot of their old school rides they have.  Maybe they should also look into bringing back an old school funhouse with gimmicks other funhouses dont use anymore.  I know Kennywood has one like that, but I know Knoebels can make a true old school version. Perhaps something similar to what Whalom Park use to have, but make it like its dated back to the 1930's or 40's.
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September 13th, 2018, 9:20 pm #17



At 16:48.   Oh no! Sounds like this unique ride hasn't been performing very well.  I hope it doesn't end up going in the scrap soon.

Knoebels does have some of the best park food you have ever eaten.
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September 14th, 2018, 3:38 am #18

Who knows. Sad since that company hasn't put out too many rides and having one of your first be a bust would not reflect well.

It really is a nice looking park. I really hope I can get out there some day soon
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