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    Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    According to an article from the LA Times, Garner Holt Productions is set to begin installing animatronics into the Calico Mine Ride next Monday. The article included two pictures of the new animatronics in the manufacturing shop and a few new details of what to expect to see once the newly refurbished attraction opens:

    Knott's Berry Farm breathes new life into old mine train ride - latimes.com

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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    Great article Brad, thank you!

    Any word on the anticipated time frame of the refurb?

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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    Quote Originally Posted by aashee View Post
    Great article Brad, thank you!

    Any word on the anticipated time frame of the refurb?
    I've heard first week of June kicked around a lot.

    By the way, why isn't this getting more coverage??
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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    Today Knott's invited the press to check out the Calico Mine Ride refurbishment and the refurbishment work on Camp Snoopy. The @Park_Journey Twitter account just reported that the targeted reopening date is June 14th. MiceChat will probably post a full report of the press event soon. In the meantime here's Park Journey's excellent report: Behind the scenes tour of the Calico Mine Ride and Camp Snoopy at Knott's - Park Journey

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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    looking good.

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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    I'm looking at going on Saturday or Sunday to see the Mine. Anyone else? I wonder which day would be best?
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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    You can follow the opening on twitter:

    https://twitter.com/micechat

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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    Wow. What a fantastic upgrade! I went on it four times today and I'm going back on Saturday. I was also suprised with how fast the operators were dispatching trains, didn't wait longer than 10 minutes. Great work Knott's and Garner Holt Productions!

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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    Can't wait to check it out!
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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    I can't wait to check it out either. I'm on the fence about buying an SP for KBF, decisions decisions!

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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    Quote Originally Posted by mratigan View Post
    Wow. What a fantastic upgrade! I went on it four times today and I'm going back on Saturday. I was also suprised with how fast the operators were dispatching trains, didn't wait longer than 10 minutes. Great work Knott's and Garner Holt Productions!
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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    Looks like I'm going to be making a trip to Knott's. I drove stagecoach there in the early 90s, so the Farm has a place in my heart. LOVED the old Calico Mine Train and can hardly wait to see the upgrade.
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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    I rode the Calico ride on Saturday. I loved it. (and the lines were very short.)

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    Re: Calico Mine Ride Refurbishment Update

    Was at the park on the 3rd, only about a ten minute wait (if that - two, maybe three trains from the point we hit line). Beautiful refurbishment. Brings it up several notches in "wow" factor.
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