Re: Knott's Berry Farm Trip Report - Sat. 5/21 - WARNING LONG
Hey all I'm new but a former Knottt's Employee. I just wanted to add that the painting of the skyjump tower was due to a order error of extra red paint. The red paint was needed for the caboose on the train but someone order too much, way too much. It was not enough to paint the entire tower so they decided to paint checkers.
Also when I worked their Terry Van G. said many times that the park just didn't have the money to buy expensive rides. That's why you saw a lot of $1Million - $3Million rides and attractions every two years. The cash was not around to do anything else.
I used to work on many of the rides you talk about in this thread and I must say that the Log ride and the Mine Ride both were in very bad shape when I worked their from 1988-1995. I haven't been to Knott's for many years, other than going to the Haunt. But after hearing this it brings a tear to my eye to think that the park is not gettting atleast maintained.