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    Cool Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Today Knott's Berry Farm is relaunching one of their most famous attractions on the heels of a multi-million dollar renovation. The Timber Mountain Log Ride, a first as a themed flume ride attraction, was a ground breaking experience when it first opened on July 11, 1969. The brainchild of legendary designer, Bud Hurlbut, the Timber Mountain Log Ride quickly became the most popular attraction in the park with its fun mix of thrills and family fun.

    Over the years the ride fell into slow neglect and disrepair as the park focused primarily on bolstering its roller coaster and thrill count, nearly forgetting themeing all together. Then, Cedar Fair, the current owners of Knott's Berry Farm, turned over a new leaf and saw the need to really give this treasured attraction the attention it deserved.

    Over 5 million dollars later, and more than 6 months of refurbishment time, the Timber Mountain Log Ride has been re-imagined and updated. With over 55 new animatronic figures from design powerhouse, Garner Holt Productions, and infrastructure updates it will seem to be a brand new attraction.

    MiceChat is on the scene, covering the opening ceremonies for this classic ride with live tweets via Twitter HERE

    We will be sharing pics from the twitter feed here along with any information and news about the ceremony.

    Are you there? Care to share? Have you ridden it yet? Let us know!




    First glimpse of one of the new animatronics on #knottslogride at @knotts




    Getting ready for the re-opening and re-dedication of @Knotts newly refurbished and enhanced #KnottsLogRide!




    More to come!
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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Very exciting...... can't wait to see more. It looks good so far ..Love the outside animatronics, I hope with new focus on the park that The Mine ride will be next. Nice job to Knott's, we will be riding it in October and We can't wait, so I guess the Duke's son is supposed to be there and ride hoping for pic's...

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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Great photos Fishbulb. Knott's is my neighborhood theme park and when I was a child it was a great place. Recent years even prior to their acquisition by Cedar Faire and even up to recently the park has lost a lot of its charm. Now the late opening today, seems like even with the gifted imagination of Garner Holt Knott's poor ability at operations will be an issue. Time will tell...
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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Looks awesome. Wish I could have been there. Guess I'll have to ride when I'm there next weekend for Coasting for Kids.


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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

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    Almost time for the re-dedication and grand reopening of #KnottsLogRide!


    #KnottsLogRide not quite ready to open yet at scheduled 10am rededication. Expected to open later this afternoon.



    Charles Phoenix reminisces on stage about riding #KnottsLogRide as a youngster.


    General Manager of Knott's says Knott's is still a place for the individual to come and make a difference for the guest experience


    Knott's General Manager acknowledges and thanks individuals who helped make the #KnottsLogRide refurbishment and enhancement possible.

    A proclamation from the Buena Park City Council acknowledges the original #KnottsLogRide designer Bud Hurlbut

    City Council of Buena Park designates May 30, 2013 Bud Hurlbut Day and encourages people to visit Knott's Berry Farm and the #KnottsLogRide

    Ethan Wayne, son of John Wayne has arrived for the #KnottsLogRide rededication with a photo of himself on the opening day.

    Ethan Wayne: "I want to get on this ride as much as I did back then! Let's go!" #KnottsLogRide


    #KnottsLogRide isn't quite ready for launch, but it sure does look great!


    Also debuting this summer at @Knotts, BOOMTOWN – Where Cirque and the Old West Collide!


    Original model of #knottslogride from 1967


    Wonderful exhibit of the history of #knottslogride in the Dance Hall. Photos, models, and more!
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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Wow! The historical exhibit looks wonderful! I love ride history and would greatly enjoy all those goodies. Please share as much as you think you can without boring the non-history buffs .

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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Boomtown looks sort of ridiculous. Am I alone in feeling this way? I prefer classic styling in this part of the park. Any other opinions?
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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Hmmm, the only other pics I've seen regarding this show were taken in the boardwalk area, not the classic "Boom Town" area. Perhaps it is just a confusing name... the show is not in the Boom Town?

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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Is the exhibit just for today or is it going to be there for awhile?


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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Was there on Memorial Day for the KTLA shoot, going back up on the 14th/15th we'll find out.

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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    ^ i want to see that model!!!

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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.


    Wonderful exhibit of the history of #knottslogride in the Dance Hall. Photos, models, and more!


    Spectacular original concept renderings for #KnottsLogRide on display at Timber Mountain Log Ride Historical Exhibit


    Great historical photos on display at the Timber Mountain Log Ride Historic Exhibit. #KnottsLogRide


    Amazing model of Timber Mountain Log Ride, circa 1967 on display at #KnottsLogRide Historic Exhibit


    A second fantastic #KnottsLogRide model, circa 1968 is also on display.



    This original one-of-a-kind #KnottsLogRide figure will be donated, benefitting John Wayne Cancer Foundation


    MiceChat now proudly owns 100 shares of the Calico Logging Company! #KnottsLogRide


    #KnottsLogRide Facts:
    Opening date: July 11, 1969
    Designed by Bud Hurlbut and Arrow Attractions
    Original cost: $2.5 million


    #KnottsLogRide Facts:
    Length of Mountain Range: 300 ft
    Height of Mountain Range: 75 ft
    36 logs, logs weight 450 lbs
    4 minute ride time

    #KnottsLogRide Facts:
    Reservoir holds 350,000 gallons
    Ride capacity: 1,800 riders per hour
    Final drop: 42 feet

    #KnottsLogRide Facts:
    Original number of characters: 24
    Current number of human figures: 39
    Over 100 different types of foliage



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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    **SQUEE!!!** Thanks for the detail shots. What amazing models those are.

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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    When the ride going to reopen and can you take a video of that animatronic moving, i know its not much but Im so excited!

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    Re: Timber Mountain Log Ride Re-opening, Live updates.

    Quote Originally Posted by ParadiseDude View Post
    When the ride going to reopen and can you take a video of that animatronic moving, i know its not much but Im so excited!
    I'm also excited to see what GarnerHolt did!! Especially after seeing the Mystic Manor video!

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