In an encouraging move, Knott's announced plans for three new family-friendly attractions for the Boardwalk section of the park. The three new attractions will be taking up residence in the large area once home to the Perilous Plunge boat thrill ride.
Additions to the Knott’s Boardwalk Area will include:
· Coast Rider The 52 foot height, 1,339 feet of track. Mad mouse style coaster.
· Surfside Glider - Flat-ride spinner
· Pacific Scrambler - Basic, flat-ride, scrambler attraction.
The attractions announced are not groundbreaking. In-fact, some might look at this announcement as a let down. But let us
explain why we are thrilled at this news. To us, this bit of news indicates that Knott's is very interested in attracting more than just thrill-seekers. They are expanding their appeal to a wider audience, casting a larger net, so to speak, and giving guests more to do.
Instead of a towering rust-heap with a limited audience, even lower capacity, and a massive foot print, they are installing three separate rides that will churn through riders more effectively. Knott's is doing the smart thing and adding value to the park while enhancing the ailing Boardwalk theme.
What are YOUR thoughts on these additions? Do you like the idea of expanding the roster of family friendly attractions is a good thing? Do you think that a large roller coaster would have been a better choice?