Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 60
  1. #1

    • Waiting 4 DCA Demolition
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Chickapin Hill
    Posts
    1,509

    Knott's Berry Farm History

    LOL, I hate that i'm one of the only ones on this site that seems to love Knott's Berry Farm history on here. Im sure people here on this site remember the classic Knotts before the 1997 merger with Cerdar Fair. Knott's was the best California theme park next to Disneyland. I still remember tons of rides I used to go on when i was kid and some that are beyond my years.

    RIDES SUCH AS:

    KNOTT'S BEAR-Y TALES


    Wacky Soap Box Racers


    Corkscrew


    Sky Jump


    Tampico Tumbler
    [IMG]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mzUsA5HEW4AYyOjzbkF/SIG=12tkp6fhh/EXP=1192231508/**http%3A//www.negative-g.com/Knotts/Knotts-2-01-Tampico-Tumbler-at-night.jpg[/IMG]

    Cable Cars


    Old McDonald's Farm


    Church of Reflections


    Gold Mine/Pan for Gold


    Haunted Shack


    Antique Auto Ride


    Jungle Island


    Cordelia Knott/Walter K. Steamboat


    Covered Wagons


    Active Volcano

    Little Chapel


    Windjammer
    [IMG]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mfutw5HvQgBvCejzbkF/SIG=1217viafp/EXP=1192233326/**http%3A//www.coastergallery.com/GA/jammer02.jpg[/IMG]

    Kingdom of the Dinosaurs
    [IMG]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5mxDuA5HM38AnBujzbkF/SIG=128f3cevg/EXP=1192233411/**http%3A//ptreport.thrillnetwork.net/images/kbf/kod.jpg[/IMG]

    Hammerhead
    [IMG]http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0Je5wuVuA5H_lcAxzyjzbkF/SIG=11hji1pri/EXP=1192233493/**http%3A//kweb.us/images/ham.jpg[/IMG]

    Mott's Miniatures


    Other attractions include:
    Gran Slammer
    Tijuana Taxi
    Fiesta Wheel
    Mexican Whip
    XK-1
    Propellor Spin
    Greased Lightning/Whirlwind/Head-Ache
    Gasoline Alley
    Loop trainer
    Vertigo
    Studio K
    Pacific Pavillion
    Jungle Island Train Ride
    Bear-y Tales Funhouse
    "Walt Disney World may have more than Disneyland, but Disneyland has quality, and quality triumphs over quantity" -DL_CRAZE
    __________________________________________________________

  2. #2

    • A Pirate's life for me!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    top half of CA
    Posts
    3,947

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    Neat pics!

    We enjoy KBF.

    Thanks!

  3. #3

    • Functional & Decorative
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Eagle Rock, CA
    Posts
    1,087

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    Those are some great pics, there! I totally miss and loved Jungle Island as a kid. There was also a small lake near Jungle Island, which I also believe had paddle boats on the small lake?

    The Tijuana Taxi and Jungle Island Train both live on at Castle Park in Riverside, CA.
    Does anyone even bother with signatures anymore?

  4. #4

    • Mountain Dew User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Anaheim
    Posts
    3,226
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    Great pics!!

    I like how peacful it used to be and look around the reflections lake... now, I wish I could say the same.


  5. #5

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, California, United States, United States
    Posts
    986

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    I ride Corkscrew every year at Silverwood, for old time's sake.

    One of Corkscrew's trains is now the rolling stock for Boomerang.
    See more of my horrible photos (and a few good ones) at my Flickr photostream

  6. #6

    • Mountain Dew User
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Anaheim
    Posts
    3,226
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    Dont forget Electroblast though!!


  7. #7

    • Beach Expert
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    A beach town that Harbor Blvd was named after
    Posts
    10,665

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    I love Knott's too. And its history. I think as a lifelong native a person is really selling themselves short if they don't have at least a fondness for Knott's somewhere in their hearts. That place is/was a little gem. And for me at least I like it just as much as it's more elaborate neighbor in Anaheim.

  8. #8

    • Member
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Los Angeles, California, United States, United States
    Posts
    986

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    Electroblast was fun!

    We got to see one of the very last performances as a special VIP treat at Solace before it was removed.
    See more of my horrible photos (and a few good ones) at my Flickr photostream

  9. #9

    • MiceChat Round-Up Crew
    • Get the Iodine!
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Here
    Posts
    17,659
    Blog Entries
    10

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    I remember panning for gold there . I also remember that there was a prospector in a shed around that area. He was not real though, of course .

  10. #10

    • Functional & Decorative
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Eagle Rock, CA
    Posts
    1,087

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    That guy in the jail is still there to talk to you.

    Along with the volcano, I remember the small devil the back that controlled it. As well as the candy shop in the back of the Marketplace where you could watch taffy being made.

    The biggest detail I miss is the leg of the Can Can girl that dangled out a 2nd story window and would kick everytime someone passed by.

    Another detail I miss: across from the bumper cars, there was a door with a peep window marked "Private Club". If the rang the doorbell, a face would pop out from the peep window and say "Go away, it's private." It was a one line joke, but it totally came out of nowhere. The door is still there, and if you hit the doorbell now, you get to hear raucous 20's party music coming from inside.
    Does anyone even bother with signatures anymore?

  11. #11

    • Waiting 4 DCA Demolition
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Chickapin Hill
    Posts
    1,509

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    Does anybody know when the bumper cars opened up?
    "Walt Disney World may have more than Disneyland, but Disneyland has quality, and quality triumphs over quantity" -DL_CRAZE
    __________________________________________________________

  12. #12

    • Waiting for my E-Ticket
    • Offline

    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Hanging out at The Attic with Johnny Dakota
    Posts
    19,759

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    I remember panning for gold. Only went to Knotts once back in 1986 but I remember having a lot of fun that day.

  13. #13

    • back in Austin
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    1,253

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    Quote Originally Posted by DL_CRAZE View Post
    Haunted Shack


    Wow, this photo stirs up some old memories. I've never been to Knott's, but this photo reminds me of a similar room that they used to have at Six Flags in Dallas.

  14. #14

    • Autobot Weapon Specialist
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Santa Ana, CA
    Posts
    6,209

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    Knott's has really gone to hell.

    AND BTW.... You forgot Kingdom of the Dinosaur!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  15. #15

    • Functional & Decorative
    • Offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Eagle Rock, CA
    Posts
    1,087

    Re: Knott's Berry Farm History

    ^Um, no, he didn't... but the pic link doesn't seem to work, so you may have missed his listing. It's there.

    And I disagree with your first, rather flippant remark. If you are basing that simply on the fact that many of the original attractions are gone, you could also conclude that Disneyland has also really gone to hell (in fact, many people do argue that). And if you are not basing it on that, then maybe you could elaborate your thoughts a little more.

    This is a thread to discuss Knott's history, not to bash it's current state. Please go somewhere else for that.
    Does anyone even bother with signatures anymore?

Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Knott's Berry Farm on Twitter!
    By Captainmisery in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 69
    Last Post: 08-05-2009, 04:02 AM
  2. [Question] Knott's Berry Farm
    By Malin in forum So. Cal. Travel Planning
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-24-2009, 11:58 AM
  3. Knott's Berry Farm: 6/20/08
    By Athlonacon in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-25-2008, 07:32 PM
  4. Knott's Berry Farm, when to visit
    By arabians4ever in forum Other Destinations
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-09-2008, 09:42 AM
  5. Knott's Berry Farm
    By nancym717 in forum Disneyland Resort
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-12-2006, 10:55 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •